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  • Peel Region extends restrictions on heavy trucks

    June 27, 2019 11:20AM by Truck News

    BRAMPTON, Ont. — The Region of Peel has extended restrictions on heavy trucks on Winston Churchill Boulevard north from 10 Sideroad to Mayfield Road. Current restrictions include: Heavy truck restriction from Steeles Avenue to 10 Sideroad. Seasonal (March/April) axle load

  • Wabco shareholders approve company’s acquisition by ZF

    June 27, 2019 11:00AM by Truck News

    FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany – Shareholders of Wabco Holdings Inc. (NYSE: WBC), a global tier-one supplier to the commercial vehicle industry, have approved the company’s acquisition by the German group ZF Friedrichshafen AG, ZF announced on Thursday. The privately-held ZF is a

  • Volvo marks 60 years of saving lives with seat belts

    June 27, 2019 9:32AM by Truck News

    GOTHENBURG, Sweden – It was 60 years ago this year Swedish engineer Nils Bohlin invented the three-point seat belt while working at Volvo. Now a standard feature in all vehicles, the seat belt is seen as the world´s most important

  • CTA applauds trucking proposals in Conservative environmental platform

    June 26, 2019 1:54PM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is applauding trucking-related initiatives included in the Conservative Party of Canada’s new environmental platform — A Real Plan to Protect Our Environment. The document includes proposals to change things like cabotage rules

  • Specially-wrapped Ladies’ Lunch truck a hit

    June 26, 2019 1:07PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — This year’s Ladies’ Lunch event, hosted by the Toronto Transportation Club on June 19 was highlighted with a specially-wrapped truck featuring the guest speaker’s photo. This year, the keynote speaker for the event was Rachel David, Canadian

  • Roadside breakdowns spike in winter, report finds

    June 26, 2019 12:21PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – If you think winter weather impacts your fleet’s maintenance costs, you’re right. A new benchmarking report from the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) of the American Trucking Associations, showed breakdowns increased 22% in the first quarter versus

  • CargoNet warns of theft surge during holiday

    June 26, 2019 11:29AM by Truck News

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. – As Canada and the United States prepare to celebrate their national days, a major freight tracking and recovery company is warning about a potential surge in cargo theft. CargoNet said its analysis of U.S. and Canadian

  • Highlight Motor Group sponsors Bikers Battling Cancer again

    June 26, 2019 11:28AM by Truck News

    CONCORD, Ont. — Highlight Motor Group is once again sponsoring the Rockin’ The Ridge – Bikers Battling Cancer event set to take place Canada Day weekend in Sundridge, Ont. This is the third annual event. Bikers Battling Cancer was started

  • Paid The Canadian Load Board Announces Early July Launch Date

    June 26, 2019 9:13AM by Sponsored

    The Canadian Load Board, a new Canada-based load board with a toolset that emphasizes operational efficiency and building relationships, will launch their platform on July 8th, 2019. To support the launch there will be two free webinars on the 8th

  • AMTA holds Truck Driving Championship at new Edmonton facility

    June 25, 2019 7:48PM by Truck News-West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – Alberta’s Professional Truck Driving Championship was held in Edmonton this past weekend with winners taking home top honors in four categories. Drivers from across the province competed in the 71st annual event, hosted by the Alberta Motor

  • Canada represented at Mack Masters Competition

    June 25, 2019 12:32PM by Truck News

    ALLENTOWN, Pa. – The Top Dogs from Lounsbury Truck Centre in Moncton, N.B., represented Canada at this year’s Mack Masters Competition. The event evaluates participants’ knowledge of Mack service systems and procedures and pits teams from across North America against

  • Trucking HR Canada launches new project focused on Indigenous youth

    June 25, 2019 11:21AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont.  – Trucking HR Canada announced today that it is launching a new project focused on Indigenous youth. Over the next year, Trucking HR Canada will be working in collaboration with Indigenous organizations to deliver career awareness resources to

  • Purolator to build $330-million ‘super hub’ in Toronto

    June 25, 2019 8:02AM by Abdul Latheef

    TORONTO, Ont. – Purolator will build what it calls a national “super hub” in Toronto as part of a five-year, $1-billion investment plan announced on Tuesday. The $330-million, 430,000-sq-ft hub will be built on 60-acres, and will open in 2021,

  • CITT awards students, recognizes members

    June 24, 2019 6:08PM by Truck News-West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – The Canadian Institute of Traffic and Transportation (CITT) awarded a pair of students and recognized its Certified Logistics Professionals (CCLP) during an annual ceremony June 20. Esnart Shepande of Red River Collage received the Walter Kenneth Morris

  • Rural program to attract newcomers as truck drivers

    June 24, 2019 11:44AM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – Eleven communities will participate in a new Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot, which is looking to attract newcomers to work in occupations like truck drivers. The selected communities are: Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Timmins, and