The changing face of trucking

If you’ve been around the trucking industry for any length of time, you’ve no doubt noticed the shift of demographics over the past several years. The traditional Canadian driving force is aging, and not being replaced with young people coming off the farm, as was previously the case. Meanwhile, the void is being filled by […]

Racism in trucking – Truck News

TORONTO, Ont. — What is racism? In a nutshell it’s the practice of prejudice, discrimination, or hatred directed towards a person because of their skin color, ethnicity, religion, race, or national origin. It’s also a learned behavior; children are not racist by nature. Derek Balchand is an owner-operator of Guyanese descent. He recalls the first time […]

CTA continues Driver Inc. attack

TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) continues its attack on the “Driver Inc.” payment model, making its case before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance. Driver Inc. refers to an approach that pays drivers as independent contractors, avoiding the source deductions required with employees. The CTA has already been asking the […]

Record August for trailer orders

Trailer orders exceeded the best August in history, according to preliminary data from FTR and ACT Research. FTR reported orders of 35,300 units, exceeding expectations at 27% higher than July and up 141% year-over-year. Fleets are placing 2019 orders a few months ahead of schedule, FTR reports, with large fleets ordering substantial numbers of dry […]

TMC, PIT Group form partnership

ORLANDO, Fla. – PIT Group has announced a strategic partnership with the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) of the American Trucking Associations. The two groups will exchange technical and truck maintenance expertise. TMC will partner with PIT Group in field testing and truck engineering projects, while PIT will offer TMC members access to its engineering […]

Roll-N-Lock, Lund, Covercraft, Mamba, and Hercules

We did it! Man, it was a long week, but we finally rolled our 2017 Chevy Silverado out of the shop and into the world after a complete custom makeover. We stayed extremely late last night wrapping up the complete JL audio system, but it was worth it because when we rolled in bright and […]

Freightliner Manitoba to expand at CentrePort Canada

WINNIPEG, Man. – Freightliner Manitoba plans to build a new, 78,000-sq.ft., state-of-the-art facility at CentrePort Canada’s Brookside Industrial Park. Expected to open early 2020, the new building will sit on 13.5 acres and boast 35 service bays, an indoor showroom, warehousing space, and an enhanced new service and parts department. “Our new location gives us […]

Week to Wicked: Truckin Takeover Day Four

Another full day has come and gone, and the Week to Wicked- Truckin Takeover crew is starting to feel the pain. Day four had a lot of ups and downs, but in the end we are still mostly on schedule to do some burnouts tomorrow night! We started our day with a good friend to […]

Navistar already benefits from Traton alliance: Clarke

Benefits are already being realized, says Navistar’s Troy Clarke (right). HANNOVER, Germany – Navistar is already realizing the benefits of extra purchasing power made possible through a 17% equity stake secured by Volkswagen Truck and Bus – recently rebranded as Traton Group. A related joint venture for procurement activities offered the business access to a […]

Week To Wicked: Truckin Takeover Day Three

So apparently another whole day has come and gone, but they’re all starting to blend together so we’re not exactly sure. Looking at the truck, it has definitely progressed, but it’s all pretty much been a blur. Our Wednesday, and third day of the Week To Wicked- Truckin Takeover, started out with the crew finishing […]