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  • Congestion costs trucking industry 1.2 billion hours

    October 18, 2018 12:30PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – Traffic congestion in the U.S. cost the trucking industry US$74.5 billion in 2016, a 0.5% increase over the previous year. That’s according to new research from the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI). The research group relied on

  • APTA to host Transportation Summit in NL next week

    October 18, 2018 8:01AM by Truck News

    DIEPPE, N.B. – Close to 230 trucking industry leaders, representing companies from across the Atlantic provinces and Canada, will participate in the 2018 Transportation Summit taking place October 23-24, 2018 at the St. John’s Convention Centre in Newfoundland. Hosted by

  • OTA offers to help build carbon reduction plan

    October 17, 2018 2:10PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) wants to work with the province to develop a “made-in-Ontario” carbon reduction solution. The OTA says the industry must continue to do its part to reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality,

  • Carriers giving capacity to best customers

    October 16, 2018 1:19PM by James Menzies

    Driver shortage putting a lid on fleet expansion

  • Technology and trucking

    October 16, 2018 11:35AM by Sonia Straface

    Experts talk about the trending technologies at this year’s Surface Transportation Summit

  • CVSA names executive leaders

    October 16, 2018 11:25AM by johng@newcom.ca

    GREENBELT, Md. – Lt. Scott Carnegie of the Mississippi Highway Patrol is now serving as the 2018/19 president for the Commercial Motor Vehicle Alliance (CVSA), an association dedicated to uniform commercial vehicle enforcement in North America. Richard Roberts — the

  • FLO Components names new territory sales manager

    October 16, 2018 8:17AM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. –FLO Components announced this week that it has appointed a new territory sales manager for southern Manitoba and northwestern Ontario. Mike Munroe is a native of Winnipeg, and has 16 years of experience in various managerial and technical sales

  • News Equipment

    Trailer orders shatter all-time high in September

    October 16, 2018 7:31AM by Truck News

    Preliminary trailer orders in September totaled 56,000 units, setting an all-time high over the previous record in October 2014 by more than 10,000 trailers. September’s orders were up 59% from August and 133% year-over-year, according to FTR. It reports that

  • Fastfrate launches new linehaul division

    October 15, 2018 1:23PM by Truck News

    WOODBRIDGE, Ont. – Fastfrate Group has announced the formation of a new dedicated truckload linehaul service. It integrated BRS Transportation’s operations into the Consolidated Fastfrate operations, effective Oct. 15. Fastfrate Linehaul is the name of the new entity, and will

  • Trucks for Change delivers for charity

    October 12, 2018 9:50AM by johng@newcom.ca

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Trucks for Change Network, an organization that connects charities to those who can haul their freight, has just transported its 20 millionth pound of donated food — and that’s just a sample of what has been accomplished

  • Challenger’s Topping named HR Leader of the Year

    October 12, 2018 8:32AM by Sonia Straface

    And other HR awards are handed out during the Trucking HR Canada Gala Awards Dinner

  • Get ready to ‘Shift into Winter’

    October 11, 2018 6:10PM by Truck West

    RICHMOND, B.C. – With winter fast approaching – and already a reality in some areas of Western Canada – the Winter Driving Safety Alliance (WDA) is urging truckers and all motorists to drive smart this snow season through its “Shift

  • Trends in eCommerce and last-mile delivery

    October 11, 2018 2:02PM by Sonia Straface

    TORONTO, Ont. – Last-mile delivery is going to have to keep up with the increasing demands of consumer buying trends. That’s according to a panel who discussed eCommerce and last-mile delivery trends, at this year’s Surface Transportation Summit. The panel

  • Alliance calls for third-party ELD certification

    October 11, 2018 10:58AM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance is once again stressing the need to have mandated electronic logging devices (ELDs) certified by third parties, helping to ensure the devices can’t be compromised. The alliance says the final rule has been

  • Canada can learn from past mistakes when mandating ELDs

    October 10, 2018 6:42PM by James Menzies

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Canada’s long-awaited electronic logging device (ELD) mandate should differ from the U.S. rule to avoid some of the pitfalls that befell the rollout of similar legislation there. That was the opinion of a panel that discussed the