Truck News

  • Report recaps a year of carbon taxation in Ontario

    January 30, 2018 10:13AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner said the first year of Ontario’s carbon cap-and-trade system went well, but that more needs to be done. “A price on carbon pollution is a crucial tool we need to slow climate change,” said

  • Freightliner honors top sales reps

    December 14, 2017 1:58PM by Truck News

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Freightliner Trucks recently recognized its top dealers sales representatives, including 19 from Canada. The program recognizes and rewards excellent sales results, with the top 44 sales pros and seven sales managers honored at a special awards ceremony.

  • Contrans acquires MacKinnon Transport

    December 6, 2017 9:10AM by Sonia Straface

    GUELPH, Ont. – Contrans Group has acquired the assets of MacKinnon Transport – a family-owned business that has been around for close to 90 years. The deal, which was only in the works for five-six weeks, closed on December 1.

  • Montreal’s Fuel Transport rebrands, wins awards

    August 1, 2017 9:24AM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. —  Fuel Transport has won four awards for its corporate rebranding, the company announced recently. According to Fuel Transport, at the Festival of Creativity in June, Fuel won four Lions (which represents the highest award in design in

  • Mack Trucks turns Silver and Black

    July 19, 2017 1:01PM by Truck West

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Mack Trucks knows a winner when they see it, and in Oakland Raiders defensive juggernaut Khalil Mack they have found a partnership that shares more than a name. Mack and the NFL Defensive Player of the Year

  • Kenworth gives out Dealer Awards

    March 1, 2017 9:33AM by Truck News

    KIRKLAND, Wash. – Kenworth doled out its Dealer Awards to its best dealers in Canada and the US  recently. The awards were given out at its recent dealer meeting in Indian Wells, California. Kenworth Montréal received its first-ever Gold Award

  • Valley Equipment opens new Salisbury dealership

    October 11, 2016 12:36PM by Truck News

    SALISBURY, N.B. – Utility Trailer has announced the opening of a new full-service dealership, Valley Equipment in Salisbury. “We broke ground on our new facility in Salisbury last September, and it replaces the Moncton location,” said Peter Cook, president of

  • Paccar recognizes Canadian dealers

    October 6, 2016 11:22AM by Truck News

    RENTON, Wash. — Paccar announced the winners of its Parts Dealers awards at its 2016 Parts and Service Meeting in Orlando, Fla this week and among them were some Canadian Peterbilt and Kenworth dealers. Dealers were awarded for their outstanding achievements

  • Langley RCMP looking for Good Samaritan truck driver

    September 6, 2016 10:28AM by Truck West

    LANGLEY, B.C. – Langley RCMP are looking for a man named Earl after the truck driver pulled over his semi to help an injured officer. Labeled as one of two Good Samaritans, Earl stopped his truck the morning of Aug.

  • Smego to lead Canadian and Midwest US sales efforts for Pressure Systems

    August 29, 2016 6:08PM by Truck West

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Tom Smego is the new sales director for Canada and the US Midwest for tire inflation system company Pressure Systems International, leading the sales efforts for fleets and supporting dealers and OEMs from Chicago, Ill. Smego

  • In conversation with Daimler leader Wolfgang Bernhard

    July 28, 2016 2:45PM by Oliver Dixon

    STUTTGART, Germany — North America has proved a disappointing truck market so far this year with the most recent Class 8 intake standing at a multi-year low. Wolfgang Bernhard, member of the Board of Management and responsible for Daimler AG’s

  • Volvo delivers 100,000th truck with I-Shift

    April 7, 2016 9:43AM by Sonia Straface

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Volvo Trucks North America hit a milestone recently as it delivered its 100,000th truck equipped with its I-Shift automated manual transmission. The truck was a Volvo VNL 670 model and it was presented to Watkins & Shepard

  • News Equipment

    Truck writers deem Eaton Procision top technical achievement

    March 4, 2016 9:47AM by Truck News

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Eaton Corporation’s Procision Dual-Clutch Automatic Transmission won the 2016 Technical Achievement Award from the Truck Writers of North America (TWNA). The award was presented during the Technology & Maintenance Council’s (TMC) Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition

  • News Equipment

    Canadian Kenworth dealers recognized

    February 19, 2016 12:32PM by Truck News

    KIRKLAND, Wash. — Kenworth Montreal and Kenworth Truck Centres of Ontario recently received Silver Awards from the truck maker. The awards were presented at the company’s annual dealer meeting held recently in San Diego, Calif. Pape Kenworth, which operates a

  • Safety record a bright spot for Mullen in 2015

    February 11, 2016 7:05PM by James Menzies

    OKOTOKS, Alta. — Last year was one to forget for trucking companies serving the oil patch and 2016 is looking equally tenuous, but if there was a bright spot for Mullen Group it was the performance of its trucking/logistics companies,