Trucking News

Canadian and U.S. drivers to take part in truck beauty contest at SuperRigs

ALBERT LEA, Minn. – Shell Rotella SuperRigs will be held next week in Albert Lea, Minn., and several Canadian and U.S. drivers are able to take part in the truck beauty contest for actively working trucks. “Each year, truckers and… ... Continue Reading

Turnover rate at large truckload carriers rises

ARLINGTON, Va. —   The turnover rate at truckload fleets with more than $30 million revenue rose 5 percentage points to 83% in the first quarter of 2019, the American Trucking Associations said Wednesday. That was lower than last year’s average… ... Continue Reading

Millennials warming up to non-trucker jobs, says report

BRAMPTON, Ont. – While a longhaul driving career may not be on their radar, a large number of millennials could still be open to other jobs in the trucking industry, a Trucking HR Canada survey has revealed. The survey of… ... Continue Reading

Peloton drives forward with platooning truck tech

ORLANDO, Fla. – Peloton Technology continues to promote the value of platooning tractor-trailers, and it’s pushing forward to develop the next generation of equipment. CEO Josh Switkes announced the plans during the 2019 Automated Vehicle Symposium in Orlando, referring to… ... Continue Reading

Trucking HR Canada, AMTA team up on career resources

OTTAWA, Ont. – Trucking HR Canada and the Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) have joined forces to offer more information for career seekers and under-represented labor groups. The online resources were developed for the Bridging the Gap in Alberta’s Trucking… ... Continue Reading

Design Interactive bringing VR to the shop

ORLANDO, Fla. – Design Interactive is bringing the power of augmented and virtual reality to truck shops, with Virtual Equipment Training that can be used to deploy training materials based on virtual vehicles and equipment. “Virtual Equipment Training gives technicians… ... Continue Reading

UPDATED: Truck insurance review underway

TORONTO, Ont. — A national review by Facility Association – an insurer of last resort for fleets that can’t secure coverage elsewhere – is looking to keep trucking companies from misrepresenting themselves when negotiating insurance premiums. The Ontario Trucking Association… ... Continue Reading

Navistar launches hotline for International dealers

LISLE, Ill. – Navistar has enhanced its dealer resources by launching an engineering hotline. The hotline will provide International dealers with direct, rapid access to the product experts who designed the vehicles, the company said on Tuesday. The hotline can… ... Continue Reading

U.S. imposes lifetime ban on commercial drivers convicted of human trafficking

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation has permanently banned drivers convicted of human trafficking from operating a commercial motor vehicle (CMV). The ruling was issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) on Tuesday. “This is an important… ... Continue Reading

A million impressions

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Driving academy boss recalls futile India school bid

OTTAWA, Ont. — Ontario is said to be considering opening a training center for heavy-duty drivers in the northern Indian state of Punjab, home to thousands of truckers working in Canada. The province recently announced that the trucking industry will… ... Continue Reading

A dead-end street to owning a fleet

The insurance industry’s crackdown on insurability, and its aversity to risk, is making it all but impossible for new ventures to flourish. But unfortunately, a widespread lack of awareness about the changing dynamics in the trucking insurance industry is snuffing… ... Continue Reading

Eaton extends warranty for aftermarket clutches

GALESBURG, Mich. — Power management company Eaton said Monday it is extending the manufacturer warranty periods for its aftermarket clutches. The Advantage Self-Adjust and Easy Pedal Advantage clutch standard warranties are increased to three years/unlimited miles from two years/unlimited miles.… ... Continue Reading

U.S. trucking conditions weaken in May

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Trucking conditions in the U.S. weakened further in May, falling back nearly two points to a new reading of -2.3, FTR Trucking Conditions Index revealed Monday. The index has been in negative territory since March and reflects… ... Continue Reading

Continental renames longhaul tire

FORT MILL, S.C. – Continental has renamed its longhaul tire for improved clarity. Conti Hybrid HS3 will be available under the new name, Conti HSL 3, as of this month, with all sizes expected to be available by next month,… ... Continue Reading

Atwal promoted to EVP at TFI

MONTREAL, Que. – Kal Atwal will oversee TFI International’s final mile activities in the U.S., in an expanded role as executive vice-president. He remains president of TForce Final Mile Canada. Atwal joined the fleet in 2016 as vice-president of finance… ... Continue Reading

Vision, Enbridge team up to promote CNG trucks

TORONTO, Ont. – Vision Truck Group and Enbridge Gas are teaming up to rent natural gas vehicles, offering businesses a chance to test drive the technology without shouldering the premium purchase cost. The equipment will be available for the same… ... Continue Reading

Annual blitz targets speeding this week

GREENBELT, Md. – Law enforcement teams are placing a particular focus on speeding this week as the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) recognizes Operation Safe Driver Week from July 14-20. The blitz is meant to highlight behaviors of every sort,… ... Continue Reading

No longer resisting growth, Slinkemo strives to meet the needs of its customers

REGINA, Sask. — It didn’t take long for Al Ackerman and his partner to learn a valuable lesson in the business world – it’s not all about what you want, it’s about what your clients need. Ackerman and Yvonne Zadorozniak,… ... Continue Reading

Petro-Canada testing 0W20 engine oil

TORONTO, Ont. – Petro-Canada Lubricants is actively exploring the limits of heavy-duty engine oil, and early tests with a 0W20 prototype are just the beginning. “We’ve got these oils in real-world trucks today,” said product specialist John Pettingill, during a… ... Continue Reading