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  • Lose sleep over this health condition

    April 24, 2018 11:45AM by Karen Bowen

    Do you often still feel tired after a full night’s sleep? Do you snore so loudly that you regularly wake yourself up with a sudden snort, gasp, or choke? Does your family complain that your snoring keeps everyone awake? If

  • WCB changes could impact some carriers

    April 21, 2018 5:30PM by Truck West

    BANFF, Alta. – Some key changes to the Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) legislation slated to kick in Sept. 1 could have an impact on some carriers. Pieter Lambooy, vice-president of operations for WCB of Alberta, said the obligation to reinstate

  • Having a drug policy in place essential for carriers

    April 21, 2018 6:00AM by Truck West

    BANFF, Alta. – The main takeaway from a panel discussion on the legalization of marijuana could not have been clearer – companies must establish a drug and alcohol policy, and a good one. The panel, which was held in Banff,

  • Alberta government aims to improve road safety

    April 21, 2018 1:19AM by Truck West

    BANFF, Alta. – In the wake of the tragic collision involving the Humboldt Broncos bus, Alberta Minister of Transportation Brian Mason says government must take a more robust approach to ensure road safety. Speaking during the Alberta Motor Transport Association’s

  • Great Dane plant wins safety award

    April 20, 2018 2:00PM by Truck News

    STATESBORO, Ga. – Great Dane’s manufacturing plant in Statesboro, Ga., has been recognized for its commitment to safety. It received the Georgia Association of Manufacturers award for having no lost work cases in 2017. “Great Dane is a proud member

  • What to eat at a truck stop

    April 18, 2018 3:56PM by Andrea Morley

    When broken down, there’s two sides to getting healthy: knowing what to do, and actually following through with it. I work with drivers all the time who tell me they’re ready to get healthy, they just don’t know what they

  • Reduced speed zone ahead

    April 18, 2018 3:29PM by Derek Clouthier

    Group looks to reduce commercial vehicles to 40km/hr. when passing through Salmon Arm

  • Special trailers deliver Wounded Warriors message

    April 17, 2018 12:47PM by James Menzies

    WHITBY, Ont. – Total Transportation Solutions is pulling two eye-catching trailers around Canada and the U.S., to highlight the work of Wounded Warriors Canada. The organization supports Canada’s ill and injured armed forces members, veterans, first responders and their families.

  • STA raising funds for first responders

    April 17, 2018 10:35AM by Truck West

    REGINA, Sask. – The Saskatchewan Trucking Association (STA) plan to launch a national fundraising effort for first responders in the wake of the recent tragedy involving the Humboldt Broncos bus. “They are the men and women who are at the

  • OTA encouraged by enforcement crackdown

    April 16, 2018 10:13AM by Truck News

    WATERLOO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) is commending the enforcement community for cracking down on carriers that don’t “embrace a culture of safety, environmental and taxation compliance.” The comments come after the Waterloo Regional Police Service laid criminal

  • STA releases statement on Humboldt tragedy

    April 9, 2018 6:25PM by Truck West

    REGINA, Sask. – The Saskatchewan Trucking Association (STA) has released a statement to Truck West on the tragic collision involving a tractor-trailer and the bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team. The collision, which happened on the afternoon of

  • Stricter winter tire and chain-up regulations proposed in B.C.

    April 5, 2018 6:24PM by Truck West

    VICTORIA, B.C. – The B.C. government is looking to make changes to its winter tire and commercial vehicle chain-up requirements in the wake of what has been – and continues to be – a brutal winter. One of the proposed

  • Quebec police have a beef with bandits

    April 5, 2018 4:13PM by Truck News

    BOUCHERVILLE, Que. – Thieves on Montreal’s south side are throwing a party, and police are seeking the public’s help in tracking them down. The CBC is reporting that about $500,000 worth of beer and Jack’s Links brand dried meat and

  • Preventing the pain

    March 25, 2018 10:09AM by Sonia Straface

    Truck drivers are at a higher risk for developing musculoskeletal disorders, the most common type of workplace injury

  • All cramped up

    March 25, 2018 10:02AM by Karen Bowen

    Have you ever drifted off in your bunk only to be awakened from a sound sleep with excruciating cramps in your legs? Many people experience painful nighttime leg cramps – involuntary spasms that usually involve the muscles of the calf,