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  • 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,

  • UPDATED: First pedestrian death in collision with self-driving vehicle

    March 19, 2018 2:49PM by Truck News

    TEMPE, Ariz. – A tragic collision overnight has resulted in the first pedestrian death from a self-driving vehicle and has suspended a large live-test of semi-autonomous vehicles with Uber. A car with the ride-sharing service was operating in self-driving mode

  • Aiming for the stars

    March 16, 2018 7:11PM by Derek Clouthier

    PIC outlines new benchmarks that sets the bar high for its members

  • OTA offers input on cyclist/pedestrian safety

    March 16, 2018 9:31AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) has submitted comments on how trucks, cyclists and pedestrians can co-exist on roads. Its comments were filed with the province’s CycleON Action Plan 2.0. “As an industry which shares its workplace with

  • Government discussing a drug abuse program as legalized cannabis approaches

    March 13, 2018 5:09PM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau says the Government of Canada is actively working on a policy to address marijuana impairment in the workplace. The minister sent a letter to the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA), the Railway Association

  • Fair hearing

    February 23, 2018 10:02AM by Karen Bowen

    Was your hearing better when you were younger? Did you know that 25% of people between 55 and 64 experience hearing loss associated with aging? Almost 50% of people over 65 have lost some hearing. Why? In addition to normal

  • Trucking contributes to 14% of all work-related crash claims: WorkSafe BC

    February 20, 2018 6:39PM by Truck News

    RICHMOND, B.C. – Motor vehicle incidents (MVI) are the leading cause of traumatic workplace deaths in British Columbia, according to WorkSafe BC. The agency says work-related MVI’s account for one-third of all work-related traumatic deaths in the province. In an

  • 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