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  • Four takeaways from the TFI International analysts call

    February 28, 2019 10:26AM by James Menzies

    MONTREAL, Que. – TFI International posted record fourth quarter results on Feb. 27, and CEO Alain Bedard expanded on the company’s operations and industry trends in a customary conference call with analysts this morning. Here are some key takeaways from

  • Women in leadership roles remains low in trucking

    February 25, 2019 4:13PM by Truck News-West

    DALLAS, Texas – Ellen Voie, president and CEO of Women in Trucking, says the most successful businesses embrace women in high level executive roles. Citing several studies as evidence during the Omnitracs Outlook User Conference in Dallas today, Voie pointed

  • Young “hackers” help Canada Cartage fight cargo theft

    February 5, 2019 7:11AM by Truck News

    HAMILTON, Ont. – Canada Cartage recently engaged Ontario university students to help fight cargo theft. More than 600 students participated in 30-hour non-stop “hack-a-thon” event called DeltaHacks on Jan. 26-27. Participating businesses presented the hackers with challenges, and students then

  • PMTC opens latest benchmarking survey

    February 4, 2019 8:24AM by johng@newcom.ca

    MILTON, Ont. – Private fleets looking to compare their performance to peers now have the opportunity to participate in the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada’s (PMTC) third annual Canadian fleet benchmarking survey. “For the last two years, the PMTC

  • Sharp Transportation launches ‘Driver Inc.’ website

    December 4, 2018 4:52PM by johng@newcom.ca

    CAMBRIDGE, Ont. – Sharp Transportation Systems is joining the fight against Driver Inc. – a business structure that misclassifies employed drivers as independent contractors. And it’s using information as its weapon. The fleet has launched a website at www.driverinc.ca to

  • News Security

    Meat, trailers among the goods cargo thieves increasingly targeting

    November 20, 2018 8:40AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Canadian cargo thieves are mostly stealing grocery and household items, but meat products are also becoming a primary target, according to a new report from Northbridge Insurance. Mixed load cargo such as grocery and household items topped

  • Brace for rougher 2019: Mark Seymour

    November 14, 2018 3:08PM by James Menzies

    BRAMPTON, Ont. — “Fasten your seatbelts in 2019, we’re going to be in for maybe a little bit of a rough ride.” That was the sobering warning from Mark Seymour today, who was participating in a panel discussion at the

  • 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

  • News Equipment

    Volvo teams with Trimble for fleet management services

    November 2, 2018 9:58AM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Volvo Trucks has partnered with Trimble Transportation Enterprise to collaborate on fleet management services. The two companies inked a memorandum of understanding that will see Trimble develop future transportation management and fleet maintenance products and services for

  • Reflections from trucking legends

    October 31, 2018 10:49AM by James Menzies

    AUSTIN, Texas – To be a successful business leader sometimes requires you to step outside your comfort zone. That was one of the takeaways from a panel discussion featuring trucking legends, hosted at the American Trucking Associations Management Conference &

  • Image can be everything

    October 29, 2018 5:00AM by Derek Clouthier

    Panel says industry must step up to attract more people into trucking

  • News Technology

    First shipment made using blockchain

    October 24, 2018 9:39AM by Truck News

    SUNRISE, Fla. – The first trucking shipment using blockchain and a smart contract has been made. The shipment was made using dexFreight, a decentralized logistics platform. The shipment was a 5,320-lb frozen food load hauled from Preferred Freezer Services in

  • Ryder expanding last-mile delivery business

    October 22, 2018 8:48AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Toronto is one of three North American facilities Ryder is expanding to improve its last mile delivery service. The company recently announced the expansion of its Ryder Last Mile business, which focuses on home delivery and white

  • Carriers giving capacity to best customers

    October 16, 2018 1:19PM by James Menzies

    Driver shortage putting a lid on fleet expansion

  • Canada can learn from past mistakes when mandating ELDs

    October 10, 2018 6:42PM by James Menzies

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Canada’s long-awaited electronic logging device (ELD) mandate should differ from the U.S. rule to avoid some of the pitfalls that befell the rollout of similar legislation there. That was the opinion of a panel that discussed the