Truck News


  • PMTC’s Young Leaders Group hosts annual general meeting

    December 20, 2018 9:19AM by Truck News

    MILTON, Ont. —  The Young Leaders Group (YLG) of the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) held their annual Christmas breakfast and general meeting on December 18, hosted by Sharp Transportation in Cambridge, Ont. The meeting  provided a review

  • Specialized Transportation Symposium set for Feb. 19-22

    December 18, 2018 1:30PM by Truck News

    HOUSTON, Texas — The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association revealed the details of its upcoming Specialized Transportation Symposium recently. The 2019 Specialized Transportation Symposium is set for Feb. 19-22 in Houston, Texas. The event normally sees roughly 500 attendees who

  • Panelists weigh in on consequences of MELT

    December 18, 2018 9:23AM by Sonia Straface

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Mandatory entry-level training (MELT) has been in Ontario for 17 months, and so far, fleets are liking the effects the program has instilled on applicants. At least, that was the opinion of the executives on the carrier

  • Oil woes in Alberta

    December 17, 2018 9:11AM by Roger McKnight

    If I were to personify the state of this country’s interest (or lack thereof) of advancing energy production and global investor visage, I would settle on that of a one-handed circus juggler! Yes, the exercise normally incorporates hand-eye coordination using

  • APTA honors best in trucking at annual dinner

    December 17, 2018 9:02AM by Truck News

    DIEPPE, N.B. — Nine Canadians from the Maritimes were honored on December 13 for their outstanding contributions and dedication to the trucking industry and their communities across the region. The honorees were celebrated by the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA),

  • HDMA unveils executive panel for Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue

    December 17, 2018 8:28AM by Truck News

    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.  – The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA) revealed a new executive panel of the 7th Annual Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue (HDAD) Conference representing a cross section of fleets last week. Mike Palmer, vice-president of fleet services

  • OTA makes case for trucking in pre-budget submission

    December 14, 2018 12:41PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) has brought attention to key issues facing the trucking industry it would like the provincial government to address in the upcoming budget. In its pre-budget submission, the OTA outlined concerns about Driver

  • Manitoulin deal strengthens northern presence

    December 13, 2018 1:41PM by Truck News

    WHITEHORSE, YUKON – Manitoulin Transport has purchased Kluane Freight Line’s book of business and formed a joint venture with the Chief Isaac Group of Companies. Kluane is a First Nation-owned LTL carrier based in Whitehorse and a member of the

  • Border turnaround policy continues

    December 12, 2018 3:49PM by John G. Smith

    OTTAWA, Ont. – The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is extending the turnaround policy for on-highway truckers when it comes to major Advance Commercial Information Administrative Monetary Penalty System (ACI-AMPS) penalties. The relief is now extended to Dec. 31, 2019.

  • Volvo Trucks names new president

    December 12, 2018 10:31AM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. —  Volvo Trucks announced recently that Roger Alm is its new president and has been appointed as a new member of Volvo’s Group Executive Board. He will replace Claes Nilsson, who after a long and successful career will retire

  • B.C. auditor general recommends province consider adopting MELT

    December 11, 2018 7:10PM by Truck West

    VICTORIA, B.C. – The Office of the Auditor General of B.C. says more needs to be done to ensure commercial vehicle safety in the province, including the consideration of a MELT program. The auditor general released a new report titled

  • Donations come in after truck driver’s untimely death

    December 11, 2018 4:01PM by Truck West

    CALGARY, Alta. – Donations to the family of a 44-year-old truck driver who was killed on the job has reached nearly $70,000. Lalit Sethi died Dec. 3 at a Bison Transport location when he was crushed between a truck and

  • Train Trailer buys Annexus Leasing

    December 11, 2018 2:38PM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. —  Train Trailer announced today that it has purchased the assets and customers of Annexus Leasing in Montreal. The purchase will be immediately integrated into Train Trailer’s existing operation at 1111 Pitfield in Montreal. “This is just one

  • TruckPro expands its network

    December 10, 2018 9:15AM by Truck News

    LONGUEUIL, Que. — TruckPro announced recently that it has expanded its network. The company’s newest members are as follows: Calgary Heavy Truck and Collision (Calgary, Alta.) Suspension Bellerive (Vaudreuil-Dorion, Que.) Shakespeare Truck Center (Shakespeare, Ont.) Commercial Truck Repair (Cornwall, Ont.)

  • First Ministers find common ground on trucking issues

    December 8, 2018 8:39AM by John G. Smith

    MONTREAL, Que. – There may be undeniable tensions on issues like carbon taxes, but Canada’s First Ministers have found some common ground on topics including wide base tires and electronic logging devices. “We have agreed to develop harmonized standards in