Truck News

  • Behind the Kriska-Mullen deal

    September 25, 2014 11:00PM by Carolyn Gruske

    Kriska COO Jonathan Wahba gives an in-depth explanation of the deal between Kriska and Mullen and how it will affect Mill Creek, existing customers and Canadian trucking industry.

  • Mullen and Kriska forming new company

    September 25, 2014 5:11PM by Truck News

    OKOTOKS, Alta., PRESCOTT, Ont.– Mullen Group Ltd. and Kriska Holdings Limited are pleased to announce that they have entered into a letter of intent (“LOI”) in which Mullen Group and Kriska Holdings have agreed to create Kriska Transportation Group Limited

  • No single solution to the drayage problem in Vancouver: consultant

    September 25, 2014 3:51PM by Julia Kuzeljevich

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont.–Scott Galloway, a transportation consultant and the West Coast representative for the Freight Management Association of Canada, gave a speech at the CILTNA GTA region chapter’s Mini Outlook Transportation Conference Tuesday, outlining the “pending challenges” at Port Metro Vancouver.

  • Truck seller becomes bio-fuel producer

    September 15, 2014 1:37PM by Carolyn Gruske

    CHATHAM, Ont. – A used truck dealer plans on turning waste wood by-products into diesel fuel. “All of the provinces are increasing their [fuel] blending requirements, so we see this as the future,” said TATRO Trucks Ltd. corporate financial controller

  • ATA wants “unreliable” CSA scores hidden from public view

    August 26, 2014 8:32AM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Trucking Associations (ATA) and a coalition of other organizations wants the FMCSA to restrict access to carriers’ CSA scores. The request was outlined in a letter to Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. ATA says research proves

  • Volvo opens test track

    August 12, 2014 8:13PM by Truck News

    DUBLIN, Va. – Buyers who want to test drive trucks conditions that mimic working environments now have a place to go. As originally reported last year, Volvo Trucks North America decided to build a combination road course and vocational track

  • Police recover $1.4 million in stolen cargo

    July 16, 2014 10:11AM by Truck News

    AURORA, Ont. – A grand piano, baby products and barbeques are back where they belong after York Regional Police recovered a large quantity of stolen goods, thanks to a little help from the Insurance Bureau of Canada’s cargo theft reporting

  • Man accidently crushed to death

    May 30, 2014 10:47AM by Carolyn Gruske

    VAUGHAN, Ont. — A man is dead after apparently being crushed between two trailers. At 6:41 this morning, York Regional Police received a call to attend an industrial accident at Muir’s Cartage Ltd. on 75 Doney Crescent in Vaughan, Ont.

  • Kenworth parts and service dealership opens in Quebec

    April 16, 2014 1:54PM by Truck News

    MONT-LAURIER, Que. — A rural area northwest of Montreal has a new Kenworth parts and service facility.

  • Feature Transportation

    The big chill on driver supply

    March 1, 2014 12:00AM by David Bradley

    Who had ever heard the term “polar vortex” until this winter? Here in Canada, we’re supposed to be used to cold, snowy weather. But, the winter blitz and higher than expected freight demand combined to reveal just how strained…

  • Crime Stoppers stopping cargo theft

    January 24, 2014 1:01PM by Truck News

    MARKHAM, Ont. — Crime Stoppers, the public awareness and crime tip reporting program, has a new focus this year: cargo theft.

  • Feature Transportation

    Safe and secure practices can protect fleets from cargo crime

    November 1, 2013 12:00AM by David Goruk

    The estimated cost of cargo crime is staggering. Across Canada, losses amount to as much as $5 billion a year, most of which disappears along the corridor between Windsor and Montreal. Thefts in the Greater Toronto Area alone are valued as high…

  • Feature Transportation

    Meritor embraces “fast food-type” model for parts pilot project

    November 1, 2013 12:00AM by Jim Bray

    EDMONTON, Alta. – It’s just like Domino’s Pizza: service within a certain window of time, or you get compensated. Except it isn’t pizza that is being delivered in this case; it’s remanufactured components to help your…

  • Feature Transportation

    Pay attention to the signs

    August 1, 2013 12:00AM by Truck News

    How tall am I? How wide am I? How heavy am I? These are questions we do not often want to ask ourselves, but in the transportation industry, they are important questions that pertain to our equipment, our loads and our destinations. It is…

  • Product Transportation

    Natural gas interest spreading to shunt trucks

    August 1, 2013 12:00AM by James Menzies

    When it comes to shunt trucks, you don’t often get splashy new truck launches, complete with elaborate Formula 1-style curtain raisings. What you do get is continuous improvement of existing models.