Truck News



  • Transcourt Tank Leasing names new regional account manager for Western Canada

    January 8, 2019 5:07PM by Truck News

    OAKVILLE, Ont. — Transcourt Tank Leasing has strengthened its team in Western Canada with the appointment of Jason Hugo to the role of regional account manager, Western Canada. Hugo is well-known in the tank industry with more than 20 years of

  • News Equipment

    New Cascadia loaded up with new options

    January 7, 2019 7:31PM by James Menzies

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The new Cascadia, introduced by Freightliner in 2017, has already received some updates that will improve its fuel efficiency by up to 5%. “The day after we launched it, we were already looking at how to

  • News Technology

    Daimler abandons platooning to focus on automation

    January 7, 2019 5:40PM by James Menzies

    Will be first to market with Level 2 autonomous truck

  • Daimler closes record year, expects strong market to continue

    January 7, 2019 4:06PM by James Menzies

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Daimler Trucks is coming off a record-setting year, having sold more than half a million trucks globally in 2018. Martin Daum, CEO of Daimler Trucks and Buses, provided a keynote address at a Daimler event at

  • News Equipment

    Firestone truck tires to cost more

    January 2, 2019 12:13PM by Truck News

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations has announced a price increase for Firestone truck and bus tires sold in the U.S. and Canada. Firestone tires will increase in price by 4% in the U.S. and Canada. Tires shipped on

  • Canadian spot market flat in November

    December 20, 2018 2:51PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian spot market was largely flat in November, according to TransCore Link Logistics. Load and truck availability were relatively even. Loads increased prior to Black Friday, but dropped sharply just prior to the start of the

  • Freightliner delivers first electric truck

    December 20, 2018 1:59PM by Truck News

    CARSON, Calif. – Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has delivered its first electric truck, as part of its Freightliner Electric Innovation Fleet. The Freightliner eM2 was delivered to Penske Truck Leasing. Roger Nielsen, president and CEO of DTNA, ceremonially handed

  • Fleet growth to outstrip freight growth in 2019: ACT

    December 20, 2018 7:18AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – ACT Research says the commercial vehicle industry is maintaining its momentum, but could slow in the second half of 2019. The company produced its Transportation Digest, reporting that the Class 8 truck market continued to extend all-time

  • News Equipment

    Trailer orders continued torrid pace in November: ACT

    December 18, 2018 9:52AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Preliminary trailer orders for November point to 43,600 units ordered, according to ACT Research, continuing this year’s record-setting pace. November marked the fifth best month in trailer industry order history. “Trailer orders continued to set records in

  • Trucking to grow at slower pace: FTR

    December 13, 2018 12:24PM by James Menzies

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – The surge in truck loadings seen in 2017 and into 2018 has begun to subside, and trucking’s growth is expected to slow in 2019, according to Avery Vise, vice-president of trucking for FTR. Speaking during FTR’s State

  • Meritor to provide year-long aftermarket training

    December 12, 2018 12:33PM by Truck News

    TROY, Mich. – Meritor has announced the launch of a year-long aftermarket training series. It will include nationwide events, interactive distance training sessions, and online, computer-based courses. The training is aimed at heavy-duty truck technicians, parts consultants and management professionals.

  • Volvo to electrify VNR

    December 11, 2018 5:35PM by James Menzies

    Volvo will commercialize VNR Electric by 2020

  • New Volvo Trucks leader optimistic about the future

    December 11, 2018 5:09PM by James Menzies

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – A 53-year-old former engineer from the Netherlands now leads Volvo Trucks North America, after a successful stint in Australia where he grew the company’s market share. Now Peter Voorhoeve hopes to do the same as president of

  • Train Trailer buys Annexus Leasing

    December 11, 2018 2:38PM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. —  Train Trailer announced today that it has purchased the assets and customers of Annexus Leasing in Montreal. The purchase will be immediately integrated into Train Trailer’s existing operation at 1111 Pitfield in Montreal. “This is just one

  • Recruitment workshops coming to Western Canada

    December 5, 2018 12:43PM by Truck West

    CALGARY, Alta. – Trucking HR Canada will hold a series of workshops in Western Canada to help employers recruit and modernize their workforce. The workshops will be held in partnership with the Alberta Motor Transport Association and Alberta government. “In