Truck News

  • Feature Transportation

    Better brakes, bigger decisions

    October 1, 2013 12:00AM by James Menzies

    Braking systems on today’s heavy trucks are better than they’ve ever been, and maybe ever will be. Advances in drum brake designs and the increased penetration of air disc brakes into the North American market, were two of the…

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    Shell hints improvements may be in store with new PC-11 engine oil category

    October 1, 2013 12:00AM by James Menzies

    HAMBURG, Germany — As work continues towards the development of a new heavy-duty engine oil category, presently known as PC-11, early indications are that fuel savings could be in store for fleets.

  • Bendix offers helpful advice in advance of Brake Safety Week

    September 5, 2013 2:27PM by Truck News

    ELYRIA, Ohio — Brake Safety Week is coming up Sept. 8-14, and there’s a good chance your trucks’ braking systems will be getting some extra attention – if not from drivers, then from inspectors.

  • Nominations open for 2014 Best Fleets to Drive For competition

    September 3, 2013 12:28PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — The call has once again gone out to North American drivers and owner/operators, to nominate their fleet for the Best Fleet to Drive For competition.

  • Feature Transportation

    One-man TV show

    September 1, 2013 12:00AM by James Menzies

    TORONTO, Ont. — A 40-year safe trucking career, and we almost ruined it. When Truck News called Than Vermilyea of Belleville, Ont. to inform him he was selected as our 2013 Owner/Operator of the Year, we didn’t yet know he was an…

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    Congrats to TV

    September 1, 2013 12:00AM by James Menzies

    I’ve got a pretty good gig. I get to travel the world, drive trucks, rub shoulders with industry leaders and be among the first to see new technologies and vehicles. But ask me what the highlight of this job is in any given year, and…

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    They are the champions

    September 1, 2013 12:00AM by Harry Rudolfs

    BRANTFORD, Ont. — There are many excellent truck drivers out there. Just look at some of the astounding safety records compiled by trucking professionals across the country, both city and highway. How does anyone mange to drive 10, 20 or…

  • Feature Transportation

    Claiming and collecting GST/HST

    September 1, 2013 12:00AM by Scott Taylor

    In theory, GST/HST should be a simple tax to file. You write down what you paid on business expenses and the amount will be fully refunded to you.

  • Feature Transportation

    Small fleets need bigger voice

    September 1, 2013 12:00AM by Bill Cameron

    As a small carrier, believe it or not, you are a member of the majority – not just a ‘little guy.’ Statistics tell us that carriers with 10 or less power units make up 60% of all for-hire trucks on the road in Canada. So why do we…

  • Product Transportation

    Debating BYOD

    September 1, 2013 12:00AM by James Menzies

    An interesting debate is percolating about the viability of driver-owned smartphones and tablets to serve as on-board computers, performing critical functions such as dispatch and the electronic logging of hours-of-service.

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    Fleets, drivers to benefit from multiple training options as feds update FleetSmart program

    September 1, 2013 12:00AM by Julia Kuzeljevich

    KING CITY, Ont. — Natural Resources Canada will be updating its popular FleetSmart program, which offers practical instruction on energy efficiency through driver awareness and fuel efficiency best practices. Bob Smith, chief, EcoEnergy for…

  • SmartTruck launches Road Team program for owner/operator customers

    August 29, 2013 10:01AM by Truck News

    DALLAS, Texas — SmartTruck has launched a Road Team for aerodynamics-minded owner/operators who use the company’s UnderTray systems.

  • Rolling Strong develops new program for driver health and wellness

    August 27, 2013 4:52PM by Truck News

    Rolling Strong has introduced a new wellness card for professional drivers, fleets and owner/operators, designed to help mobile workers achieve a healthy lifestyle.

  • New online auction service available to Canadian truck sellers

    August 21, 2013 7:33AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — A new service from Truck Web Services provides Canadian truck dealers with new ways to handle transactions, according to the company.

  • Bendix updates white paper on new stopping distance requirements

    August 15, 2013 9:12PM by Truck News

    ELYRIA, Ohio — Bendix has updated a white paper that examines the impact new stopping distance regulations have had on the trucking industry and the aftermarket.