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  • Manitoba takes steps toward a MELT program

    December 5, 2018 4:06PM by Truck West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – The province of Manitoba is moving forward with consultations aimed at implementing a mandatory entry-level driver training (MELT) program, Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler announced today. “Our government is focused on safety above all else,” Schuler said. “Mandatory

  • MELT coming to Saskatchewan March 15

    December 3, 2018 1:00PM by Truck West

    REGINA, Sask. – The Saskatchewan government announced it will implement mandatory entry-level driver training (MELT) staring March 15 for anyone looking to acquire a Class 1 commercial licence. “Saskatchewan has been working to improve standards for training curriculum and driver

  • Stricter chain up regulations implemented in B.C.

    November 29, 2018 4:28PM by Truck West

    VICTORIA, B.C. – The B.C. government has placed stricter regulations on commercial drivers when chaining up, and includes all vehicles over 5,000 kg. The move follows two other highway safety enhancements – reduced speed limits on 15 highway sections and

  • The road ahead

    November 29, 2018 11:23AM by Derek Clouthier

    Winnipeg company’s app that predicts road conditions goes mobile

  • Arnold Bros. brings Plaid Wonderland to parade

    November 23, 2018 11:57AM by Truck News

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Arnold Bros. brought the plaid to the Winnipeg Santa Claus Parade, to bring attention to prostate cancer programs. The company entered into the parade a tractor-trailer dubbed ‘Plaid Wonderland’ on Nov. 17. Arnold Bros. has raised more

  • Left-lane ban on Coq welcome, but BCTA says focus needs to be on chaining up

    November 16, 2018 12:50PM by Truck West

    HOPE, B.C. – The B.C. Trucking Association (BCTA) says the move to prohibit commercial trucks from the left lane on Snowshed Hill on the Coquihalla does not address the main cause of collisions on the mountain pass. Though recognizing the

  • Speed kills

    November 8, 2018 9:23PM by Derek Clouthier

    B.C. government reduces speed limit on roads showing significant increase in collisions

  • Stiffer penalties in Manitoba for distracted driving

    October 31, 2018 3:32PM by Truck West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – If you’re driving and itching to take that call, it’s best to wait, as distracted driving laws will be beefed up in Manitoba as of tomorrow. Starting Nov. 1, anyone caught using a cellphone will have to

  • Feature Health & Safety

    Healing the heel

    October 31, 2018 1:35PM by Dr. Chris Singh

    During the past few weeks, I have treated several truck drivers complaining of heel pain. Heel pain is a fairly common occurrence in professional truck drivers. Although there are several causes of heel pain, for the purpose of this article,

  • Stay hip

    October 31, 2018 1:22PM by Karen Bowen

    Truck drivers need to take care of their hips due to long hours of sitting

  • Westcan’s safety program receives gold recognition

    October 30, 2018 11:57AM by Truck West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – Westcan Bulk Transport recently took home gold for being Canada’s Safest Employers in the transportation. The award was handed out by Canadian Occupational Safety in Toronto, recognizing the carrier, which has 800 trucks hauling across Western Canada,

  • FMCSA fast-tracking review of hours-of-service rules

    October 29, 2018 10:00AM by James Menzies

    AUSTIN, Texas – The U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is committed to fast-tracking a review of the hours-of-service rules. Jim Mullen, chief counsel for the FMCSA, gave attendees at the American Trucking Associations (ATA) Management Conference & Exhibition,

  • Why Monday Night Football may contribute to unsafe driving

    October 29, 2018 9:34AM by James Menzies

    AUSTIN, Texas – Could Monday Night Football be to blame for risky driving behavior among truckers? After combing through more than 100 billion miles of data, Lytx data analyst Ryan Brandos thinks that could be the case. He analyzed the

  • U.S. takes step towards allowing hair testing

    October 25, 2018 7:39AM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. signed into law yesterday legislation that will allow fleets to employ hair testing, a move the American Trucking Associations (ATA) has been lobbying for. The bill, which cleared Congress, was designed to combat the opioid

  • Get ready to ‘Shift into Winter’

    October 11, 2018 6:10PM by Truck West

    RICHMOND, B.C. – With winter fast approaching – and already a reality in some areas of Western Canada – the Winter Driving Safety Alliance (WDA) is urging truckers and all motorists to drive smart this snow season through its “Shift