Truck News

  • AMTA names its annual award winners

    April 23, 2018 7:00PM by Truck West

    BANFF, Alta. – The Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) doled out a handful of awards this past weekend, including the Volvo Trucks Provincial Driver of the Year Lawrence Reichert. Reichert, of Bushell Transport, was the first heavy haul driver to

  • Carlsson named acting president of Volvo Trucks North America

    April 23, 2018 1:00PM by Truck News

    Carlsson replaces Goran Nyberg, former president, who accepted a position with MAN Truck & Bus

  • Paid Natural Resources Canada launches new Green Freight Assessment Program

    April 23, 2018 7:37AM by Truck News - SmartWay

    OTTAWA, Ont. – The SmartWay Canada team and Natural Resources Canada are launching a new Freight Assessment Program to help Canadian carriers better determine where improvements can be made to lower fuel costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. According to

  • Transportation leaders must be adaptable if they are to thrive

    April 22, 2018 5:50PM by Truck West

    BANFF, Alta. – With the impact transportation has on Alberta’s supply chain, it’s vital the industry has leaders who are able to adapt to the ever-changing environment. That’s according to Janice Isberg, CEO of the Supply Chain Management Association of

  • AMTA to continue being voice, standard, and resource for its members

    April 21, 2018 4:13PM by Truck West

    BANFF, Alta. – The person at the helm may have changed, but the Alberta Motor Transport Association’s (AMTA) priorities have not. Recently appointed association president Chris Nash said the AMTA will continue to be the voice, standard, and resource for

  • WIT reveals Canadian Image Team

    April 21, 2018 3:37PM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – The Women in Trucking Association (WIT) has announced the first-ever all-female Canadian Image Team. The announcement took place at Truck World on April 21. The Image Team was hand-selected to represent the association in the media to

  • Having a drug policy in place essential for carriers

    April 21, 2018 6:00AM by Truck West

    BANFF, Alta. – The main takeaway from a panel discussion on the legalization of marijuana could not have been clearer – companies must establish a drug and alcohol policy, and a good one. The panel, which was held in Banff,

  • New policy weeds out non-compliant carriers

    April 21, 2018 1:25AM by Truck West

    BANFF, Alta. – Alberta’s Ministry of Transportation has been keeping itself busy trying to make life better for the trucking industry. Shaun Hammond, assistant deputy minister of Alberta Transportation, outlined the efforts his department has been working on, including the

  • Alberta government aims to improve road safety

    April 21, 2018 1:19AM by Truck West

    BANFF, Alta. – In the wake of the tragic collision involving the Humboldt Broncos bus, Alberta Minister of Transportation Brian Mason says government must take a more robust approach to ensure road safety. Speaking during the Alberta Motor Transport Association’s

  • Leveling the playing field for the trucking industry

    April 21, 2018 1:11AM by Truck West

    BANFF, Alta. – In business, it’s important to have a level playing field. The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) has made achieving this its top priority, and the effort will address five key issues to reach its goal. CTA president Stephen

  • Registration for FTR’s annual conference now open

    April 20, 2018 11:31AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Registration is open for the 2018 FTR Transportation Conference. The FTR conference, now in its 14th year, is being held September 11-13, 2018 in Union Station in downtown Indianapolis, Ind. With over 80 of the industry’s leading

  • MTO gives update on impaired driving

    April 20, 2018 11:22AM by Sonia Straface

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – If you have a commercial driver’s licence, you might want to think twice before you spark up this summer. That is the message the Ministry of Transportation’s Joe Lynch told an audience at a timely presentation at

  • Spec’ing the right way

    April 18, 2018 9:30PM by Sonia Straface

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – With countless options available at your fingertips, it’s not always easy to spec’ your unique fleet. To help audience members at this year’s Canadian Fleet Maintenance Summit in their decisions when it comes to spec’ing their own

  • Cummins focused on providing ‘power of choice’

    April 18, 2018 4:19PM by James Menzies

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – The company best known for producing diesel engines wants it known that its capabilities extend beyond diesel. “We intend to be in the diesel business for a long time yet,” said Julie Furber, executive director of electrification

  • News Technology

    The path to autonomous

    April 18, 2018 1:55PM by James Menzies

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Today’s driver assistance systems will eventually guide the trucking industry to autonomous driving – but it won’t happen soon. That’s according to Fred Andersky, director, customer solutions controls with Bendix, who spoke by video conference at the