Today's Trucking

Meet Geoff Topping — the accidental HR manager

December 4, 2018 by John Smith

CAMBRIDGE, Ont. — Geoff Topping never imagined he would trade in his keys to become a human resources executive. But he did. Now the vice-president of human resources at Challenger Motor Freight is recognized as one of best in the […]


Fleet best practices anchored in communication: panel

October 19, 2018 by John Smith

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Leading fleets have mastered different secrets to business success, but one of the most effective secrets of all might involve a willingness to be more open with information. Executives from Transpro Freight Systems, Challenger Motor Freight, and […]


Video: Find the right spec’ing balance

April 23, 2018 by John Smith

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — One of the biggest challenges for any fleet manager is a spec’ing decision, looking to strike the balance between initial purchase prices and performance. Maintenance leaders from Challenger Motor Freight, Bison Transport, and Titanium Transport shared their approaches with peers at the Canadian Fleet Maintenance Summit.


Driver shortage leads to Wiersma sale

March 21, 2018 by John Smith

KITCHENER, Ont. – Challenger Motor Freight is acquiring the assets of Ed Wiersma Trucking in a deal expected to close at the end of March, expanding Challenger’s Special Commodities Division.

The 16-truck, family-run fleet specialized in flatbed truckload freight moving between southern Ontario and the U.S. But while it had up-to-date equipment and freight to haul, it was no longer able to attract the drivers it needed.


Border can represent a technical divide

February 28, 2018 by John Smith

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Marc Greco, manager of corporate solutions with Challenger Motor Freight, was direct when he summed up a comparison of Canadian and U.S. trucking operations. “We do things slightly differently,” he told a crowd at Omnitracs’ Outlook user conference in Nashville, Tenn.


Canadian fleets among best to drive for

January 30, 2018 by John Smith

MARKHAM, ON – Four Canadian companies have been named among the Best Fleets to Drive For, in an annual competition run by the Truckload Carriers Association and CarriersEdge. Bison Transport of Winnipeg, Manitoba, joins TransPro Freight Systems of Milton, Ontario, […]


Paid Challenger Motor Freight

February 14, 2017 by Martin Smith

Whether you’re looking for consistent daily runs and nightly home time, being on the road for weeks at a time, or anything in between, we have the right fit for you.


Challenger moves to Abbotsford Terminal

October 3, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

ABBOTSFORD, BC – Challenger’s Aldergrove Terminal staff in British Columbia have moved to a brand new location in Abbotsford.


Fuel economy up 3% at 17 major fleets

August 24, 2016 by John Smith

NEW YORK, NY — Seventeen major North American fleets – including Canadian-based Challenger Motor Freight and Bison Transport – boosted their fuel economy by 3% in 2015, according the Annual Fleet Fuel Study released today by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE).

Fleet-wide fuel economy increased from 6.87 to 7.06 miles per gallon (34.2 to 33.3 liters per 100 kilometers), representing the largest boost in eight years of consecutive improvements. And they saved just shy of $650 million on fuel bills when compared to the national average.

Put another way, their individual trucks saved about $6,020 per year compared to the baseline of a “business as usual” truck that reaches 6.3 miles per gallon (37.3 liters per 100 kilometers).


Brantford dealer sheds pounds in Challenger challenge

March 21, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

BRANTFORD, ON – Trading 40 lbs. for 40 trucks is a pretty sweet deal, if Rob Long does say so himself.


Challenger goes long on trailer orders

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

CAMBRIDGE, Ont. — The Challenger Group recently received 300 LCV-equipped trailers and the converter dollies to connect them.


Challenger acquires special commodities carrier

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

CAMBRIDGE, Ont. — Challenger Motor Freight revealed its intention to purchase certain assets of the special commodities business of INX PRESS Corporation.


Challenger Motor Freight heads west

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

ALDERGROVE, B.C. — Challenger Motor Freight is getting ready to open a new 10-acre terminal in Aldergrove, B.C., which will more than double its previous space.


Challenger makes specialized acquisition

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

CAMBRIDGE, Ont. — Almost a year after expanding its special commodities division, Challenger Motor Freight is at it again.