Truck News


  • CBSA stops truck carrying 200 kilos of meth

    January 14, 2020 1:38PM by Truck News

    WINDSOR, Ont. – A Mississauga truck driver was arrested Dec. 24, when border agents and the RCMP intercepted the largest shipment of methamphetamine on record in the past seven years. The 200-kg shipment was valued at more than $25.5 million.

  • CBSA intercepts truck carrying big drug shipment

    November 28, 2019 11:37AM by Truck News

    POINT EDWARD, Ont. – A tractor-trailer carrying 50 kilos of suspected cocaine has been intercepted by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) at the Blue Water Bridge border crossing. A 52-year-old Markham, Ont.-based truck driver, Guo Bing Zhao, has been

  • Trucking needs more sensible regs, not fewer: TCA

    November 14, 2018 9:57AM by James Menzies

    BRAMPTON, Ont. – There is no appetite in Washington to reduce trucking regulations, but there is great potential to make the regulations that trucking operates under more sensible. That was the message Dave Heller, vice-president of government affairs with the

  • NAFTA deal won’t meet Ryan’s deadline

    May 17, 2018 2:05PM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – NAFTA negotiators won’t be able to hammer out a deal by today to meet Paul Ryan’s deadline according to Canadian and Mexican sources. The Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives told reporters a deal on the

  • Border checks shouldn’t change post-pot: CTA

    April 23, 2018 8:26AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is stressing that there’s no need to increase scrutiny around commercial vehicles and drivers at the border once marijuana is legalized in Canada. Appearing before the Committee on National Security and Defence

  • CTA underlines how 2016 federal budget will affect trucking industry

    March 23, 2016 3:35PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) highlighted several aspects of the federal government’s recently released 2016 budget, including a $5 billion investment over the next five years in infrastructure and $62.5 million to support the deployment of infrastructure

  • Feature Transportation


    January 5, 2016 12:50PM by James Menzies

    We all know what the sinking value of the Canadian loonie relative to the US dollar has done to equipment costs. Carriers looking to buy new trucks have been in for some sticker shock, as David Zavitz, sr. v.p. of

  • News Security

    Are dash cams illegal at the border? It could depend on which way you’re headed.

    September 8, 2014 10:03AM by James Menzies

    DETROIT, Mich. — Can your dash cam cost you your FAST card? That’s the question professional driver Mark Roberts was left wondering, when on a recent trip across the Ambassador Bridge a US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer threatened


    August 19, 2014 12:20PM by James Menzies

    Dash cams have become popular among truck drivers for a number of reasons. Mark Roberts bought one after being involved in an accident in the US. A car in front of him lost control and smacked into Mark’s tandems. The

  • Ogdensburg Bridge wants more truck traffic

    August 13, 2014 10:50AM by Truck News

    OGDENSBURG, N.Y. — The Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority recently launched an interactive marketing campaign aimed at increasing truck traffic across its bridge from Ontario into New York. The OBPA engaged Toronto headquartered strategic marketing agency McLellan Group. With an eastern Ontario office,

  • CTA says it has the law on its side in the fight against USDA inspection fees

    June 26, 2014 11:25AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is stocking its arsenal for a fight against the US department of agriculture, and its latest weapon is a legal opinion saying the fees the government agency wants to impose are illegal.

  • CTA objects to proposed USDA border crossing fee increase

    June 19, 2014 1:45PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) has let the US government know it isn’t happy with plans to raise border-crossing fees on trucks. Recently, the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) proposed

  • Feature Transportation

    Practical ideas for the next border pact

    June 16, 2014 1:36PM by David Bradley

    With 2014 marking the 20th anniversary of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and talk of perhaps opening the agreement up, or at least a new border agreement, now’s the time to take stock of where we’re at and