Truck News



  • Trimac buys Gibson Energy’s trucking business

    April 2, 2019 9:57AM by Truck News

    CALGARY, Alta. – Trimac has announced it has agreed to purchase Gibson Energy’s trucking business. Trimac says the purchase expands is bulk transportation services, as Gibson has a large presence in Western Canada. Gibson was founded in 1953 as Gibson

  • News Technology

    UPDATED: Daimler takes stake in automated vehicle company

    March 29, 2019 9:04AM by Truck News

    Plans to have SAE Level 4 autonomous trucks on the road within a decade

  • Andy Transport acquires new terminal space

    March 28, 2019 12:06PM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. — Andy Transport announced today the acquisition of a new terminal located at 12321-12329 Métropolitain East boulevard in Pointe-aux-Trembles, Que. The facility is Andy’s largest acquisition so far, consisting of more than 1 million sq. ft. of land,

  • Shippers Conditions Index reflects balanced freight market

    March 27, 2019 1:02PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The January Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) reflected a balanced freight market, FTR reported. The 1.4 reading was slightly lower than December’s 1.8, but remained in positive territory for shippers. FTR forecasts the index to remain close to

  • MELT to be mandated in Manitoba starting Sept. 1

    March 26, 2019 4:12PM by Derek Clouthier

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Manitoba’s Minister of Infrastructure, Ron Schuler, announced today that the province will implement mandatory entry-level driver training (MELT) starting Sept. 1. Schuler said aspiring commercial drivers will be required to complete 121.5 hours of training, though how

  • News Equipment

    Volvo Group opens new Canadian PDC in Milton

    March 26, 2019 2:42PM by James Menzies

    MILTON, Ont. – Volvo Group has opened a massive new parts distribution center (PDC) in Milton, Ont., triple the size of its former Mississauga location, about 20 kms away. More favorable real estate pricing, less traffic congestion, airport access, and

  • News Equipment

    Navistar partners with Love’s to expand service network

    March 20, 2019 9:49AM by James Menzies

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Navistar is partnering with Love’s Travel Stops to expand its service network, bringing its network to more than 1,000 locations. The company made the announcement at the American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council’s spring meetings. “It’s

  • February trailer orders down 24% from last year: FTR

    March 19, 2019 2:27PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. —  FTR reports preliminary trailer orders for February were 24,000 units, down nine per cent from January, and down 24% year-over-year. February was the third month in row that trailer orders were in the mid-20,000’s as some van OEMs

  • Link Manufacturing names new sales executives

    March 19, 2019 11:22AM by Truck News

    SIOUX CENTER, Iowa – Link Manufacturing announced it has hired Anthony Ermitage as its new OEM account manager. Ermitage will be responsible for developing Link’s sales relationships with fire truck, crane, and other commercial vehicle OEMs. With more than 13

  • Dana adds to aftermarket executive team

    March 19, 2019 10:46AM by Truck News

    MAUMEE, Ohio – Dana Incorporated today announced the appointment of Dan Griffin to the position of senior director of strategy, product planning, and program management for commercial vehicle and the aftermarket. The company also appointed Bill Nunnery to the position

  • Hadley bringing lightweight barriers to heavy trucks

    March 17, 2019 6:16PM by johng@newcom.ca

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Hadley is joining forces with its Corvac Composites affiliate to produce a lineup of lightweight thermoform barriers for heavy trucks – including splash shields, under-engine covers, and underbodies. Splash shields and under-engine covers are traditionally injection-molded or

  • Run on Less challenge to put regional fleets to test

    March 17, 2019 3:20PM by johng@newcom.ca

    ATLANTA, Ga. – The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) is looking for 10 regional fleets to showcase the real-world fuel efficiency that can be realized when running within 150-500 km of a home base. The council’s Run on

  • News Equipment

    Dana introduces new Spicer products

    March 17, 2019 12:23PM by James Menzies

    ATLANTA, Ga. – A new Spicer Dura-Tune center bearing for downsped drivetrains, and a Spicer Trac-Lok limited slip differential for medium-duty trucks were introduced by Dana at the Technology & Maintenance Council’s spring meetings. The Spicer Dura-Tune center bearing, available

  • Canadian spot market load volumes outgrow equipment volumes in February

    March 15, 2019 12:00PM by Sonia Straface

    TORONTO – TransCore Link Logistics’ Canadian spot market continued its upward trend with a significant 20% increase in daily freight availability in February compared to January. Total truck volumes declined month–over-month, and average daily postings were relatively flat in February.

  • Western Canadian dealer named one of Wabash’s best

    March 14, 2019 8:05PM by Truck News-West

    CALGARY, Alta. – Calgary’s Fleetstop Trailers was named one of Wabash National’s top dealers for 2018. “We are again honored to be included with Wabash’s largest and best run North American dealerships,” said Craig Sterling, managing partner of Fleetstop Trailers.