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  • Regina truck convoy to protest carbon tax

    April 3, 2019 5:01PM by Truck News-West

    REGINA, Sask. – A truck convoy and rally is set to take place tomorrow in Regina, Sask. The Regina Rally Against the Carbon Tax aims to raise support in the fight against the federal government’s imposed carbon tax in Saskatchewan.

  • Trimac buys Gibson Energy’s trucking business

    April 2, 2019 9:57AM by Truck News

    CALGARY, Alta. – Trimac has announced it has agreed to purchase Gibson Energy’s trucking business. Trimac says the purchase expands is bulk transportation services, as Gibson has a large presence in Western Canada. Gibson was founded in 1953 as Gibson

  • Notley commits to increasing road network for large and oversized loads

    March 27, 2019 2:03PM by Truck News-West

    FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. – In the midst of a provincial election, NDP leader Rachel Notley is promising to spend $1.4 billion to expand road in Alberta that can handle large and oversized loads. Currently, there is approximately 6,500 km of

  • News Equipment

    Mack sees sleeper orders explode, adds two new products

    March 12, 2019 9:06AM by James Menzies

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Mack Trucks saw orders for its sleeper tractors surge 221% last year, reinforcing a strong market acceptance for its new Mack Anthem. John Walsh, vice-president of marketing with Mack, said the sleeper truck industry as a whole

  • Truck convoy departs Red Deer with message to support Canadian oil

    February 14, 2019 4:37PM by Derek Clouthier

    RED DEER, Alta. – Despite how some might feel about the truck convoy heading to Ottawa, a palpable sense of Canadian pride emanated from Red Deer this morning when around 160 trucks departed from Gort’s Truck Wash in support of

  • Mullen Group’s trucking segment achieves record revenue

    February 7, 2019 1:51PM by Truck News

    But “market meltdown” in oil and gas sector leads to $100-million impairment

  • International Trucks plans to build on a banner year

    January 23, 2019 2:49PM by Truck News-West

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – For International Trucks, 2018 was a banner year in the U.S. and Canada, and the company hopes to continue building on that success. “In Canada, it was phenomenal, we couldn’t keep up,” Joel Shaw, vocational sales

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Truck convoys join Alberta rallies in support of oil and gas sector

    December 20, 2018 3:49PM by Truck News-West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – A series of truck convoys have taken part in recent rallies across Alberta in support of the province’s oil and gas sector. In Nisku, Alta., the group Truckers for Pipelines formed what media reports indicated was a

  • News Equipment

    Finning to buy 4Refuel

    December 12, 2018 3:11PM by Truck News

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – Finning International has announced an agreement to purchase 100% of 4Refuel Canada and 4Refuel US for approximately $260 million. 4Refuel provides mobile, on-site fueling and serves about 3,400 customers. The company refuels customer equipment on site, mostly

  • Mullen Group achieves record trucking profit

    October 25, 2018 1:19PM by James Menzies

    OKOTOKS, Alta. – Mullen Group’s trucking and logistics segment achieved record revenue and profit in the third quarter. The segment now makes up about 70% of Mullen Group’s revenue, a stark contrast to its traditional model where it represented about

  • Trucking business drives Mullen’s Q2 growth

    July 26, 2018 1:41PM by James Menzies

    OKOTOKS, Alta. – Mullen Group’s increase in revenue was “all on the back of the trucking/logistics segment,” according to chairman and CEO Murray Mullen when discussing Q2 results with analysts today. The company’s trucking/logistics segment achieved its highest ever quarterly

  • News Equipment

    New Western Star leadership eyes vocational growth

    July 17, 2018 5:00PM by James Menzies

    YOUNTVILLE, Calif. – David Carson, the newly installed president of Western Star, says the company is positioned for growth in the vocational segment and poised to take advantage of a strengthening market. Speaking to the truck press for the first