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  • ATA to Congress: eliminate ‘patchwork’ of break and rest periods in the U.S.

    May 1, 2018 6:26PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Trucking Associations (ATA) is calling a move to unify rest and break periods for transportation workers in the United States a good one. A regulatory amendment passed by the Congressional House of Representatives last week

  • Volvo Financial Services named a Best Workplace in Canada

    May 1, 2018 8:41AM by Truck News

    AURORA, Ont. — Volvo Financial Services (VFS) Canada has been named a Best Workplace in Canada by the Great Place to Work Institute. This latest recognition for VFS Canada follows its certification as a Great Place to Work  in July

  • Titanium wins HR award

    May 1, 2018 8:20AM by Truck News

    BOLTON, Ont. —  Titanium Transportation Group announced today it was named a winner of the Performance Management award, presented by BambooHR. The award celebrates a team that builds and manages impactful performance management programs to help employees perform at their

  • News Security

    Texas driver gets life in smuggling deaths

    April 30, 2018 4:28PM by Truck News

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas – A Texas truck driver will serve life in prison in the deaths of 10 people attempting to illegally immigrate to the United States last July. James Matthew Bradley Jr., 61, was sentenced April 27 to life

  • Drivers who speed more of a risk, according to SmartDrive data

    April 30, 2018 4:09PM by Truck West

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. – New data on truck drivers who speed confirms they are a greater danger on the road than those who obey speed limits. Data collected by SmartDrive Systems, a video safety and transportation intelligence company, through its

  • Speedee Rolls Right purchases Russell Freightways

    April 30, 2018 1:36PM by Truck West

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – Speedee Rolls Right has purchased Russell Freightways, a company that provided LTL and FTL services to Vancouver Island and Calgary, Alta. Russell Freightways’ owner Bruce Russell was looking to make a transition, while Speedee Rolls Right was

  • OTA scholarships available

    April 30, 2018 12:57PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) Education Foundation has scholarship opportunities posted on its website. Students can apply for university or college scholarships in the amounts of $1,500 or $1,000 respectively, by visiting www.otaef.com. Applicants must be sponsored

  • News Equipment

    Ritchie Bros. holds its largest Canadian auction of 2018

    April 30, 2018 12:25PM by Truck West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers held its largest Canadian auction of the year this past week, selling more than $207 million over the five-day event just outside Edmonton. Running from April 24-28, the Nisku, Alta., auction attracted more than

  • No final decision on mandatory driver training in Saskatchewan

    April 30, 2018 12:01PM by Truck West

    REGINA, Sask. – Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) has put the brakes on reports alluding to a mandatory entry-level driver training program for 2019, saying its initial bulletin “led to confusion.” “We would like to clarify that no decision has been

  • News Equipment

    Continental’s ContiTrack2 reaches milestone

    April 30, 2018 11:49AM by Truck News

    FORT MILL, S.C. – Continental says one million tires have now been measured in the U.S. and Canada with its Bluetooth-enabled digital inspection tool, ContiTrack2. The tool and its software identify and track a commercial tire’s tread wear and tire

  • Atlas supports Move for Hunger

    April 30, 2018 11:43AM by Truck News

    OAKVILLE, Ont. – Atlas Canada has re-upped its partnership with Move for Hunger, a national non-profit organization that fights hunger and reduces food waste. As part of the partnership, 33 Atlas Canada partner agents collect non-perishable food from customers who

  • Rocky Mountain Diesel acquires Dunlop Western Star Centre

    April 30, 2018 11:14AM by Truck West

    CRANBROOK, B.C. – Rocky Mountain Diesel (RMD) will be rebranded after its acquisition of Western Star dealership Dunlop Western Star Centre. With 19 years of history under its belt, RMD has been a Western Star dealer since 1991, and will

  • TFI focused on improving quality of revenue

    April 30, 2018 8:54AM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. – TFI International doubled the profit margins of its truckload business in the first quarter, and saw earnings improve across all four of its operating segments. “Over the past year, Canadian truckload operations have remained strong, and most

  • Mandatory commercial driver training coming to Saskatchewan

    April 30, 2018 6:00AM by Truck West

    REGINA, Sask. – With the announcement of a mandatory entry-level driver training program to be in place by 2019, the Saskatchewan Trucking Association (STA) is applauding the move. “The announcement today is about safety and definitely is the right direction

  • Salute brings together 41 female drivers with 600 years of experience

    April 27, 2018 12:29PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — Canada’s third Salute to Women Behind the Wheel took place at Truck World on April 21. The salute brought together 41 female drivers, with 600 years of combined driving experience. The Salute is an initiative of Women