Truck News

  • It’s time to talk

    January 31, 2018 10:11AM by Sonia Straface

    Accidents, loneliness, and fatigue are all part of the job as a truck driver. But does this make them more at risk for mental illness?

  • OTA calls for zero tolerance for driver pot use

    December 1, 2017 7:44AM by Sonia Straface

    TORONTO, Ont. — The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) is urging the provincial government to ensure a zero tolerance enforcement for truck driver pot use. In a submission this week to the Standing Committee on Justice Policy, OTA laid out the potential

  • NAIT partners with industry to offer low-carbon fuel to long-haul segment

    November 9, 2017 1:30PM by Truck West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) has partnered with industry stakeholders to bring low-carbon fuel that can withstand all weather conditions to the long-haul truck segment. Working with Mack Trucks, Westcan Bulk Transport, and Oberon Fuels,

  • Slow, sustainable growth sets stage for a strong 2018

    October 25, 2017 9:55PM by James Menzies

    ORLANDO, Fla. – Demand for trucking services in the U.S. has increased, and in a more sustainable way than it has in the past, setting the stage for a strong 2018. That was the feel-good consensus expressed at the popular

  • Panel discusses the future of trucking, technology

    October 12, 2017 11:08AM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – The technology for modern-day society to look like an episode of The Jetsons is here, but the infrastructure to support that kind of life, isn’t. That was the consensus of the future of trucking panel at this

  • Class 8 rentals in Canada jump 20%: PacLease

    October 12, 2017 8:04AM by Truck News

    BELLEVUE, Wash. – PacLease’s truck rental market has noticed an upward trend in the last four months. According to the company’s national director of rental operations, Chachi Hernandez, “In Class 8 rentals, we’ve seen a 20% jump across the country,

  • Trucking execs weigh in on hot industry topics

    October 9, 2017 3:47PM by Sonia Straface

    CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – Electronic logging devices, marijuana legalization, and the driver shortage are hot-button industry issues that are here to stay for the long haul. So, it was only natural that a panel at this year’s Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association

  • Paid Coolant Complications & Confusion

    October 1, 2017 12:00PM by Truck News - Prestone

      Nitrite Challenges Dictate an Important Dialogue  Until Prestone introduced the first all-season, the first modern cooling system fluid back in 1927, common kitchen ingredients such as sugar, honey and molasses were used. Since 1927, ethylene glycol, with integral corrosion inhibitors,

  • What marijuana legalization could mean for your insurance coverage

    September 15, 2017 2:57PM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – The legalization of marijuana will have significant impacts on the insurance and transportation industry as insurance companies will have to extend coverage offerings and anticipate the risks involved in underwriting and dealing with impairment claims. That was

  • Polaris Transportation outlines success of student program

    August 28, 2017 12:06PM by Truck News

      TORONTO, Ont. —  Polaris Transportation revealed today the impact of its Student Leadership Development Program. The program  is in conjunction with The Ivey School of Business at Western University and the Lazaridis School of Business at Wilfred Laurier. Polaris

  • U.S. trucking conditions deteriorated in June: FTR

    August 24, 2017 6:11AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions in the U.S. fell more than two points in June, according to the latest FTR Trucking Conditions Index (TCI). The lower reading of 4.54 reflects higher costs for labor, fuel, and purchased transport, according to

  • The Guarantee, NAL Insurance announce partnership

    July 26, 2017 10:34AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont.  — The Guarantee Company of North America and NAL Insurance has partnered together to offer customers of the innovative Guarantee Transportation Solution (GTS) a comprehensive Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) coverage alternative for owner-operators. The partnership, effective


    July 1, 2017 1:41AM by Zafar Hussain, Senior Product Engineer at Luber-finer

    The true test of any heavy-duty vehicle is its ability to perform under extreme weather conditions that are common in Canada. The same is true for the various components that help keep these vehicles running at peak performance, particularly the

  • Making the healthy choice

    June 11, 2017 1:20AM by Derek Clouthier

    How to maintain a healthy diet and stay active while on the road

  • SmartDrive hosts two customer conferences

    June 9, 2017 7:32AM by Truck News

    DALLAS, Texas – SmartDrive this year hosted its first two customer conferences, and awarded fleets that are early adopters of its technologies. The conferences took place May 22-23 in Atlanta, Ga., and June 6-7 in Dallas, Texas. They hosted SmartDrive