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  • Roadcheck blitz to focus on steering, suspension systems

    March 25, 2019 3:10PM by johng@newcom.ca

    BETHESDA, Md. – Steering and suspension systems will be a special focus when enforcement teams participate in the annual Roadcheck inspection blitz, scheduled June 4-6. “Steering and suspension are safety critical systems for any commercial motor vehicle,” said Commercial Vehicle

  • Conference season for western Canadian trucking associations is upon us

    March 19, 2019 4:20PM by Truck News-West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – It’s the time of year again when several western Canadian trucking associations hold their respective AGMs, kicking off in Winnipeg April 5 for the Manitoba Trucking Association’s (MTA) 87th annual event. Included in the MTA’s agenda is

  • CTA continues call for truck driver immigration program

    February 27, 2019 10:40AM by johng@newcom.ca

    OTTAWA, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) continues its push for a trucking-focused immigration program to help offset a shortage of truck drivers. Speaking yesterday before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology, CTA president

  • HDAW says see ya, Las Vegas

    January 31, 2019 1:47PM by johng@newcom.ca

    LAS VEGAS, Nev – Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week, traditionally hosted in Las Vegas, will be moving to Texas for its 15th annual conference in 2020. Next year’s event will be at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine,

  • PMTC unveils full conference agenda

    January 4, 2019 9:19AM by johng@newcom.ca

    MILTON, Ont. – The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) has unveiled the full agenda for its 2019 Conference scheduled for June 12-14 in Niagara Falls. The conference kicks off on June 12 with the council’s annual general meeting

  • Recruitment workshops coming to Western Canada

    December 5, 2018 12:43PM by Truck West

    CALGARY, Alta. – Trucking HR Canada will hold a series of workshops in Western Canada to help employers recruit and modernize their workforce. The workshops will be held in partnership with the Alberta Motor Transport Association and Alberta government. “In

  • Ground breaks for Gordie Howe Bridge

    October 5, 2018 10:39AM by johng@newcom.ca

    WINDSOR, Ont. – Ground has officially broken on the new Gordie Howe International Bridge, beginning full-scale construction of a six-lane, 2.5-km cable-stay span to link Windsor, Ont. and Detroit, Mich. It should be open to traffic as early as 2022.

  • Daimler’s Daum: Trade war would have ‘no winners’

    September 20, 2018 4:00PM by John G. Smith

    HANNOVER, Germany – The business of making trucks is booming at Daimler Truck and Bus. Sales for the company were up 13% in the first half of 2018, and orders are up 38%. “That’s why we’re equally optimistic about the

  • Cross-border trucking to be addressed during CTRF conference

    September 18, 2018 5:48PM by Truck West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Registration is open for the 23rd annual Fields on Wheels Conference, which will tackle ongoing issues with cross-border trade between Canada and the U.S. With tariffs being put in place and falling commodity prices, the Nov. 2

  • APTA wishes drivers Happy National Trucking Week

    September 4, 2018 10:40AM by Truck News

    DIEPPE, N.B. – The Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA) is wishing the thousands of professional drivers working in Canada’s eastern provinces a Happy National Trucking Week Sept. 2-8. The association notes 90% of all consumer products in Atlantic Canada are

  • Speakers named for mental health symposium

    September 4, 2018 10:12AM by Truck News

    MISSSISSAUGA, Ont. – The issue of mental health will take center stage Oct. 30, at the Trucking HR Canada’s Gearing Up for Mental Health symposium. Dave Henry, a professional driver with REK Express, will get the day started by discussing

  • Hamilton Petro Pass offering freebies to truckers

    September 4, 2018 9:23AM by Truck News

    HAMILTON, Ont. – Hamilton Petro Pass will be celebrating truck drivers Sept. 7, with free hot dogs, pizza and drinks. Springers hot dogs will be offered from noon until 1:30 p.m., pizza slices from Pizza Bell from 1:30 till 3

  • Ambrose among speakers at CTEA

    August 17, 2018 2:47PM by Truck News

    WINDSOR, Ont. – Rona Ambrose, a one-time Conservative Party leader and an advisor on NAFTA negotiations, will be among speakers at this year’s annual meeting of the Canadian Transportation Equipment Association. The 55th annual conference will be hosted at Toronto’s

  • ATA National Truck Driving Championships kick-off in Ohio

    August 16, 2018 5:17PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – More than 400 drivers from across the U.S. kicked off the 81st annual National Truck Driving Championships and Step Van Driving Championships held by the American Trucking Associations (ATA) and their safety management council. The drivers had

  • MTA plans big for National Trucking Week

    August 14, 2018 1:37PM by Truck West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – The Manitoba Trucking Association (MTA) is wasting no time recognizing National Trucking Week. Held during the first week of September, National Trucking Week recognizes the important contributions Canadian men and women drivers make to the country’s economy.