Truck News


  • Tim Dreyer named the Rick Austin Memorial Dispatcher of the Year

    June 13, 2019 1:35PM by Truck News

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – Tim Dreyer has won the 2019 Rick Austin Memorial Dispatcher of the Year Award. Dreyer is a traffic manager and dispatcher with Patene Building Supplies. He was honored for his willingness to help others. The award

  • PMTC names two drivers to Hall of Fame

    June 13, 2019 1:17PM by

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) has added drivers from John Deere and Praxair to its Hall of Fame for Professional Drivers. Allan Huffman, a driver assigned to John Deere’s private fleet, has run

  • Driver issues remain No.1 concern, PMTC study shows

    June 13, 2019 10:07AM by Truck News

      NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – Driver recruiting, hiring and retention continue to be the top concern for private fleet operators, the 2019 Private Motor Truck Council of Canada benchmark survey has revealed. Equipment and maintenance issues have also moved up

  • UPDATED: Canada’s ELD rule announced

    June 13, 2019 10:00AM by Truck News

    ELDs to be required in Canada by 2021

  • Devine defines Top 10 legal issues of 2019

    June 13, 2019 9:51AM by

    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

  • Brad Fletcher named PMTC chairman

    June 13, 2019 6:55AM by

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – Brad Fletcher, a regional fleet manager with the Terrapure Enviromental waste management service, has been named chairman of the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada ahead of the group’s annual conference. Shari Lagala of Patene Building

  • Atlantic Truck Show attracts thousands of truck enthusiasts

    June 12, 2019 2:42PM by Truck News

    MONCTON, N.B. — Thousands of truck enthusiasts and exhibitors gathered at the Moncton Coliseum Complex on June 7 and 8 for the largest trucking and transportation event, the Atlantic Truck Show. The show featured a wide variety of exhibitors, as

  • OOIDA to urge Congress to improve treatment of truckers

    June 12, 2019 9:35AM by Truck News

    GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. – The group that promotes the interests of American truck drivers will testify before a U.S. congressional panel on Wednesday about the state of the country’s trucking industry. The testimony will be led by Todd Spencer, president

  • Trucking conditions remained negative in April: FTR

    June 12, 2019 7:43AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions in the U.S. improved slightly in April, according to the Trucking Conditions Index by FTR, but remained in negative territory. FTR reports the rate environment continues to soften and economic indicators linked to freight are

  • U.S. spot market truckload volumes fall 12% in May

    June 11, 2019 4:35PM by Truck News

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Spot market truckload freight volumes failed to meet expectations in May, transportation information provider DAT Solutions said on Tuesday. The number of full-truckload van loads moved on the spot market declined 12% in May compared to April,

  • 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

  • Spot market load volumes increased in May

    June 11, 2019 10:34AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian spot market heated up in May, with load volumes rising against a lesser increase in truck volumes. TransCore Link Logistics reported daily average load postings surged 9% the week after an announcement to end steel

  • Maxim raises more funds for CancerCare Manitoba  

    June 11, 2019 8:56AM by Truck News

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Scores of volunteers from Maxim Truck and Trailer took part in the Challenge for Life 2019 in Winnipeg on Saturday, raising $230,000 for CancerCare Manitoba. That takes the total money raised by the company for the charity

  • Home Hardware shines again at CORTDC

    June 11, 2019 8:49AM by Truck News

    KITCHENER, Ont. – Home Hardware driver Shawn Matheson was named Grand Champion at the Central Ontario Regional Truck Driving Championships on June 8. Home Hardware also took the team award. Matheson won the tandem-tandem division at the competition, held at

  • JLD-Lague expands to offer Peterbilt trucks

    June 11, 2019 7:51AM by Truck News

    LAVAL, Que. – JLD-Lague has received a capital injection of $13.5 million to expand its operations and acquire TransDiff and Centre de transmission JDH in Quebec City. The funding came from Fonds de solidarite FTQ and Fondaction Invest, to the