Truck News

  • Feature Transportation

    Human traffic on the road: Part 3

    September 1, 2012 12:00AM by Edo van Belkom

    The story so far:Mark gets a regular run between Toronto and Montreal that gives him two round-trips every three days. He ends up staying overnight at a truck stop near Kingston once every three days and notices the lot lizards working the lot….

  • Feature Transportation

    A dash of salt: Not just a matter of taste

    June 1, 2012 12:00AM by Karen Bowen

    As you’re driving down the road during the long, hot days of summer, how can you make sure you won’t become dehydrated? Pack enough water, for sure. But also monitor your salt intake. Make sure you get enough salt to replace what…

  • Feature Transportation

    Idling alternatives

    June 1, 2012 12:00AM by John G. Smith

    TAMPA, Fla. – Anti-idling laws may be good for the environment and bids to save fuel, but they represent a challenge for trucks that have traditionally put the power of an idling engine to work. Even the largest alternators can struggle…

  • Feature Transportation

    What to do if you’re first on the scene of an emergency

    April 1, 2012 12:00AM by Karen Bowen

    Growing up, I was always taught I could count on a truck driver for help in any emergency on the road. I certainly found this to be true a while ago.

  • Feature Transportation

    Canada, US sign historic border pact

    January 1, 2012 12:00AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – The new Beyond the Border perimeter security and trade agreement, announced jointly by Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and US President Barack Obama during a press conference Dec. 7, aims to streamline both travel and…

  • Product Transportation

    Giving tires some TLC

    January 1, 2012 12:00AM by James Menzies

    WINDSOR, Ont. – When fuel prices began skyrocketing in the mid-2000s, it forced truck fleets to re-evaluate every aspect of how they consume the precious resource. Surcharges were put in place, drivers were trained on efficient driving and…

  • Product Transportation

    The I-Shift shines in Sweden

    December 1, 2011 12:00AM by James Menzies

    GOTHENBURG, Sweden – It may pain us to admit it, but the Europeans are far ahead of us when it comes to adopting certain truck technologies that have the potential to transform the industry for the better. Take, for example, automated…

  • Product Transportation

    Here come the middleweights

    October 1, 2011 12:00AM by Harry Rudolfs

    TORONTO, Ont. – Classes 4 and 5 trucks are medium-duty vehicles ranging from GVW 14,500 to 19,500 lbs. No special licence is required to drive one and the applications can vary from a flatdeck to tilt box, cargo van, snowplow or mini-dump. PTOs…

  • Michelin inks supply deal with US truck repair chain

    August 18, 2011 5:54AM by Truck News

    GREENVILLE, S.C. — Michelin customers running the US will now be able to find replacement tires and other related products at AMBEST service centers across the US.

  • Feature Transportation

    Montreal bridges at risk of falling down?

    May 1, 2011 12:00AM by Carroll McCormick

    MONTREAL, Que. – It must be an everlasting frustration to frenzied reporters that they can do little to make the decrepit condition of Montreal’s Champlain Bridge sound worse than it really is.

  • Feature Security

    TSQ wields a big stick

    May 1, 2011 12:00AM by Bruce Richards

    In early March of this year, Air Canada quietly announced that it was about to shut down its cargo carrying service to the United States. The announcement was distinctly low-key for something with such inherent ramifications on commerce between…

  • #MATS: Michelin expands support program to O/Os, plans Canadian roll-out

    April 3, 2011 10:21AM by Truck News

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Michelin is expanding its popular Advantage Program to owner/operators and says it will soon offer the program in Canada as well.

  • Formal loss reporting plans will leave nothing to chance

    March 1, 2011 12:00AM by Kevin Cole

    Time is a precious commodity, and it begins to slip away as soon as a collision occurs. Marks and skids in the road begin to fade away, witnesses disappear down the highway and every detail becomes a little harder to recall. They are delays…

  • Feature Transportation

    Snow angels

    February 1, 2011 12:00AM by James Menzies

    SARNIA, Ont. – A major winter snowstorm hammered southwestern Ontario in mid-December, stranding more than 300 motorists overnight in frigid, blustery conditions and leaving one truck driver dead.

  • Feature Transportation

    Alberta to ban recreational use of CB radios

    January 1, 2011 12:00AM by Truck News

    EDMONTON, Alta. – Alberta will ban the recreational use of the CB radio as part of what it calls the “most comprehensive distracted driving legislation in Canada.”