Truck News

  • Four-year-old’s birthday wish comes true

    November 15, 2019 11:35AM by Truck News-West

    MORINVILLE, Alta. – The trucking industry has a new recruit waiting in the wings, though it will be another 14 years before he can get behind the wheel. Celebrating his fourth birthday, Chase Olesen has been enamored with garbage trucks

  • Schneider donates trucks to attract new talent

    November 15, 2019 8:41AM by Truck News

    GREEN BAY, Wis. – Schneider has found a creative way to attract new drivers – by giving them trucks to learn on. The fleet donated 10 gently used, late model trucks to select CDL driver training programs. The trucks are

  • Time to tighten trucking’s Temporary Foreign Workers Program

    November 15, 2019 7:26AM by Mike Millian

    A recent article in the Globe and Mail has shone a light on some very unsavory and unsafe practices that are occurring in our country when it in comes to the Temporary Foreign Workers Program (TFWP). While many in the

  • Don’t let yourself slip

    November 15, 2019 7:16AM by Karen Bowen

    Have you ever hurt your ankle while jumping down from your rig? Although ankle injuries are often considered sports injuries, any activity that forces your foot or ankle into an unnatural position can cause an ankle strain, sprain, or break.

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    The unstoppable Ross Mackie

    November 14, 2019 2:39PM by Harry Rudolfs

    OSHAWA, Ont. — At 85, you’d think Ross Mackie would be happy to take it slow during his golden years. After all, the Mackie companies are in the capable hands of his four sons, he’s got a barn full of

  • Clean energy initiatives will require future fluids

    November 14, 2019 2:26PM by John G. Smith

    BRYAN, Texas – Jason Brown, Shell’s global technology manager for heavy-duty diesel engine oil, knows electric vehicles are coming. But that doesn’t seem to faze one of the world’s largest producers of fuels and lubricants. “We’re definitely going to have

  • Cheating doesn’t pay… anymore

    November 14, 2019 1:56PM by James Menzies

    Cheating, in life and in business, shouldn’t pay. But for too long in trucking it has. There are signs, however, that this could be about to change. Those who abuse hours-of-service regulations are soon going to be forced to comply,

  • Truck News embraces digital future

    November 14, 2019 1:39PM by James Menzies and Derek Clouthier

    Your reading habits are changing, and we are evolving to meet your needs. The January issue of Truck News will mark the final print edition, 40 years after the paper’s founding. As we evolve for a digital era, the news

  • Consumers driving U.S. economy, as business investment stalls: FTR

    November 14, 2019 12:58PM by James Menzies

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Business investment has dried up due to uncertainty over trade tensions, but consumer spending remains strong and has kept the U.S. economy moving forward. Consumer spending is the most critical component of the economy, since it drives

  • Manac opens research and innovation center

    November 14, 2019 9:56AM by Truck News

    ST-GEORGES, Que. – Manac has opened a 62,000 sq.-ft. research and innovation center. The company says its new center will help support and accelerate Manac’s research and product design efforts, will optimize manufacturing processes, and allow it to implement new

  • Walmart adopts blockchain technology for fleets

    November 14, 2019 9:46AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — Walmart Canada has launched a blockchain-based freight and payment network in collaboration DLT Labs. The system uses distributed ledger technology to track deliveries, verify transactions and automate payments. All of Walmart Canada’s third-party carriers will be on

  • Sponsored These are digital days for fleet shops

    November 14, 2019 8:00AM by Eric Berard

    Transport Nalaco was clearly in a growth mode. About two years ago it had expanded to 75 power units, almost triple its previous size. But the success was breeding a new sort of challenge – a lack of visibility into

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    Trade war, consumer confidence to impact truck demand

    November 14, 2019 7:54AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – The main risk facing the North American commercial vehicle market and the economy is the trade war with China, while the consumer remains the key driver of the economy. That’s from ACT Research and its North American

  • Ontario proposes plan to make trucking safer

    November 14, 2019 7:52AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The province is proposing a two-year plan to make Ontario highways safer for truckers. Last week, senior government officials discussed the plan with leaders of Ontario’s trucking industry. A key component of the plan will be tougher

  • ‘The taxman will come’: Lawyer on Driver Inc.

    November 14, 2019 7:46AM by James Menzies

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Kim Stoll, a transportation lawyer with Fernandes Hearn LLP, had some strong advice for truckers operating under the Driver Inc. model, which she offered at the ISB Global Biz and Breakfast Nov. 13. “I know it sounds