Truck News



  • News Technology

    Autonomous Volvo trucks deployed by Norwegian mine

    November 20, 2018 9:14AM by Truck News

    VELFJORD, Norway – Volvo Trucks has announced it’s providing an autonomous transport solution to Bronnoy Kalk AS, a mine operator in Norway. The mining trucks will be used to transport limestone from an open pit mine to a nearby port.

  • Ryder places order for 1,000 electric vans

    November 20, 2018 8:49AM by Truck News

    MIAMI, Fla. – Ryder System announced today it has placed the largest commercial electric vehicle order in the U.S. The company ordered 1,000 medium-duty electric panel vans from Chanje Energy, and will supply FedEx with leasing and preventive maintenance services

  • 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

  • Tandet, Kriska named winners in this year’s Food Sort Challenge

    November 19, 2018 1:21PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — Once again the Daily Bread Food Bank hosted its food sort challenge to get major corporations involved in tackling hunger. Held at Daily Bread’s head office in Etobicoke, 20 teams and over 200 people took part in

  • New report paves way to net-zero carbon emissions

    November 19, 2018 11:02AM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new report from the Energy Transitions Commission (ETC) has suggested the heavy-duty transport industry can achieve net-zero carbon emissions at minimal costs to the global economy, through ambitious policy, accelerated innovation and investment. The report says

  • News Equipment

    Mack donates Anthem to attract veterans

    November 19, 2018 9:15AM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Mack Trucks has donated an Anthem with 70-inch stand-up sleeper to the American Trucking Associations (ATA) to help the group recruit military veterans. The camo Anthem will travel across the U.S. and be used to encourage veterans

  • Capacity increasing in Canadian spot market

    November 16, 2018 1:30PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – There were more trucks chasing every load in the Canadian spot market in October than in two years, according to TransCore Link Logistics. Truck capacity reached an all-time high in October, with equipment postings up 22% compared

  • Navistar revamps communications team

    November 16, 2018 1:14PM by Truck News

    LISLE, Ill. – Navistar has revamped its communications structure with two new appointments. Bre Whalen is now manager of on-highway product communications. She is new to Navistar, but has eight years of media relations experience. Darwin Minnis is manager of

  • Left-lane ban on Coq welcome, but BCTA says focus needs to be on chaining up

    November 16, 2018 12:50PM by Truck West

    HOPE, B.C. – The B.C. Trucking Association (BCTA) says the move to prohibit commercial trucks from the left lane on Snowshed Hill on the Coquihalla does not address the main cause of collisions on the mountain pass. Though recognizing the

  • News Technology

    A Canadian first

    November 15, 2018 10:54AM by Truck News

    Platooning tested on Canadian highways, forestry roads for the first time

  • Nikola claims US$12 billion in hydrogen truck pre-orders

    November 15, 2018 8:26AM by Truck News

    PHOENIX, Ariz. – Hydrogen truck maker Nikola says it has raised another US$210 million and now boasts US$12 billion in pre-orders. About $380 million of those were for the recently announced Nikola Tre European cabover. “Once the Nikola Tre arrives

  • Brace for rougher 2019: Mark Seymour

    November 14, 2018 3:08PM by James Menzies

    BRAMPTON, Ont. — “Fasten your seatbelts in 2019, we’re going to be in for maybe a little bit of a rough ride.” That was the sobering warning from Mark Seymour today, who was participating in a panel discussion at the

  • Trucking needs more sensible regs, not fewer: TCA

    November 14, 2018 9:57AM by James Menzies

    BRAMPTON, Ont. – There is no appetite in Washington to reduce trucking regulations, but there is great potential to make the regulations that trucking operates under more sensible. That was the message Dave Heller, vice-president of government affairs with the

  • U.S. EPA plans further NOx cuts

    November 14, 2018 7:23AM by johng@newcom.ca

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced plans to further cut nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions from on-highway trucks and engines. Known as the Cleaner Truck Initiative, a proposed rule is to be published in early 2020.

  • Ram Tracking moves into bigger office

    November 13, 2018 1:17PM by Truck News

    OAKVILLE, Ont. – Ram Tracking has expanded its workforce and moved into a new 2,468 sq.-ft. office. The move was necessitated by a growth in sales and employee count, the company announced. It has recently added new products, including a