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  • 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

  • News Equipment

    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

  • Making the healthy choice

    June 11, 2017 1:20AM by Derek Clouthier

    How to maintain a healthy diet and stay active while on the road

  • Road Today Show promotes road safety

    May 29, 2017 11:42AM by James Menzies

    BRAMPTON, Ont. — The ninth annual Road Today Show was held at the Brampton Soccer Centre May 27, with a focus on road safety. The City of Brampton proclaimed the date Road Safety Challenge Day, and the safety theme was

  • Acting on your instincts

    May 27, 2017 9:18PM by Derek Clouthier

    Supervisors can face stiff implications if they ignore substance abuse in the workplace

  • News Equipment

    J & J Trailer achieves NATM certification

    May 23, 2017 7:43AM by Truck News

    SCARBOROUGH, Ont. – J & J Trailer Manufacturing and Sales says it has been certified by the National Association of Trailer Manufacturers (NATM). The company says the certification for building compliant trailers aligns it with other manufacturers who are committed

  • Kinedyne offering free cargo securement webinar

    May 12, 2017 10:34AM by Truck News

    BRANCHBURG, N.J. – Kinedyne will host a webinar May 30, which will cover cargo securement in advance of the North America-wide Roadcheck 2017 blitz slated for June 6-8. Kinedyne says it has also designated May as the “first annual International

  • CTA provides media toolkit to protect flatdeck drivers

    April 12, 2017 12:06PM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) has created a multimedia toolkit designed to help prevent driver injuries at workplaces and shipper facilities. The media toolkit includes whiteboard animation videos and digital infographics in English and French, aimed at

  • Wabash rear impact guard qualifies for international award

    April 12, 2017 7:13AM by Truck News

    LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Wabash National has been named a finalist for the SSAB Swedish Steel Prize, recognizing its use of advanced high-strength steel in its trailers’ rear impact guard. Wabash is one of four finalists selected out of 102 applications