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  • Registration open now for 2019 Women with Drive Leadership Summit

    December 4, 2018 9:36AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. — Registration for Trucking HR Canada’s 2019 Women with Drive Leadership Summit has officially opened. The fifth annual event will be held March 7, 2019 at the Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel and Conference Centre. In celebration of its

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    U.S. midterms could resurrect pipeline drama

    December 4, 2018 9:10AM by Roger McKnight

    With the U.S. midterms completed, it now means we’re at the halfway point in this political three-ring circus. The clown costumes may have changed, but they’re still clowns, and clowns can be scary. With the Democrats now in control of

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    Reflections and foresight

    December 4, 2018 8:36AM by Derek Clouthier

    Western associations highlight greatest achievements of 2018, challenges for coming year

  • Healthy Trucker announces 10 Pound Challenge to start 2019

    December 4, 2018 8:25AM by Truck News

    LONDON, Ont.  – The Healthy Fleet 10 Pound Challenge is back. During the months of January and February, drivers, staff, and executives from across the industry will buckle down to work towards their weight-loss goals to compete in the 2019

  • MELT coming to Saskatchewan March 15

    December 3, 2018 1:00PM by Truck West

    REGINA, Sask. – The Saskatchewan government announced it will implement mandatory entry-level driver training (MELT) staring March 15 for anyone looking to acquire a Class 1 commercial licence. “Saskatchewan has been working to improve standards for training curriculum and driver

  • Registration for Nikola World opens today

    December 3, 2018 10:02AM by Truck News

    PHOENIX, Ariz. — Nikola World will take over the WestWorld complex in Scottsdale, Arizona for two days on April 16-17, 2019. The event is said to be one to remember with product unveilings, interactive experiences, live music, food and drinks,

  • TTC holds AGM, elects executive committee for 2019

    December 3, 2018 8:43AM by Truck News

    Toronto, Ont. – The Toronto Transportation Club held its Annual General Meeting at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre last week and voted on its executive committee for 2019. The executive committee for 2019 is as follows: Mike Fontaine – general

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    Dalton is hailed a cab: Part 2

    December 2, 2018 2:54PM by Edo van Belkom

    The story so far After returning from a long haul to the west coast, Mark Dalton’s dispatcher Bud asks him for a favor. He reluctantly agrees to do some local work… • The next day, Mark showed up at the

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    Communication the biggest barrier drivers face

    November 30, 2018 2:44PM by Al Goodhall

    I did something at the end of October I haven’t done for a very long time – I attended a trucking symposium. Sponsored by the Women’s Trucking Federation of Canada (WTFC), it brought together drivers and staff from operations, safety,

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    Revamped Bill 148 should balance economy and wages

    November 30, 2018 2:41PM by Steve Laskowski

    Within minutes of his election as Ontario Premier, Doug Ford declared Ontario is open for business. The provincial government’s announced review of Bill 148 is definitely a step in the right direction. The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA), with its hundreds

  • ATA issues statement on signing of USMCA Trade Pact

    November 30, 2018 11:40AM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Trucking Associations (ATA) president and CEO Chris Spear issued the following statement today after leaders of the United States, Canada, and Mexico signed the USMCA trade pact during the G-20 Summit in Argentina: “We commend

  • Great Dane names new v.p. of aftermarket

    November 30, 2018 10:24AM by Truck News

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – Great Dane has named Bill Healy the new vice-president of aftermarket. Healy is the successor to current v.p. of aftermarket Dave Durand, who will retire in 2019. Healy joined Great Dane in February 2018 as the director

  • OTA applauds Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan

    November 30, 2018 8:02AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. —  The Ontario Trucking Association says it is pleased the Ford Government was listening to the trucking industry as it drafted its Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan. In the plan, announced this week by Rod Phillips, Minister of Environment, Conservation

  • Stricter chain up regulations implemented in B.C.

    November 29, 2018 4:28PM by Truck West

    VICTORIA, B.C. – The B.C. government has placed stricter regulations on commercial drivers when chaining up, and includes all vehicles over 5,000 kg. The move follows two other highway safety enhancements – reduced speed limits on 15 highway sections and

  • The road ahead

    November 29, 2018 11:23AM by Derek Clouthier

    Winnipeg company’s app that predicts road conditions goes mobile