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  • 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

  • MELT to be mandated in Alberta this spring

    October 10, 2018 5:03PM by Truck West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – The Alberta government announced today that mandatory entry-level driver training (MELT) will be mandated in spring 2019 for Class 1 and 2 drivers. The announcement was made at the Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) office by Transportation

  • How to make healthy comfort food in your truck

    October 4, 2018 9:44AM by Andrea Morley

    With the temperatures dropping, we naturally look to warm, comforting meals to satisfy us, but they often come with a cost: high calories, limited fruits & veggies, and low nutrient density. Whether you’re at home or in the truck, you

  • Use big data as a teaching mechanism, not an ‘I got ya’ tool

    September 26, 2018 7:01PM by Truck West

    RED DEER, Alta. – Collecting data from today’s truck technologies is about more than improving a carrier’s bottom line, it’s about helping drivers be the best they can be. Derek Tate, president of Enpact Group and former driver, spoke to

  • OTA welcomes WSIB rate reductions

    September 26, 2018 12:59PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) is welcoming rate reductions from the Workplace Safety and Insurance Bureau (WSIB). The WSIB announced trucking rate reductions of 30%, from $6.97 to $4.88. The OTA says this move will return $1.45