Truck News



  • Trucking contributes to 14% of all work-related crash claims: WorkSafe BC

    February 20, 2018 6:39PM by Truck News

    RICHMOND, B.C. – Motor vehicle incidents (MVI) are the leading cause of traumatic workplace deaths in British Columbia, according to WorkSafe BC. The agency says work-related MVI’s account for one-third of all work-related traumatic deaths in the province. In an

  • Canadian driver named finalist for Goodyear Highway Hero award

    February 20, 2018 1:48PM by Truck News

    AKRON, Ohio – A Canadian has been named one of three finalists in the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company’s Highway Hero Award. The award is celebrating its 35th anniversary on Thursday, March 22, via a special event that will take

  • Alliance wants ELDs in ’95 and later trucks

    February 20, 2018 11:04AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is calling on Transport Canada to expedite a mandate for electronic logging devices (ELDs), and even include the devices in trucks back to 1995 model years. The recommendations are among 10 points

  • News Equipment

    Navistar recognizes top suppliers

    February 16, 2018 12:03PM by Truck News

    LISLE, Ill. – Navistar has recognized 32 of its top suppliers with Diamond Supplier Awards. The winners represent the top 2% of Navistar’s supply base. “We are delighted to acknowledge our best suppliers with the elite Diamond Supplier Award,” said David

  • News Equipment

    More than 100 Volvo dealers now Certified Uptime Centers

    February 16, 2018 11:54AM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Volvo Trucks North America has announced it now has more than 100 Certified Uptime Centers in its dealer network. The certified dealers maximize uptime through greater service bay availability, and standardized processes that lead to expedited check-in

  • Peterbilt looks to strong 2018 after record-breaking year

    February 15, 2018 1:21PM by James Menzies

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Peterbilt is coming of a record-setting year and planning to take advantage of a strong truck market in 2018. The company says it achieved a new Class 8 heavy-duty market share high in 2017, at 15.3%, surpassing

  • 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

  • Pair of Canadian dealerships named to Kenworth Dealer Council

    February 9, 2018 12:44PM by Truck West

    KIRKLAND, Wash. – Kenworth Truck Company named its 2018 Kenworth Dealer Council members today, with two from Canada receiving the honor. Representing the 400 Kenworth dealerships in Canada and the U.S., Boyd McConnachie of Inland Kenworth in Burnaby, B.C. and

  • News Technology

    OTA weighs in on autonomous vehicles, platooning

    February 8, 2018 10:29AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) says the Ontario Ministry of Transportation’s approach to automated vehicles and truck platooning is “measured and responsible.” However, in its submission to the province in regards to proposed amendments to Reg. 306/51,

  • MTO to host webinar on Green Commercial Vehicle Program

    February 8, 2018 8:20AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont.  – The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) will be hosting a webinar in partnership with Grants Ontario regarding the Green Commercial Vehicle Program (GCVP) on Friday, February 9 from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. The program provides rebates

  • News Equipment

    Mercedes-Benz reveals new Sprinter

    February 7, 2018 1:24AM by James Menzies

    Van is designed to be a constantly connected ‘node’ in the Internet of Things

  • Senate report says Canada “ill-prepared” for driverless vehicles

    February 1, 2018 11:59AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – A new report from the Senate Committee on Transport and Communications has suggested Canada is “ill-prepared” for the arrival of driverless vehicles. The committee studied emerging driverless and connected vehicle technologies, along with the risks and rewards

  • Applications for the Green Commercial Vehicle Program now open

    January 31, 2018 3:13PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO)  has announced the application form for the Green Commercial Vehicle Program (GCVP) is now online through Grants Ontario. Applicants can apply for the program and submit an application using the Grants

  • News Security

    Distinctive dump truck reported stolen

    January 30, 2018 9:18AM by Truck News

    COBOURG, Ont. – A distinct, easily identifiable paint job didn’t stop a thief or thieves from making off with a dump truck, stolen from Blake Construction in Cobourg, Ont. Cobourg Police report that on Jan. 25 at a bout 7