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  • Industry pioneer, Bill MacKinnon, dies at 90

    March 25, 2019 7:26AM by Truck News

    GUELPH, Ont. – Bill MacKinnon, former leader of MacKinnon Transport, passed away March 22 at the age of 90. The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) dubbed MacKinnon an “industry pioneer and key builder in the success and growth” of the association

  • Driver from Humboldt tragedy gets eight-year sentence

    March 22, 2019 1:18PM by Truck News-West

    MELFORT, Sask. – Jaskirat Singh Sidhu, the truck driver who caused the Humboldt Broncos team bus collision, has been sentenced to eight years in prison. Judge Inez Cardinal read the sentencing in court today. Sidhu pleaded guilty to 16 counts

  • U.S. driver turnover slowed in fourth quarter

    March 13, 2019 2:06PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – Truck driver turnover in the U.S. fell by 9% for large fleets in the fourth quarter of 2018, to 78%. That’s down 10% year-over-year. In 2018, the turnover at large fleets averaged 89%. At smaller carriers, the

  • Titanium on hunt for new CFO

    March 13, 2019 8:06AM by Truck News

    BOLTON, Ont. – Kasia Malz has resigned from her role as chief financial officer of Titanium Transportation Group, to pursue an opportunity in another industry, the company announced. Her resignation is effective March 15, but she has agreed to help

  • Young to lead Trucking HR Canada board

    March 12, 2019 4:21PM by johng@newcom.ca

    OTTAWA, Ont. –Linda Young, the vice-president of HR and people development at Bison Transport, will lead Trucking HR Canada’s board of directors under changes unveiled today. Joining the board for the first time will be Cindy Clarke, formerly from Western

  • Titanium touts recruitment and retention success

    February 6, 2019 7:07AM by Truck News

    BOLTON, Ont. – Titanium Transportation Group says it grew its driver base by 14% in 2018, while limiting driver turnover to 18.6%. In the U.S., driver turnover is often more than 90%. Titanium credits its success to establishing a culture

  • Sentencing for truck driver in Humboldt case set for March 22

    February 1, 2019 11:36AM by Truck News-West

    MELFORT, Sask. – Sentencing for the truck driver involved in the Humboldt collision will be March 22 after the Crown and defense have issued their final submissions. Jaskirat Singh Sidhu spoke in court Jan. 31, with media reports indicating he

  • Driver involved in Humboldt collision pleads guilty to all charges

    January 8, 2019 11:35AM by Truck News-West

    MELFORT, Sask. – Jaskirat Singh Sidhu, the driver of the semi-truck involved in the Humboldt Broncos bus collision, today plead guilty to all 29 charges against him. Sidhu, 29, was charged with 16 counts of dangerous driving causing death and

  • Speedee names new CEO

    January 4, 2019 1:49PM by Truck News-West

    BURNABY, B.C. – Speedee Transport has named Joshua Davis as its new CEO. With over a decade of experience in management, operations, and business development, Davis will oversee the development of Speedee’s truckload division. “Josh is a dedicated professional who

  • U.S. driver turnover slows

    January 3, 2019 10:25AM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – Truck driver turnover in the U.S. fell 11% in the third quarter, undoing two quarters of increases in the annualized churn rate. The American Trucking Associations (ATA) reported turnover at large truckload carriers dropped to 87%, marking

  • Entries open for annual private fleet awards

    January 2, 2019 8:40AM by johng@newcom.ca

    MILTON, Ont. – The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) opens its annual awards season today, accepting entries for a series of honors to be distributed during the group’s annual conference in Niagara Falls. Entries are now being accepted

  • Donations come in after truck driver’s untimely death

    December 11, 2018 4:01PM by Truck West

    CALGARY, Alta. – Donations to the family of a 44-year-old truck driver who was killed on the job has reached nearly $70,000. Lalit Sethi died Dec. 3 at a Bison Transport location when he was crushed between a truck and

  • Payne Transportation donates to Children’s Wish

    December 3, 2018 4:36PM by Truck West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Payne Transportation has donated $4,000 to the Children’s Wish Foundation. The funds were raised from raffles during the carrier’s 6th annual Gala and Awards night, where employees and owner-operators join together to recognize achievements in safety and

  • 18 Wheels of Christmas gearing up for Holiday Season

    November 30, 2018 3:40PM by Truck West

    CALGARY, Alta. – Now in its 16th year, 18 Wheels of Christmas is up and running again in an effort to help local food banks during the Holiday Season. Launched in 2002, the effort was created to give the transportation

  • Search is on for the next HighwayStar

    November 23, 2018 1:59PM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – Newcom Media is looking for Canada’s top truck driver or owner-operator, and is ready to reward them with thousands of dollars in cash and prizes — and the coveted title of HighwayStar of the Year. The annual