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  • MELT coming to Alberta in January 2019

    July 10, 2018 8:05PM by Truck West

    CALGARY, Alta. – Mandatory entry-level driver training (MELT) is coming to the trucking industry in Alberta, with an expected implementation date in January 2019. Alberta’s minister of transportation, Brian Mason, made the announcement today at the Alberta Motor Transport Association

  • Express Mondor raises $25K for breast cancer foundation

    July 9, 2018 9:20AM by Truck News

    LANORAIE, Que. – Express Mondor has raised $25,000 to support the fight against breast cancer, bringing its five-year total to more than $130,000. The company raised the funds through its annual golf tournament and fundraising dinner, which attracted more than

  • Twenty-nine charges laid on truck driver involved in Humboldt Broncos bus collision

    July 6, 2018 3:57PM by Truck West

    REGINA, Sask. – Jaskirat Sidhu, the truck driver who collided with the Humboldt Broncos bus on April 6, was arrested this morning and faces 29 charges. The 29-year-old male from Calgary who worked for Adesh Deol Trucking was charged with

  • Driver behavior results in most Operation Corridor charges

    June 27, 2018 11:03AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – A 24-hour provincial safety blitz by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Ministry of Transportation resulted in about 700 charges against commercial drivers, mostly due to driver behavior. The charges, contends the Ontario Trucking Association (OTA), highlight

  • Ontario truck drivers to face zero tolerance approach to pot

    June 27, 2018 10:53AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Commercial vehicle drivers in Ontario must have no blood drug content when operating their vehicles, according to changes to the province’s Highway Traffic Act. Changes to the Act address the issues of impaired driving, distracted driving and

  • Whistleblower protections aren’t helping drivers: OOIDA

    June 18, 2018 3:55PM by Truck News

    GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. – Whistle-blower laws meant to shield workers from reporting coercive behavior aren’t protecting drivers says the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA). The group met recently with the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) at the U.S. Department

  • One stop shop

    June 15, 2018 7:36PM by Derek Clouthier

    White’s Travel Center offers something no other in the U.S. does – a pharmacy

  • Home Hardware, John Deere win fleet safety awards

    June 15, 2018 9:05AM by Truck News

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – John Deere Canada and Home Hardware Stores were the winners of the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) Fleet Safety Awards. The awards were presented at the PMTC’s annual meeting. John Deere won in the

  • Three private fleet drivers inducted to Hall of Fame

    June 14, 2018 3:46PM by Truck News

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – Three professional drivers with a combined 16 million kilometers of accident-free driving were inducted into the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada’s Hall of Fame. David Armstrong, who works for CPC Logistics in the John Deere

  • Ontario truck blitz results improving

    June 14, 2018 11:10AM by James Menzies

    But proper pre-trip inspections can drive even better results

  • Much ado about something

    June 1, 2018 1:48PM by Truck West

    Pine Grove Rest Area safe for now, but lack of rest areas in Canada remains a concern

  • Total, Michelin team up for road safety initiative

    June 1, 2018 10:55AM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. – Total and Michelin have announced the launch of a major road safety education program for 10- to 18-year-olds. They hope to reach 100,000 young people over a three-year period. It is being launched with the support of

  • FMCSA issues emergency declaration ahead of Alberto

    May 28, 2018 11:33AM by Truck News

    GULF SHORES, Fla. – While most of the United States is observing Memorial Day, Gulf Coast states are bracing for an early start to hurricane season. Although Alberto has been rated a subtropical storm, falling short of the hurricane designation,

  • Bendix shares Roadcheck prep tips

    May 24, 2018 7:46AM by Truck News

    ELYRIA, Ohio – With the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) Roadcheck inspection blitz coming up June 5-7, Bendix has offered some advice for passing the inspections with flying colors. “Almost 9,400 vehicles received out-of-service (OOS) violations during Roadcheck 2017, and

  • SafetyDriven awards seven trucking companies

    May 15, 2018 7:00PM by Truck West

    LANGLEY, B.C. – Seven transportation companies have been honored by SafetyDriven – Trucking Safety Council of B.C. – with Bison Transport accepting the Health and Safety Innovation Award for its leadership. The recognition is for the companies’ commitment to keeping