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Truck News 10/20/2020 13:30
ARLINGTON, Va. – U.S. for-hire truck tonnage jumped 6.7% in September, but was down 2.7% year-over-year, according to the latest data from the American Trucking Associations (ATA). September’s increase came on the heels of a 5.3% decline in August. “September had a nice recovery after a significant decline in August,” said ATA chief economist Bob […]
Truck News 10/20/2020 13:26
PORT HURON, Mich. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers have seized 1,000 pounds of marijuana from a garbage truck heading for a landfill in New Boston, Mich. The agency said the incident happened Oct. 18 when officers at the Blue Water Bridge encountered a driver operating a trash hauler.
Truck News 10/20/2020 10:03
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Musket Transport proved its capability in handling delicate shipments when it partnered with Blackwood Gallery to stage the 2018 art show, The Work of Wind: Air, Land, Sea. The show was designed to raise awareness about climate change. This year, the company is once again collaborating with the University of Toronto Mississauga’s […]
Truck News 10/20/2020 09:33
MONTREAL, Que. — Canvec Leasing is now offering 24/7 mobile roadside repair service in the Greater Toronto Area, the company announced Tuesday. Canvec said its GTA operations will be managed by the new regional director for Ontario, Joe Totera. A specialist in call center and operations management, he has many years of experience in the […]
Truck News 10/19/2020 10:11
FONTANA, Calif. – Volvo Trucks will deploy another 70 Class 8 VNR Electric trucks in California, thanks to US$27.1 million in funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD). Volvo claims it will be the nation’s largest commercial deployment of Class 8 battery-electric trucks. The trucks […]
Truck News 10/19/2020 07:22
CHILLIWACK, B.C. — Ritchie Bros. sold more than 1,600 pieces of equipment worth $34 million at an auction in Chilliwack, B.C., last week, surpassing the previous site record by 39%, the company said Monday. More than 6,400 bidders from 44 countries participated in the online-only auction, it said. Nearly 90% of the items were sold […]
Truck News 10/16/2020 15:35
MUNICH, Germany – Traton SE, the truck and bus division of Volkswagen AG, said Friday it has reached an agreement in principle to acquire Navistar International. Traton, which already owns 16.8% of the American truck manufacturer, will buy the rest of Navistar stock at US$44.50 per share. “We are pleased to have reached agreement in […]
Truck News 10/16/2020 11:20
TORONTO, Ont. – Driving a truck requires plenty of focus, and PJ Barclay knows that focus can be impaired by more than drugs and alcohol alone. Physical factors, fatigue, medical issues, and mental health all contribute to overall impairment, the president and CEO of Impirica explained during DriverCheck’s online Fitness for Duty Summit. They aren’t […]
Truck News 10/16/2020 10:19
LISLE, Ill. – Navistar International’s Board of Directors has responded to Traton’s final buyout offer of US$43 per share, saying it will accept US$44.50. Navistar says the $44.50 price has the support of Navistar’s two largest shareholders. In a letter to Traton, Navistar asked the company to publicly announce an extension to negotiations so the […]
Truck News 10/16/2020 10:00
COLEMAN, P.E.I. – DLH Group has named Stephen Kennaugh the president and CEO of Trout River Industries, its live-bottom trailer manufacturing division in Prince Edward Island. Kennaugh joined Trout River Industries in 2017 as financial controller, and was promoted to CEO in 2018. He takes over the role of president from Darrin Mitchell, who is […]
Truck News 10/16/2020 09:29
WOODSTOCK, Ont. – There will be no Trucking for a Cure convoys this year, but the fight against breast cancer continues. A major event in the Canadian trucking calendar, the annual convoys in Woodstock and Brockville/Prescott help raise awareness about the disease, and funds to combat it. It is the latest trucking event torpedoed by […]
Truck News 10/16/2020 07:52
A federal appeals court has overturned the convictions of former Pilot Flying J President Mark Hazelwood and two others in connection with a long-running scheme to defraud trucking companies. According to the Knoxville News Sentinel, a three-judge panel for the 6th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that prosecutors should not have been allowed to play […]
Truck News 10/15/2020 18:19
OTTAWA, Ont. – A 50-year trucking industry veteran who “truly does put others first,” has been named the HR Leader of the Year. Rosana Preston of Rosedale Transport was honored Thursday night at Trucking HR Canada’s virtual 2020 Top Fleet Employers (TFE) awards ceremony. “Trucking HR Canada believes that human resources professionals play an important […]
Truck News 10/15/2020 13:59
TORONTO, Ont. – Canada is recycling a larger share of scrap tires than the U.S., as the American market struggles to keep pace with its stockpiles. Almost 76% of U.S. tires were recycled into products like rubber-modified asphalt, automotive products, and landscaping mulch, according to the U.S. Tire Management Association’s 2019 Scrap Tire Management Report. […]
Truck News 10/15/2020 13:45
PRESCOTT, Ont. — The Kriska Transportation Group (KTG) has promoted Kelly Browning of Service Freight Systems (SFS) and Peter Jenkins of Champion Express to general manager of their respective businesses, the company announced Wednesday. Browning moves from her long-standing position in operations to formally fill the role of GM at SFS. She has been with […]
Truck News 10/15/2020 12:58
TORONTO, Ont.—An Ontario fleet is using an artificial intelligence solution to halt the spread of Covid-19. Anderson Haulage, based in Gormley, Ont., has installed ThermalPass, a walkthrough fever detection system developed by Predictiv AI of Toronto. The system screens employees as they enter the facility. The Gormley site employs about 90 people. Anderson is the […]

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