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  • Feature Health & Safety

    WELLNESS ADVISOR: A NEW POSITION IN TRUCKING?

    April 29, 2014 12:00AM by Truck News

    If you’re active on Twitter, you’re likely following Jason Jannetta (formerly @urbanhauler, now @speedywellness). He posts fitness and diet advice for other professional drivers. Jason, till recently, drove for The Beer Store, but…

  • Feature Health & Safety

    TCA WALKS THE TALK OF HEALTH AND WELLNESS

    April 1, 2014 12:00AM by Truck News

    The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA), which has taken a leading role in promoting health and wellness initiatives for drivers, issued a challenge at this year’s convention to activate attendees. The challenge saw TCA board members and…

  • Feature Health & Safety

    SAFE DRIVERS RECOGNIZED

    April 1, 2014 12:00AM by Truck News

    Motortruck Fleet Executive editor Carolyn Gruske filed this report from Saturday night’s Driver Awards banquet, hosted by several companies in the region, including Erb Transport, Home Hardware and the Rothsay division of Darling…

  • #MATS2014: Bose says study validates health benefits of Ride System

    March 29, 2014 2:38PM by Truck News

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A new study conducted with three fleets has proven the health benefits of the Bose Ride System vibration-eliminating truck seat, the company claims.

  • #MATS2014: Bendix rep says US likely to mandate more collision mitigation systems

    March 26, 2014 3:05PM by Truck News

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The trucking industry can expect more regulations requiring the adoption of active safety systems, Fred Andersky, who handles government affairs for Bendix, announced at the Mid-America Trucking Show.

  • Feature Health & Safety

    EAGLE HOOK SET TO FLY

    March 18, 2014 12:00AM by Truck News

    Johnathan Sousa called called me the other day, to let me know he’s launching his Eagle Hook fall prevention system that allows drivers and technicians to safely work atop trailer roofs. It’s a neat design that keeps them well away…

  • PNEUMATIC TRAILER LEGS REDUCE INJURY RISK

    March 18, 2014 12:00AM by Truck News

    Walking the show floor at TMC, I was intrigued by Prime Transport Solutions’ demonstration of pneumatic landing gear, which uses the trailer’s air system to deploy or raise the landing gear at the touch of a button. The system…

  • Product Health & Safety

    Eagle Hook fall protection system set to take off

    March 17, 2014 3:12PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — A failure to provide fall protection equipment and training has netted a supervisor of an Ontario garbage removal company 45 days in jail, while the company itself has been slapped with a $75,000 fine.

  • Shell picks Yeti for snow and ice removal

    March 17, 2014 11:51AM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. — In an effort to improve the safety of its drivers and quality of customer service, Shell has acquired the Yeti truck snow and ice remover system.

  • Feature Health & Safety

    ON HAULING DANGEROUS GOODS

    February 18, 2014 12:00AM by Truck News

    Lately, I’ve been working on a feature article on the Lac-Megantic effect. Although many of us would consider the terrible tragedy in Lac-Megantic to be a rail issue, federal Transport Minister Lisa Raitt has made it clear she sees it as…

  • Driving for Profit: Spending money to improve roads and drivers

    January 22, 2014 12:54AM by Truck News

    It’s not too often you actually hear somebody come out in favour of a tax increase, but that exactly what Chris Burruss did.

  • Feature Health & Safety

    CANADIAN FLEETS TAKE SIX TCA SAFETY AWARDS

    January 21, 2014 12:00AM by Truck News

    How about them Canucks? We may not be able to dominate the World Junior hockey scene like we once did, but we still do well on the international stage when it comes to truck safety. Six Canadian fleets have been named winners of the Truckload…

  • Covenant Transport offers FIT in-cab workout system to drivers

    January 9, 2014 1:57PM by Truck News

    PORTLAND, Ore. — Freightliner has announced Covenant Transport has become one of the first major fleets to order its FIT in-cab exercise system.

  • Feature Health & Safety

    ‘THIS IS CANADA’

    January 7, 2014 12:00AM by Truck News

    Up above, I wrote about how the extreme cold weather is impacting the trucking industry. It’s ugly out there. Marco Beghetto, v.p. of communications and new media with the OTA, said despite all the challenges, carriers and drivers are…

  • Feature Health & Safety

    MTO TO USE RADAR FOR SPEED LIMITER ENFORCEMENT

    December 24, 2013 12:00AM by Truck News

    The other day on Twitter I noticed Ontario professional driver Scott Mooney (aka @OntarioTrucker) discussing that the Ministry of Transportation was installing radar into its enforcement vehicles. I looked into it and found that he was correct….