Today's Trucking

Sobey’s, Ocado partner on grocery delivery

January 26, 2018 by elizabeth

TORONTO, ON – Another grocery giant will be entering the home delivery space in Canada.

Sobey’s is partnering with grocery software and order fulfillment company Ocado Group to build a web shop and Customer Fulfilment Center (CFC) in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).


Chanje electric vans unveiled in U.S.

November 6, 2017 by John Smith

BROOKLYN, NY – Chanje is here.
The Chinese-based vehicle manufacturer (pronounced “change”) has officially unveiled its electric medium-duty panel van in Brooklyn, New York, with Ryder taking delivery of 125 units for its rental and leasing fleet.
The initial rollout will be in key California markets including Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego, as well as New York and Chicago. Ryder will provide parts distribution, service and support.
“All the trends in diesel are going in the wrong direction,” said Chanje Chief Executive Officer Bryan Hansel, noting that diesel equipment is increasingly expensive to build, purchase, and maintain.
China’s demand for electric vehicles is expected to outpace North America’s needs in coming years, but the U.S. market sets the highest bar for vehicle reliability and safety, and it is home to some of the largest delivery companies and consumer brands expected to use the vehicles, Hansel says. This is being developed as a “world” truck for markets here and elsewhere, and the company says it has invested about US $1 billion in the design and related tooling.
But Canada’s official rollout has to wait for now.
“It’s demand-driven. We’re certainly going to be inquiring to see the uptake opportunity,” Hansel said, referring to Canada as a parallel market to the U.S. “It seems like a natural progression.”


IN PRINT — The Clock is Ticking: Consumer demands transform trucking

October 3, 2017 by John Smith

Seventeen years ago, Tom Hanks stood in a shipping yard and lamented that 87 hours was an eternity. Castaway was on the big screen, and the Hollywood superstar was playing a time-obsessed operations manager for a world-wide shipping company. Shouting that “the cosmos [were] created in less time. Wars have been fought and nations toppled in 87 hours. Fortunes made and squandered,” Hanks was forecasting the future of the supply chain.

From 87 hours to just 24 or less, time is running out for goods that take more than a day to get to consumers, and trucking is undergoing massive changes, all thanks to a store that sells just about everything: Amazon.


UPS Canada honors safe drivers

July 28, 2017 by elizabeth

VAUGHAN, ON – When the road is your office, every day holds the potential for trouble, but UPS’s Circle of Honour members navigate it flawlessly.

Sixteen new members from Southern Ontario were inducted into the elite driving group July 27, recognizing each driver’s 25 consecutive years of service with the delivery company without a single at-fault incident on the road.


Brinks Canada celebrates 90 years

July 27, 2017 by elizabeth

MISSISSAUGA, ON – Companies shipping secure goods in Canada have been relying on Brinks Canada since before the second world war.


IN PRINT — The Last Mile: Companies from Amazon to Zootly are transforming trucking

March 30, 2017 by John Smith

Consumers are now a click away from just about anything they want to buy. But the story of convenience does not end there. These e-commerce transactions are also transforming the way goods are shipped from Distribution Centers, and even giving birth to new private fleet models.


Google Wins Patent for Self-Driving Delivery Truck

February 10, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – Just Google it, and you’ll find that the world’s Internet search giant was awarded a patent on Feb. 9 for its self-driving delivery truck technology.


Maxim Truck & Trailer Introduces One-Hour Parts Delivery

April 28, 2015 by sehui

WINNIPEG — The offering guarantees a one-hour delivery of heavy-duty parts for a flat fee of $20. The service is ideally suited to heavy-duty repair shops and fleets who are focused on uptime for their customers and fleets, according to Maxim.


It’s Miller’s Time

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Cape Breton’s Star Delivery Service finds its niche and flies in the face of succession.



August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Grote introduces complete modular power delivery and lighting system