Trucking News

  • Ontario judge bars sale of Hyndman assets
    TORONTO, Ont. – An Ontario judge has barred U.S.-based Celadon Group from selling the assets of its Canadian subsidiary as he considers a motion for placing Hyndman Transport under receivership. “The Canadian assets shall not be sold without the approval…
  • Magnum expands Abbotsford warehouse, doubles inventory capacity
    ABBOTSFORD, B.C. – Magnum Trailer and Equipment has added 7,300 sq.ft. of space to its warehouse facility in Abbotsford, B.C., in a move to support a new Quick Ship Program that will increase inventory levels and reduce lead times on…
  • Gap between safety ratings and actual fleet safety: Survey
    TORONTO, Ont. – Surveyed members of Canada’s trucking industry are all for investing more in enforcement activities, but they see a significant disconnect between safety ratings and a fleet’s actual commitment to safety. Seventy-two percent of those who participated in…
  • ECONOMIC WATCH: Transportation, warehousing jobs dip
    OTTAWA, Ont. – Canada shed 5,100 transportation and warehousing jobs between November and December, as totals dropped from 1,031,600 to 1,026,500, Statistics Canada reports. But the numbers are essentially unchanged when comparing December 2018 to the same month in 2019,…
  • ECONOMIC WATCH: Trucking conditions remain ‘slightly negative’
    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions remained in slightly negative territory in November, according to FTR’s latest Trucking Conditions Index (TCI). The index read -1.58, primarily due to weaker spot market rates, FTR reported. The industry forecaster is calling for the…
  • 4 questions to ask before buying a used truck
    TORONTO, Ont. — You can’t buy a made-to-measure suit at Walmart. Nor can you spec’ a used truck. In both cases, you’re limited to what’s on the rack or what the dealer has in stock. Most people wouldn’t buy a…
  • Meritor names Chris Villavarayan COO 
    TROY, Mich. – Meritor has appointment Chris Villavarayan executive vice-president and chief operating officer effective immediately, the company announced Thursday. Villavarayan, 49, has served as senior vice-president and president of Meritor’s global truck segment since January 2018. In his new…
  • Bendix’s SafetyDirect now available on commercial vehicles equipped with Geotab
    SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Geotab-equipped commercial vehicle users can now utilize Bendix Commercial Vehicle System’s SafetyDirect web portal, a video-based driver safety solution that combines with an active safety system. With rollout now underway and availability to all fleets expected…
  • Geotab and Drivewyze collaboration brings bypass opportunities to carriers
    SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Geotab Marketplace customers can now take advantage of Drivewyze’s PreClear weigh station bypass service thanks to a partnership between the two Canadian companies. Announced today during Geotab’s Connect 2020 conference in San Diego, Calif., the integration…
  • New Geotab tools that aim to help fleets go electric hit North American market
    SAN DIEGO, Calif. – With the launch of two new tools, Geotab is looking to make the decision and process of going electric seamless for fleets. The company’s Electric Vehicle Suitability Assessment (EVSA) and the Electric Vehicle Battery Degradation tools…
  • Insulin-using truck drivers cleared for cross-border work
    TORONTO, Ont. – Truck drivers with insulin-treated diabetes are now officially cleared for cross-border operations, under a medical reciprocity agreement between Canada and the U.S. Canadian commercial motor vehicle operators are being encouraged by the Canadian Council of Motor Transport…
  • Geotab and Eleos ‘UNIFY’ to offer open fleet management system
    SAN DIEGO, Calif. – With a shared open platform philosophy, Geotab and Eleos have launched UNIFY, a fleet management solution for Class 8 applications. The integrated platform provides customers with an all-in-one workflow solution that is customizable for fleets and…
  • ATA praises U.S.-China trade deal
    ARLINGTON, Va. – The American Trucking Associations has praised a trade deal between the U.S. and China, saying it will boost exports. After more than two years of rising tensions, the two countries Wednesday signed a landmark agreement aimed at…
  • B.C. technician among Penske Showdown finishers
    READING, Penn. – A technician from Burnaby, B.C., is among the top five finishers of the inaugural Penske Truck Leasing Tech Showdown competition, the company said Wednesday. Mark Parisotto and the four others were chosen from about 1,300 technicians, who…
  • Highlight Motor Group secures private equity investment
    TORONTO, Ont. – Highlight Motor Group has received a $55 million funding boost from private equity firm Credit Mutuel Equity. Credit Mutuel Equity is the North American private equity arm of French banking group, Credit Mutuel Alliance Federale. The company…
  • Lakehead tries to figure out trucker depression
    THUNDER BAY, Ont. – Stress and poor mental health are already known to affect many longhaul truckers. Now, researchers at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ont., are trying to pinpoint the causes. “Risk factors for depression in truckers are currently…
  • Understand torque, hp, and axle ratios
    TORONTO, Ont. — Horsepower always gets top billing in engine ratings, but it’s torque that does most of the heavy lifting in today’s powertrain. Here’s what the numbers mean, how they relate, and how they affect performance: Torque is a…
  • How to choose the truck powertrain you need
    TORONTO, Ont. — How fast do you want to go, how much weight are you planning to pull, and how much are you willing to spend to accomplish your goals? In a roundabout way, those are the three questions you…
  • Little action after western auditor general reports
    CALGARY, Alta. — Governments are rarely accused of working too fast, and when it comes to some truck safety issues in Canada’s westernmost province, it’s no exception. Aside from B.C. being the lone province in Western Canada yet to implement…
  • Hendrickson announces leadership restructuring
    WOODRIDGE, Ill. – Hendrickson has appointed Matt Joy chief operating officer in a management shakeup announced this week. Joy most recently was vice-president and general manager of the trucking group. In the new role, he will be responsible for truck…