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  • OTA makes case for trucking in pre-budget submission

    December 14, 2018 12:41PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) has brought attention to key issues facing the trucking industry it would like the provincial government to address in the upcoming budget. In its pre-budget submission, the OTA outlined concerns about Driver

  • Manitoulin deal strengthens northern presence

    December 13, 2018 1:41PM by Truck News

    WHITEHORSE, YUKON – Manitoulin Transport has purchased Kluane Freight Line’s book of business and formed a joint venture with the Chief Isaac Group of Companies. Kluane is a First Nation-owned LTL carrier based in Whitehorse and a member of the

  • Border turnaround policy continues

    December 12, 2018 3:49PM by John G. Smith

    OTTAWA, Ont. – The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is extending the turnaround policy for on-highway truckers when it comes to major Advance Commercial Information Administrative Monetary Penalty System (ACI-AMPS) penalties. The relief is now extended to Dec. 31, 2019.

  • Volvo Trucks names new president

    December 12, 2018 10:31AM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. —  Volvo Trucks announced recently that Roger Alm is its new president and has been appointed as a new member of Volvo’s Group Executive Board. He will replace Claes Nilsson, who after a long and successful career will retire

  • B.C. auditor general recommends province consider adopting MELT

    December 11, 2018 7:10PM by Truck West

    VICTORIA, B.C. – The Office of the Auditor General of B.C. says more needs to be done to ensure commercial vehicle safety in the province, including the consideration of a MELT program. The auditor general released a new report titled

  • Donations come in after truck driver’s untimely death

    December 11, 2018 4:01PM by Truck West

    CALGARY, Alta. – Donations to the family of a 44-year-old truck driver who was killed on the job has reached nearly $70,000. Lalit Sethi died Dec. 3 at a Bison Transport location when he was crushed between a truck and

  • Train Trailer buys Annexus Leasing

    December 11, 2018 2:38PM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. —  Train Trailer announced today that it has purchased the assets and customers of Annexus Leasing in Montreal. The purchase will be immediately integrated into Train Trailer’s existing operation at 1111 Pitfield in Montreal. “This is just one

  • TruckPro expands its network

    December 10, 2018 9:15AM by Truck News

    LONGUEUIL, Que. — TruckPro announced recently that it has expanded its network. The company’s newest members are as follows: Calgary Heavy Truck and Collision (Calgary, Alta.) Suspension Bellerive (Vaudreuil-Dorion, Que.) Shakespeare Truck Center (Shakespeare, Ont.) Commercial Truck Repair (Cornwall, Ont.)

  • First Ministers find common ground on trucking issues

    December 8, 2018 8:39AM by John G. Smith

    MONTREAL, Que. – There may be undeniable tensions on issues like carbon taxes, but Canada’s First Ministers have found some common ground on topics including wide base tires and electronic logging devices. “We have agreed to develop harmonized standards in

  • Feature Transportation

    Braving the hardships of the past to keep moving forward

    December 7, 2018 9:40AM by Derek Clouthier

    EDMONTON, Alta. — Starting a trucking company was never a sure thing for Murray Schur. And, considering the heartbreak he has endured, few would blame him for his apprehension. Schur got his start in trucking in 1993; a few years after

  • Feature Transportation

    Recruiting Aboriginal workers

    December 7, 2018 9:31AM by Derek Clouthier

    EDMONTON, Alta. —  It’s not rocket science – building relationships within Indigenous communities is no different than it is with any other culture. It just takes a bit of effort. That was the message from a Women Building Futures panel held

  • Feature Transportation

    The house that IFTA built

    December 7, 2018 9:26AM by Sandy Johnson

    Do you watch home improvement shows? Mike Holmes wouldn’t build a house on anything less than a solid foundation, and neither should you. The same is true for your fleet tax compliance house. In the fleet tax world, the distance

  • Saskatchewan makes super single tire pilot program permanent

    December 6, 2018 2:54PM by Truck West

    Harmonizes single wide-base tire program with Ontario’s

  • Wakefield creates two new leadership roles to head new divisions

    December 6, 2018 9:27AM by Sonia Straface

    TORONTO, Ont. — Wakefield Canada  today announced the creation of two separate sales divisions. Shannon Spano will lead the consumer sales division with Hasan Zobairi responsible for commercial and industrial sales. The move comes after a first full year of

  • Manitoba takes steps toward a MELT program

    December 5, 2018 4:06PM by Truck West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – The province of Manitoba is moving forward with consultations aimed at implementing a mandatory entry-level driver training (MELT) program, Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler announced today. “Our government is focused on safety above all else,” Schuler said. “Mandatory