Truck News



  • Trucks for Change moves 10 millionth pound of donations for Habitat for Humanity

    February 16, 2018 12:33PM by Sonia Straface

    BRAMPTON, Ont. – Today marked a major milestone for the Trucks for Change (T4C) Network. At 9 a.m. this morning the charitable mover, that connects charities with affordable, or donated freight services, moved its 10 millionth pound of donations for

  • Celadon Group releases enhanced tracking platform

    February 15, 2018 4:27PM by Elizabeth Bate

    INDIANAPOLIS, IND – Celadon Group is calling on users of its load-tracking platform CelaTrac to test its latest update. The online real time shipment-tracking platform began open beta-testing this week as it introduced enhancements including mobile optimization, the ability to

  • News Equipment

    Peterbilt unveils driver-inspired UltraLoft sleeper

    February 15, 2018 3:18PM by James Menzies

    More storage, a flat floor, and additional headroom are among the benefits

  • Paid Freightera: Where shipping becomes online shopping

    February 15, 2018 12:00PM by Truck News - SmartWay

    Shopping around for the best price isn’t a task everyone is up to, especially when you’re looking for affordable and reliable transportation and freight shipping services. Enter Freightera, an online freight marketplace at your fingertips where you can browse thousands

  • Jobs dip in month-to-month in January

    February 14, 2018 7:01PM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, ON – The Canadian trucking industry saw a dip in jobs in January according to statistics Canada. The agency released job numbers for the first month of the year showing just under 6,000 jobs were lost from December 2017

  • Martinez confirmed as FMCSA head

    February 14, 2018 6:23PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, VA – Ray Martinez has been confirmed as the new head of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) in the United States. President and CEO of the American Trucking Associations (ATA) Chris Spear congratulated Martinez and says the

  • OTA calls for more funding for driver training through ‘Second Career’

    February 14, 2018 5:50PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, ON – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) is calling on the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development to increase funding for commercial truck driver training through its Second Career program. Second Career offers funding to qualified applicants who

  • OOIDA appealing court ruling on sleep apnea suit

    February 14, 2018 4:34PM by Truck News

    GRAIN VALLEY, MO – The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) is appealing the United States Court of Appeals dismissal of their lawsuit alleging the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) bypassed the rulemaking process when regulating sleep apnea. The U.S.

  • Trucking capacity “maxed out”: FTR

    February 13, 2018 11:56AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions in the U.S. improved in December, with a strong 9.2 reading of the FTR Trucking Conditions Index. The index reflects a full capacity environment, driven by continued strength in freight demand, FTR reported. The industry

  • White House Infrastructure plan falls short: ATA

    February 13, 2018 10:35AM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, VA – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) says the new infrastructure plan from the White House falls short on what’s needed to repair roadways, and is calling for more funding. President Trump kicked off infrastructure week in the nation’s

  • Mullen Group buys DWS Logistics

    February 13, 2018 6:51AM by Truck News

    OKOTOKS, Alta. – Mullen Group has announced the acquisition of DWS Logistics, expanding its third-party logistics and warehousing services. DWS is based in Mississauga, Ont., with distribution centers in the Greater Toronto Area and the Lower Mainland of B.C. Its

  • Kindersley Insurance acquired by Hub International

    February 9, 2018 3:18PM by Truck News

    KINDERSLEY, SK – Trucking insurance specialist Kindersley Insurance has been acquired by Hub International. The global insurance broker disclosed it has acquired shares of the Saskatchewan-based independent and commercial insurance brokerage, however terms of the deal were not disclosed. Kindersley

  • Parking survey deadline extended

    February 9, 2018 11:46AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. —  The deadline to complete a survey to support a study of truck parking and rest areas in southern Ontario has been extended until April 30, as analysts look to secure more participants. SPR Associates is gathering the information

  • Healthy Fleet Challenge participants are smashing their goals

    February 9, 2018 7:49AM by Truck News

    LONDON, Ont. — The first leg of 2018 Healthy Fleet Challenge is in its final weeks, and participants are smashing their goals, according to organizers. The first leg of the challenge runs January and February, and takes place in the

  • Impact of ELD mandate yet to be determined: FTR

    February 8, 2018 1:06PM by James Menzies

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — The full effect of the U.S. electronic logging device (ELD) mandate on trucking capacity remains to be felt, according to an analysis by industry forecaster FTR. Enforcement across the country is not yet in full effect, and