Truck News



  • CTA ads to honor trucking industry workers

    August 28, 2019 7:59AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance will mark the National Trucking Week with a series of advertisements paying tribute to those working in the industry. The ads will be published during Sept. 1-7 in various English and French-language trucking

  • Utility Trailer’s green initiatives pay off

    August 27, 2019 2:53PM by Truck News

    CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. — Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. says its green initiatives have helped reduce overall waste and emissions. The manufacturer of refrigerated trailers, dry freight vans and flatbeds said Tuesday that a third-party sustainability study had found improvements

  • Dana acquires Quebec-based electric drivetrain developer

    August 27, 2019 2:48PM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. – Dana has expanded its e-mobility business with the acquisition of Quebec-based Nordresa Motors. Nordresa focuses on integration and application engineering for the development and commercialization of electric powertrains for commercial vehicles. Dana says the acquisition will enhances

  • Ontario to tighten emissions testing for trucks

    August 27, 2019 10:35AM by Abdul Latheef

    TORONTO, Ont. – Ontario will soon announce a re-designed emissions testing program for heavy-duty diesel vehicles, a government source has told Truck News. The program, to be announced this fall, will focus on improving testing. It will also include new

  • 750,000th truck rolls out of Daimler’s Cleveland plant

    August 27, 2019 8:12AM by Truck News

    CLEVELAND, N.C. – Daimler Trucks North America on Monday commemorated the production of the 750,000th vehicle built at its Cleveland, N.C., plant. Keys to the milestone vehicle – a Freightliner Cascadia – were presented to representatives from United Parcel Service

  • News Equipment

    Fontaine moves closer to new Hino plant

    August 26, 2019 10:47AM by Truck News

    MINERAL WELLS, WV – Fontaine Modification has announced it’s moving its West Virginia modification center from Williamstown to Mineral Wells, WV, to be closer to Hino’s new truck manufacturing plant. The new facility offers double the production space, and will

  • News Equipment

    Western Star updates 4700, looks to grow vocational presence

    August 26, 2019 8:21AM by James Menzies

    YOUNTVILLE, Calif. – Western Star wants a bigger bite of the vocational truck pie, and has enhanced its 4700 model to improve the driver and body builder experience. The vocational truck market represents about 30% of the overall NAFTA Class

  • Erb Transport at 60: ‘Doing the job right’

    August 26, 2019 7:54AM by Abdul Latheef

    Wendell Erb reflects back on the company’s history and comments on the current freight market

  • Feature Transportation

    Fifteen years in the making, patience pays off in the end

    August 26, 2019 7:45AM by Derek Clouthier

    OSOYOOS, B.C. — Better late than never, as they say, and a B.C. truck driver certainly took that to heart. Bill Plaskett always knew he would one day be his own boss, and 15 years after purchasing a company, he

  • Steering government in the right direction

    August 26, 2019 7:30AM by Terry Shaw

    As we enter into an election period, both provincially and federally, the output from governments has screeched to a halt. As I’m sure you already know, this is due to election laws that prevent governments from making certain announcements during

  • Feature Transportation

    Free training for aspiring women drivers in B.C.

    August 26, 2019 7:15AM by Derek Clouthier

    LANGLEY, B.C. — Attention hopeful female truck drivers in B.C., there is an opportunity that may be hard for you to pass up. Valley Driving School is facilitating driver training for the YWCA’s Changing Gears program, which aims to get

  • Erb Transport celebrates 60 years of success

    August 23, 2019 7:24PM by Truck News

    BADEN, Ont. — Hundreds of people showed up on Thursday and Friday to celebrate Erb Transport’s 60th anniversary at the company’s hub in Baden, Ont. Employee families, customers and vendors were treated to barbecues both days. Guests included members of

  • Minimizer is maximizing — and building new facility

    August 23, 2019 10:15AM by johng@newcom.ca

    BLOOMING PRAIRIE, Minn. – You could say that Minimizer is maximizing – purchasing a 13-acre site in Owatonna, Minn., which will eventually house 83 personnel who are currently working out of three buildings in Blooming Prairie. The new 96,000-sq.ft. facility

  • Hino opens West Virginia truck plant

    August 23, 2019 8:55AM by Jim Park

    MINERAL WELLS, WV — Hino Motors has officially opened its new million-square-foot manufacturing facility in Mineral Wells, WV. The ceremony took place Wednesday, Aug. 22, capping a two-year effort that saw a former retail distribution center turned into a state-of-the-art

  • Benefits of fuel-efficient driving can’t be denied

    August 23, 2019 8:15AM by Al Goodhall

    Earning a living doing what I love to do means burning 1,200 to 1,500 liters of diesel per week. Those actions pose a direct existential threat to my grandchildren’s future. This is a contradiction I’ve been contemplating for some time.