Truck News



  • OTA puts out the call for excellent, heroic drivers

    April 10, 2018 1:02PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) is accepting nominations for its Truck Hero and Driver of the Year awards. The 2018 Volvo Trucks Canada-OTA Driver of the Year Award and the OTA-Bridgestone Truck Hero Award will be presented

  • Stricter winter tire and chain-up regulations proposed in B.C.

    April 5, 2018 6:24PM by Truck West

    VICTORIA, B.C. – The B.C. government is looking to make changes to its winter tire and commercial vehicle chain-up requirements in the wake of what has been – and continues to be – a brutal winter. One of the proposed

  • Canadian driver wins Highway Angel Award

    March 26, 2018 9:25AM by Sonia Straface

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. – A driver for Challenger Motor Freight has received the 2017 Truckload Carriers Association’s Highway Angel of the Year Award. John Weston, who has been driving for Challenger for almost a decade, was recognized for the award that

  • Roadcheck blitz scheduled for June 5-7

    March 20, 2018 11:57AM by Truck News

    GREENBELT, Md. – The annual Roadcheck inspection blitz will run from June 5 to 7 this year, and compliance with hours of service will be a special focus in the wake of a new U.S. mandate for electronic logging devices

  • Canadian driver named finalist for Goodyear Highway Hero award

    February 20, 2018 1:48PM by Truck News

    AKRON, Ohio – A Canadian has been named one of three finalists in the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company’s Highway Hero Award. The award is celebrating its 35th anniversary on Thursday, March 22, via a special event that will take

  • Detroit DD8 engine set to please vocational market

    February 6, 2018 3:56PM by Sonia Straface

    PALM BEACH, Fla. – Truck production of the new Detroit DD8 medium-duty engine began on Feb. 5 Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) announced today. The DD8 is the latest addition to Detroit’s powertrain portfolio, and was prompted into production at

  • OTA makes case for green truck technology, parking

    January 26, 2018 11:21AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — In a 2018 budget consultation in Thornhill, Ont. today, the Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) urged the provincial government to prioritize support for green trucking technology, alternative fuels, increase truck parking and rest areas across Ontario and work

  • More Canadian fleets order Tesla Semis

    November 29, 2017 2:23PM by James Menzies

    New electric truck finding a following in various applications

  • Allison produces its 500,000th 4000 Series transmission

    November 10, 2017 12:38PM by Truck West

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Allison Transmission today (Nov. 10) announced the production of its 500,000th fully-automatic 4000 Series transmission. Production of the 4000 Series transmission began in 1993 at the company’s headquarters in Indianapolis, Ind., and added a facility in Hungary

  • News Equipment

    Meritor developing e-axles

    September 29, 2017 10:34AM by Truck News

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Meritor is developing a new family of electric drive axles, suspensions, and support systems as it prepares for an era of electrified commercial vehicles. “Essentially, we’re focusing on integrating an electric motor into the differential carrier,” explains

  • Adding safety technology to trucks can prevent 63,000 crashes a year, says AAA

    September 22, 2017 1:01PM by Truck News

      WASHINGTON, D.C. — New research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety suggests that large trucks equipped with advanced safety technologies can prevent up to 63,000 truck-related crashes each year. According to AAA, in 2015, large trucks were involved

  • Daimler donates $1 million for Hurricane Harvey relief

    August 31, 2017 2:47PM by Truck News

    STUTTGART, Germany – In a joint effort Daimler AG’s US based subsidiaries Mercedes-Benz USA, Mercedes-Benz US International, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services and Daimler Trucks North America have donated $1 million total to the distressed population coping Hurricane Harvey. The donation will

  • XTL Transport donated truck, driver for Canada 911 ride

    August 1, 2017 9:58AM by Truck News

    CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — XTL Transport opened up its heart and one of its trailers this summer when it sponsored this year’s charity Canada 911 ride. The Canada 911 ride a charity event that was inspired by the September 11 attacks. Canada

  • Minister Goodhall answers CTA coalition letter

    July 25, 2017 11:18AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. –The Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Ralph Goodale, recently responded to a CTA-led coalition letter outlining concerns with Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) IT systems and the lack of resources being dedicated to staffing at the

  • Bison teams up with Missing Children Society of Canada

    May 24, 2017 1:06PM by Truck News

    WINNIPEG, Man. — Bison Transport announced recently that is has partnered with the Missing Children Society of Canada (MCSC) in an effort to bring answers in the ongoing searches for missing children and help to return missing children to a