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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

    TFI buys Toronto Tank Lines

    February 19, 2019 by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. — TFI International announced today that it has acquired Toronto Tank Lines (TTL). TTL  operates storage facilities and a fleet of approximately 75 tank trailers and 45 power units. According to the agreement, TTL will operate as a standalone business

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    Arrow Truck Sales names new president

    February 19, 2019 by Truck News

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Arrow Truck Sales announced this week that Jeffrey Oldham has been named the company’s new president. Oldham replaces Steve Clough, who has retired.  Oldham has most recently served as COO and general manager of Ag-Power, a multi-location

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    FTR: 2019 will be ‘good, strong year’

    February 15, 2019 by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – 2019 is panning out to be a “good strong year” for trucking. That’s according to Avery Vise, vice-president of trucking for FTR, who spoke during this month’s State of Freight webinar on Feb. 14. “Overall, our outlook

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    Navistar awards top suppliers

    February 14, 2019 by Truck News

    LISLE, Ill. – This week, Navistar recognized 35 of its top-performing suppliers with its annual Diamond Supplier Awards. This select group has helped Navistar deliver uptime to its customers and has exceeded performance expectations in four key metrics: quality, delivery,

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    Angela Splinter to host Isaac Instruments’ webinar on human resources

    February 14, 2019 by Truck News

    CHAMBLY, Que. — Isaac Instruments putting on a webinar called “Modernize your HR Approach” and its host will be a familiar face. Angela Splinter, CEO of Trucking HR Canada will host the event slotted for the end of February. Splinter

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    Bendix inches closer to sustainability goals

    February 14, 2019 by Truck News

    ELYRIA, Ohio – Bendix announced recently it is close to reaching its sustainability and energy reduction goals. In 2018, Bendix moved closer to its goal of Zero Landfill by diverting 96%  (more than 25.5 million pounds) of material waste from

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    Highlight Motor Group donates to SickKids

    February 14, 2019 by Truck News

    CONCORD, Ont. —  Highlight Motor Group president Kirk Kalinitchenko along with vice-presidents,  Bob Cascagnette and Yury Eskin, delivered a $5,000 donation to the SickKids Foundation. These funds will be put towards the SickKids VS campaign — a $1.3 billion fundraiser

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    Kenworth names 2019 Parts Council

    February 7, 2019 by Truck News

    KIRKLAND, Wash. – Kenworth Truck Company has named its 2019 Kenworth Parts Council and three Canadians made the cut. Kenworth Parts Council members for 2019 are: Chairman – Cory Anderson, MHC Kenworth, (Leawood, Kan.); Eric Bontrager, Wisconsin Kenworth (Windsor, Wis.);

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    Hino Motors Canada names new president, v.p.

    February 7, 2019 by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Hino Motors Canada has made some changes to its senior executive team. Eric Smith has been named president and chief operating officer of Hino Motors Canada and Tony Caldarone has been appointed senior vice-president of sales and

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    TTSAO reveals panelists for upcoming conference

    February 6, 2019 by Truck News

    HAMILTON, Ont. — The Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario (TTSAO) has revealed the panelists for the Best Practices for Training Panel session taking place at the upcoming  fourth annual conference taking place at the Centre for Health and Safety

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  • Feature

    All for one, ONE for Freight

    February 5, 2019 by Sonia Straface

    MILTON, Ont. — Traditional is not in David Carruth’s vocabulary. He’s the president and chief executive officer of ONE for Freight – a transportation service provider that prides itself on being innovative, and a one-stop shop for all of its clients.

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    Dalton is hailed a cab: Part 4

    February 5, 2019 by Edo van Belkom

    The story so far Mark arrives at Intra-City Truck Lines yard ready to begin his time as a taxi truck driver. At first all looks good, but instead of a short trailer, Mark is given an older, longer trailer –

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  • Feature

    Today’s automated transmissions smarter, more versatile

    February 5, 2019 by James Menzies

    Automated manual transmissions (AMTs) have come to dominate the on-highway trucking segment, but they’re also gaining acceptance in vocational applications. Once shunned by drivers who preferred the reliability and versatility of their traditional stick shift, today’s AMTs can do more

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  • Feature

    A run with Dad

    February 4, 2019 by Brian Fields

    I recently went on a trip with my father, who has been driving across North America for more than 45 years. I’ve traveled to many places with him, from the time I was a little boy until I established my

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    We have an image issue, and we are to blame

    February 4, 2019 by Mike Millian

    The image of the trucking industry is one of those topics that has been discussed by those inside the industry for as long as I can remember. When I first started driving 28 years ago, the CB chatter was full

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