Truck News

  • Minimizer is maximizing — and building new facility

    August 23, 2019 10:15AM by

    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.

  • Solutions needed for trucking insurance issues

    August 23, 2019 7:45AM by Mike Millian

    Safe and new trucking companies being refused traditional truck insurance

  • Feature Transportation

    Help us help you

    August 23, 2019 7:15AM by Angela Splinter

    Recruiting and retaining qualified workers continues to be the predominant business issue in trucking and logistics. And for us here at Trucking HR Canada, our top priority is to help employers meet this challenge by providing relevant, accurate, and accessible

  • Shipper conditions improved in June

    August 22, 2019 4:25PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Conditions for U.S. shippers improved in June, with a 8.8 reading on the FTR Shippers Conditions Index, up two points from May. That marked the strongest month for shipper conditions since February 2016, FTR reports. Freight-related indicators

  • Chevron debuts Delo Traveling Technology Lab 

    August 22, 2019 2:30PM by Abdul Latheef

    DALLAS, Texas – Lubricants giant Chevron Products Co. has marked the 20th anniversary of its popular Delo Truck by launching the Delo Traveling Technology Lab at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas on Thursday. The lab features virtual (VR)

  • PrePass now available in B.C. through Weigh2GoBC

    August 22, 2019 2:23PM by Truck News-West

    VICTORIA, B.C. – Carriers in B.C. can now take advantage of weigh scale bypass platform PrePass, with 11 locations across the province through Weigh2GoBC service. Thanks to an agreement between B.C.’s Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure and the PrePass Safety

  • BlueParrott launches upgraded headset at GATS

    August 22, 2019 10:01AM by Truck News

    DALLAS, Texas – BlueParrott, a maker of wireless headsets, has launched a new version of its noise-cancelling Bluetooth headset at the Great American Trucking Show. The next-generation B350-XT allows users to answer or reject calls with their voice, providing a

  • PMTC eastern seminar to focus on youth, retention, and engagement

    August 21, 2019 6:03PM by Truck News-East

    MILTON, Ont. – The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC), along with Trucking Human Resources Sector Council Atlantic, will hold an eastern regional educational seminar Sept. 18 in Wallace, N.S. With a focus youth recruitment, retention, and engagement, the

  • News Equipment

    Truck market returning to “normal” levels: DTNA

    August 21, 2019 2:57PM by James Menzies

    YOUNTVILLE, Calif. – A cooling Class 8 truck market is marking a healthy return to more normal levels. That’s the assessment of Richard Howard, senior vice-president of sales and marketing for Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA), who gave a market

  • News Equipment

    Daimler’s aftermarket initiatives resulting in faster repair times

    August 21, 2019 2:11PM by James Menzies

    YOUNTVILLE, Calif. – A renewed focus on aftermarket support is reaping rewards for Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) as it continues to pursue its goals of completing all truck repairs within 24 hours. Stefan Kurschner, senior vice-president of aftermarket with

  • DTNA creates new organization to enhance customer experience

    August 21, 2019 1:25PM by James Menzies

    YOUNTVILLE, Calif. – Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has backed up its customer-centric approach to business with a significant investment and the creation of a new Customer Service Experience business group. It will be headed by Paul Romanaggi, a 34-year

  • Trailer orders continue to slide, while production remains robust

    August 21, 2019 1:00PM by Truck News-East

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Trailer orders continue to drop, declining for seven consecutive months, according to ACT Research’s Trailer Components Report. The year-over-year slide began at the end of 2018, and preliminary July data shows the trend will continue. “Through June,

  • ATA says freight tonnage to increase 25.6% by 2030

    August 21, 2019 12:45PM by Truck News-East

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) is predicting continued growth in the industry, with a 25.6% increase in tonnage by 2030. The projection stems from the ATA’s latest Freight Transportation Forecast: 2019 to 2030, an annual release on