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  • Felix J.E. Comeau wins 2018 CARSP Life Time Achievement Award

    January 9, 2019 8:07AM by Sonia Straface

    ST. CATHARINE’S, Ont. — Felix J.E. Comeau, chairman and CEO of Alcohol Countermeasure Systems (ACS), was awarded with the 2018 Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals (CARSP) Lifetime Achievement Award. This award is presented annually to individuals who have been

  • Transcourt Tank Leasing names new regional account manager for Western Canada

    January 8, 2019 5:07PM by Truck News

    OAKVILLE, Ont. — Transcourt Tank Leasing has strengthened its team in Western Canada with the appointment of Jason Hugo to the role of regional account manager, Western Canada. Hugo is well-known in the tank industry with more than 20 years of

  • Vehicle convoy steers through Manitoba

    January 7, 2019 5:11PM by Truck News-West

    BRANDON, Man. – A convoy made up of several vehicles ranging from cars to semi-trucks protested the federal government’s policies between Virden and Brandon, Man., this past Sunday. Stretching for approximately 10 kilometers, the “yellow vest protest” was one of

  • Historically large load hits Alberta highways

    January 7, 2019 11:36AM by Truck News-West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – The heaviest load to be hauled on Alberta’s highway network started its trip from Edmonton to the Fort Saskatchewan area last night. Weighing in at 820 tons, the 96-meter long splitter will arrive at its destination Jan.

  • Accuride appoints Luo as interim CEO

    January 7, 2019 11:28AM by Truck News

    EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Accuride today announced that it has appointed Jason Luo to serve as interim president and chief executive officer. Luo was formerly chairman and CEO of Ford China and, prior to that, president and CEO of Key Safety

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    Building their reputation through honesty and integrity

    January 6, 2019 3:01PM by Derek Clouthier

    RED DEER, Alta. — The folks at Black Hand Transport aren’t shy about getting their hands dirty to make sure the job is done right. Started by Jeremy Douglas and Kyle Edwards in 2014, Black Hand began operations Oct. 15 of

  • PMTC unveils full conference agenda

    January 4, 2019 9:19AM by

    MILTON, Ont. – The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) has unveiled the full agenda for its 2019 Conference scheduled for June 12-14 in Niagara Falls. The conference kicks off on June 12 with the council’s annual general meeting

  • Premiere Van Lines re-ups with Atlas Canada

    January 3, 2019 10:55AM by Truck News

    OAKVILLE, Ont. – Atlas Canada has announced it has renewed its contract with Premiere Van Lines Group for another 10 years. The new contract runs through November 2028. Premiere will represent Atlas in Vancouver, B.C., Victoria, B.C., Calgary, Alta., Edmonton,

  • Entries open for annual private fleet awards

    January 2, 2019 8:40AM by

    MILTON, Ont. – The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) opens its annual awards season today, accepting entries for a series of honors to be distributed during the group’s annual conference in Niagara Falls. Entries are now being accepted

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    Icy roads ahead

    January 1, 2019 2:29PM by Derek Clouthier

    YELLOWKNIFE, N.W.T. — Driving the ice roads in Canada’s north is on several drivers’ bucket list – it’s even a popular (and dramatic) TV show. Despite the drama we see on television, building an ice road is a serious matter, one

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    Turning over turnover

    December 29, 2018 11:56AM by Sonia Straface

    How Woodcock Brothers is keeping its drivers and employees happy

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    Dalton is hailed a cab: Part 3

    December 29, 2018 11:47AM 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. Mark arrives at Intra-City Truck Lines yard ready to

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    Driver Inc. makes no sense for carriers, either

    December 27, 2018 11:25AM by Scott Taylor

    I got a call recently from a fellow who had Googled us and his first words to me were, “My boss wants me to incorporate. It looks like you guys can do that and look after my books for me.”

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    Looking beyond skills-based training

    December 25, 2018 10:34AM by Al Goodhall

    Are we hung up on skills-based training in the trucking sector? I think we are, and that is the root problem when it comes to hiring and retaining drivers. You see, it’s great to learn a new skill. It’s exciting,

  • Truck convoys in support of oil and gas sector continue across Western Canada

    December 24, 2018 12:45PM by Truck News-West

    ESTEVAN, Sask. – Truck convoys continued to roll through Western Canada this past week in support of the oil and gas industry. In Estevan, Sask., approximately 450 trucks flooded the streets on Saturday, a convoy organized by local carrier Bert