Trailcon’s Edmonton branch manager to retire

EDMONTON, Alta. — Trailcon has officially announced that Dave Ambrock, its Edmonton branch manager, will be retiring on December 31, 2018. Ambrock will be replaced by Laine Hrechuk, who will begin work with Trailcon on October 1, shadowing Dave until the end of the year when he will assume the title of branch manager, Edmonton. […]

A visitor from down under

TORONTO, Ont. — An Australian road safety advocate made a surprise visit to Truck News in early August, to share insights from his global truck safety tour. Rod Hannifey won a Churchill fellowship in Australia, which helps fund an international trip for someone who is passionate about what they do, in hopes that person can […]

A matter of logic – Truck News

STE. JULIE, Que. — Some things in life don’t come with an instruction book, and that’s a challenge that appeals to Pierre-Luc Giguere, a technician with Excellence Peterbilt in Ste. Julie, Que. Though he acknowledges their convenience and often uses computers in the course of his job and personal life, he’s not crazy about what he […]

Test driving the Kenworth W990

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – A quiet and smooth, easy ride. That’s the best way to describe how Kenworth’s W990 drives – or I should say, rides, since I was a passenger on the Sept. 28 test drive of this new truck in Las Vegas. From the moment you hop into the cab, the W990 boast […]

Kenworth unleashes the W990 – Truck News

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Kenworth Trucks unveiled its new W990 Sept. 27 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, which was touted as “a driver’s truck” and added to the company’s longest running model in its portfolio. “The replacement of the W900, that’s a special place,” said Mike Dozier, Kenworth general manager and Paccar vice-president, during […]

Understanding the changing face of the trucking industry

Much like women, Aboriginal Peoples are under-represented in the trucking industry. This is not the case for all visible minorities in Canada. This month marks the launch of our Changing Face of Trucking project, which goes alongside the acquisition of Road Today and the creation of Newcom South Asian Media. The project – which spans […]

Volvo designers win award – Truck News

NEW ORLEANS, La. – Volvo Trucks’ designers recently received a silver International Design Excellence Award (IDEA) for their design of the new VNL. “Our first goal with our design was to bring value to customers. To receive accolades from the design community as well makes our journey even more satisfying,” said Brian Balicki, head of […]

Use big data as a teaching mechanism, not an ‘I got ya’ tool

RED DEER, Alta. – Collecting data from today’s truck technologies is about more than improving a carrier’s bottom line, it’s about helping drivers be the best they can be. Derek Tate, president of Enpact Group and former driver, spoke to Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) Safety Conference attendees Sept. 21 in Red Deer, Alta., about […]

ZF developing platooning system – Truck News

HANOVER, Germany – ZF has announced it’s building a fully integrated platooning system, including sensor sets, the ZF ProAI supercomputer, ReAx electrohydraulic steering, and the TraXon transmission. The complete system is in pre-production, and it will be used to support multi-brand platooning in Europe. The company hopes to launch multi-brand platooning in Europe by 2021. […]

Michelin celebrates spirit of travel with painted rock contest

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Michelin North America has launched a nationwide painted rock contest to celebrate the spirit of exploration and mobility. Starting yesterday, Michelin distributed 100 yellow painted rocks in California, Florida, Georgia, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Montana. The rocks will be hidden in public places – campgrounds, parks, downtown, […]