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Truck News 10/28/2020 15:36
ARLINGTON, Va. – If you’re still using pencils, paper, and binders to track your tire management, you’ve already fallen behind. “I’d say, we’re moving at warp speed,” Brian Cunningham, vice-president of fleet solutions for Bridgestone said during an American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition panel discussion on digital tire management strategies. “Adoption is happening […]
Truck News 10/28/2020 10:32
PORTLAND, Ore. – Autonomous trucking technology provider Locomation on Wednesday announced the successful completion of an on-road pilot program in the U.S. Midwest. It is intended to showcase autonomous trucking technology to the SmartBelt Coalition (SBC), a collaboration of five transportation agencies and seven research and academic institutions, located throughout Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Over […]
Truck News 10/28/2020 09:11
COLUMBUS, Ind. – Trucking companies are enjoying volume growth and pricing power that ACT Research says would’ve been considered “nearly impossible to achieve” from an April vantage point. In its latest Transportation Digest, ACT Research indicated the pace of trucking’s recovery could not have been predicted when Covid-19 forced an economic shutdown in the spring. […]
Truck News 10/27/2020 16:20
OTTAWA, Ont. – The number of truck drivers entering Canada rose slightly during the week of October 19-25, the Canada Borders Services Agency (CBSA) said Tuesday. It said 115,038 truck drivers arrived in the country that week, up from 114,224 in the comparable time a year ago. It is the fourth consecutive weekly rise in arrivals. […]
Truck News 10/27/2020 14:25
GREENBELT, Md. – Canadian enforcement teams inspected 1,829 vehicles during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) Brake Safety Week held from Aug. 23-29, placing 14% out of service for brake-related violations. The rate was marginally higher than the 13% placed out of service among 35,778 vehicles inspected in the U.S., and the 6% of 5,958 […]
Truck News 10/27/2020 11:06
GALESBURG, Mich. – Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies says its Endurant 12-speed automated transmission is now available from all North American truck manufacturers. “We work closely with our engine partners to deliver tailored solutions that meet their customers’ needs,” said Charles Masters, general manager, Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies. “In every case, the powertrain—the engine […]
Truck News 10/27/2020 09:00
PORTLAND, Ore. – Daimler Trucks will partner with Waymo, formerly known as the Google self-driving car project, as it looks to bring highly autonomous trucks to market. The initial focus in the U.S. will be to combine a Freightliner Cascadia and the Waymo Driver system, creating a truck with Level 4 autonomous capabilities. Such controls […]
Truck News 10/27/2020 09:00
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Lytx has come out with two new features, giving drivers the opportunity improve behaviors in real-time and fleets the chance to correct behaviors without video capture. New capabilities are made possible through a combination of machine vision and artificial intelligence, which Lytx dubs MV+AI. Its MV+AI algorithms can now detect behaviors […]
Truck News 10/26/2020 12:39
CHICAGO, Ill. – The private equity firm Teleo Capital has completed its acquisition of Rand McNally, and named Joseph Roark chairman. “We are extremely excited to support the Rand McNally team through this next stage of growth,” Roark said in a statement issued Monday. “We fully intend to help grow Rand McNally through organic and […]
Truck News 10/26/2020 11:39
HAMILTON, Ont. – Ron Foxcroft answered the phone at Fluke Transportation on the Friday night of the Canada Day long weekend in 1983. On the other end of the line was an intern from consumer products giant Procter and Gamble. He wanted 25 trailers and six tractors by Tuesday morning. At the time, Foxcroft was […]
Truck News 10/23/2020 09:26
MONTREAL, Que. – TFI International shook off the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, posting a strong third quarter and restoring its workforce. TFI reported net income of $110.7 million, up 34% year-over-year, while revenue declined 4% totaling $1.25 billion. Logistics revenue was up 7%, package-and-courier climbed 1%, truckload dropped 6% and LTL was down 17% […]
Truck News 10/23/2020 09:09
COUTTS, Alta. – A pilot project in Alberta will soon offer commercial drivers and other international travelers access to voluntary Covid-19 tests at the Coutts border crossing. The tests begin Nov. 2, and will also be offered at the Calgary International Airport. The support comes as part of a broader initiative as the government explores […]
Truck News 10/22/2020 14:09
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – U.S. shippers faced their toughest conditions in two years in August, according to FTR’s latest Shippers Conditions Index (SCI). The index fell into negative territory with a reading of -1.79, just four months after the index showed shippers enjoying their strongest market conditions on record. The SCI was weighed by favorable rate […]
Truck News 10/22/2020 13:40
ROMULUS, Mich. – Canadian tanker trailer manufacturer Tremcar has appointed United Tank Trailer (UTT) its official distributor in Michigan. UTT offers a wide variety of tanker trailers. It also has a full-service R-stamp certified tank inspection and repair facility. “Our relationship started a year ago. We first sold a few units, and we quickly understood […]
Truck News 10/22/2020 11:36
OKOTOKS, Alta. – Mullen Group saw third quarter revenues drop 10.6% y-o-y to $290.9 million, but net income climbed by $5.7 million thanks to improved operating income before depreciation and amortization (OIBDA) boosted by government support. OIBDA climbed 16.7% in its LTL segment, 16.4% in logistics and warehousing, and 16% in specialized and industrial services. […]
Truck News 10/22/2020 10:03
TORONTO, Ont. – Canadian spot market load volumes were down slightly in early October, according to Loadlink Technologies, but the overall outlook remains positive. A strong end to September and the Canadian Thanksgiving holiday are partly to blame for the slower start to October. The last week of September reflected the highest freight totals since […]
Truck News 10/21/2020 15:28
NORTH BARRINGTON, Ill. – Lewis Idealease, a division of Lewis Motor Sales, has opened a new center in Bracebridge, Ont., the company said Wednesday.. The 18,000 sq.-ft. state-of-the-art facility features a parts warehouse and five drivethru bays including one lube pit/wash on seven acres of land, it said. The center is located at 1 Kirkhill […]
Truck News 10/21/2020 11:26
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – The NTEA’s annual Work Truck Show and Green Truck Summit, originally scheduled for March 9-12 in Indianapolis, has become the latest victim of Covid-19. The in-person show has been canceled, and there are no plans for a virtual event to mark Work Truck Week, but the association representing the work truck […]

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