Truck News



  • Truckers rank the best truck stops in North America

    October 18, 2018 1:18PM by Truck West

    PHOENIX, Ariz. – Truck drivers throughout the U.S. and Canada have spoken, naming the top truck stops in North America, with seven receiving a perfect five-star rating. Topping the list of five-star truck stops, which was compiled by the mobile

  • Congestion costs trucking industry 1.2 billion hours

    October 18, 2018 12:30PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – Traffic congestion in the U.S. cost the trucking industry US$74.5 billion in 2016, a 0.5% increase over the previous year. That’s according to new research from the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI). The research group relied on

  • News Technology

    Mack, Volvo expand over-the-air capabilities

    October 17, 2018 9:17AM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Mack and Volvo have both announced expanded over-the-air (OTA) software and vehicle parameter update capabilities. They’ve also created a simple portal to allow customers to register their trucks for OTA updates. “Customers who utilize Mack Over The

  • Carriers giving capacity to best customers

    October 16, 2018 1:19PM by James Menzies

    Driver shortage putting a lid on fleet expansion

  • Technology and trucking

    October 16, 2018 11:35AM by Sonia Straface

    Experts talk about the trending technologies at this year’s Surface Transportation Summit

  • News Equipment

    Goodyear takes two million service calls in 10 years

    October 15, 2018 10:23AM by Truck News

    AKRON, Ohio – Goodyear has announced its Fleet HQ Emergency Roadside Service program has achieved a new milestone, having completed its two millionth service call in 10 years. “Over the last decade, trucking operations of all sizes and configurations –

  • Get ready to ‘Shift into Winter’

    October 11, 2018 6:10PM by Truck West

    RICHMOND, B.C. – With winter fast approaching – and already a reality in some areas of Western Canada – the Winter Driving Safety Alliance (WDA) is urging truckers and all motorists to drive smart this snow season through its “Shift

  • Alliance calls for third-party ELD certification

    October 11, 2018 10:58AM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance is once again stressing the need to have mandated electronic logging devices (ELDs) certified by third parties, helping to ensure the devices can’t be compromised. The alliance says the final rule has been

  • Canada can learn from past mistakes when mandating ELDs

    October 10, 2018 6:42PM by James Menzies

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Canada’s long-awaited electronic logging device (ELD) mandate should differ from the U.S. rule to avoid some of the pitfalls that befell the rollout of similar legislation there. That was the opinion of a panel that discussed the

  • MELT to be mandated in Alberta this spring

    October 10, 2018 5:03PM by Truck West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – The Alberta government announced today that mandatory entry-level driver training (MELT) will be mandated in spring 2019 for Class 1 and 2 drivers. The announcement was made at the Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) office by Transportation

  • Mack’s Anthem a perfect fit for Westcan’s driver-focused mentality

    October 10, 2018 4:51PM by Truck West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – With the help of Mack Trucks, Westcan Bulk Transport is putting the focus back on the driver. “We need a good product so we can get drivers in the trucks and product to market,” said Howard August,

  • News Equipment

    Bendix buys steering component remanufacturer

    October 4, 2018 9:34AM by Truck News

    ELYRIA, Ohio – Bendix has announced it is acquiring the ProSteering business of JM Engineered Products, which remanufactures all makes of steering components. Once closed, Bendix will incorporate the ProSteering brand’s products, manufacturing operations and its sales and service operations

  • Driver turnover on the rise: ATA

    October 3, 2018 11:37AM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – Driver turnover at large truckload fleets hit its highest level since 2015, according to the American Trucking Associations (ATA). “So far this year, the turnover rate at large truckload fleets is up 10 percentage points,” said ATA

  • WTFC to host conference

    October 2, 2018 8:02AM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — The Women’s Trucking Federation of Canada (WTFC) is hosting an educational and networking conference on October 27. The event, that organizers say will take a unique approach to bridging industry information between drivers and carriers, has a diverse

  • Weather doesn’t dampen spirit for Alberta Truck Convoy

    October 1, 2018 5:28PM by Truck West

    CALGARY, Alta. – Despite chilly temperatures, the Alberta Truck Convoy for Special Olympics rolled on Sept. 22 in Calgary, with 75 trucks taking part and raising $25,000. The money will go to Special Olympics Alberta and Special Olympics Alberta –