Truck News



  • APTA announces winners of driving championships

    June 19, 2018 9:19AM by Truck News

    DIEPPE, N.B. —  The Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association’s safety council gave out top marks to the day’s most talented professional drivers at APTA’s Annual Professional Driving Championships held in Masstown, N.S. Saturday, June 16.  A total of 36 professional drivers competed, including nine

  • Whistleblower protections aren’t helping drivers: OOIDA

    June 18, 2018 3:55PM by Truck News

    GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. – Whistle-blower laws meant to shield workers from reporting coercive behavior aren’t protecting drivers says the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA). The group met recently with the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) at the U.S. Department

  • Scholarship to allow aspiring trucker to achieve dream

    June 15, 2018 8:20AM by Truck News

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – An aspiring truck driver will see his dream come true thanks to a scholarship from the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC). William Gavin of Cardinal, Ont., has won the scholarship to obtain his A/Z

  • Three private fleet drivers inducted to Hall of Fame

    June 14, 2018 3:46PM by Truck News

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – Three professional drivers with a combined 16 million kilometers of accident-free driving were inducted into the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada’s Hall of Fame. David Armstrong, who works for CPC Logistics in the John Deere

  • Atlantic Driving Championships set for June 16

    June 11, 2018 1:58PM by Truck News

    DIEPPE, N.B. – The Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association will be hosting its Annual Atlantic Driving Championships at the Commercial Safety College in Masstown, N.S., on Saturday, June 16. “Professional truck drivers move the goods that we depend on for comfortable

  • Titanium increases driver pay for a second time

    June 5, 2018 3:37PM by Truck News

    BOLTON, Ont. – A second round of pay increases is coming to Titanium Trucking Services. The company announced it will be increasing its rates for its cross-border company drivers. The increase comes after owner-operator rates were bumped Jan. 1. Cross-border

  • All-female panel discuss past, present, and future of trucking

    June 1, 2018 12:12AM by Truck West

    CALGARY, Alta. – The number of women entering the trucking industry remains low, and it’s not always easy for those who do. That’s according to a panel of four women with various levels of experience in the industry. Each discussed

  • Pilot Flying J is helping drivers get ready for CVSA Roadcheck

    May 29, 2018 11:03AM by Truck News

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Roadcheck is coming and to help drivers through the inspections Pilot Flying J is offering free mid-trip inspections. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck event will run June 5-7 and will focus on Hours of

  • News Equipment

    Freightliner, Western Star offer OOIDA rebates

    May 25, 2018 6:48AM by Truck News

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Members of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) are eligible for rebates on qualifying new Western Star and Freightliner truck models. Qualifying used trucks at SelecTrucks Centers are also eligible. Customers must be OOIDA members for 90

  • Transportation, warehousing profits up in Q1

    May 24, 2018 2:37PM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Canada’s transportation and warehousing sector saw operating profits increase $99 million in the first quarter of 2018, Statistics Canada reports. That compares to a $938 million gain in the manufacturing sector. In contrast, retail trade saw the

  • New location for Manitoba truck driving championships

    May 10, 2018 6:37PM by Truck West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – The location of this year’s Manitoba Professional Truck Driving Championships has moved to the Headingly Husky Gas Station, with an awards banquet to follow at The Victoria Inn Hotel. The competition is open to both Manitoba and

  • Central Ontario Regional Truck Driving Championships scheduled for June 9

    May 8, 2018 1:11PM by Truck News

    KITCHENER, Ont. — The 33rd annual Central Ontario Regional Truck Driving Championships is scheduled for June 9, 2018. The event, this year being held at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex, in Kitchener, Ont., will see the most  talented drivers in

  • Truck-Lite CTO passes away

    May 7, 2018 1:29PM by Truck News

    FALCONER, N.Y. — Truck-Lite regretfully announced today the passing of senior vice-president and chief technology officer Bradley C. Van Riper after a brief battle with cancer. Van Riper, 64, started his career at Truck-Lite in 1978 as a maintenance technician

  • Lowering the CDL age in the U.S. a mistake: OOIDA

    May 2, 2018 5:01PM by Truck News

    GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. – The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) is calling on the U.S. House of Representatives to block efforts to lower the age at which a commercial driver’s license can be obtained. The organization sent a letter to

  • Mandatory commercial driver training coming to Saskatchewan

    April 30, 2018 6:00AM by Truck West

    REGINA, Sask. – With the announcement of a mandatory entry-level driver training program to be in place by 2019, the Saskatchewan Trucking Association (STA) is applauding the move. “The announcement today is about safety and definitely is the right direction