Truck News



  • Nikola claims US$12 billion in hydrogen truck pre-orders

    November 15, 2018 8:26AM by Truck News

    PHOENIX, Ariz. – Hydrogen truck maker Nikola says it has raised another US$210 million and now boasts US$12 billion in pre-orders. About $380 million of those were for the recently announced Nikola Tre European cabover. “Once the Nikola Tre arrives

  • Manitoulin acquires Express Havre St-Pierre

    November 6, 2018 10:22AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — Manitoulin Transport has acquired Express Havre St-Pierre (EHSP) of Quebec. The acquisition builds out Manitoulin’s coverage in Central and Eastern Quebec, particularly in the province’s rural areas, the company said in a release. Express Havre St-Pierre provides

  • Manac names new regional sales manager for the Maritimes

    October 16, 2018 10:40AM by Truck News

    SAINT-GEORGES, Que. — Manac announced the appointment of Marcel Maillet as its new regional sales manager for the Atlantic provinces today. Maillet joins Manac with a solid background in the trucking industry. In his new role, Marcel will be responsible

  • Change of face

    September 24, 2018 2:00PM by James Menzies

    Canada’s truck driver demographics are rapidly shifting

  • Bendix’s electronic parking brakes look to eliminate rollaways

    September 6, 2018 9:56AM by James Menzies

    ELYRIA, Ohio — The age-old red and yellow push/pull knobs used to activate and deactivate truck and trailer parking brakes may soon be a thing of the past, replaced with modern buttons that also improve safety. Bendix described its new

  • J.G. Drapeau to acquire Ontario LTL division of Mainliner Freightways

    June 20, 2018 9:14AM by Sonia Straface

    TORONTO, Ont. –– Polaris Transportation Group announced today that J.G. Drapeau has entered into an agreement to acquire the Ontario LTL division of Mainliner Freightways and transition into the 150,000 square foot cross-dock and warehousing facility in Etobicoke, Ont. The acquisition

  • Speedee Rolls Right purchases Russell Freightways

    April 30, 2018 1:36PM by Truck West

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – Speedee Rolls Right has purchased Russell Freightways, a company that provided LTL and FTL services to Vancouver Island and Calgary, Alta. Russell Freightways’ owner Bruce Russell was looking to make a transition, while Speedee Rolls Right was

  • Rocky Mountain Diesel acquires Dunlop Western Star Centre

    April 30, 2018 11:14AM by Truck West

    CRANBROOK, B.C. – Rocky Mountain Diesel (RMD) will be rebranded after its acquisition of Western Star dealership Dunlop Western Star Centre. With 19 years of history under its belt, RMD has been a Western Star dealer since 1991, and will

  • Mack ups its refuse game during WasteExpo

    April 24, 2018 5:02PM by Truck West

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Mack Trucks introduced new features to its LR Model, improved its safety features on refuse vehicles, and said it will have a fully-electric refuse truck operating in New York by 2019. Mack made the announcements during

  • WCB changes could impact some carriers

    April 21, 2018 5:30PM by Truck West

    BANFF, Alta. – Some key changes to the Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) legislation slated to kick in Sept. 1 could have an impact on some carriers. Pieter Lambooy, vice-president of operations for WCB of Alberta, said the obligation to reinstate

  • Special trailers deliver Wounded Warriors message

    April 17, 2018 12:47PM by James Menzies

    WHITBY, Ont. – Total Transportation Solutions is pulling two eye-catching trailers around Canada and the U.S., to highlight the work of Wounded Warriors Canada. The organization supports Canada’s ill and injured armed forces members, veterans, first responders and their families.

  • What the ‘Best Fleets’ are doing to be the best

    March 25, 2018 9:57PM by Sonia Straface

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. – To be among the best trucking companies in North America, all it takes is a little creativity, according to Mark Murrell and Jane Jazrawy of CarriersEdge, the brains behind the Best Fleets to Drive For program. Both

  • Challenger buys Ed Wiersma Trucking, raises driver pay

    March 21, 2018 10:08AM by Truck News

    CAMBRIDGE, Ont. – Challenger Motor Freight has agreed to acquire the majority of Ed Wiersma Trucking’s assets. The company says the deal is expected to close by the end of March. Challenger said the acquisition will complement its special commodities

  • Volvo rolling out over-the-air updates

    March 6, 2018 2:34PM by James Menzies

    Saia one of the first fleets to take advantage of the service

  • News Equipment

    Dana shows new axles, updated tire analytics program

    March 4, 2018 5:46PM by James Menzies

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Two new lighter-weight axles and an updated tire analytics platform were among product introductions made by Dana at the Technology & Maintenance Council’s Spring meetings. The Spicer S172 single drive axle and D172 tandem axle will replace