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  • A dead-end street to owning a fleet

    July 16, 2019 8:51AM by James Menzies

    The insurance industry’s crackdown on insurability, and its aversity to risk, is making it all but impossible for new ventures to flourish. But unfortunately, a widespread lack of awareness about the changing dynamics in the trucking insurance industry is snuffing

  • Fort Garry purchases Pinwood Truck Parts

    July 10, 2019 11:44AM by Truck News-West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Winnipeg, Man.-based Fort Garry Industries (FGI) has acquired Pinwood Truck Parts. Fort Garry purchased all the outstanding shares of Pinwood, making the company a wholly-owned subsidiary as of June 2. “The addition of the Pinwood stores under

  • Cratex opens location in Nisku, Alta.

    June 21, 2019 5:42PM by Truck News-West

    NISKU, Alta. – Cratex Industries, an industrial packaging and crating company, celebrated the grand opening of its new facility in Nisku, Alta., June 21. The new location offers an array of packaging and crating services to meet the demands of

  • Ryder names Canadian Ken Bilyea Top Tech of 2019

    June 21, 2019 12:17PM by Abdul Latheef

    MIAMI, Fla. – A Canadian has been named the 2019 Ryder Top Technician at the 18th annual competition in Indianapolis. Ken Bilyea of London, Ont., was selected from a pool of eight finalists, the company announced on Thursday. He received

  • U.S. truck tonnage slips in May

    June 19, 2019 8:06AM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – U.S. for-hire truck tonnage slipped 6.1% in May, according to the American Trucking Associations (ATA). That came on the heels of a surprising 7% jump in April. “As expected, tonnage corrected in May from the surprising surge

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Fort Garry celebrates centennial year

    June 6, 2019 11:26AM by Truck News-West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Fort Garry Industries is celebrating 100 years in business today. Established in 1919 by Fred Sicinski as a tire repair shop, the company now offers aftermarket parts and service, trailer sales, and truck equipment, and remains based

  • Poll forecasts a bright road ahead for trucking

    June 3, 2019 10:45AM by Truck News

    The road ahead for the Canadian trucking industry remains smooth despite concerns about driver shortages, plant closures and the new North American Free Trade Agreement, a major survey revealed. The poll of carriers, brokers and owner-operators was conducted by TransCore

  • Industry needs to tell its story

    June 2, 2019 5:57PM by Derek Clouthier

    KELOWNA, B.C. – B.C. Trucking Association (BCTA) president and CEO Dave Earle says the trucking industry is not good at telling its good news stories. Opening the BCTA’s AGM and Management Conference in Kelowna, B.C. June 1, Earle said if

  • TFI International to shutter Highland Transport

    May 30, 2019 11:28AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – TFI International is closing its Highland Transport truckload and intermodal operation, effective June 28. Drivers received news of the closure through a satellite message from Terry Gardiner, vice-president of operations, which was shown to TruckNews.com. Sources say

  • NACV Show adds educational sessions

    May 27, 2019 8:51AM by Truck News

    ATLANTA, Ga. – The North American Commercial Vehicle Show (NACV) has announced it will host on-floor education sessions for all registered attendees. There will be three new Solutions Theaters, which will showcase topically industry discussions with industry thought leaders. All

  • What to consider when transitioning to ELDs

    May 24, 2019 9:27PM by Derek Clouthier

    PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – With the Canadian electronic logging device (ELD) mandate coming down the pike, Greg Munden of Munden Ventures said there are several reasons carriers need to get on board immediately with the new technology. Munden said ELDs

  • Impairment comes in many forms

    May 24, 2019 8:29PM by Derek Clouthier

    B.C. Forest Safety Council conference explores various forms of impairment in the workplace