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  • Premiers reaffirm commitment to MELT program

    July 12, 2019 10:47AM by Truck News

    SASKATOON, Sask. – Canada’s premiers have reaffirmed their commitment to adopting a minimum national entry-level training standard for truck drivers by 2021. The announcement came at their meeting in Saskatoon this week, where trucking issues were a major topic of

  • Truck-Lite names David McKean executive VP

    July 11, 2019 2:57PM by Truck News

    FALCONER, N.Y. – Truck-Lite Co. has appointed David McKean executive vice-president of business development, the producer of LED safety lighting announced Thursday. McKean began his career with General Motors in 1983, and most recently served as executive director of global

  • Freightliner’s online community deepens focus on careers

    July 11, 2019 12:51PM by Truck News

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Freightliner Trucks has expanded its Team Run Smart career- and business-improvement platform to include a deeper focus on employment opportunities, the company said Thursday. There are some 63,000 members in the online community, which was launched in

  • Purolator offers seven-days-a-week e-commerce delivery service

    July 11, 2019 10:46AM by Truck News

    VANCOUVER, B.C. — Purolator has launched the country’s first seven-days-a-week e-commerce delivery service. Purolator QuickShip will allow retailers to fulfil orders within 24 hours, every day of the week, the courier giant said Thursday. The service will be initially available

  • Setting the highest standards for road safety

    July 11, 2019 10:00AM by Chris Nash

    Highway safety is everyone’s business, and for those whose businesses involve moving people and products throughout our province on a daily basis, transportation comes with even greater risks and responsibilities. When you consider there are over 25,000 carriers on Alberta

  • Why all the hate for Canadian crude?

    July 11, 2019 9:30AM by Roger McKnight

    I spent two weeks out of the country only to return to the same gunfight at the OK Corral, but things are far from OK, in fact they seem worse. Sure, the term gunfight is a political metaphor, but the

  • Feature Transportation

    Event continues to drive women forward

    July 11, 2019 8:00AM by Truck News

    EDMONTON, Alta. — Inclusion, diversity, and equality were the overwhelming themes at this year’s Western Women With Drive event, which for the first time was held in Edmonton, Alta. Kimberley Burfoot, director of finance and administration for the Alberta Motor

  • Trucking anti-harassment training taking shape

    July 10, 2019 3:44PM by Abdul Latheef

    OTTAWA, Ont. – A federal government program aimed at reducing workplace harassment and violence in the trucking sector is taking shape following its launch last spring. Up to 400 employees will get sector-specific harassment and violence prevention training under the

  • Purolator taps DHL’s Tessy for senior VP role

    July 10, 2019 2:10PM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – Purolator has hired Paul Tessy as its senior vice-president – international, in a role where he’ll be responsible for cross-border business, global solutions, and value-added logistics services. He reports to Purolator president and CEO John Ferguson. Tessy

  • Founder of Paul’s Hauling passes away

    July 9, 2019 2:38PM by Truck News-West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Paul Albrechtsen, founder of Winnipeg, Man.-based trucking company Paul’s Hauling, died July 7 at the age of 88. A philanthropist who donated to several causes over his life, including a $5 million donation to St. Boniface Hospital

  • Atlantic truck drivers to test VR simulators

    July 9, 2019 2:21PM by John G. Smith

    TRURO, N.S. – The federal government is investing more than $690,000 in a project that will test the value of virtual reality (VR) training simulators for truck drivers. The research, spearheaded by Trucking Human Resources Sector Council (THRSC) – Atlantic,

  • Express Mondor raises $33K for cancer research

    July 9, 2019 9:38AM by Truck News

    LANORAIE, Que. – Express Mondor has raised an additional $33,000 to support the fight against breast cancer, bringing the six-year total to nearly $165,000, the company said Tuesday. The money, which was raised through its annual golf tournament and fundraising

  • Ontario to stop mailing IRP renewal packages

    July 8, 2019 4:20PM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – Ontario will stop mailing renewal packages for the International Registration Plan (IRP), as the jurisdiction embraces a digital-first strategy. As of Jan. 1, renewals will only be available online through the Permitting and Registration for International Registration

  • Saskatchewan rest areas reopen

    July 8, 2019 1:02PM by Truck News-West

    REGINA, Sask. – The Saskatchewan Trucking Association (STA) is applauding the provincial government reversing its decision to close nine rest stops. Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure indicated last week that the rest stops would no longer be available to

  • This investigation could be contagious

    July 8, 2019 10:47AM by Roger McKnight

    After reading this you may all think that you’ve contracted “Yogi Berra disease”, colloquially known as deja vu all over again syndrome. This is because in a recent report I ruminated on the elliptical thought processes going through the mind