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  • Scholarship to allow aspiring trucker to achieve dream

    June 15, 2018 8:20AM by Truck News

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – An aspiring truck driver will see his dream come true thanks to a scholarship from the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC). William Gavin of Cardinal, Ont., has won the scholarship to obtain his A/Z

  • First Rick Austin Memorial Dispatcher of the Year Award presented

    June 14, 2018 4:10PM by Truck News

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – Linda Valliere has been named the first-ever winner of the Rick Austin Memorial Dispatcher of the Year Award. The Praxair dispatcher has been with the company for 40 years in various roles. She has a legendary

  • Views from Whistler

    June 12, 2018 3:42PM by Angela Splinter

    What a pleasure it was to attend the BCTA Annual Conference and AGM this past weekend in Whistler. I was able to connect with friends and colleagues, and meet some new ones, all while taking in some great speakers and

  • B.C. trucking industry thriving, but desperately needs workers

    June 9, 2018 6:27PM by Derek Clouthier

    WHISTLER, B.C. – B.C.’s trucking industry is facing a dire employment picture, with 10% of industry positions needing to be filled immediately. That’s according to Ken Peacock, chief economist and vice-president of the Business Council of B.C., who admitted to

  • Thomas takes on GM role at BRS Transportation

    June 5, 2018 4:29PM by Truck News

    WOODBRIDGE, Ont. – Jerry Thomas is the new general manager of BRS Transportation, part of the Fastfrate Group of Companies. Thomas was appointed to the new role, reporting directly to Fastfrate CEO Manny Calandrino May 1. Thomas started with Fastfrate

  • All-female panel discuss past, present, and future of trucking

    June 1, 2018 12:12AM by Truck West

    CALGARY, Alta. – The number of women entering the trucking industry remains low, and it’s not always easy for those who do. That’s according to a panel of four women with various levels of experience in the industry. Each discussed

  • Bison to hold annual fundraising event for CancerCare Manitoba

    May 29, 2018 11:03AM by Truck West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Bison Transport will host its annual Challenge for Life barbecue June 7 to raise funds for the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation. “The Bison Transport family has once again put together a team to help raise funds for a

  • DriveWise launches private career college

    May 28, 2018 10:56AM by James Menzies

    BARRIE, Ont. – DriveWise held an open house May 23 to celebrate the expansion of its services into full-service A/Z training. The company, which previously focused mostly on simulator training for new and existing commercial drivers, has launched a private

  • Why training and professional development matters

    May 28, 2018 9:45AM by Isabelle Hétu

    The shortage of qualified employees, particularly truck drivers, is no secret to anyone who has been in the industry for a while. In fact, it’s been a challenge to recruit and retain individuals for several occupations, whether it is drivers,

  • Essential Staffing acquires New Start Personnel

    May 25, 2018 9:44AM by Truck News

    BARRIE, Ont. – Essential Staffing has announced its acquisition of New Start Personnel, a provider of drivers, skilled trades, and office staff in the Simcoe County area. “This acquisition is part of a growth strategy for Revolution Staffing and Essential

  • TTSAO postpones meeting to discuss $40 cap

    May 17, 2018 12:17PM by Truck News

    HAMILTON, Ont. – The upcoming provincial election has caused the Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario (TTSAO) to postpone an industry stakeholders meeting to discuss the $40 per hour cap on training second career students. The provincial government said it

  • Pierquip hires Ontario sales director

    May 17, 2018 11:53AM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. – Pierquip has announced the hiring of Chuck Garvey as its new director of sales for Ontario. “Chuck possesses a strong mechanical background, and has an excellent understanding of all things reefer, combined with 25 years of customer

  • Over 9,000 people attend Truxpo

    May 15, 2018 3:48PM by Truck West

    ABBOTSFORD, B.C. – Truxpo 2018 saw more than 9,000 attendees over the two day event, with what organizer Master Promotions said was a noticeable increase in attendance from the South Asian trucking community. “This year we truly put a focus

  • Saluting women drivers in the west

    May 12, 2018 5:15PM by Truck West

    First Western Canadian Salute to Women Behind the Wheel honors female drivers

  • New location for Manitoba truck driving championships

    May 10, 2018 6:37PM by Truck West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – The location of this year’s Manitoba Professional Truck Driving Championships has moved to the Headingly Husky Gas Station, with an awards banquet to follow at The Victoria Inn Hotel. The competition is open to both Manitoba and