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  • WCB changes could impact some carriers

    April 21, 2018 5:30PM by Truck West

    BANFF, Alta. – Some key changes to the Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) legislation slated to kick in Sept. 1 could have an impact on some carriers. Pieter Lambooy, vice-president of operations for WCB of Alberta, said the obligation to reinstate

  • Having a drug policy in place essential for carriers

    April 21, 2018 6:00AM by Truck West

    BANFF, Alta. – The main takeaway from a panel discussion on the legalization of marijuana could not have been clearer – companies must establish a drug and alcohol policy, and a good one. The panel, which was held in Banff,

  • New policy weeds out non-compliant carriers

    April 21, 2018 1:25AM by Truck West

    BANFF, Alta. – Alberta’s Ministry of Transportation has been keeping itself busy trying to make life better for the trucking industry. Shaun Hammond, assistant deputy minister of Alberta Transportation, outlined the efforts his department has been working on, including the

  • Alberta government aims to improve road safety

    April 21, 2018 1:19AM by Truck West

    BANFF, Alta. – In the wake of the tragic collision involving the Humboldt Broncos bus, Alberta Minister of Transportation Brian Mason says government must take a more robust approach to ensure road safety. Speaking during the Alberta Motor Transport Association’s

  • Great Dane plant wins safety award

    April 20, 2018 2:00PM by Truck News

    STATESBORO, Ga. – Great Dane’s manufacturing plant in Statesboro, Ga., has been recognized for its commitment to safety. It received the Georgia Association of Manufacturers award for having no lost work cases in 2017. “Great Dane is a proud member

  • Reduced speed zone ahead

    April 18, 2018 3:29PM by Derek Clouthier

    Group looks to reduce commercial vehicles to 40km/hr. when passing through Salmon Arm

  • STA raising funds for first responders

    April 17, 2018 10:35AM by Truck West

    REGINA, Sask. – The Saskatchewan Trucking Association (STA) plan to launch a national fundraising effort for first responders in the wake of the recent tragedy involving the Humboldt Broncos bus. “They are the men and women who are at the

  • OTA encouraged by enforcement crackdown

    April 16, 2018 10:13AM by Truck News

    WATERLOO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) is commending the enforcement community for cracking down on carriers that don’t “embrace a culture of safety, environmental and taxation compliance.” The comments come after the Waterloo Regional Police Service laid criminal

  • STA releases statement on Humboldt tragedy

    April 9, 2018 6:25PM by Truck West

    REGINA, Sask. – The Saskatchewan Trucking Association (STA) has released a statement to Truck West on the tragic collision involving a tractor-trailer and the bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team. The collision, which happened on the afternoon of

  • Stricter winter tire and chain-up regulations proposed in B.C.

    April 5, 2018 6:24PM by Truck West

    VICTORIA, B.C. – The B.C. government is looking to make changes to its winter tire and commercial vehicle chain-up requirements in the wake of what has been – and continues to be – a brutal winter. One of the proposed

  • Bison wins TCA Fleet Safety Award for eighth straight year

    March 27, 2018 10:16PM by Sonia Straface

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. – For the eighth consecutive year, Bison Transport has been named the grand prize winner in the Truckload Carriers Association’s (TCA) annual Fleet Safety Awards. The awards honor trucking companies that display an unrivaled commitment to safety. Divisional

  • Preventing the pain

    March 25, 2018 10:09AM by Sonia Straface

    Truck drivers are at a higher risk for developing musculoskeletal disorders, the most common type of workplace injury

  • Aiming for the stars

    March 16, 2018 7:11PM by Derek Clouthier

    PIC outlines new benchmarks that sets the bar high for its members

  • OTA offers input on cyclist/pedestrian safety

    March 16, 2018 9:31AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) has submitted comments on how trucks, cyclists and pedestrians can co-exist on roads. Its comments were filed with the province’s CycleON Action Plan 2.0. “As an industry which shares its workplace with

  • Ontario won’t crack down on CBs…yet

    December 19, 2017 12:36PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) will continue to allow the use of handheld CBs and two-way radios until 2021. The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) said it’s thankful for the extension, and will continue working with the