Truck News

  • 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

  • News Equipment

    Navistar unveils new International A26 engine

    March 1, 2017 8:58AM by James Menzies

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – International this week took the wraps off its new A26 engine, which it says is lighter weight and 5% more fuel efficient than its N-series predecessor. The launch was held at the spring meeting of the Technology

  • News Equipment

    Meritor unveils new high-efficiency tandem drive axle

    February 27, 2017 1:34PM by James Menzies

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Meritor introduced its new 14X HE high-efficiency tandem drive axle at a packed house on Broadway on the eve of the Technology & Maintenance Council’s spring meeting here this week. Hundreds of customers were invited to the

  • Volvo delivers first Canadian trucks with 2017 engines to Purolator

    January 12, 2017 2:07PM by Sonia Straface

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Volvo Trucks North America recently delivered 19 D13-powered Volvo VNL 300 models to Ontario-based Purolator. The occasion marks the first Canadian delivery of trucks equipped with Volvo’s new 2017 engines. “Our 2017 engines offer several engineering enhancements

  • News Equipment

    Nikola Motor pulls wraps off zero-emissions truck

    December 4, 2016 7:59PM by Steve Sturgess

    Trevor Milton, through Nikola, wants to change the face of trucking and put drivers back in the driving seat where they can control their fate, not just the truck

  • Trucking HR Canada, legal issues and alcohol and drug policies addressed during STA AGM

    October 22, 2016 4:22PM by Derek Clouthier

    SASKATOON, Sask. – The Saskatchewan Trucking Association (STA) held its annual AGM and Awards Gala Oct. 22, offering a trio of speakers to address the state of the industry both in provincially and nationally. Angela Splinter, CEO of Trucking HR

  • Keep your cargo safe this Labor Day weekend says CargoNet

    August 30, 2016 1:37PM by Truck News

    JERSEY CITY, N.J.— CargoNet warns fleets and drivers across North America to protect their cargo this upcoming Labor Day weekend. According to cargo theft data examined by CargoNet, Labor Day is the perfect time to steal freight because the three-day

  • CargoNet reveals cargo theft trends for Q2 2016

    July 28, 2016 1:42PM by Truck News

      JERSEY CITY, N.J. — In 2016’s second quarter CargoNet’s Command Center logged 297 reports of cargo theft, identity theft, vehicle theft, and other criminal intelligence matters relating to the United States and Canadian supply chain. Of those incidents, 192 involved

  • Cargo theft a concern during July 4 weekend

    June 29, 2016 2:35PM by Truck News

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. – CargoNet has analyzed cargo theft data in Canada and the US from 2012 to 2015 and found that between July 2-9, nonalcoholic beverages, major appliances and copper were some of the more popular targeted items. The

  • 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

  • Truck driver gets canned after refusing to violate safety regulations

    June 9, 2016 11:08AM by Truck News

    OSHA investigates the situation and orders company to pay driver $276k