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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

  • OOIDA appealing court ruling on sleep apnea suit

    February 14, 2018 4:34PM by Truck News

    GRAIN VALLEY, MO – The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) is appealing the United States Court of Appeals dismissal of their lawsuit alleging the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) bypassed the rulemaking process when regulating sleep apnea. The U.S.

  • Good Driver Challenge starts today

    February 1, 2018 8:25AM by Truck News

    LONDON, Ont. – Are you a good driver? Time to see how your skills stack up. The Good Driver Challenger starts today (Feb. 1). More than 15 fleets and 100 drivers are participating in the Pilot Challenge during the month of

  • It’s time to talk

    January 31, 2018 10:11AM by Sonia Straface

    Accidents, loneliness, and fatigue are all part of the job as a truck driver. But does this make them more at risk for mental illness?

  • News Security

    Distinctive dump truck reported stolen

    January 30, 2018 9:18AM by Truck News

    COBOURG, Ont. – A distinct, easily identifiable paint job didn’t stop a thief or thieves from making off with a dump truck, stolen from Blake Construction in Cobourg, Ont. Cobourg Police report that on Jan. 25 at a bout 7

  • Healthy Trucker to release educational videos during wellness challenge

    January 2, 2018 7:18AM by Truck News

    LONDON, Ont. – Healthy Trucker has announced a new series of wellness training videos for drivers. Videos will be released weekly during the Healthy Fleet Challenge, and will be open to all participating teams. The training videos have been created

  • Ontario won’t crack down on CBs…yet

    December 19, 2017 12:36PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) will continue to allow the use of handheld CBs and two-way radios until 2021. The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) said it’s thankful for the extension, and will continue working with the

  • ATA welcomes U.S. ELD mandate

    December 19, 2017 7:00AM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) welcomed the long-awaited arrival of a law that requires truckers in the U.S. to record their hours-of-service electronically using an electronic logging device (ELD). The rule went into effect Dec. 18. “Electronic

  • Canada to require ELDs by 2020

    December 18, 2017 1:22PM by Truck News

    BRAMPTON, Ont. – On the day the U.S. electronic logging device (ELD) mandate went into effect, Canadian Transport Minister Marc Garneau gathered with trucking industry leaders bearing a gift, in the form of a law that would by 2020 require

  • OTA sides with OPP targeting unsafe truck drivers

    December 12, 2017 10:29AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont.  — The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) is throwing its support behind an Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) enforcement effort targeting inattentive driving by truck drivers and carriers avoiding roadside enforcement. “The majority of truck drivers and trucking companies make

  • Product Transportation

    Trucker Path app now comes with parking prediction feature

    December 5, 2017 9:42AM by Truck News

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Trucker Path announced today that it has added a new Parking Prediction feature for its trip planning app used by over 600,000 active truck drivers. The Parking Prediction feature compiles four years of data and over

  • CTA wants more accountability from doctors prescribing truckers medical pot

    December 4, 2017 1:11PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — The Canadian Trucking Alliance has expressed to Health Canada the government should not make exceptions for commercial truck drivers using medicinal marijuana while on the job and suggested there should be more oversight on the medical community

  • OTA calls for zero tolerance for driver pot use

    December 1, 2017 7:44AM by Sonia Straface

    TORONTO, Ont. — The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) is urging the provincial government to ensure a zero tolerance enforcement for truck driver pot use. In a submission this week to the Standing Committee on Justice Policy, OTA laid out the potential

  • FMCSA issues 90-day waiver to agricultural industry for ELD mandate

    November 20, 2017 3:05PM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced three ways it is helping carriers ease into the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate set for Dec. 18. Even though carriers have had plenty of time to become familiar