Truck News



  • Ad aimed at Trump takes swipe at Gordie Howe bridge

    June 22, 2018 3:22PM by Truck News

    WINDSOR, Ont. – The Moroun family has stepped up their media campaign in their fight to have the Gordie Howe Bridge project come to a stop. The owners of the Ambassador Bridge – which serves as one of the crossings

  • Meritor names CTO

    June 22, 2018 12:41PM by Truck News

    TROY, Mich.  ̶  Meritor has named John Bennett to the newly created role of vice-president and chief technology officer. In this new position, effective immediately, Bennett will be responsible for establishing the company’s advanced technology portfolio and global product strategy,

  • Trimac announces pay raise for drivers

    June 22, 2018 12:31PM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Trimac Transportation announced significant pay increases across several locations in the Eastern region of Canada for both company drivers and owner-operators running cross border chemical freight. The locations include: Mississauga,Ont., Guelph Ont., Sarnia Ont. and Montreal, Que.

  • The many benefits of electrification

    June 21, 2018 4:59AM by James Menzies

    For Volvo, the advantages of electrification will not only be enjoyed by customers, but by the world at large

  • News Equipment

    Truck orders remain strong through May

    June 20, 2018 12:10PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – May’s Class 8 order activity continued trending above capacity, according to the latest data from ACT Research. There were 35,608 units booked in May. “Continuing to be led by Canada and the U.S., order strength remained broad-based.

  • One of the best freight markets ever continues: ATA

    June 20, 2018 12:04PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – U.S. for-hire truck tonnage rose 0.7% in May, and was 7.8% stronger than May 2017, according to the American Trucking Associations (ATA). The ATA also revised up the originally reported 2.2% gain in April to 2.7%. Year-to-date

  • May continues record-setting year for Canadian spot market

    June 20, 2018 11:59AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – A record-setting year for Canadian spot market load volumes continued in May, according to the latest data from TransCore Link Logistics. May volumes were up 23% year-over-year, marking the highest May on record. Volumes were up 1%

  • Tight labor market keeping carriers from fully cashing in on high rate environment

    June 20, 2018 11:52AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions for carriers remained strong in April, with the FTR Trucking Conditions Index reflecting strong freight demand and continued tightness in capacity. The index read 11.5, meaning carriers can expect favorable conditions to improve into Q3

  • Goodyear adds long-haul steer tire to Endurance line

    June 20, 2018 11:50AM by Sonia Straface

    AKRON, Ohio – Goodyear rolled out its new Endurance long-haul steer tire today. The new tire — the Endurance LHS — designed with all new compounds, is the latest product added to Goodyear’s Endurance family of high-mileage long-haul tires. According

  • Mullen Group announces pair of acquisitions

    June 20, 2018 11:29AM by Truck West

    OKOTOKS, Alta. – The Mullen Group announced it has entered into a letter of intent to acquire the shares of Canadian Hydrovac Ltd. (CHL), as well as an agreement with AECOM to acquire the business and assets of the company’s

  • J.G. Drapeau to acquire Ontario LTL division of Mainliner Freightways

    June 20, 2018 9:14AM by Sonia Straface

    TORONTO, Ont. –– Polaris Transportation Group announced today that J.G. Drapeau has entered into an agreement to acquire the Ontario LTL division of Mainliner Freightways and transition into the 150,000 square foot cross-dock and warehousing facility in Etobicoke, Ont. The acquisition

  • Alberta’s extreme conditions inspire design of Michelin’s new drive-axle tire

    June 20, 2018 7:18AM by Lou Smyrlis

    EDMONTON, Alta – Michelin North America is launching the most aggressive drive-axle tire it has ever produced this August, aiming to meet the extreme conditions of oil field and logging fleets. And the inspiration for the tire – the Michelin

  • FTR: Capacity to remain tight

    June 18, 2018 10:09AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The North American economy is strong, but capacity is to remain tight for the remainder of the year, according to experts who spoke during FTR’s State of Freight webinar last week. Avery Vise, v.p. of trucking research,

  • Government of Canada to provide $2.8 million in funding to Trucking HR Canada

    June 14, 2018 1:37PM by Truck News

    GATINEAU, Que. — Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, has announced funding of $2.8 million to Trucking HR Canada today.  The funding is through the Government of Canada’s Sectoral Initiatives Program (SIP), to develop the sectoral labor market

  • ZF unveils new PowerLine automatic transmission for commercial trucks

    June 14, 2018 1:21PM by Sonia Straface

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – ZF introduced its new PowerLine automatic transmission for medium-duty trucks, heavy-duty pickups, and buses at the infamous Lucas Oil Raceway outside of Indianapolis on June 13. The new 8-speed transmission was built with commercial vehicles up to