Truck News

  • News Equipment

    Petro-Canada gives update on new oil categories

    October 27, 2017 12:43PM by James Menzies

    TORONTO, Ont. – Nearly a year after Petro-Canada Lubricants rolled out its new CK-4 and FA-4 heavy-duty engine oil categories, the company says it has successfully converted its customers to the new products. In an update yesterday at its Toronto

  • Temisko manufactures colossal 89-ft. trailer

    August 30, 2017 4:29PM by Truck News

    NOTRE-DAME-DU-NORD, Que. — Temisko has manufactured its largest lowbed heavy hauled trailer in its history. On August 28, the 89-foot heavy hauler trailer was loaded onto a boat to Baffin Island to the Baffinland Iron Mines. The trailer has 130

  • News Equipment

    Steady vocational market driving Mack’s growth

    May 19, 2017 9:10AM by James Menzies

    Mack’s market share reaches 10-year high as overall Class 8 demand shrinks

  • News Equipment

    At 50, Western Star just getting started

    April 27, 2017 5:06PM by James Menzies

    From humble Canadian roots, Western Star celebrates 50 years in business

  • News Equipment

    Detroit DD5 to be offered in Freightliner M2 106

    July 28, 2016 3:28PM by James Menzies

    New engine offers longer service intervals, improved fuel economy, Daimler claims

  • It’s not easy being independent

    June 21, 2016 1:58PM by James Menzies

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — For many, independence is one of the most alluring aspects of becoming an owner-operator, but just how independent are they? It may depend on whom you ask. Many owner-operators may consider themselves to be independent, but does

  • News Equipment

    Ritchie Bros. gears up for busy auction season

    June 21, 2016 7:10AM by Truck News

    VANCOUVER, B.C. — Ritchie Bros. says it will host 65 unreserved auctions in June and July featuring more than 1,000 truck tractors. “The summer months are vacation for some, but most of our customers are taking advantage of the long

  • TRUXPO less than two months away; registration open

    March 17, 2016 4:36PM by Truck West

    ABBOTSFORD, B.C. – Western Canada’s largest trucking event will return this year, running from May 13-14 at Abbotsford, B.C.’s Tradex complex, and will be the only major transport industry show in the area to include all aspects of the trucking

  • Program to train trucking personnel on new food safety regulations

    December 2, 2015 3:27PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – New regulations are coming to the shipping, processing, storage and transport of food products April 2016. Both the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will introduce the new set of standards,

  • Fleets experiencing sticker shock with low loonie

    October 14, 2015 8:19PM by James Menzies

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — The challenges brought on by a low-value loonie was among the topics that came up several times during the Surface Transportation Summit here today. David Zavitz, senior vice-president, sales and marketing with Canada Cartage, pointed out a

  • Class 8 truck sales off to strong start in 2015

    March 9, 2015 3:29PM by Lou Smyrlis

    TORONTO, Ont. — Class 8 sales are off to strong start in 2015, surpassing the monthly total for the two previous years and topping 2,000 trucks sold, data from the Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association indicates. The 2,076 Class 8 trucks

  • CAT CT681’s form designed for function

    November 1, 2014 4:57PM by Carolyn Gruske

    Caterpillar’s new CT681 is a short nose, set forward vocational truck designed for use in Eastern urban environments.

  • Wabash National presents awards to top suppliers

    September 26, 2014 10:46AM by Truck News

    LAFAYETTE, Ind. – During its annual supplier conference, Wabash National Corporation recognized 22 top suppliers with awards for exceptional performance to help the organization meet customer needs. “We value the relationships with our suppliers and the support they provide to

  • Humber hosts open house for students

    September 23, 2014 3:08PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — Students thinking about becoming drivers will have the opportunity to sit behind the wheel before enrolling in a program. Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning is hosting a Trucking Career Day on Wednesday, October 1,

  • Feature Transportation

    Used trucks a valuable commodity

    March 1, 2014 12:00AM by Harry Rudolfs

    The used truck market usually follows the peaks and valleys of new truck sales by the space of a few years, but since fewer Class 8 vehicles were made and sold during the recession years of 2008 to 2010, a bottleneck presently exists in the…