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  • Port of Montreal to get direct highway connection

    May 14, 2018 4:29PM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, QC – Improved road infrastructure is coming to the area surrounding the Port of Montreal. Federal Minister of Transport Marc Garneau announced a $45.8 million investment in road improvements for the area, aiming to improve traffic fluidity and ensure

  • Failed drug tests high in legalizing states

    May 14, 2018 4:01PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is repeating its call for rules to guide random drug testing, following research that shows an increase in positive marijuana tests in U.S. jurisdictions that have legalized the drug. Canadian legislation to

  • Road Safety Week focusing on dangerous D’s

    May 14, 2018 11:56AM by Truck News

    KANATA, Ont. – Canada Road Safety Week is scheduled to run May 15-21, as the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police looks to draw attention to an array of safety-related issues. It’s a campaign asking people to take the D’s

  • Bulk haulers protest in Quebec

    May 14, 2018 11:05AM by Truck News

    QUEBEC, Que.– Hundreds of bulk truck operators are demonstrating across Quebec today, in a bid for tighter controls on those allowed to work on provincial construction projects. The protest is being led by members of the Association Nationale des Camionneurs Artisans,

  • International unveils UPNEXT platform

    May 14, 2018 8:55AM by Truck News

    LISLE, Ill. — International Truck today announced that it is creating an industry forum, UPNEXT, where visionaries of the commercial trucking industry can come together to discuss emerging trends. “There’s a clear need for concerted industry dialogue on the new technologies that

  • FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index drops in March

    May 14, 2018 8:49AM by Truck News

      BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index for March dropped month-over-month from 15.41 to 10.30. According to FTR,  this is not indicative of any fundamental change in the current freight demand climate, as the year-over-year index remains more than

  • Full speed ahead for B.C. trucking industry

    May 12, 2018 6:52PM by Truck West

    ABBOTSFORD, B.C. – The trucking industry is thriving in B.C., with recent growth around 5%, and expected to remain at that level, which is well above the national average. That’s according to Helmut Pastrick, chief economist for Central 1 Credit

  • Saluting women drivers in the west

    May 12, 2018 5:15PM by Truck West

    First Western Canadian Salute to Women Behind the Wheel honors female drivers

  • Volvo Group sponsoring Ocean Summit

    May 11, 2018 9:40AM by Truck News

    NEWPORT, R.I. — The Volvo Group is sponsoring the Ocean Summit during the  Volvo Ocean Race stopover in Newport, Rhode Island, to educate attendees about ocean health issues, with a focus on plastic pollution. The summit, scheduled for Friday, May 18,

  • Transportation, warehousing jobs dipped in April

    May 11, 2018 9:28AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Employment in Canada’s transportation and warehousing sector dipped slightly to 974,300 people in April, down 2,600 jobs compared to March, Statistics Canada reports. The figure was still up 4.7% over April 2017. The nation’s unemployment rate was

  • Truck World 2018 a resounding success

    May 11, 2018 7:33AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — Truck World jointly produced by Newcom Media and Hannover Fairs, division of DeutscheMesse, took place at the International Centre, April 19-21. The leading tradeshow for Canada’s trucking industry welcomed 19,595 industry professionals over three days.  “With our goal

  • Freightliner Custom Chassis celebrates milestone with UPS

    May 10, 2018 8:39PM by Truck News

    GAFFNEY, S.C. – Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. (FCCC) has delivered its 50,000th chassis to UPS. The chassis was specially branded and displayed at a recent celebration. “This is a momentous and special day for FCCC, one that is the culmination

  • News Equipment

    Trailer orders remain “red hot”

    May 10, 2018 8:27PM by Truck News

    Trailer orders remained strong in April, according to preliminary data from FTR and ACT Research. FTR reported orders of 22,000 units, reflecting a 20% decline from March, but an expected seasonal adjustment. Trailer orders were up 10% year-over-year. FTR said

  • New location for Manitoba truck driving championships

    May 10, 2018 6:37PM by Truck West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – The location of this year’s Manitoba Professional Truck Driving Championships has moved to the Headingly Husky Gas Station, with an awards banquet to follow at The Victoria Inn Hotel. The competition is open to both Manitoba and

  • Hot flatbed segment leading the market

    May 10, 2018 11:52AM by James Menzies

    The flatbed sector is leading the way for a surging U.S. trucking industry. That was the assessment of FTR, which addressed the implications of a tight trucking market in its most recent State of Freight webinar May 10. “Flatbed is