Feature Stories

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

Mack introduces GuardDog Connect telematics program

ALLENTOWN, Penn. -- Mack Trucks has announced the launch of GuardDog Connect, a new telematics program the company says will reduce downtime and streamline the repair process.
Nov 1, 2013

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