Truck News

  • MELT coming to Saskatchewan March 15

    December 3, 2018 1:00PM by Truck West

    REGINA, Sask. – The Saskatchewan government announced it will implement mandatory entry-level driver training (MELT) staring March 15 for anyone looking to acquire a Class 1 commercial licence. “Saskatchewan has been working to improve standards for training curriculum and driver

  • The road ahead

    November 29, 2018 11:23AM by Derek Clouthier

    Winnipeg company’s app that predicts road conditions goes mobile

  • News Equipment

    Continental opens new training center

    November 27, 2018 9:09AM by Truck News

    CLINTON, Miss. – Continental has announced the opening of a new employee training center in Mississippi. It marks the first completed structure on the site of the company’s future truck tire plant. A grand opening was held Nov. 8. Continental

  • Volvo Trucks-OTA Truck Driver of the Year winner revealed

    November 9, 2018 12:09PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — Lowell Thompson, a professional driver whose career spans more than half a century and includes an incredible 7.5 million accident-free miles, was named this year’s Volvo Trucks-Ontario Trucking Association Truck Driver of the Year. Thompson, a gravel

  • CITT names winner of 2018 Award of Excellence

    November 7, 2018 2:32PM by Truck News

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – CITT has announced that Beverly Jones, CCLP, has been awarded its prestigious annual CITT Award of Excellence for 2018. The award is reserved for a CITT-Certified Logistics Professional designation holder who has demonstrated career-long excellence and leadership

  • Applications open for 6th annual Top Fleet Employers program

    November 6, 2018 9:54AM by Sonia Straface

    OTTAWA, Ont. — Applications are now open for Trucking HR Canada’s 6th annual Top Fleet Employers program, which recognizes fleets who demonstrate a commitment to going above and beyond in their human resources practices. Applications and online submissions will be

  • Rourke to replace Schneider’s Lofgren as CEO

    October 31, 2018 11:10AM by Truck News

    GREEN BAY, Wis. – Schneider National announced today that Chris Lofgren will retire as president and chief executive officer following the company’s annual meeting of shareholders in April 2019. The Schneider board of directors has selected Mark Rourke, executive vice-president

  • Day & Ross invests in driving simulator

    October 24, 2018 2:12PM by Truck News

    HARTLAND, N.B. — Day & Ross Transportation Group announced today that it has invested in a mobile driving simulator to help further support the development of their professional driving team. The Day & Ross Simulator supports driver evaluation, basic and

  • News Technology

    Mack, Volvo expand over-the-air capabilities

    October 17, 2018 9:17AM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Mack and Volvo have both announced expanded over-the-air (OTA) software and vehicle parameter update capabilities. They’ve also created a simple portal to allow customers to register their trucks for OTA updates. “Customers who utilize Mack Over The

  • Mack’s Anthem a perfect fit for Westcan’s driver-focused mentality

    October 10, 2018 4:51PM by Truck West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – With the help of Mack Trucks, Westcan Bulk Transport is putting the focus back on the driver. “We need a good product so we can get drivers in the trucks and product to market,” said Howard August,

  • Diversity and inclusion in the workplace reliant on each other’s success

    October 3, 2018 7:14PM by Truck West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – Diversity and inclusion go hand-in-hand in the workplace, but don’t be fooled into believing they are one in the same. Trades industries, including trucking, have been looking to diversify their workforces for a variety of reason, whether

  • Kenworth unleashes the W990

    September 28, 2018 1:08AM by Derek Clouthier

    Kenworth updates iconic W900

  • OOIDA to celebrate 45th anniversary

    September 24, 2018 4:33PM by Truck News

    JOPLIN, Mo. – The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) is celebrating its 45th anniversary this year at the Guilty by Association Truck Show Sept. 27-29. The show will be held in Joplin, Mo., and will feature an hours-of-service listening session

  • Change of face

    September 24, 2018 2:00PM by James Menzies

    Canada’s truck driver demographics are rapidly shifting

  • News Equipment

    TMC, PIT Group form partnership

    September 21, 2018 10:59AM by Truck News

    ORLANDO, Fla. – PIT Group has announced a strategic partnership with the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) of the American Trucking Associations. The two groups will exchange technical and truck maintenance expertise. TMC will partner with PIT Group in field