Truck News

  • 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

  • Help support victims of spring flooding

    May 10, 2017 11:17AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — The Canadian trucking industry is gearing up to support the victims of the flooding that has occurred in several areas of Quebec, Ontario, New Brunswick and British Columbia recently. Through Trucks For Change Network and the Canadian Trucking

  • Train Trailer to open new terminal in Quebec

    March 31, 2017 10:34AM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Train Trailer Rentals has announced it is opening a new facility in Dorval, Que. According to Train, the new facility will be open for business on May 1, as it is currently undergoing office renovations. The new

  • Ford expands its QVM program and enjoys solid commercial sales

    March 15, 2017 3:01PM by Truck West

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Ford Motor Company announced that its Ford Advanced QVM program will include companies that develop and install electric and hydraulic hybrid powertrains. Making the statement during the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, the ‘eQVM’ program will initially

  • Goodyear expands Total Solution

    February 2, 2017 3:55PM by Truck News

    AKRON, Ohio – The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company announced today that is expanding its Total Solution line to include the Endurance LHD premium long-haul tire, a new service management tool and more. “These items and other elements of the

  • Train Trailer expands its Calgary facility

    January 26, 2017 12:28PM by Truck West

    CALGARY, Alta. – Train Trailer Rentals is fully up and running at its new Calgary location, with twice the yard size and service shop capacity aimed at better serving the western Canadian market. “When the opportunity arose to double our

  • Trailcon appoints new customer service manager

    January 24, 2017 8:23AM by Truck News

    BRAMPTON, Ont. — Trailcon Leasing has named Rob Bonsma its new customer service manager for key accounts. In his new position, Bonsma will report to Mike Krell, vice-president, sales and marketing. “In this role, Rob will focus on all day-to-day operations