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  • Clark to speak at Hamilton Transportation Club’s annual dinner

    October 23, 2019 10:35AM by Truck News

    HAMILTON, Ont. – The Hamilton Transportation club is hosting its 94th annual dinner Nov. 14, with Leafs legend Wendell Clark as guest speaker. The club operated continuously since 1925, when the first streetlight was installed in Hamilton. In addition to

  • U.S. truck fatalities rise slightly in 2018

    October 23, 2019 8:22AM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON – Overall fatalities on U.S. roads have declined for a second consecutive year, but deaths involving large trucks have risen slightly. That is according to a report released this week by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It said

  • MELTing things down

    October 23, 2019 7:15AM by Derek Clouthier

    EDMONTON, Alta. – A recent report in the Globe and Mail indicated that Alberta has eased its testing standards when it comes to mandatory entry level training (MELT) for some farming and bus driving professions. But as Alberta Motor Transport

  • Feature Transportation

    Winter conditions already a reality in Western Canada

    October 23, 2019 7:00AM by Derek Clouthier

    RICHMOND, B.C. – Drivers will again be “Shifting into Winter” in B.C. and across Canada in the coming weeks, and for the 11th year, WorkSafeBC wants to remind truckers to be prepared before hitting the road. Trina Pollard, manager of

  • Search on for Top Fleet Employers

    October 22, 2019 1:50PM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Applications are now open for the 2020 Top Fleet Employers program, Trucking HR Canada has announced. This marks the seventh year for the program. It recognizes fleets that demonstrate a commitment to going above and beyond in

  • Delegation highlights cargo theft, red tape

    October 22, 2019 1:24PM by johng@newcom.ca

    BRAMPTON, Ont. – Issues such as cargo theft and the need to reduce red tape were highlighted during a recent meeting between Ontario politicians and a delegation including representatives from the Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) and Trailcon Leasing. “Cargo theft

  • U.S. truck tonnage steady in September

    October 22, 2019 12:10PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – For-hire truck tonnage rose 0.2% in September, after a 4% decline in August. The American Trucking Associations (ATA) noted its index tracks contract freight, which is holding up better than the spot market. “This was the first

  • Manitoulin grows freight forwarding business

    October 22, 2019 10:45AM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. – Manitoulin Global Forwarding (MGF) has become one of Canada’s largest international freight forwarders with the acquisition of Associated Cargo Specialists (ACS). ACS Logistics has a network of more than 100 agents worldwide. It also offers shipping agency

  • Hyundai offers first peek at hydrogen-electric truck concept

    October 21, 2019 5:29PM by johng@newcom.ca

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Hyundai Motor Co. has unveiled the first peek at its concept for a hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric truck, to be known as HDC-6 Neptune. The concept vehicle itself is scheduled to be unveiled during this year’s North

  • Talks to end Mack strike set to resume

    October 21, 2019 2:37PM by Truck News

    MACUNGIE, Penn. – Negotiations to end a strike by some 3,500 hourly workers at six Mack Truck plants in the U.S. were expected to resume Monday. The workers began their stoppage Oct. 12 after their contracts expired Oct. 1, CNBC

  • Group aims to bring holiday cheer to truckers

    October 21, 2019 1:59PM by Truck News

    PARK CITY, Kan. – The organization that raises funds to help truckers and their families in the U.S. and Canada has announced its 12th annual holiday fundraising campaign. The Truckers Christmas Group said Monday it will begin the campaign Nov.

  • Yokohama Tire promotes Pavan Desaneni to VP of IT

    October 21, 2019 8:14AM by Truck News

    SANTA ANA, Calif.  – Yokohama Tire has named Pavan Desaneni vice-president of information technology. A 20-year IT veteran, he will report to Tom Masuguchi, Yokohama executive vice- president and CFO, the company said. “Pavan has proven himself time and again,

  • Tax Talk: Put incorporation on the menu

    October 21, 2019 8:00AM by Scott Taylor

    As an accountant, I deal with a lot of numbers all day long. But a few figures stand out. Twenty years ago, 36% of our owner-operator clients were incorporated while 64% were sole proprietors. Today, those percentages have flipped. Roughly

  • Cargo thieves give fleet-tracking market a boost

    October 21, 2019 7:36AM by Abdul Latheef

    Last year, 341 cargo thefts were reported in the Peel Region, compared to 208 in all of California.

  • The Last Word: Keeping our head in the game

    October 21, 2019 7:30AM by Al Goodhall

    You can make sure your phone is in airplane mode when you drive, never snack when you’re behind the wheel, always have both hands on the wheel, and yet still be a distracted driver. Keeping your head in the game