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  • 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

  • News Equipment

    CTEA heads for the Hill

    November 20, 2018 12:15PM by johng@newcom.ca

    OTTAWA, Ont. – The Canadian Transportation Equipment Association (CTEA) has a new home closer to Parliament Hill, with the opening of an Ottawa office. It’s hoped that having an office “close to the action” will improve the access to federal

  • News Equipment

    Mack donates Anthem to attract veterans

    November 19, 2018 9:15AM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Mack Trucks has donated an Anthem with 70-inch stand-up sleeper to the American Trucking Associations (ATA) to help the group recruit military veterans. The camo Anthem will travel across the U.S. and be used to encourage veterans

  • Navistar revamps communications team

    November 16, 2018 1:14PM by Truck News

    LISLE, Ill. – Navistar has revamped its communications structure with two new appointments. Bre Whalen is now manager of on-highway product communications. She is new to Navistar, but has eight years of media relations experience. Darwin Minnis is manager of

  • New president/CEO leading Magnum Trailer and Equipment

    November 13, 2018 12:05PM by Truck West

    ABBOTSFORD, B.C. – Magnum Trailer and Equipment has named Andrew Taylor as its president and CEO. “Magnum has a huge opportunity in the transportation equipment market. Our products and services are designed to protect trucks and their drivers and improve

  • How to attract – and keep – millennials

    October 31, 2018 11:26AM by James Menzies

    AUSTIN, Texas – Attracting millennials to the trucking industry isn’t impossible, but they’re more likely to be drawn to a company and a role with purpose. That was one of the conclusions of a panel discussion on attracting millennials, at

  • Driver shortage trucking industry’s top concern

    October 29, 2018 9:11AM by Truck News

    AUSTIN, Texas – The driver shortage has emerged as the trucking industry’s top concern for the second year in a row. The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) published its list of the top 10 critical issues facing the trucking industry,

  • Driver Inc. model condemned by CRA, ESDC

    October 23, 2018 11:51AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The jig may be up for drivers and carriers operating under the Driver Inc. model. The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) have clarified how they will treat drivers who incorporate themselves