Truck News



  • Truck tonnage fell in June: ATA

    July 23, 2019 12:16PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – U.S. for-hire truck tonnage decreased 1.1% in June, on the heels of a 4% decline the month before. “Tonnage continues to show resilience as it posted the 26th year-over-year increase despite falling for the second straight month

  • Erb grants another wish

    July 23, 2019 10:16AM by Truck News

    BADEN, Ont. – For the second time this year, Erb Transport has opened its cab doors to help someone realize a dream. On May 11, Erb drive Lyoness Woodstock gave a 75-kilometer ride to Shirley Barkell, helping her achieve a

  • Canadian companies among top woman-owned businesses

    July 23, 2019 8:09AM by Truck News

    PLOVER, Wis. – Two Canadian companies are among those recognized by the Women in Trucking (WIT) Association as being the top woman-owned businesses in transportation. B.C.-based Lodgewood Enterprises, owned by president Arlene Gagne, and Ontario Truck Training Academy, owned by

  • Dayton Parts to open distribution center in Quebec

    July 23, 2019 7:49AM by Truck News

    SHIREMANSTOWN, Pa. — Dayton Parts has announced that it will open its third Canadian distribution center in Saint-Leonard, Que. The other centers are in Edmonton, Alta., and Mississauga, Ont. The new 50,000 square-foot facility will house the complete Dayton Parts

  • Capital Gear adds new rep

    July 23, 2019 7:38AM by Truck News

    EDMONTON, Alta. – Capital Gear has hired Darcy Arbuthnot to fill a newly created position as account manager, Prairies and Northern Ontario. Arbuthnot has more than 23 years of aftermarket experience, the company says. His experience ranges from being a

  • Finding the Smokin’ Gun

    July 22, 2019 6:04PM by Derek Clouthier

    Racer Gord Cooper looks to set world records after Smokin’ Gun’s engine rebuild

  • Feature Transportation

    The trucker who wants to make his customers smile

    July 22, 2019 11:00AM by Abdul Latheef

    There were many “good moments” in Jim Smith’s 26-year trucking career, but one stands out. That happened a couple of years ago when his employer received a call from a man who said he wanted to thank Smith for a

  • News Equipment

    Alliance Truck Parts growing network

    July 22, 2019 9:22AM by Truck News

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Alliance Truck Parts is expanding its network and product portfolio. The company has added more than 11 new value product lines to its portfolio. They include items ranging from diesel exhaust fluid filters to air brake compressors

  • News Equipment

    Breadner to host Mississauga open house

    July 22, 2019 9:07AM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Breadner Trailers is hosting an open house at its Mississauga dealership Aug. 15. The event will feature special deals, and will run from 10 a.m. till 7 p.m. at 7410 Tranmere Drive. The company says it will

  • PMTC to hold educational seminar in Edmonton

    July 22, 2019 8:57AM by Truck News

    MILTON, Ont. — The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada will hold its 2019 western regional seminar in Edmonton, Alta., on Oct. 1, the organization announced Monday. It is part of the PMTC’s ongoing series of cross-country educational half-day conferences.

  • Asleep at the ELD switch

    July 22, 2019 8:00AM by Joanne Ritchie

    Trucking has its own language, and I’m not talking about CB chatter or the unique jargon every industry develops. It’s more about the way trucking uses certain words that have a completely different meaning in the minds of most non-trucking

  • Beautiful and speedy trucks on display at Alberta truck show

    July 20, 2019 11:12PM by Derek Clouthier

    LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – The Southern Alberta Truck Expo and Job Fair held its 5th annual event in Lethbridge, Alta., today, handing out several awards to drivers who showed off their stunning rides at the show. Nine awards were handed out

  • Trucking associations unveil infrastructure wish list

    July 19, 2019 3:25PM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) and its partners at provincial trucking associations have unveiled a wish list of infrastructure priorities that could improve road-based trade. The need to invest in truck parking and border capabilities is among

  • Fu named CFO at Titanium

    July 19, 2019 12:05PM by johng@newcom.ca

    BOLTON, Ont. – Alex Fu has been named the chief financial officer of Titanium Transportation Group after four months in the interim role. Fu has served as director of finance since joining the fleet in 2017. “We ultimately felt he

  • Lettrapub opens vehicle graphics shop in Montreal

    July 19, 2019 11:05AM by johng@newcom.ca

    SAINTE-MARIE, Que. – Lettrapub has opened a new installation site in Montreal, better supporting vehicle lettering activities. The location at 1402 Saint-Armour Street, Ville Saint-Laurent, specializes in large-format digital printing and has three large service doors to accommodate trucks, trailers,