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  • 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.

  • Tremcar West celebrates 10 years in Saskatchewan

    August 9, 2018 3:32PM by Truck West

    WEYBURN, Sask. – Tremcar West will marks its 10 anniversary doing business in Saskatchewan with a celebration that will include environment minister Dustin Duncan as a guest speaker. The company’s first service facility opened in October of 2008 in Weyburn.

  • PMTC unveils schedule for Eastern Regional seminar

    July 23, 2018 3:48PM by Truck News

    MILTON, Ont. – Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) and Trucking Human Resources Sector Council Atlantic (THRSCA) are bringing their educational seminar to Truro, Nova Scotia. This will mark the fourth year the two groups have teamed up for

  • Exhibitors report Truck World deals

    July 20, 2018 9:07AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Exhibitors secured plenty of orders in Toronto. Now organizers prepare for Expocam in Montreal. TORONTO, Ont. – Truck World enjoyed record crowds in 2018, but preliminary feedback from exhibitors show that visitors were doing more than learning about products and

  • Brake blitz grounds 12.4% in Canada

    July 17, 2018 11:20AM by johng@newcom.ca

    GREEBELT, Md. – A surprise Brake Safety Day inspection blitz in Canada and the U.S. put 1,595 trucks out of service for brake violations on April 25, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) reports. There were 11,531 inspections conducted overall,

  • Enforcement teams prepare for focus on unsafe drivers

    July 13, 2018 9:05AM by johng@newcom.ca

    GREENBELT, Md. – Roadside enforcement teams are preparing for the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Operation Safe Driver Week, scheduled for July 15-21. And that means focusing on unsafe drivers. Issues tracked during the blitz will include speeding, distracted driving, texting,

  • SafetyDriven takes its speaker series on the road

    July 12, 2018 7:52PM by Truck West

    LANGLEY, B.C. – SafetyDriven – Trucking Safety Council of B.C., will hold its third annual speaker series in Prince George Sept. 12. The event, titled “Transportation Safety: What You Need to Know,” will tackle industry topics such as how to