Truck News



  • Truck tech transforming the industry: Panel

    June 14, 2019 7:28AM by Truck News

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – New onboard technologies, from telematics and ELDs to collision mitigation systems and asset-tracking solutions, are revolutionizing the business of trucking for those who embrace them. A panel discussion during the annual meeting of the Private Motor

  • PMTC hands out annual honors

    June 14, 2019 6:42AM by johng@newcom.ca

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – The Toronto Raptors hoisted the NBA’s Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy on Thursday night, but several private fleet representatives closed the day by hoisting hardware of their own. The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada honored safe

  • Ontario focusing roadside truck inspection resources

    June 13, 2019 8:35PM by johng@newcom.ca

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – The Ontario trucking industry’s safety record has undeniably improved in the last two decades. While the number of trucks on the road has increased 77%, the number of fatalities involving trucks is down 67%. But there’s

  • Run on Less Regional fleets named

    June 13, 2019 1:57PM by Truck News

    ATLANTA, Ga. — Ten fleets will participate in the North American Council for Freight Efficiency’s (NACFE) Run on Less Regional program later this year, but none from Canada. Participating fleets include: C&S Wholesale Grocers, Hammond, La.; Hirschbach, Monterey, Tenn.; Hogan

  • Devine defines Top 10 legal issues of 2019

    June 13, 2019 9:51AM by johng@newcom.ca

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – Heather Devine, a lawyer with Isaacs and Co., is advising truck fleets to take a closer look at everything from employment contracts to telematics data as they look to prepare themselves for the year ahead. Here

  • Continental renames urban waste transport tires

    June 11, 2019 11:21AM by Truck News

    FORT MILL, S.C. – Tire giant Continental has renamed its commercial waste transport tires and retreads for improved clarity. “The new nomenclature is descriptive and easy to use, ensuring that tire dealers and fleets are able to pinpoint the tire’s

  • Manitoba gets funding to help curb heavy-duty vehicle emissions

    June 10, 2019 5:57PM by Truck News-West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Manitoba will receive a federal investment of up to $5.9 million to help improve the fuel efficiency of heavy-duty vehicles, matching a provincial contribution toward the efficient trucking initiative program. The announcement was made today by federal

  • FCA US and Aurora to develop autonomous vehicles

    June 10, 2019 10:40AM by Truck News

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – The North American division of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, FCA US, is teaming up with startup Aurora to develop self-driving commercial vehicles. Under a partnership announced on Monday, FCA US will integrate Aurora’s self-driving Aurora Driver platform

  • Industries voice concern as Trump tariffs loom

    June 7, 2019 2:47PM by Abdul Latheef

    TORONTO, Ont. — As Mexico braces for the first installment of what U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened would be escalating tariffs, the trucking and automotive industries are warning that the move would have devastating effects on their sectors. Trump

  • Michelin to test Einride autonomous vehicles

    June 5, 2019 8:20AM by johng@newcom.ca

    MONTREAL, Que. – Michelin will soon begin testing prototypes of Swedish-made Einride autonomous vehicles at its facility in Clermont-Ferrand, France. The T-Pod, an electric vehicle with no space for a driver, will roll out in two phases at the Michelin

  • Jacobs names Quarlink Supplier of the Year

    June 4, 2019 11:22AM by Truck News

    BLOOMFIELD, Conn. – Jacobs Vehicle Systems, a global manufacturer of diesel engine retarding and valve actuation systems, has named Quarlink Corp. of Taiwan the 2018 Supplier of the Year. The award recognizes companies that demonstrate outstanding performance, primarily in the

  • Paid Keep Yourself Safe on the Job

    June 3, 2019 3:42PM by Sponsored

    Did you know? Most serious injuries to professional truck drivers occur when you’re not behind the wheel As a commercial driver, when you think about your job, it’s unlikely that you imagine getting injured by falling from a height. However,

  • Haldex names new CEO

    June 3, 2019 9:35AM by Truck News

    LANDSKRONA, Sweden — Helene Svhan has been named the new CEO of Haldex. Svahn was a board memeber of Hadex and a professor at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden and currently Head of Research and Innovation at Permobil.

  • P.S.I. announces personnel changes

    June 3, 2019 8:11AM by Truck News

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Pressure Systems International (P.S. I.) has recently made significant personnel appointments. Craig Smith has been hired as marketing manager. Smith will lead marketing aspects for both its CV and RV businesses, focusing on the technical aspects

  • News Equipment

    Trailer order cancellations on the rise

    June 3, 2019 8:02AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Trailer orders are down 37% year to date through April, but fleets are still willing to place orders, ACT Research reports. “Year-to-date net orders through April were just over 80,000 units, down 37% from last year, but