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  • News Equipment

    Reefer Sales & Service named Dealer of the Year

    April 24, 2018 9:55AM by Truck News

    BRAMPTON, Ont. – Reefer Sales & Service has been named Carrier Transicold’s 2017 North American Dealer of the Year. The dealer has 130 employees and supports Ontario’s refrigerated transport industry. It recently consolidated several operations into a new 46,000 sq.-ft.

  • News Equipment

    Western Star offers rebate to Women’s Trucking Federation members

    April 24, 2018 9:29AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Western Star is offering a rebate to members of the Women’s Trucking Federation of Canada. The Western Star 4700, 4900 and 5700XE models qualify for the rebates of up to US$2,500. Customers must be a member for

  • Westcan driver named 2018 Highway Star

    April 21, 2018 11:41AM by John G. Smith

    TORONTO, Ont. – Doug McGowan of Westcan Bulk Transport has been named the 2018 Highway Star of the Year – recognizing Canada’s top truck driver or owner-operator. Selected through a national search by Newcom Media’s Today’s Trucking, Truck News, and

  • New policy weeds out non-compliant carriers

    April 21, 2018 1:25AM by Truck West

    BANFF, Alta. – Alberta’s Ministry of Transportation has been keeping itself busy trying to make life better for the trucking industry. Shaun Hammond, assistant deputy minister of Alberta Transportation, outlined the efforts his department has been working on, including the

  • Alberta government aims to improve road safety

    April 21, 2018 1:19AM by Truck West

    BANFF, Alta. – In the wake of the tragic collision involving the Humboldt Broncos bus, Alberta Minister of Transportation Brian Mason says government must take a more robust approach to ensure road safety. Speaking during the Alberta Motor Transport Association’s

  • 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

  • Get with the times

    April 18, 2018 11:02AM by Sonia Straface

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Want to be successful in safety and maintenance? Then get with the times. That was the message from Mike Jeffress, the v.p. of maintenance of Little Rock, Arka.’s Maverick Transportation at this year’s Canadian Fleet Maintenance Summit

  • New data security conference coming from ATA

    April 10, 2018 5:39PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – A new conference aimed at helping fleets protect themselves in the digital world is debuting in June, hosted by the American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council. TMC’s Fleet Data Management and Cybersecurity Conference was announced for

  • 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

  • Quebec police have a beef with bandits

    April 5, 2018 4:13PM by Truck News

    BOUCHERVILLE, Que. – Thieves on Montreal’s south side are throwing a party, and police are seeking the public’s help in tracking them down. The CBC is reporting that about $500,000 worth of beer and Jack’s Links brand dried meat and

  • News Technology

    Blockchain is the latest game changer in trucking

    March 28, 2018 3:10PM by Sonia Straface

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. – There’s a new buzzword in the trucking sphere. Say goodbye to uptime, ELDs, and driver shortage. Blockchain is the latest technology that all the early adopters want to or already have invested in, that is promising to

  • The keys to a successful acquisition

    March 27, 2018 11:38AM by Sonia Straface

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Mergers and acquisitions are a key part of trucking. It seems that almost every day one carrier is buying another, whether it’s to decrease competition, own more equipment, or gain a bigger piece of the pie. At

  • Nine traits top-performing carriers share

    March 26, 2018 11:27PM by Sonia Straface

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. – In trucking, it’s easy to point out the top performing carriers. They win awards every chance they get, they don’t have any turnover, and their drivers are, for the most part, happy on the job. To help

  • Bison wins Best Fleets contest for third consecutive year

    March 26, 2018 1:25PM by Sonia Straface

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. – For the third year in a row, Bison Transport has been named the best overall large carrier in the Best Fleets To Drive For program. The Best Fleets survey and contest, now in its tenth year, was

  • Canadian driver wins Highway Angel Award

    March 26, 2018 9:25AM by Sonia Straface

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. – A driver for Challenger Motor Freight has received the 2017 Truckload Carriers Association’s Highway Angel of the Year Award. John Weston, who has been driving for Challenger for almost a decade, was recognized for the award that