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  • Mack ups its refuse game during WasteExpo

    April 24, 2018 5:02PM by Truck West

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Mack Trucks introduced new features to its LR Model, improved its safety features on refuse vehicles, and said it will have a fully-electric refuse truck operating in New York by 2019. Mack made the announcements during

  • 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

  • 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

  • Safe Driver Week to focus on driving behaviors

    April 9, 2018 11:09AM by Truck News

    GREENBELT, Md. – Inspectors across North America will be on the lookout for unsafe driving behaviors July 15-21, as the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) recognizes Operation Safe Driver Week. Dangerous behaviors to be tracked during the week include speeding,

  • OTA offers input on cyclist/pedestrian safety

    March 16, 2018 9:31AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) has submitted comments on how trucks, cyclists and pedestrians can co-exist on roads. Its comments were filed with the province’s CycleON Action Plan 2.0. “As an industry which shares its workplace with

  • Trucking contributes to 14% of all work-related crash claims: WorkSafe BC

    February 20, 2018 6:39PM by Truck News

    RICHMOND, B.C. – Motor vehicle incidents (MVI) are the leading cause of traumatic workplace deaths in British Columbia, according to WorkSafe BC. The agency says work-related MVI’s account for one-third of all work-related traumatic deaths in the province. In an

  • OOIDA calls for change to U.S. hours of service

    February 15, 2018 10:37PM by Truck News

    GRAIN VALLEY, Mo – The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) is petitioning the United States Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to amend the existing federal Hours of Service (HoS) regulations south of the border. Acting President and CEO Tom

  • 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

  • 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

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    Bendix developing next-gen safety systems

    September 27, 2017 8:14AM by James Menzies

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Bendix is continuing to work on the next generation of its active safety systems, which could reduce many types of crashes, including rear-enders and rollaways. Fred Andersky, director, customer solutions, controls with Bendix, said at the North

  • Traffic-related deaths/injuries dropping despite traffic volume rise in Alberta

    September 26, 2017 4:41PM by Derek Clouthier

    RED DEER, Alta. – With a population up nearly 10%, the number of drivers 8.9%, traffic volumes 18.4%, and over 500,000 registered commercial vehicles on Alberta roads, managing the province’s highway system has proved challenging over the past four years.

  • FMCSA warns of driver distraction during solar eclipse

    August 18, 2017 11:11AM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The solar eclipse coming Aug. 21 will potentially produce one of the greatest distractions for drivers in years, the U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is warning. “On Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse

  • PMTC recognizes safest fleets, drivers

    June 16, 2017 7:02AM by Truck News

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – The Private Motor Trucks Council of Canada (PMTC) took time at its annual conference this week to celebrate some of the safest private fleets and their drivers. Joining the PMTC Hall of Fame for Professional Drivers