No place like home – Truck News

“Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.” This line from The Wizard of Oz has come to signify that we are no longer in a place we recognize or feel comfortable. When my lawyer of the last 30 years asked for my driver’s licence to prove I was who I said I was, […]

Inland moves into Saskatchewan and Manitoba with recent acquisition

BURNABY, B.C. – Inland Kenworth extended its dealership network into Saskatchewan and Manitoba with the acquisition of Custom Truck Sales (CTS). “We chose CTS because our companies hold similar values – providing excellent service and quality products with an emphasis on honesty and integrity,” said Inland president and CEO Bill Currie. “This acquisition is centered […]

2018 BMW X5 and 2019 BMW X7

The redesigned BMW X5 midsize crossover and all-new X7 fullsize crossover were spied testing on the famed Nürburgring racetrack in Germany last week, giving the world a glimpse at the future of BMW’s “sports activity vehicle” lineup. The X5 may arrive for the 2018 model year, while the X7 will likely wait till 2019. Photo […]

Driver who saved two lives honored at Truck Hero of Year at OTA conference

TORONTO, Ont. – Frank Vieria, a truck driver for Tandet Group’s Connell Transport was honored as this year’s Truck Hero at this year’s Ontario Trucking Association’s executive conference. Vieria was just about to deliver his load to a customer in downtown Toronto last year when he heard a loud crash behind his left shoulder. He […]

Running with his sons has been a dream come true

MOOSE JAW, Sask. – Scott Fogal could not be happier that his oldest son has jumped behind the wheel of one of his company trucks. Fogal Transport is a small operation in Saskatchewan, hauling livestock throughout the province, as well as Alberta and into the U.S. But that doesn’t mean this two-truck operation isn’t an important […]

Speed kills – Truck News

VICTORIA, B.C. – B.C.’s Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure announced it will lower speed limits on 15 sections of highways that have shown an uptick in speed-related collisions. A pair of studies – one by the provincial government and another from the University of British Columbia (UBC) – revealed that since speed limits were increased […]

International launches CV Series – Truck News

CHICAGO, Ill. – International is back in the Class 4/5 segment, with the new CV Series it co-designed with GM. The company unveiled the new model during an event attended by about 500 customers, dealers and media here Nov. 7. It believes customers will benefit from International’s expansive, commercial vehicle-focused dealer network. Moving from start-up […]

Greenlots to partner with Volvo Trucks on charging infrastructure for electric trucks

LOS ANGELES, Calif.— Greenlots today announced it will collaborate with Volvo Trucks to deploy charging infrastructure for electric trucks operating out of warehouses in Southern California. This marks the first heavy-duty fleet-charging project stemming from a significant public-private partnership with the California Air Resources Board (CARB). CARB awarded $44.8 million to the South Coast Air […]

Applications open for 6th annual Top Fleet Employers program

OTTAWA, Ont. — Applications are now open for Trucking HR Canada’s 6th annual Top Fleet Employers program, which recognizes fleets who demonstrate a commitment to going above and beyond in their human resources practices. Applications and online submissions will be accepted here until close of business on January 18, 2019.  The Top Fleet Employers program […]

Manitoulin acquires Express Havre St-Pierre

TORONTO, Ont. — Manitoulin Transport has acquired Express Havre St-Pierre (EHSP) of Quebec. The acquisition builds out Manitoulin’s coverage in Central and Eastern Quebec, particularly in the province’s rural areas, the company said in a release. Express Havre St-Pierre provides truckload (TL) and less-than-truckload (LTL), dangerous goods, temperature controlled, and white glove services, for a […]