Truck News



  • MTO gives update on impaired driving

    April 20, 2018 11:22AM by Sonia Straface

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – If you have a commercial driver’s licence, you might want to think twice before you spark up this summer. That is the message the Ministry of Transportation’s Joe Lynch told an audience at a timely presentation at

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    Volvo celebrates 35 years of aerodynamics

    April 20, 2018 11:11AM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Volvo was doing aero before aero was cool. The company announced at Truck World that it’s celebrating 35 years of aerodynamics. The company brought an integral sleeper to the market in 1983 as Volvo White. In 1996,

  • Spec’ing the right way

    April 18, 2018 9:30PM by Sonia Straface

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – With countless options available at your fingertips, it’s not always easy to spec’ your unique fleet. To help audience members at this year’s Canadian Fleet Maintenance Summit in their decisions when it comes to spec’ing their own

  • Healthy Trucker launches new wellness assistance program

    April 18, 2018 4:01PM by Truck News

    LONDON, Ont. — Healthy Trucker, in partnership with Morneau Shepell, will be launching the first assistance program for professional truck drivers called the Healthy Trucker Assistance Program (HTAP). This new assistance program will help fleets decrease traffic incidents and driver

  • Reduced speed zone ahead

    April 18, 2018 3:29PM by Derek Clouthier

    Group looks to reduce commercial vehicles to 40km/hr. when passing through Salmon Arm

  • Get with the times

    April 18, 2018 11:02AM by Sonia Straface

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Want to be successful in safety and maintenance? Then get with the times. That was the message from Mike Jeffress, the v.p. of maintenance of Little Rock, Arka.’s Maverick Transportation at this year’s Canadian Fleet Maintenance Summit

  • 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.

  • News Equipment

    Driving the new Sprinter

    April 17, 2018 10:33AM by James Menzies

    The new Sprinter is safe to operate, fully connected, and highly versatile

  • Schneider’s new spec’ designed for drivers

    April 16, 2018 12:33PM by Truck News

    GREEN BAY, Wisc. – In a bid to attract and retain drivers, Schneider is spec’ing better trucks. The company said its new spec’s include factory-installed fridges and storage cabinets, built-in Sirius XM satellite radio with a subscription, and new eight-inch

  • Trucking conditions have never been better: FTR

    April 16, 2018 12:05PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions have never been better, according to the latest FTR Trucking Conditions Index. The February index reached its highest reading since it was developed in 1992. The Truck Loading Index is expected to grow 4-6% year-over-year

  • Transportation, warehousing vacancies up

    April 12, 2018 5:05PM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – The number of unfilled jobs in transportation and warehousing increased 43.5% in the fourth quarter of 2017, compared to the same period a year earlier, Statistics Canada reports. There were 28,300 vacancies in the sector compared to

  • Fleet reps tout U.S. tax cuts

    April 12, 2018 4:11PM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representatives from three carriers belonging to the American Trucking Associations (ATA) visited the White House Rose Garden today, touting tax relief under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The executives and employees from Werner Enterprises, Crete Carrier

  • ZED Connect opens U.S. headquarters

    April 12, 2018 8:48AM by Truck News

    CALABASAS, Calif. – Cummins subsidiary ZED Connect today announced the opening of its headquarters in Calabasas, Calif. The facility is located at 23975 Park Sorrento, Suite 100. The new operations will house the company’s executive staff, as well as research

  • Ontario on-road fatalities surge

    April 9, 2018 3:26PM by Truck News

    ORILLIA, Ont. – Fatalities in crashes involving commercial trucks reached a 10-year high on roads patrolled by the Ontario Provincial Police in 2017 – which also marked the highest number of road fatalities in general in five years. The police

  • OTA announces Executive Conference speaker lineup

    April 6, 2018 3:31PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Conrad Black, Survivorman Les Stroud, and economist Don Drummond will headline the Ontario Trucking Association’s (OTA) 92nd annual Executive Conference. It will be held at the Ritz-Carlton in Toronto, Ont., Nov. 7-8. Early bird registration opens May