Random drug and alcohol testing has been a fact of life for Canadian truckers crossing the US border since 1996. But the initiative began much earlier in the US, as part of the strategy of former US president Ronald Reagan’s “War on...
Nov 27, 2012
TORONTO, Ont. -- A new tractor-trailer configuration developed by Walmart, which increases the cubic capacity of the trailer by 30%, requiring fewer truck trips to deliver the same amount of product, could in fact be much worse for the...
Nov 16, 2012
The modern trucker has an array of communications technology at his or her fingertips. I’ve heard one estimate that half of long-distance drivers carry laptops, 80-90% have cell phones, and some even pack iPhones.
Oct 30, 2012
Over the last decade, thousands of Canadian truck drivers have taken a Fleetsmart SmartDriver classroom session in one form or another, resulting in great savings in fuel economy and significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.
Oct 20, 2012
By Julia Kuzeljevich
Oct 20, 2012
A UFO abduction at Deacon’s Corner Truck Stop in Winnipeg and a female trucker gets French-kissed by a ghost in her Peterbilt bunk. A trainee and his over-the-road mentor on a driving test run hit a mother and her baby, but...
Oct 10, 2012
Regulatory requirements governing fuel economy, emissions and safety have turned today’s work trucks into rolling computers. At the same time, pressure to reduce operating costs has led manufacturers to add even more electronics to...
Sep 19, 2012
HAMILTON & CORNWALL, Ont. – Hamilton, situated on the banks of Lake Ontario, practically within the shadows of Toronto’s towering skyscrapers, is home to a vibrant marine port, rail hub and cargo airport – all less than an...
Aug 27, 2012
Insurance brokers and providers may soon be asking fleets for access to their telematics data, in an effort to provide more accurate insurance pricing and to help fleets better utilize that data.
Aug 20, 2012
Motor carriers that extended trade cycles during the recession are awakening to a harsh reality as they begin to look at rejuvenating their aging fleets. The latest emissions-related technologies brought on by US Environmental Protection Agency...
Jul 25, 2012