Truck News


  • Study shows supply of trade-enabling industrial land in Lower Mainland dwindling

    December 3, 2015 3:52PM by Truck News

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – A recent study indicates that the current supply of trade-enabling industrial land in B.C.’s Lower Mainland will likely be depleted within the next decade. The study was commissioned by Port Metro Vancouver and conducted by Site Economics

  • Trailer Wizards buys Al’s Trailer Service

    November 11, 2015 5:29PM by Truck News

    LONDON, Ont. – Canadian commercial trailer company Trailer Wizards has acquired London, Ont.-based Al’s Trailer Service, which adds to the company’s existing network and will bring support to its nearby London Total Customer Care Centre. “Al’s Trailer Service is a

  • Help Inc. trying to bring PrePass to Canada

    October 18, 2015 9:06AM by James Menzies

    PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — Help Inc. has a lot of Canadian users for its PrePass scale bypass and electronic toll payment system, but doesn’t yet have any Canadian weigh stations that participate. The company is trying to change that, and revealed

  • Port Colborne about to become a disaster for truck traffic

    October 12, 2015 10:41AM by Truck News

    PORT COLBORNE, Ont. — Truck drivers and fleets are being asked to avoid Bridge 19 (Main St. and Hwy. 3) in Port Colborne, after the bridge was struck by a ship Sept. 3. The bridge will be out of commission

  • Husky Energy, Imperial Oil to combine truck fuel networks

    October 6, 2015 5:27PM by Truck News

    CALGARY, Alta. — Husky Energy and Imperial Oil are joining their truck transport fuel networks in a move they say will enhance competitiveness and better serve trucking customers across Canada. Husky will manage the combined network of about 160 Esso-branded

  • More truck parking coming to B.C.’s Lower Mainland

    July 8, 2015 1:19PM by Truck News

    DELTA, B.C. — The province of B.C. is building a truck parking lot in Delta, which will accommodate up to 40 tractor-trailers and provide washroom facilities. The parking lot was announced by Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone. “Operating a

  • Carriers meet with Pan Am Games officials to talk traffic

    June 27, 2015 12:45PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) held a meeting Friday with Pan Am Games officials and carriers that are worried about how the Games will affect their businesses. It’s expected the Games will bring increased congestion to the

  • Sourcing Demand

    June 11, 2015 9:26AM by Brad Ling

    What are the consequences of global trade on our infrastructure needs?

  • Timmins home to worst roads in Ontario: CAA

    May 21, 2015 8:22AM by Truck News

    TIMMINS, Ont. — The two worst roads in Ontario can be found in Timmins, according to the 2015 CAA Worst Roads campaign. More than 2,000 roads were nominated this year, but Algonquin Blvd. West and Algonquin Blvd. East earned the

  • Winter road maintenance in Ontario inadequate, Auditor General finds

    May 1, 2015 8:27AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — Ontario and its snow removal contractors may have to order some new equipment. A report from the Auditor General found that service levels performed by contractors has declined and that available equipment for snow and ice removal

  • CTA reacts to federal budget

    April 22, 2015 12:09PM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. — While there were no trucking-specific measures included within the federal budget announced yesterday, small business will get a tax break and the budget delivered a small surplus. The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) reacted to the budget, noting

  • LCVs, oversized loads banned from SB 400 ramp to EB 401

    April 9, 2015 2:25PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — Construction on the ramp linking southbound Hwy. 400 to the eastbound 401 will cause traffic delays over the next eight months and will prohibit long combination vehicles and oversized loads from using the single-lane ramp. Work there

  • Global Transportation Hub lands new tenants

    April 6, 2015 11:58AM by Truck News

    REGINA, Sask. — A container hauler and a truck service centre are among the newest tenants at the Global Transportation Hub. S.H. StorPark provides container transportation, handling, storage and repair services. Sterling Truck & Trailer Sales provides truck and trailer service

  • Opinion: BC on the Move road map gets it right for trucking

    April 2, 2015 6:42AM by Louise Yako, president, BCTA

    When the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MoTI) released the BC on the Move 10-year transportation plan on March 18, the B.C. Trucking Association (BCTA) was glad to see not only plans for infrastructure improvements, but the more important message that B.C.’s

  • APTA blasts New Brunswick diesel tax increase

    April 1, 2015 11:42AM by Truck News

    DIEPPE, N.B. — Truckers in New Brunswick, who already pay among the highest diesel taxes in Canada, will have to shell out even more. The provincial budget released yesterday included a hike in diesel taxes, which will generate $28 million