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  • OTA raises concerns over city’s proposal for reduced lane widths

    November 25, 2014 2:36PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) voiced their concerns today after City of Toronto officials made public statements proposing reducing the width of road lanes. According to city officials, wide lanes promote vehicles to go faster, so by

  • TCA’s new logo reflects group’s North American presence

    November 25, 2014 2:33PM by Truck News

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) has unveiled a new logo that’s more reflective of the organization’s North American membership. The previous logo, which included a map of the US, has been replaced to better reflect TCA’s mix

  • Streeper acquired

    November 25, 2014 8:32AM by Truck News

    CALGARY, ALta. –A West coast oilfield transportation company has a new owner. ATK Oilfield Transportation Inc., which is headquartered in Calgary, has completed its acquisition of Streeper and Sons Trucking Ltd. “The Streeper name is synonymous with the Northwest Canadian

  • Haul Away Hunger with Trailer Wizards

    November 24, 2014 10:40AM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — From November 24 to November 28 all participating Trailer Wizards branches will be collecting food donations on behalf of the local food banks. This is Trailer Wizards’ second annual holiday “Haul Away Hunger” food drive. “Our employees

  • Nominate a Road Knight today

    November 24, 2014 10:34AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – On Oct. 4, John Lougheed, an Erb Transport driver and proud OTA Road Knight passed away. Lougheed was a big believer in education and travelled the province to give lessons to young students about truck driving, safety

  • Ryan Tilley explains benefits of OTA NextGen program

    November 24, 2014 10:09AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – At the annual OTA conference last week, Ryan Tilley of Tandet Group addressed a room full of attendees and enlightened them on the benefits of the OTA’s Next Generation Certification program. “We train our drivers to stay

  • Transcourt welcomes new national director of fleet maintenance and procurement

    November 21, 2014 2:37PM by Truck News

    OAKVILLE, Ont. – Transcourt Tank Leasing has named Robert Pahanich as national director of fleet maintenance and procurement today. Pahanich has nearly 20 years of experience in operations and supply chain management. He has previously managed a large fleet of

  • Buffalo snow-pocalypse: Stuck in a truck

    November 21, 2014 1:30PM by Sonia Straface

    TORONTO, Ont. – Earlier this week Brian Foster, a professional driver for Ontario-based J.G. Drapeau Transport, made a delivery he’ll never forget. On Tuesday, the snowfall in Buffalo, N.Y. shocked residents when an incredible seven feet of white fluffy stuff

  • Canadians competing to show technical mastery

    November 21, 2014 11:45AM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, NC – Mechanics and technicians across North America have begun the first round of a skills competition that will culminate with a winner being crowned in June. Mack Trucks has created the Mack Masters Competition to give its dealership

  • US truck tonnage up slightly in October; Solid fall freight season projected

    November 21, 2014 11:34AM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. — US for-hire truck tonnage inched up 0.5% in October, on the heels of a revised decline of 0.8% in September, according to the latest American Trucking Associations Truck Tonnage Index. October’s reading is the second highest level

  • Bridgestone opens new tire plant

    November 21, 2014 10:57AM by Truck News

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Bridgestone Americas has added 1.5 million square feet of manufacturing capacity with the opening of a new plant in South Carolina. Located in Aiken, the facility was designed to manufacture giant, off-road, radial tires for heavy haul

  • Why it’s good to give

    November 21, 2014 8:50AM by Sonia Straface

    OAKVILLE, Ont. – It’s not about how much you give, but you what you get back from donating to charity. That was the message panelists drove home at the Trucks For Change’s third annual Network Partner Luncheon and panel discussion.

  • Manitoulin wins Toyota Canada award

    November 20, 2014 3:01PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Manitoulin Transport has been named Toyota Canada’s 2014 Parts Carrier of the Year. The award, in its 14th year, is given to a logistics company that dedicates itself to customer service. Toyota said it recognized Manitoulin because

  • Ryder creates loyalty program

    November 20, 2014 9:24AM by Truck News

    MIAMI, Fla. — Ryder System Inc. wants to start rewarding its regular customers. The company has created Ryder RedZone, a loyalty program for its commercial rental customers. It is open now to US clients, and should be available to Canadians

  • Navistar introduces new truck designed for disaster relief efforts

    November 19, 2014 11:31AM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. –Navistar and Terranova GTS showcased its new International DuraStar multi-purpose vehicle at this week’s Aid and International Development Forum Disaster Relief Summit in Washington, D.C. The new truck was designed to help in disaster relief efforts. It has