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  • UAP recognizes Grote Canada

    March 25, 2019 2:28PM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. – UAP has named Grote Canada its 2018 Napa Supplier Excellence Awards winner. Grote was identified in each of Napa’s regions as meeting all its strict measurements and expectations, and was unaminously selected to receive the award. “Grote

  • Rest stops increase safety, help attract drivers, and boost economy

    March 25, 2019 8:57AM by Derek Clouthier

    It’s good news that three new truck stops will be constructed in Alberta, potentially four with a privately-funded location along Hwy 2 near Bowden. I’m not sure how these things are budgeted for, but $20 million for three brand new,

  • Industry pioneer, Bill MacKinnon, dies at 90

    March 25, 2019 7:26AM by Truck News

    GUELPH, Ont. – Bill MacKinnon, former leader of MacKinnon Transport, passed away March 22 at the age of 90. The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) dubbed MacKinnon an “industry pioneer and key builder in the success and growth” of the association

  • How the federal budget could affect trucking

    March 22, 2019 2:39PM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. — The Liberal government’s recently-tabled federal budget features many items that could have an impact on trucking and logistics employers. According to Trucking HR Canada (THRC), which compiled a list of which items could be of specific interest

  • Driver from Humboldt tragedy gets eight-year sentence

    March 22, 2019 1:18PM by Truck News-West

    MELFORT, Sask. – Jaskirat Singh Sidhu, the truck driver who caused the Humboldt Broncos team bus collision, has been sentenced to eight years in prison. Judge Inez Cardinal read the sentencing in court today. Sidhu pleaded guilty to 16 counts

  • CTA says new carriers should be required to meet national entry standard

    March 22, 2019 11:57AM by Truck News-West

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is calling for a national motor carrier entry standard all companies must meet before being allowed to commence operations. The CTA’s announcement comes as the owner of Adesh Deol Trucking will head

  • CTA addresses ELDs, training, and rest stops to livestock committee

    March 21, 2019 6:49PM by Truck News-West

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) addressed the House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food today about electronic logging devices and training. CTA president Stephen Laskowski and director of policy and industry awareness programs Lak Shoan

  • Trucking journalists present Cummins X12 with tech award

    March 21, 2019 7:55AM by johng@newcom.ca

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Trucking industry journalists from around North American have presented the Cummins X12 diesel engine with the annual Jim Winsor Memorial Technical Achievement Award. “As in previous years, there were a number of very worthy candidates nominated by

  • Paccar Parts opens newer, larger Toronto distribution center

    March 20, 2019 4:04PM by Sonia Straface

    TORONTO, Ont. – Paccar Parts held a grand opening for its new, $34-million state-of-the-art distribution center today. The new center is 160,000 square feet and boasts three times the storage capacity of its previous Brampton location, and serves 65 prime

  • Aperia brings machine learning to tires

    March 20, 2019 12:19PM by johng@newcom.ca

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Aperia Technologies’ new Halo Connect is using the power of machine learning to help fleets “virtually eliminate” unplanned tire-related downtime. The system builds on the company’s Halo tire inflator, incorporating a retrofittable sensor that feeds data into

  • Bridgestone campaign to promote retreading

    March 20, 2019 9:14AM by johng@newcom.ca

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Bridgestone Americas is taking the story of retreading to small- and mid-sized fleets, with an international promotional campaign launched at the annual meeting of the Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC). “The value of the impacts of retreading

  • Volvo Trucks expands over-the-air offerings

    March 20, 2019 8:52AM by John G. Smith

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Volvo has taken the next step in its over-the-air programming capabilities, unveiling the new Parameter Plus subscription package that allows up to 50 parameter updates per year. “It really brings a lot of value,” says Ashraf Makki,

  • Search for truck drivers should include youth, urban centers, military: Spear

    March 20, 2019 8:02AM by johng@newcom.ca

    ATLANTA, Ga. – When American Trucking Associations president Chris Spear looks at youth, urban centers and military ranks, he sees opportunities to expand the trucking industry’s labor pool. But reaching out to any of the groups will require some different

  • Conference season for western Canadian trucking associations is upon us

    March 19, 2019 4:20PM by Truck News-West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – It’s the time of year again when several western Canadian trucking associations hold their respective AGMs, kicking off in Winnipeg April 5 for the Manitoba Trucking Association’s (MTA) 87th annual event. Included in the MTA’s agenda is

  • Truck Tonnage Index falls slightly in February

    March 19, 2019 3:01PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. —  American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) for-hire truck tonnage index was down 0.2% in February after increasing 2.5% in January. In February, the index equaled 117.4 (2015=100) compared with 117.6 in January. “After a strong January, I’m