Truck News

  • STA raising funds for first responders

    April 17, 2018 10:35AM by Truck West

    REGINA, Sask. – The Saskatchewan Trucking Association (STA) plan to launch a national fundraising effort for first responders in the wake of the recent tragedy involving the Humboldt Broncos bus. “They are the men and women who are at the

  • Bendix to open new engineering center in Mexico

    March 5, 2018 1:26PM by Truck News

    ELYRIA, Ohio –  Bendix announced today that it will open a new engineering research and development center in Monterrey, Mexico, later this year. The new 7,800-sq. ft. space, located within an existing building at the Research and Technological Innovation Park

  • 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

  • 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

  • Second annual GTA Convoy for Special Olympics grows to 35 trucks

    September 18, 2017 11:24AM by Sonia Straface

    BRAMPTON, Ont. – The second annual GTA Truck Convoy for Special Olympics Ontario went off just as organizers had hoped – with a larger commitment from truck drivers in the Toronto area. This year the convoy saw 35 trucks –

  • What marijuana legalization could mean for your insurance coverage

    September 15, 2017 2:57PM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – The legalization of marijuana will have significant impacts on the insurance and transportation industry as insurance companies will have to extend coverage offerings and anticipate the risks involved in underwriting and dealing with impairment claims. That was

  • Touch-A-Truck event returns to Oshawa

    July 19, 2017 11:31AM by Truck News

    OSHAWA, Ont. — The fifth annual Touch-a-Truck event is set to take place on August 25 from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. outside Oshawa’s Tribue Communities Centre. The event is presented by Midway Nissan in support of Big Brothers Big

  • Industry steps up for B.C. wildfire victims

    July 18, 2017 6:57PM by Derek Clouthier

    KELOWNA, B.C. – With more than 45,000 people displaced due to B.C. wildfires, the Trucks for Change Network is doing what it can to get supplies to those in need. Pete Dalmazzi, president of Trucks for Change, told Truck West

  • Doctor says fatigue and marijuana challenging for drivers and fleet managers

    May 28, 2017 1:03PM by Derek Clouthier

    CALGARY, Alta. – It’s been said before and it will be said many times again: driver fatigue is dangerous and causes accidents. Dr. Melissa Snider-Adler, chief medical review officer for DriverCheck, hammered this point home during a Private Motor Truck

  • 730 Truck Stop catches fire

    April 10, 2017 6:28AM by Truck News

    CARDINAL, Ont. – The popular 730 Truck Stop burned down over the weekend. The fire broke out at 11:45 p.m. Saturday night, according to local media reports. Firefighting efforts continued into Sunday morning. The fire completely destroyed the Subway restaurant,

  • I-85 collapse won’t affect trucking much: DAT

    April 6, 2017 1:39PM by Truck News

    ATLANTA, Ga. — Atlanta’s I-85 bridge collapse won’t affect spot market truckload freight much, according to Ken Harper, marketing director at DAT Solutions. In a recent blog post, Harper explained how the bridge which collapsed after a major fire on March

  • Fire at Cooney Transport destroys trucks

    March 6, 2017 9:27AM by Truck News

    BELLEVILLE, Ont. – Seven trucks at a Cooney Transport yard were lost in a fire over the weekend, with total damage of about $1 million, according to Quinte News and the Belleville Intelligencer. The fire occurred Saturday night at about

  • How to deal with “Code Red” scenarios

    February 15, 2017 10:32AM by James Menzies

    Fleet Safety Council examines six potential catastrophes

  • OTA celebrates 90 years, surprises Bradley with Service to Industry Award

    November 11, 2016 8:25AM by Sonia Straface

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association’s 90th annual executive conference was one for the books. The double sapphire anniversary was a special one for the association, and it marked the occasion with a star-studded list of speakers, a touching

  • FMCSA issues safety advisory on traveling with recalled Samsung smartphone

    October 21, 2016 3:09PM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. –The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is issuing a safety advisory to drivers outlining the risks and regulations associated with transporting damaged, defective, or recalled lithium cells or batteries or portable electronic devices, including the Samsung Note