Truck News



  • FTR: Capacity to remain tight

    June 18, 2018 10:09AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The North American economy is strong, but capacity is to remain tight for the remainder of the year, according to experts who spoke during FTR’s State of Freight webinar last week. Avery Vise, v.p. of trucking research,

  • One stop shop

    June 15, 2018 7:36PM by Derek Clouthier

    White’s Travel Center offers something no other in the U.S. does – a pharmacy

  • Government of Canada to provide $2.8 million in funding to Trucking HR Canada

    June 14, 2018 1:37PM by Truck News

    GATINEAU, Que. — Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, has announced funding of $2.8 million to Trucking HR Canada today.  The funding is through the Government of Canada’s Sectoral Initiatives Program (SIP), to develop the sectoral labor market

  • ZF unveils new PowerLine automatic transmission for commercial trucks

    June 14, 2018 1:21PM by Sonia Straface

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – ZF introduced its new PowerLine automatic transmission for medium-duty trucks, heavy-duty pickups, and buses at the infamous Lucas Oil Raceway outside of Indianapolis on June 13. The new 8-speed transmission was built with commercial vehicles up to

  • Riding in the ultra-efficient Starship truck

    June 14, 2018 1:02PM by Truck West

    RAPHINE, Va. – Like something out of a sci-fi movie, the AirFlow Starship initiative has produced a futuristic-looking rig that’s been in the making for several years. Beginning with a simple drawing by former driver and owner of AirFlow Truck

  • New carrier connected to Humboldt incident being carefully monitored by Alberta Transportation

    June 14, 2018 12:43AM by Truck West

    CALGARY, Alta. – One of the drivers and trucks from the carrier involved in the Humboldt Broncos bus collision is operating under a new numbered company, according to Alberta Transportation. Though the lone driver currently employed by the numbered company

  • CTA calls for crackdown on ‘non-compliant’ carriers

    June 13, 2018 5:14PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is calling for a government crackdown on “non-compliant” carriers, following news that those behind a company involved in the crash that killed 16 Humboldt Broncos are again working in the industry. “Most

  • BCTA elects new board and executive committee

    June 12, 2018 3:54PM by Truck West

    WHISTLER, B.C. – The B.C. Trucking Association (BCTA) elected its new board of directors during its annual AGM and Management Conference this past weekend. Board members will serve out a term of one year, 2018-19. Executive committee members were also

  • 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

  • Doing it for the kids

    June 11, 2018 11:46AM by James Menzies

    Trucking for Kids truck show experiences another growth spurt

  • B.C. trucking industry thriving, but desperately needs workers

    June 9, 2018 6:27PM by Derek Clouthier

    WHISTLER, B.C. – B.C.’s trucking industry is facing a dire employment picture, with 10% of industry positions needing to be filled immediately. That’s according to Ken Peacock, chief economist and vice-president of the Business Council of B.C., who admitted to

  • Panel talks automated trucks and how they could create ‘more desirable’ jobs

    June 8, 2018 12:38AM by Derek Clouthier

    EDMONTON, Alta. – There may be a consensus on what still needs to be done for autonomous trucks to thrive, but opinions vary on the timing. A panel addressing freight transitions during the Conference Board of Canada’s Autonomous 2018 convention

  • Are you optimizing each tank of fuel?

    June 7, 2018 2:05PM by Truck News

    TORONTO Ont. — With diesel pricing on the rise, fuel economy is becoming increasingly critical to sound fleet management practices. FUEL YOUR GROWTH brings you the insights of Canadian tanker fleets which have worked hard with spec’ing, training, and monitoring

  • Freightliner debuts electric Cascadia, M2

    June 6, 2018 5:42PM by James Menzies

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Daimler Trucks boldly proclaimed it intends to be the world’s leader in electric trucks, and it showed for the first time its electric-powered eCascadia and eM2 for the North American market. The announcements and electric truck debuts

  • News Technology

    Daimler to open automated truck R&D center

    June 6, 2018 2:23PM by James Menzies

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Daimler Trucks announced today the creation of an Automated Truck Research and Development Center, which will be located at its new headquarters in Portland, Ore. The new center will be dedicated to further developing automated driving technology,