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  • Speakers named for mental health symposium

    September 4, 2018 10:12AM by Truck News

    MISSSISSAUGA, Ont. – The issue of mental health will take center stage Oct. 30, at the Trucking HR Canada’s Gearing Up for Mental Health symposium. Dave Henry, a professional driver with REK Express, will get the day started by discussing

  • Finding parking the top cause of stress for pro drivers

    September 2, 2018 1:36PM by Truck News

    PHOENIX, Az. – Truck parking availability in the U.S. improved in 2017, but finding a parking spot is the number one cause of stress for 85% of professional drivers. Those are a couple key findings from the 2018 Truck Parking

  • OTA calls for more targeted enforcement

    July 13, 2018 11:55AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) is urging enforcement agencies to target carriers and drivers that don’t comply with regulations and elevate their safety performance. The call for targeted enforcement is in response to new Ontario Province Police

  • OPP concerned about truck crash rates

    July 13, 2018 9:19AM by Truck News

    ORILLIA, Ont. – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) report fatal transport truck collisions are up 38% this year, with an increase in four of the six regions it monitors. The Northeast region has seen an 800% increase. The OPP said

  • SafetyDriven takes its speaker series on the road

    July 12, 2018 7:52PM by Truck West

    LANGLEY, B.C. – SafetyDriven – Trucking Safety Council of B.C., will hold its third annual speaker series in Prince George Sept. 12. The event, titled “Transportation Safety: What You Need to Know,” will tackle industry topics such as how to

  • PIC awarded for use of smart transponders to expand bypass opportunities

    July 11, 2018 1:10PM by Truck West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – Partners in Compliance (PIC) has been awarded for its use of smart transponders to expand weigh station bypass opportunities for the Alberta trucking industry. PIC, an Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) initiative, received the award from the

  • MELT coming to Alberta in January 2019

    July 10, 2018 8:05PM by Truck West

    CALGARY, Alta. – Mandatory entry-level driver training (MELT) is coming to the trucking industry in Alberta, with an expected implementation date in January 2019. Alberta’s minister of transportation, Brian Mason, made the announcement today at the Alberta Motor Transport Association

  • Twenty-nine charges laid on truck driver involved in Humboldt Broncos bus collision

    July 6, 2018 3:57PM by Truck West

    REGINA, Sask. – Jaskirat Sidhu, the truck driver who collided with the Humboldt Broncos bus on April 6, was arrested this morning and faces 29 charges. The 29-year-old male from Calgary who worked for Adesh Deol Trucking was charged with

  • Driver behavior results in most Operation Corridor charges

    June 27, 2018 11:03AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – A 24-hour provincial safety blitz by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Ministry of Transportation resulted in about 700 charges against commercial drivers, mostly due to driver behavior. The charges, contends the Ontario Trucking Association (OTA), highlight

  • Ontario truck drivers to face zero tolerance approach to pot

    June 27, 2018 10:53AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Commercial vehicle drivers in Ontario must have no blood drug content when operating their vehicles, according to changes to the province’s Highway Traffic Act. Changes to the Act address the issues of impaired driving, distracted driving and

  • Waterloo research looks to fight wildlife strikes

    June 21, 2018 10:09AM by Truck News

    WATERLOO, Ont. –University of Waterloo researchers have found that Ontario could save millions of dollars by introducing measures to help prevent collisions with wildlife. A related study that focused on such collisions in southern Ontario recommends strategies including better signage,

  • MTA names driving championships award winners

    June 20, 2018 6:54PM by Truck West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – The winners of the Manitoba Trucking Association (MTA) Provincial Truck Driving Championships have been announced, with four carriers boasting champion drivers. Placing first in the straight truck category was Bruce McKechnie from Bison Transport; Brian Hrabarchuk of

  • Home Hardware, John Deere win fleet safety awards

    June 15, 2018 9:05AM by Truck News

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – John Deere Canada and Home Hardware Stores were the winners of the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) Fleet Safety Awards. The awards were presented at the PMTC’s annual meeting. John Deere won in the

  • Three private fleet drivers inducted to Hall of Fame

    June 14, 2018 3:46PM by Truck News

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – Three professional drivers with a combined 16 million kilometers of accident-free driving were inducted into the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada’s Hall of Fame. David Armstrong, who works for CPC Logistics in the John Deere

  • Ontario truck blitz results improving

    June 14, 2018 11:10AM by James Menzies

    But proper pre-trip inspections can drive even better results