Truck News

  • Likelihood of freight recession increasing: ACT

    May 10, 2019 9:23AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – The risk of a freight recession is rising, according to the latest ACT Freight Forecast from ACT Research. “Freight remains soft, as expected, and while we see reasons for recovery in the second half of 2019, escalating

  • Bridgestone campaign to promote retreading

    March 20, 2019 9:14AM by

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Bridgestone Americas is taking the story of retreading to small- and mid-sized fleets, with an international promotional campaign launched at the annual meeting of the Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC). “The value of the impacts of retreading

  • Link Manufacturing names new sales executives

    March 19, 2019 11:22AM by Truck News

    SIOUX CENTER, Iowa – Link Manufacturing announced it has hired Anthony Ermitage as its new OEM account manager. Ermitage will be responsible for developing Link’s sales relationships with fire truck, crane, and other commercial vehicle OEMs. With more than 13

  • Winner of Highway Angel of the Year award revealed

    March 12, 2019 2:47PM by Sonia Straface

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Brian Snell of Pottle’s Transportation has been named the 2018 Highway Angel of the Year. The former paramedic, Marine Corps veteran, and rescue worker at Ground Zero, was honored with the award at this year’s Truckload

  • Nichols names v.p. of events for Hannover Fairs USA

    January 14, 2019 10:17AM by Truck News

    CHICAGO, Ill.  – Hannover Fairs USA (HFUSA), today announced that it has named Ed Nichols as vice-president of events. Nichols will manage the commercial vehicle show portfolio, which currently includes the North American Commercial Vehicle Show (NACV Show 2019). He

  • B.C. trucking industry thriving, but desperately needs workers

    June 9, 2018 6:27PM by Derek Clouthier

    WHISTLER, B.C. – B.C.’s trucking industry is facing a dire employment picture, with 10% of industry positions needing to be filled immediately. That’s according to Ken Peacock, chief economist and vice-president of the Business Council of B.C., who admitted to

  • 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