Truck News



  • Transcourt promotes Trianos

    October 19, 2018 10:38AM by Truck News

    OAKVILLE, Ont. – Transcourt Tank Leasing has named Michael Trianos its director of fleet services and procurement for the entire North American market. Previously, he was director of business development for Ontario and Manitoba. The company says he was promoted

  • Hiway/Eskimo group acquires company, adds to leadership team

    October 17, 2018 5:03PM by Truck West

    CALGARY, Alta. – Following the Hiway/Eskimo Refrigeration merger, the company has now acquired Chill Tech Reefer Services, and has added to its leadership team. Chill Tech, an independent transport refrigeration service, had been operating in the Calgary area for 16

  • 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

  • Carriers giving capacity to best customers

    October 16, 2018 1:19PM by James Menzies

    Driver shortage putting a lid on fleet expansion

  • FLO Components names new territory sales manager

    October 16, 2018 8:17AM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. –FLO Components announced this week that it has appointed a new territory sales manager for southern Manitoba and northwestern Ontario. Mike Munroe is a native of Winnipeg, and has 16 years of experience in various managerial and technical sales

  • Fastfrate launches new linehaul division

    October 15, 2018 1:23PM by Truck News

    WOODBRIDGE, Ont. – Fastfrate Group has announced the formation of a new dedicated truckload linehaul service. It integrated BRS Transportation’s operations into the Consolidated Fastfrate operations, effective Oct. 15. Fastfrate Linehaul is the name of the new entity, and will

  • News Equipment

    Goodyear takes two million service calls in 10 years

    October 15, 2018 10:23AM by Truck News

    AKRON, Ohio – Goodyear has announced its Fleet HQ Emergency Roadside Service program has achieved a new milestone, having completed its two millionth service call in 10 years. “Over the last decade, trucking operations of all sizes and configurations –

  • Trucks for Change delivers for charity

    October 12, 2018 9:50AM by johng@newcom.ca

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Trucks for Change Network, an organization that connects charities to those who can haul their freight, has just transported its 20 millionth pound of donated food — and that’s just a sample of what has been accomplished

  • Trends in eCommerce and last-mile delivery

    October 11, 2018 2:02PM by Sonia Straface

    TORONTO, Ont. – Last-mile delivery is going to have to keep up with the increasing demands of consumer buying trends. That’s according to a panel who discussed eCommerce and last-mile delivery trends, at this year’s Surface Transportation Summit. The panel

  • Alliance calls for third-party ELD certification

    October 11, 2018 10:58AM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance is once again stressing the need to have mandated electronic logging devices (ELDs) certified by third parties, helping to ensure the devices can’t be compromised. The alliance says the final rule has been

  • Canada can learn from past mistakes when mandating ELDs

    October 10, 2018 6:42PM by James Menzies

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Canada’s long-awaited electronic logging device (ELD) mandate should differ from the U.S. rule to avoid some of the pitfalls that befell the rollout of similar legislation there. That was the opinion of a panel that discussed 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,

  • Tremcar West adds to vacuum units and equipment sales team

    October 9, 2018 6:13PM by Truck West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – Tremcar West has appointed Geoff Dowson as its regional sales manager for vacuum units and equipment. With over 18 years of experience in the vac industry, Dowson was previous employed by Westech Vac Systems for more than

  • News Equipment

    Bendix buys steering component remanufacturer

    October 4, 2018 9:34AM by Truck News

    ELYRIA, Ohio – Bendix has announced it is acquiring the ProSteering business of JM Engineered Products, which remanufactures all makes of steering components. Once closed, Bendix will incorporate the ProSteering brand’s products, manufacturing operations and its sales and service operations

  • CTA says Canada delivered “the best deal possible”

    October 3, 2018 11:30AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) says it’s pleased Canada and the U.S. reached a new trade pact, and will continue assessing how the agreement will affect the trucking industry. “CTA firmly believes the Government of Canada delivered