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  • OOIDA calls for change to U.S. hours of service

    February 15, 2018 10:37PM by Truck News

    GRAIN VALLEY, Mo – The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) is petitioning the United States Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to amend the existing federal Hours of Service (HoS) regulations south of the border. Acting President and CEO Tom

  • OOIDA appealing court ruling on sleep apnea suit

    February 14, 2018 4:34PM by Truck News

    GRAIN VALLEY, MO – The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) is appealing the United States Court of Appeals dismissal of their lawsuit alleging the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) bypassed the rulemaking process when regulating sleep apnea. The U.S.

  • ATSSA donates to local causes

    January 30, 2018 10:21AM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – The Automotive Transportation Service Superintendents’ Association (ATSSA) held its annual charity and fun night Dec. 14, 2017, collecting donations for underprivileged children through the Toys for Tots program. Food items were also collected on behalf of the

  • Feature Health & Safety

    Are you feeling SAD?

    January 29, 2018 2:42PM by Dr. Chris Singh

    Have you ever noticed that your mood is affected by the weather? Often, our spirits are lifted on a bright sunny day while a dull, cold, and rainy day may make us feel a little gloomy. Although these are normal

  • OOIDA leader passes away

    January 9, 2018 6:22AM by Truck News

    GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. – Jim Johnston, president and CEO of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA), has passed away after a battle with lung cancer. Johnston led the U.S.-based OOIDA since 1974. “The trucking industry has lost a visionary and

  • Here’s your chance to improve Ontario truck parking

    January 2, 2018 10:01AM by James Menzies

    Truck parking in Ontario is woefully inadequate. We all know that. But encouragingly, there’s an effort underway to improve the situation. The province has commissioned a survey to provide insight into the problem, and to highlight specific areas where improvements

  • Calming a nagging cough

    December 6, 2017 8:04AM by Karen Bowen

    With winter nearly upon us, we are entering the season of snow, ice, and coughs. Although coughing is not particularly pleasant, it is an effective, protective reflex that helps maintain our health by pushing harmful germs, dust, and mucus out

  • Bison wins ATA safety award

    November 19, 2017 7:42PM by Truck News

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Bison Transport has won first place in the American Trucking Associations’ National Truck Safety Contest for the seventh consecutive year. The carrier won the award Nov. 14, for having the lowest U.S. Department of Transportation recordable accident

  • Ontario drivers among Penske’s safest

    November 17, 2017 3:19PM by Truck News

    READING, Pa. – Two Ontario drivers were among the 26 associated recently recognized by Penske Logistics as its Diamond level drivers. They were selected from among 4,500 drivers across North America to receive the awards, in recognition of driving excellence.

  • MTA working with new government on issues facing industry

    November 8, 2017 1:20PM by Derek Clouthier

    WINNIPEG, Man. – The Manitoba Trucking Association (MTA) says it has the ear of its new government, however, challenges remain while the provincial Progressive Conservative Party settles into its leadership role. In office since April of 2016 after ending the

  • Brake Safety Day brake inspections put 14% out of service

    November 7, 2017 1:50PM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Fourteen per cent of vehicles inspected in the U.S. and Canada during Brake Safety Day were placed out of service for brake-related violations, according to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance. A total of 7,698 commercial vehicle inspections

  • Slap them chains on

    November 6, 2017 8:57AM by Derek Clouthier

    MTI offers chain up tutorial during its driver appreciation day

  • Carriers in Regina met with safety blitz

    October 30, 2017 1:25PM by Derek Clouthier

    STA support safety effort, creates new membership category for vocational members

  • Volvo envisions a future without traffic accidents

    October 25, 2017 8:11PM by Truck News

    ORLANDO, Fla. – Volvo Trucks shared its vision for a world without traffic accidents, during a seminar at the American Trucking Associations’ annual Management Conference & Exhibition. Safety has been a core value of the company since 1927. “Each year

  • New spill response regulations in B.C. to impact carriers

    October 19, 2017 2:48PM by Truck West

    VICTORIA, B.C. – The British Columbia Trucking Association (BCTA) is notifying its members that they will have one year to prepare and comply with the province’s new land-based spill response regulations. The B.C. government announced Oct. 13 that commencing Oct.