Truck News


Centre
Safety


  • Drivers who speed more of a risk, according to SmartDrive data

    April 30, 2018 4:09PM by Truck West

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. – New data on truck drivers who speed confirms they are a greater danger on the road than those who obey speed limits. Data collected by SmartDrive Systems, a video safety and transportation intelligence company, through its

  • No final decision on mandatory driver training in Saskatchewan

    April 30, 2018 12:01PM by Truck West

    REGINA, Sask. – Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) has put the brakes on reports alluding to a mandatory entry-level driver training program for 2019, saying its initial bulletin “led to confusion.” “We would like to clarify that no decision has been

  • Mandatory commercial driver training coming to Saskatchewan

    April 30, 2018 6:00AM by Truck West

    REGINA, Sask. – With the announcement of a mandatory entry-level driver training program to be in place by 2019, the Saskatchewan Trucking Association (STA) is applauding the move. “The announcement today is about safety and definitely is the right direction

  • Manitoba looking at standardized commercial driver training

    April 26, 2018 11:09PM by Truck West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – The Manitoba government announced today that it is consulting on the implementation of a standardized system of training and certification for commercial drivers. “Our first priority is public safety on roadways and that is why we are

  • 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