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  • 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

  • ATA welcomes U.S. ELD mandate

    December 19, 2017 7:00AM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) welcomed the long-awaited arrival of a law that requires truckers in the U.S. to record their hours-of-service electronically using an electronic logging device (ELD). The rule went into effect Dec. 18. “Electronic

  • Bring on Canadian ELD mandate, carrier urges

    November 27, 2017 1:13PM by James Menzies

    TORONTO, Ont. – A Canadian regulation mandating the use of electronic logging devices (ELDs) can’t come “soon enough,” according to David Carruth, CEO at One For Freight. He was speaking on the subject of ELDs and trucking technologies during a

  • OTA releases five-point action plan for road safety

    November 20, 2017 12:10PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) Board of Directors has endorsed a statement on trucking road safety and has issued a five-point action plan outlining proactive strategies dealing with enhanced enforcement, vehicle standards, technology as well as training

  • Mexican trucking industry “is changing,” fleet owner says

    November 19, 2017 8:27PM by James Menzies

    GUADALAJARA, Mexico – Noe Montes, owner of Mexican trucking company Transmontes and a U.S.-based carrier called TM Transportation Services, wants the North American trucking industry to know that Mexican carriers are safety-conscious and progressive. In an interview with trucking press

  • Bison wins ATA safety award

    November 19, 2017 7:42PM by Truck News

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Bison Transport has won first place in the American Trucking Associations’ National Truck Safety Contest for the seventh consecutive year. The carrier won the award Nov. 14, for having the lowest U.S. Department of Transportation recordable accident

  • Ontario drivers among Penske’s safest

    November 17, 2017 3:19PM by Truck News

    READING, Pa. – Two Ontario drivers were among the 26 associated recently recognized by Penske Logistics as its Diamond level drivers. They were selected from among 4,500 drivers across North America to receive the awards, in recognition of driving excellence.

  • Brake Safety Day brake inspections put 14% out of service

    November 7, 2017 1:50PM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Fourteen per cent of vehicles inspected in the U.S. and Canada during Brake Safety Day were placed out of service for brake-related violations, according to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance. A total of 7,698 commercial vehicle inspections

  • Slap them chains on

    November 6, 2017 8:57AM by Derek Clouthier

    MTI offers chain up tutorial during its driver appreciation day

  • Carriers in Regina met with safety blitz

    October 30, 2017 1:25PM by Derek Clouthier

    STA support safety effort, creates new membership category for vocational members

  • Volvo envisions a future without traffic accidents

    October 25, 2017 8:11PM by Truck News

    ORLANDO, Fla. – Volvo Trucks shared its vision for a world without traffic accidents, during a seminar at the American Trucking Associations’ annual Management Conference & Exhibition. Safety has been a core value of the company since 1927. “Each year

  • New spill response regulations in B.C. to impact carriers

    October 19, 2017 2:48PM by Truck West

    VICTORIA, B.C. – The British Columbia Trucking Association (BCTA) is notifying its members that they will have one year to prepare and comply with the province’s new land-based spill response regulations. The B.C. government announced Oct. 13 that commencing Oct.

  • B.C. launches Be Truck Aware campaign

    October 17, 2017 10:59PM by Derek Clouthier

    VICTORIA, B.C. – The Province of B.C. is urging motorists to “Be Truck Aware,” launching the campaign today (Oct. 17) to help reduce collisions on provincial highways. Led by an array of B.C. road safety stakeholders, the campaign coincides with

  • Oct. 11 historically dangerous day for truck drivers

    October 4, 2017 12:36PM by Truck West

    SEATTLE, Wa. – Fleet management technology company Zonar Systems wants to remind drivers that historically Oct. 11 and June 7 have been the most dangerous days to be on the road for truckers. Over the past three years, trucks have

  • Feature Transportation

    Beep beep!: Too close for comfort

    October 3, 2017 1:08PM by Joanne Ritchie

    Advanced technology that can prevent crashes may be a dream come true, but if you’re asleep at the wheel, and that technology isn’t on your truck, you may never wake up. That fact was hammered home this past summer when