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Sonia Straface

Sonia Straface
Sonia Straface is the associate editor of Truck News and Truck West magazines. She graduated from Ryerson University's journalism program in 2013 and enjoys writing about health and wellness and HR issues surrounding the transportation industry. Follow her on Twitter: @SoniaStraface.
  • News

    Total highlights rapid oil change at TRP open house

    June 21, 2018 by Sonia Straface

    BOLTON, Ont. – Got 15 minutes to spare? Great. Then you can get an oil change without even leaving the comfort of your own cab. That’s the concept of the new Total Rubia Lube Centre located at TRP Parts and

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    Charity truck show in Ilderton set for July 7

    June 21, 2018 by Truck News

    ILDERTON, Ont. — A new truck show is in town to raise money and awareness for cancer research. The show, called the Carhaulers Reunions and Chairty is set for July 7 from 9 a.m. until dusk at the Ilderton Fairgrounds.

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    Goodyear adds long-haul steer tire to Endurance line

    June 20, 2018 by Sonia Straface

    AKRON, Ohio – Goodyear rolled out its new Endurance long-haul steer tire today. The new tire — the Endurance LHS — designed with all new compounds, is the latest product added to Goodyear’s Endurance family of high-mileage long-haul tires. According

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  • Feature

    The corporation conversation

    June 20, 2018 by Scott Taylor

    Two opposing conversations within the same week just highlight that there’s never one answer for all situations. The topic: corporations. My first conversation was with a prospective client’s spouse. She called because she and her husband weren’t happy with the

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    Examining the reasons we began our trucking careers

    June 20, 2018 by Al Goodhall

    My wife and I were having a conversation about retirement and income planning the other day, and the conversation turned to my job and the amount of time I spend away from home. “I never fully understood what attracted you

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    Marijuana legalization coming down the pipe

    June 20, 2018 by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. — Marijuana legalization is on the way, whether we like it or not. On June 7, after more than six hours of speeches, the Senate passed Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act, 56 to 30 with one abstention. Since shying

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    J.G. Drapeau to acquire Ontario LTL division of Mainliner Freightways

    June 20, 2018 by Sonia Straface

    TORONTO, Ont. –– Polaris Transportation Group announced today that J.G. Drapeau has entered into an agreement to acquire the Ontario LTL division of Mainliner Freightways and transition into the 150,000 square foot cross-dock and warehousing facility in Etobicoke, Ont. The acquisition

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    Alberta’s extreme conditions inspire design of Michelin’s new drive-axle tire

    June 20, 2018 by Lou Smyrlis

    EDMONTON, Alta – Michelin North America is launching the most aggressive drive-axle tire it has ever produced this August, aiming to meet the extreme conditions of oil field and logging fleets. And the inspiration for the tire – the Michelin

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    APTA announces winners of driving championships

    June 19, 2018 by Truck News

    DIEPPE, N.B. —  The Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association’s safety council gave out top marks to the day’s most talented professional drivers at APTA’s Annual Professional Driving Championships held in Masstown, N.S. Saturday, June 16.  A total of 36 professional drivers competed, including nine

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    FTR: Capacity to remain tight

    June 18, 2018 by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The North American economy is strong, but capacity is to remain tight for the remainder of the year, according to experts who spoke during FTR’s State of Freight webinar last week. Avery Vise, v.p. of trucking research,

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    Government of Canada to provide $2.8 million in funding to Trucking HR Canada

    June 14, 2018 by Truck News

    GATINEAU, Que. — Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, has announced funding of $2.8 million to Trucking HR Canada today.  The funding is through the Government of Canada’s Sectoral Initiatives Program (SIP), to develop the sectoral labor market

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    Arves to retire from TFI’s board of directors

    June 14, 2018 by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. – TFI International announced the retirement of Scott C. Arves from its board of directors, effective June 30, 2018. Arves has served as a director of TFI since 2016 and previously served as president, Transport Corporation of America,

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    ZF unveils new PowerLine automatic transmission for commercial trucks

    June 14, 2018 by Sonia Straface

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – ZF introduced its new PowerLine automatic transmission for medium-duty trucks, heavy-duty pickups, and buses at the infamous Lucas Oil Raceway outside of Indianapolis on June 13. The new 8-speed transmission was built with commercial vehicles up to

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    Bendix names new president and CEO

    June 13, 2018 by Truck News

    ELYRIA, Ohio –  Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems has appointed Michael J. Hawthorne president and CEO, as well as a member of its executive board. Hawthorne will succeed outgoing president, CEO, and executive board member Berend Bracht, who is stepping down

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    Fastfrate appoints new regional vice-presidents

    June 13, 2018 by Truck News

    CALGARY, Alta. — Manny Calandrino, president and CEO of Fastfrate Group announced  the appointment of Richard Rose to the newly-created position of v.p. Prairie Region. Based out of Calgary, Richard will be responsible for all Fastfrate activities in Manitoba, Saskatchewan

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