Feature Stories

FleetSmart's third Mark Dalton novel is now On Ice

Mark Dalton rides again in “On Ice”, the third and final full-length novel which is now available free from Natural Resources Canada's FleetSmart program  Mark Dalton is the trucker-private detective character created by author...
Jan 10, 2014


Good news ahead for global and Canadian economies, CITT hears

TORONTO, Ont. – After five tough years, the global economic picture is starting to shape up for the better and Canada is well-positioned to take advantage of the new opportunities, according to David Newman, a transportation market...
Jan 1, 2014


Pricing Power

TORONTO, Ont. -- Noel Perry of FTR Associates is holding up four fingers and one thumb. He had asked a room full of Ontario trucking executives, rhetorically, “how many dry van carriers or reefer carriers have the capability to bid - in a...
Jan 1, 2014


The kids are alright

It’s do-or-die in the trucking industry.
Dec 1, 2013


Bringing driver wellness to the forefront

MONCTON, N.B.–In an American study released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, trucking is ranked as one of the most high-risk occupations – and the perils go beyond highway collisions. It’s also about an unhealthy...
Dec 1, 2013


The day the trains stopped running

LAC MAGANTIC, Que. -- When a runaway freight train carrying crude oil exploded in the middle of Lac Megantic, Que. this July 6, half the downtown vanished, 47 people died and the city’s industrial park lost its rail connection to the...
Dec 1, 2013


'Collaboration' becoming more than just a buzzword: Jacquie Meyers

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. -- The term collaboration, as it applies to the relationships between shippers and carriers, has been “overused and misused in our industry,” but there are finally signs that shippers are truly interested in...
Dec 1, 2013


E-learn how to get the most out of every drop of fuel

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) launched the e-learning edition of its SmartDriver for Highway Trucking in 2011, and is now redeveloping the learning materials, with the support and guidance of numerous trucking industry stakeholders, to meet...
Nov 12, 2013


Kenworth road show introduces new T880 vocational product

CALGARY, Alta. - Kenworth’s T880/T680 Road Show stopped at Greatwest Kenworth in Calgary recently, providing local drivers and fleet owners with their first glimpse at the company’s latest offerings.
Nov 1, 2013


Natural gas, suspensions and powertrain receive attention from Mack

ALLENTOWN, Penn. -- The construction truck market remains mired in a slump, but Mack Trucks hasn’t been sitting on the sidelines, waiting for it to recover. The company outlined several new product developments at a recent press event,...
Nov 1, 2013


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