Truck News


  • Crash preventability update: changes and lessons

    September 23, 2019 12:32PM by Doug Marcello

    As previously noted, the U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is continuing the crash preventability demonstration program in which certain types of accidents can be designated “nonpreventable”. However, in announcing the move, the FMCSA expanded the program. It also changed

  • Coping with panic attacks

    September 23, 2019 7:15AM by Dr. Christopher H. Singh

    Last winter, I had a driver come into my clinic complaining of shortness of breath, rapid heart rate and chest pain. He reported it started about an hour before, when he was driving in heavy traffic during a snowstorm. Naturally,

  • Don’t wait ’til year’s end for tax planning

    September 23, 2019 7:00AM by Scott Taylor

    While most people circle April 30 as the most important tax deadline on their calendar, if you operate a business the more pressing date is Dec. 31, just three months away. Dec. 31 is the deadline to make personal deductions

  • Trucking for a Cure: Woodstock Convoy rocks

    September 22, 2019 10:13AM by Abdul Latheef

    ‘Life is bigger than cancer, and we need to beat this’

  • The millennial mind

    September 20, 2019 7:30AM by Angela Splinter

    Millennials – those aged 18 to 36 – represent 10.1 million Canadians and 37% of the country’s working population. Yet they account for less than 15% of truck drivers. Attracting younger workers has long been one of the industry’s greatest

  • Trucking dodged a bullet with Labour Code changes

    September 20, 2019 7:15AM by Mike Millian

    In early August, the trucking industry and supply chain were shocked when Canada Labour Code Part 3 revisions were made public. Specific changes that would do the supply chain irreparable harm were not included in any consultation that occurred prior,

  • Trying to make sense of a workplace tragedy

    September 20, 2019 7:00AM by Al Goodhall

    Safety is something we talk about within the trucking industry, but don’t spend enough time teaching drivers by example. There is far too little repeat, repeat, repeat when it comes to developing deep-rooted, ingrained safety habits for drivers. We don’t

  • Measuring driver turnover in detail

    September 19, 2019 10:50AM by Ray Haight

    The following is an edited excerpt from Truckload Carriers Associations Driver Retention Project Plan Manual, Chapter 30. OBJECTIVE: Get much more granular in measuring driver turnover by focusing on sub-categories such as dispatch board, company driver vs. owner-operators, and entry-level

  • Cummins invests in another hydrogen fuel company

    September 19, 2019 10:02AM by Truck News

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – Engine giant Cummins Inc. is buying a stake in hydrogen fuel cell maker Loop Energy, the two companies announced. Financial details were not revealed. The move comes just days after Cummins completed the acquisition of hydrogen production

  • Trucking conditions moved positive in July

    September 19, 2019 9:20AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions in the U.S. improved slightly in July, with a reading just above neutral at 0.28. Lower diesel prices offset the effects of lower capacity utilization, pushing the index into positive territory for the first time

  • TCA conference to discuss key border issues

    September 19, 2019 8:46AM by Truck News

    BRAMPTON, Ont. – The Truckload Carriers Association will hold the third annual Bridging Border Barriers conference in Brampton, Ont., on Nov. 20. The event will feature speeches by industry leaders as well as a presentation on the latest happenings in

  • The future looks bright for the connected truck

    September 18, 2019 2:12PM by Truck News-West

    HOUSTON, Texas – Drivewyze is excited about the future of connected trucks, and presented an overview of where the company sees the technology today, and where it believes it will go in the coming years. During Trimble’s in.sight User Conference

  • Omnitracs names Ashim Bose chief data scientist

    September 18, 2019 2:01PM by Truck News

    DALLAS, Texas – Fleet management solutions provider Omnitracs has named Ashim Bose chief data scientist and vice-president of artificial intelligence/machine learning and data. In this role, Bose will oversee Omnitracs’ data and AI offerings and operations, helping customers with actionable

  • 2 students receive Andy Transport scholarships

    September 18, 2019 1:20PM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. – Andy Transport has named the winners of this year’s in-house scholarships. They are Antonela Badan and Aleksandra Mircheva, who will receive $1,500 each. Badan is a full-time student at the Faculty of Dentistry at McGill University. Mircheva

  • Ever-expanding Isaac Instruments opens new HQ

    September 18, 2019 1:20PM by

    SAINT-BRUNO-de-MONTARVILLE, Que. – Isaac Instruments is clearly in the midst of a growth mode, and a new 37,000-sq.ft building is just a sign of things to come. The business – one of Canada’s largest telemetry and telematics providers – has