Truck News

  • Bendix claims 2018 was its safest year yet

    April 4, 2019 9:16AM by Truck News

    ELYRIA, Ohio – Last year marked Bendix’s safest year ever in its nearly 90-year history. Bendix plants across North America experienced a 30% reduction from 2017’s injury rate. Preventive and corrective safety programs are at the heart of the results,

  • Lion 8 electric truck comes to life in Quebec

    March 12, 2019 9:19AM by Steve Bouchard

    SAINT-JEROME, Que. – Quebec-based Lion Electric Company is already known for its electrified school buses, but it has now revealed an electric Class 8 truck for its lineup in the form of the Lion 8. “There is something extraordinary about

  • Northeastern states battling invasive insects, need truckers’ help

    January 24, 2019 2:57PM by Truck News

    VANCOUVER, Wa. – The Spotted Lanternfly is a small but mighty pest that is currently terrorizing several U.S. states. That was the message from an informative webinar on the insects today hosted by Instructional Technologies, a fleet consultant firm dedicated

  • News Security

    Meat, trailers among the goods cargo thieves increasingly targeting

    November 20, 2018 8:40AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Canadian cargo thieves are mostly stealing grocery and household items, but meat products are also becoming a primary target, according to a new report from Northbridge Insurance. Mixed load cargo such as grocery and household items topped

  • Navistar already benefits from Traton alliance: Clarke

    September 20, 2018 4:29PM by John G. Smith

    HANNOVER, Germany – Navistar is already realizing the benefits of extra purchasing power made possible through a 17% equity stake secured by Volkswagen Truck and Bus – recently rebranded as Traton Group. A related joint venture for procurement activities offered

  • Finding parking the top cause of stress for pro drivers

    September 2, 2018 1:36PM by Truck News

    PHOENIX, Az. – Truck parking availability in the U.S. improved in 2017, but finding a parking spot is the number one cause of stress for 85% of professional drivers. Those are a couple key findings from the 2018 Truck Parking

  • Cummins, Eaton joint venture expected to profit in 2020

    August 3, 2018 11:14AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – A Cummins and Eaton joint venture that was developed in 2017 is expected to be profitable by 2020, Cummins president and chief operating officer Richard Freeland said when releasing financial results for the second quarter of 2018.

  • Crash spike leads to call for vigilance

    July 12, 2018 11:17AM by

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Ontario’s Infrastructure Health and Safety Association (IHSA) is calling on drivers and employers to be “more vigilant” in the wake of an increase in fatal collisions involving heavy vehicles. Citing figures from the Ontario Provincial Police, it

  • TTSAO postpones meeting to discuss $40 cap

    May 17, 2018 12:17PM by Truck News

    HAMILTON, Ont. – The upcoming provincial election has caused the Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario (TTSAO) to postpone an industry stakeholders meeting to discuss the $40 per hour cap on training second career students. The provincial government said it

  • ATRI lists Top 10 issues facing trucking

    February 27, 2018 6:30AM by Truck West

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Everyone has issues they have to deal with, and the trucking industry has its fair share, with the much chagrined driver shortage coming in at the top of the list. The American Transport Research Institute (ATRI) has

  • Jobs dip in month-to-month in January

    February 14, 2018 7:01PM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, ON – The Canadian trucking industry saw a dip in jobs in January according to statistics Canada. The agency released job numbers for the first month of the year showing just under 6,000 jobs were lost from December 2017

  • Cargo thefts on decline

    February 5, 2018 10:17AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Cargo thefts were on the decline last year, with CargoNet recording 741 thefts in the U.S. and Canada in 2017 – down from 836 in 2016. And the cargo theft prevention and recovery network is crediting successful

  • Paperwork must be in order for carriers to avoid liability issues

    June 6, 2017 12:09AM by Derek Clouthier

    KELOWNA, B.C. – Carriers take huge risks transporting valuable goods from a shipper to a receiver, and according to Michael Silva, a lawyer with Whitelaw Twining Law, bills of lading may not be enough. If a common carrier, whose liability

  • FAC plans to outsource parts transportation

    March 27, 2017 7:01AM by Truck News

    WINDSOR, Ont. – Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FAC) has notified Unifor Local 444 that it plans to close its Windsor trucking division and outsource its auto parts transportation, according to a report in the Windsor Star. The union was notified late

  • News Equipment

    Cummins wins TWNA tech award

    March 2, 2017 12:05PM by Truck News

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Cummins X15 Efficiency Series diesel has won the Truck Writers of North America’s (TWNA) 2016 Technical Achievement Award. The presentation was made on March 1, during an awards luncheon at the ATA Technology & Maintenance Council’s