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  • A look back at the PMTC annual conference

    June 14, 2019 4:26PM by Truck News

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada’s annual conference concluded in Niagara Falls, Ont., on Friday. Here’s look back at some of the events. Tom Moore, senior vice-president at the U.S. National Private Truck Council, announces

  • ONroute Service Centres sold

    June 14, 2019 1:58PM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – ONroute Service Centres – a chain of 23 service plazas and rest areas with a presence along major Ontario highways – has been sold to Arjun Infrastructure Partners (AIP) and Fengate Asset Management. ONroute has the exclusive

  • PMTC recognizes fleet graphics in 34th awards

    June 14, 2019 10:37AM by johng@newcom.ca

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – Fleet graphics are often made of reflective material, but some were shining a little brighter than others during the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada’s 34th annual vehicle graphics design awards. “This is one of the

  • Truck tech transforming the industry: Panel

    June 14, 2019 7:28AM by Truck News

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – New onboard technologies, from telematics and ELDs to collision mitigation systems and asset-tracking solutions, are revolutionizing the business of trucking for those who embrace them. A panel discussion during the annual meeting of the Private Motor

  • PMTC hands out annual honors

    June 14, 2019 6:42AM by johng@newcom.ca

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – The Toronto Raptors hoisted the NBA’s Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy on Thursday night, but several private fleet representatives closed the day by hoisting hardware of their own. The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada honored safe

  • Ontario focusing roadside truck inspection resources

    June 13, 2019 8:35PM by johng@newcom.ca

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – The Ontario trucking industry’s safety record has undeniably improved in the last two decades. While the number of trucks on the road has increased 77%, the number of fatalities involving trucks is down 67%. But there’s

  • Run on Less Regional fleets named

    June 13, 2019 1:57PM by Truck News

    ATLANTA, Ga. — Ten fleets will participate in the North American Council for Freight Efficiency’s (NACFE) Run on Less Regional program later this year, but none from Canada. Participating fleets include: C&S Wholesale Grocers, Hammond, La.; Hirschbach, Monterey, Tenn.; Hogan

  • Tim Dreyer named the Rick Austin Memorial Dispatcher of the Year

    June 13, 2019 1:35PM by Truck News

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – Tim Dreyer has won the 2019 Rick Austin Memorial Dispatcher of the Year Award. Dreyer is a traffic manager and dispatcher with Patene Building Supplies. He was honored for his willingness to help others. The award

  • PMTC names two drivers to Hall of Fame

    June 13, 2019 1:17PM by johng@newcom.ca

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) has added drivers from John Deere and Praxair to its Hall of Fame for Professional Drivers. Allan Huffman, a driver assigned to John Deere’s private fleet, has run

  • News Technology

    Volvo’s Vera making driverless deliveries

    June 13, 2019 12:51PM by Truck News

    GOTHENBURG, Sweden – Volvo’s driverless, cabless, electric truck has been put to work shuttling containers between a port and logistics center. Dubbed Vera, the truck is operating for ferry and logistics company DFDS. The objective is to put Vera into

  • Loadings growth slowing, rates on the decline: FTR

    June 13, 2019 12:30PM by James Menzies

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking rates are expected to decrease about 7% this year, primarily driven by the spot market, with contract rates flat to down 1%. That’s the projection from industry forecaster FTR, which held a State of Freight webinar

  • Driver issues remain No.1 concern, PMTC study shows

    June 13, 2019 10:07AM by Truck News

      NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – Driver recruiting, hiring and retention continue to be the top concern for private fleet operators, the 2019 Private Motor Truck Council of Canada benchmark survey has revealed. Equipment and maintenance issues have also moved up

  • UPDATED: Canada’s ELD rule announced

    June 13, 2019 10:00AM by Truck News

    ELDs to be required in Canada by 2021

  • Devine defines Top 10 legal issues of 2019

    June 13, 2019 9:51AM by johng@newcom.ca

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – Heather Devine, a lawyer with Isaacs and Co., is advising truck fleets to take a closer look at everything from employment contracts to telematics data as they look to prepare themselves for the year ahead. Here

  • Brad Fletcher named PMTC chairman

    June 13, 2019 6:55AM by johng@newcom.ca

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – Brad Fletcher, a regional fleet manager with the Terrapure Enviromental waste management service, has been named chairman of the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada ahead of the group’s annual conference. Shari Lagala of Patene Building