Truck News


  • CTA calls for mandatory drug testing

    December 13, 2019 1:23PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is calling on the federal government to introduce mandatory drug and alcohol testing for truck drivers. It claims a scathing Ontario auditor general report on commercial vehicle enforcement supports its case. “CTA

  • Bruce Cail: Armour’s ambassador of safety

    December 13, 2019 7:15AM by Abdul Latheef

    ‘I went and got my licence one day, and the next day I was on the road.’

  • Positive trucking activity faces headwinds: MacKay and Co.

    December 12, 2019 4:37PM by John G. Smith

    TORONTO, Ont. – MacKay and Company expects U.S. trucking activity to remain relatively positive during the year to come. While the current U.S. economic expansion has lasted 126 months, which is the longest such period on record, the trucking industry

  • FTR takes look back at ‘steady’ 2019

    December 12, 2019 12:18PM by James Menzies

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – “Steady as she goes” was how Avery Vise, FTR’s vice-president of trucking characterized 2019 in a Year in Review State of Freight webinar Dec. 12. A rise in carrier bankruptcies doesn’t reflect worsening freight volumes, but rather

  • Lisa Kelly to address Trucking HR summit

    December 12, 2019 10:44AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Celebrity trucker Lisa Kelly will be among speakers addressing the sixth annual Women with Drive Leadership Summit early next year, Trucking HR Canada announced Thursday. The conference will be held in Toronto, Ont., on March 12. “This

  • Morneau Transport opens Levis terminal

    December 12, 2019 9:58AM by Truck News

    LEVIS, Que. – Morneau Transport has opened a new terminal in Levis, Que., on the south shore of Quebec City. “At Morneau Transport, we are constantly striving for operational excellence. Since its opening in 2007, our Quebec City terminal has

  • CTA applauds signing of new trade deal

    December 11, 2019 4:37PM by

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is among groups applauding the signing of the amended U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, sometimes referred to as NAFTA 2.0. Updates to the deal, which still needs to be ratified by all three governments, include

  • Questions emerge around Ontario SPIF switch

    December 10, 2019 4:27PM by John G. Smith

    TORONTO, Ont. – Ontario is approaching the final stages of a multi-year update to allowable vehicle weights and dimensions — but there are still some unanswered questions around at least one specific switch. The rollout of Safe, Productive and Infrastructure-Friendly

  • Western carrier ceases operations, sells its assets

    December 10, 2019 3:56PM by Truck News-West

    SHERWOOD PARK, Alta. – Alberta-based carrier Ventures West Transport is selling off all its assets, as the company’s majority owner has decided to cut its losses. Ventures West, which serviced the western provinces, Yukon, and N.W.T., was doomed after an

  • Trucking conditions improved slightly in October: FTR

    December 10, 2019 12:45PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions in the U.S. improved in October, but remained in negative territory, according to FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index. Freight demand drove the improvement, with housing numbers strengthening. The industrial economy remained sluggish. FTR projects the index

  • NACFE sees ‘messy middle’ ahead of zero-emission freight

    December 10, 2019 12:25PM by Abdul Latheef

    NEW YORK, N.Y. – Electric powertrains are going to dominate the market in the long run, but there will be a “messy middle” until full electrification of trucks, a report said Tuesday. The projection was contained in the fourth Guidance

  • ATA hails new trade deal

    December 10, 2019 12:00PM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – A trade deal has been reached between the U.S., Mexico and Canada, which the American Trucking Associations (ATA) says will benefit the trucking industry. The USMCA trade agreement will replace NAFTA after being ratified in Congress. “Now

  • Industry: Strengthen driver training standards

    December 10, 2019 10:25AM by Abdul Latheef

    TORONTO, Ont. – Trucking industry leaders are calling for a strengthening of driver training standards in Ontario in the wake of a bid by a Tory legislator to abolish the written test on air brakes at licence renewal. Amarjot Sandhu,

  • Certifiable concerns

    December 10, 2019 8:18AM by James Menzies

    Third-party certification of ELDs is a no-brainer, experts agree, but it raises some challenges

  • Hyndman closed as Celadon files for bankruptcy

    December 10, 2019 7:56AM by Truck News

    AYR, Ont. – Hyndman Transport has been shuttered as part of a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing by parent company Celadon. Hyndman was the Canadian division of Celadon, and has been in business for more than 75 years. Hyndman management didn’t