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  • WCB changes could impact some carriers

    April 21, 2018 5:30PM by Truck West

    BANFF, Alta. – Some key changes to the Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) legislation slated to kick in Sept. 1 could have an impact on some carriers. Pieter Lambooy, vice-president of operations for WCB of Alberta, said the obligation to reinstate

  • 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

  • If you can’t be safe, get out: Laskowski

    April 19, 2018 11:47AM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – If you can’t be safe and compliant in trucking, get out, said Steve Laskowski, the president of the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) and the Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) at the Truck World kick-off breakfast event on April

  • Special trailers deliver Wounded Warriors message

    April 17, 2018 12:47PM by James Menzies

    WHITBY, Ont. – Total Transportation Solutions is pulling two eye-catching trailers around Canada and the U.S., to highlight the work of Wounded Warriors Canada. The organization supports Canada’s ill and injured armed forces members, veterans, first responders and their families.

  • 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

  • OTA encouraged by enforcement crackdown

    April 16, 2018 10:13AM by Truck News

    WATERLOO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) is commending the enforcement community for cracking down on carriers that don’t “embrace a culture of safety, environmental and taxation compliance.” The comments come after the Waterloo Regional Police Service laid criminal

  • OTA puts out the call for excellent, heroic drivers

    April 10, 2018 1:02PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) is accepting nominations for its Truck Hero and Driver of the Year awards. The 2018 Volvo Trucks Canada-OTA Driver of the Year Award and the OTA-Bridgestone Truck Hero Award will be presented

  • Hwy. 400 closure to disrupt LCV operations

    April 10, 2018 12:46PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) is warning fleets that a planned closure of Hwy. 400 in both directions will result in a bypass, which won’t be accessible to long combination vehicles (LCVs). The closure from Teston Rd.,

  • Ontario on-road fatalities surge

    April 9, 2018 3:26PM by Truck News

    ORILLIA, Ont. – Fatalities in crashes involving commercial trucks reached a 10-year high on roads patrolled by the Ontario Provincial Police in 2017 – which also marked the highest number of road fatalities in general in five years. The police

  • Next Healthy Fleet Challenge starts May 1

    April 9, 2018 2:54PM by Truck News

    LONDON, Ont. — The next Healthy Fleet Challenge is scheduled to start on May 1. The challenge will run until June 30, and will take place in the Healthy Team app where participants receive education and coaching on living a

  • 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,

  • Stricter winter tire and chain-up regulations proposed in B.C.

    April 5, 2018 6:24PM by Truck West

    VICTORIA, B.C. – The B.C. government is looking to make changes to its winter tire and commercial vehicle chain-up requirements in the wake of what has been – and continues to be – a brutal winter. One of the proposed

  • ATA names director of safety policy

    April 4, 2018 2:32PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) has named Dan Horvath, a former director of compliance and safety at TransForce Inc., as its new director of safety policy. He’s also been an auditor with the U.S. Federal Motor Carrier

  • Drivers without ELD face out of service violations

    April 2, 2018 10:09AM by Truck News

    GREENBELT, Md. – Those driving trucks in the U.S. without electronic logging devices (ELDs) or grandfathered automatic on-board recording devices (AOBRDs) will now risk 10 hours out of service. Soft enforcement of a related mandate, which began on Dec. 18,

  • Bison wins TCA Fleet Safety Award for eighth straight year

    March 27, 2018 10:16PM by Sonia Straface

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. – For the eighth consecutive year, Bison Transport has been named the grand prize winner in the Truckload Carriers Association’s (TCA) annual Fleet Safety Awards. The awards honor trucking companies that display an unrivaled commitment to safety. Divisional