Today's Trucking

Dirty Secrets: Carriers call for emissions crackdown

May 29, 2018 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. — Clean air comes at a cost, and it involves the emissions-related changes to exhaust systems and engines, sometimes introducing added maintenance costs and reduced fuel economy in the process.

That’s led to one of the trucking industry’s worst-kept dirty secrets. Many truck owners are reprogramming electronic control modules to bypass SCR (selective catalytic reduction) systems, which reduce unwanted NOx by introducing diesel exhaust fluid to the combustion process.


Top Quebec driver named

May 4, 2018 by John Smith

LA MALBAIE, Que. — Michel Bernicky of Transport OSI in Bécancour, Que., has been named Quebec Driver of the Year by the Quebec Trucking Association (QTA). Presented by Volvo Trucks Canada, in collaboration with the QTA, the prize is awarded […]


Quebec association reaches out to next generation

May 4, 2018 by John Smith

LA MALBAIE, Que. – The Quebec Trucking Association continues to reach out to a new generation of workers as it responds to a shortage of drivers, dispatchers, mechanics, and personnel in other key industry positions. That labor shortage is the […]


‘The future is here’: Nikola CEO

May 11, 2017 by John Smith

GATINEAU, QC – The founder and Chief Executive Officer of Nikola Motor Company suggests today’s truck manufacturers face a fate similar to Kodak, which watched its film business collapse during the advent of digital cameras.

“They [Kodak] were so powerful that they never expected to change anything,” Trevor Milton said in an address to the 66th annual meeting of the Quebec Trucking Association. “Why change something that already works?”

His Utah-based company is certainly looking to reinvent the idea of a Class 8 truck, as it looks to produce a hydrogen-powered electric model known as the Nikola One.