Category Archives: Trucking News

Two charged after 30 kg of suspected cocaine seized from truck

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has seized almost 30 kg of suspected cocaine from a commercial truck at the Ambassador Bridge port of entry in Windsor, Ont. On Aug. 1, a vehicle entered Canada and was referred for a secondary examination. During the inspection of the cab, border services officers discovered a duffle bag…READ MORE

Schmidt to succeed Fleming as Torc Robotics CEO

Peter Vaughan Schmidt on Oct. 1 will succeed Michael Fleming as CEO of Torc Robotics, an independent subsidiary of Daimler Truck. Schmidt is currently head of Daimler Truck’s Autonomous Technology Group. Fleming will retain a seat on the Torc board of directors and remain engaged as a key advisor. Martin Daum, chairman of the board…READ MORE

7 tips to choose the right truck fleet to work for

Whether you’re a company driver or owner-operator, choosing the right carrier to work for will go a long way toward determining your future success. And in an industry as diverse as trucking, there is no shortage of options to choose from. Clouding the selection process are myriad pay methods, deductions, and job expectations that can…READ MORE

B.C. truck driver to serve 4 years for drug smuggling

A B.C. truck driver will spend four years in prison for smuggling 33 kg of pure methamphetamine into Canada from the U.S. Sarbjit Chahal of Surrey, B.C. had claimed during a trial that ended Dec. 3 that he committed the offences after receiving death threats from someone who asked him to act as a courier,…READ MORE

Autonomous trucks will do jobs human drivers don’t like, panel says

As human drivers step back from longhaul and middle-mile work, autonomous trucks could help fill less-desirable roles. Some might say this is going to take jobs away from drivers, but this is not so, says Stephan Olsen, Paccar’s general sales manager, fleet & specialty markets. Truckers want to be home every night and are seeking…READ MORE

TruckNews.com unveils new Careers page

Job hunters and recruiters in Canada’s trucking industry have a new series of new tools at their disposal thanks to a redeveloped Careers page at TruckNews.com.  Promoted as “your career highway”, the job board for truck drivers, owner-operators, and other industry professionals connects website visitors to existing career opportunities and offers insights about individual employers. …READ MORE

Used truck sales slip in July, ACT Research reports

U.S. truck dealers experienced a drop in used Class 8 truck sales this July, and at first glance the average sticker prices appeared higher than expected — but you can blame a statistical anomaly for that. Used Class 8 retail volumes were down 8% in July when compared to June, and 47% lower than July…READ MORE

Fleets and truck drivers see benefits of AI-powered video, panel says

Video bolstered by artificial intelligence (AI) provides carriers with a full picture – for driver coaching in case of risky behavior, and for exoneration or a quick settlement in the event of a crash. Trucking industry insiders find that although there has been pushback from drivers over cab-facing cameras due to privacy concerns, there tends…READ MORE