Truck News

  • Healthy Fleet Challenge participants are smashing their goals

    February 9, 2018 7:49AM by Truck News

    LONDON, Ont. — The first leg of 2018 Healthy Fleet Challenge is in its final weeks, and participants are smashing their goals, according to organizers. The first leg of the challenge runs January and February, and takes place in the

  • Detention costs $1 billion, increases crash risk: report

    February 7, 2018 1:42PM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Delays before loading and unloading activities cost U.S. drivers and carriers more than $1 billion a year – and increase crash risks in the process, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General has found. Each

  • Better rates, volumes offset by weaker U.S. dollar: Titanium

    November 8, 2017 6:22AM by Truck News

    BOLTON, Ont. – Titanium Transportation Group reported stronger third quarter revenue and improving volumes, but profits were negatively affected by the weakening U.S. dollar. Still, the company is optimistic trucking conditions will improve in the months to come. Titanium revenue

  • Long-standing SAF-Holland employee passes

    October 23, 2017 12:50PM by Truck West

    SURREY, B.C. – Kenneth Tanner, who was the facility branch manager for SAF-Holland in Surrey, B.C., passed away Oct. 15 at the age of 65. A long-time employee for SAF-Holland, Tanner was also a sales representative for Western Canada and

  • Stronger economy, “logical” NAFTA outcome in store: STS

    October 11, 2017 10:54AM by James Menzies

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – The economy should continue to grow in Canada, the U.S., and globally, and logic should prevail during the renegotiation of NAFTA. Those were some of the key messages from leading economists, analysts, and a motor carrier executive

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    International positioned to capitalize on strengthening truck market

    October 10, 2017 2:20PM by James Menzies

    NEW CARLISLE, Ind. – A refreshed International Trucks product line is being rolled out as demand for new trucks strengthens, which should make 2018 a good year for Navistar. “I’m very bullish on 2018,” Jeff Sass, senior vice-president of sales

  • Continental rolls out sensor-centric tire monitoring platform

    September 26, 2017 11:14PM by Truck News

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Continental rolled out its new ContiConnect digital tire monitoring platform at the first-ever North American Commercial Vehicle (NACV) show this week. The new system allows fleet managers to view and track tire pressure and temperature data for

  • News Equipment

    Stoughton jumping into refrigerated trailer market

    September 26, 2017 3:20PM by James Menzies

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Stoughton Trailers is re-entering the refrigerated trailer market with the launch of its PureBlue model. The company introduced the new refrigerated trailer at the North American Commercial Vehicle show. It was dubbed PureBlue, because the company wanted

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    Mack holding ground in traditional segments, ready to pounce on longhaul

    September 26, 2017 10:01AM by James Menzies

    ATLANTA, Ga. – “It’s a great time to be a bulldog.” That was the message from Jonathan Randall, senior vice-president of sales for Mack Trucks, when he addressed the trade press this morning at the inaugural North American Commercial Vehicle

  • 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

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    Volvo’s North American truck market outlook improves

    September 7, 2017 4:17PM by James Menzies

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Volvo has increased its outlook for the North American Class 8 truck market, now projecting demand for 225,000 trucks this year, with stronger orders coming in the latter part of the year. That’s up from earlier projections

  • Six ways to show your drivers you really care

    September 6, 2017 2:34PM by Truck News

    MARKHAM, Ont. — National Truck Driver Appreciation Week is Sept. 10-16, and fleets are planning to celebrate their drivers with cookouts and giveaways. But CarriersEdge is challenging the industry to think about what they are doing the other 51 weeks

  • Titanium posts Q2 profit on rising revenue

    August 10, 2017 6:27AM by Truck News

    BOLTON, Ont. – Titanium Transportation Group posted record results in the second quarter, growing revenue 9% and recording a net profit of $300,000. Revenue came in at $32.8 million, while EBITDA climbed 7% to $3.4 million. During the quarter, Titanium

  • Healthy Team wants to see your best truck photo

    August 2, 2017 7:47AM by Truck News

    LONDON, Ont.  – More than 250 photos have already been submitted into the Healthy Team Driver Photo Contest according to organizers, and they want you to submit yours, and vote for your favorite shot this month. The photo contest aims

  • Bendix announces support for electronic stability control mandate

    August 1, 2017 8:39AM by Truck News

    ELYRIA, Ohio – Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems voiced its opinion on electronic stability control (ESC) this week saying eliminating the new mandate would “impede the pursuit of safer highways across the country.” As of Aug. 1,  ESC will be required on