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  • Trimac announces pay raise for drivers

    June 22, 2018 12:31PM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Trimac Transportation announced significant pay increases across several locations in the Eastern region of Canada for both company drivers and owner-operators running cross border chemical freight. The locations include: Mississauga,Ont., Guelph Ont., Sarnia Ont. and Montreal, Que.

  • Saskatchewan expands wide-base tire pilot

    June 22, 2018 9:34AM by Truck West

    REGINA, Sask. – Saskatchewan’s single wide-base tire pilot will continue for another year, allowing trucks to increase the weight and operate on all paved national highway systems in the province. The project launched last year and allowed trucks to increase

  • MTA names driving championships award winners

    June 20, 2018 6:54PM by Truck West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – The winners of the Manitoba Trucking Association (MTA) Provincial Truck Driving Championships have been announced, with four carriers boasting champion drivers. Placing first in the straight truck category was Bruce McKechnie from Bison Transport; Brian Hrabarchuk of

  • J.G. Drapeau to acquire Ontario LTL division of Mainliner Freightways

    June 20, 2018 9:14AM by Sonia Straface

    TORONTO, Ont. –– Polaris Transportation Group announced today that J.G. Drapeau has entered into an agreement to acquire the Ontario LTL division of Mainliner Freightways and transition into the 150,000 square foot cross-dock and warehousing facility in Etobicoke, Ont. The acquisition

  • APTA announces winners of driving championships

    June 19, 2018 9:19AM by Truck News

    DIEPPE, N.B. —  The Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association’s safety council gave out top marks to the day’s most talented professional drivers at APTA’s Annual Professional Driving Championships held in Masstown, N.S. Saturday, June 16.  A total of 36 professional drivers competed, including nine

  • Whistleblower protections aren’t helping drivers: OOIDA

    June 18, 2018 3:55PM by Truck News

    GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. – Whistle-blower laws meant to shield workers from reporting coercive behavior aren’t protecting drivers says the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA). The group met recently with the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) at the U.S. Department

  • FTR: Capacity to remain tight

    June 18, 2018 10:09AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The North American economy is strong, but capacity is to remain tight for the remainder of the year, according to experts who spoke during FTR’s State of Freight webinar last week. Avery Vise, v.p. of trucking research,

  • Fletcher to lead PMTC board

    June 15, 2018 7:24AM by Truck News

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – Brad Fletcher of Terrapure Environmental has been named the latest chairman of the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC), replacing John Harrison of CPC Logistics Canada who becomes past-chairman. Shari Lagala of Patene Building Sullies

  • First Rick Austin Memorial Dispatcher of the Year Award presented

    June 14, 2018 4:10PM by Truck News

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – Linda Valliere has been named the first-ever winner of the Rick Austin Memorial Dispatcher of the Year Award. The Praxair dispatcher has been with the company for 40 years in various roles. She has a legendary

  • Three private fleet drivers inducted to Hall of Fame

    June 14, 2018 3:46PM by Truck News

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – Three professional drivers with a combined 16 million kilometers of accident-free driving were inducted into the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada’s Hall of Fame. David Armstrong, who works for CPC Logistics in the John Deere

  • Terrapure’s Fletcher to lead PMTC board

    June 14, 2018 6:52AM by Truck News

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) begins its annual conference today as a new board of directors prepares to take the helm. A record 201 attendees are registered to attend. Brad Fletcher of Terrapure

  • New carrier connected to Humboldt incident being carefully monitored by Alberta Transportation

    June 14, 2018 12:43AM by Truck West

    CALGARY, Alta. – One of the drivers and trucks from the carrier involved in the Humboldt Broncos bus collision is operating under a new numbered company, according to Alberta Transportation. Though the lone driver currently employed by the numbered company

  • Vehicle manufacturers face ‘significant’ impact from tariffs: CTEA

    June 13, 2018 9:47AM by Truck News

    WINDSOR, Ont. – Canadian commercial vehicle manufacturers continue to voice concerns about the potential of a “significant negative impact” caused by surtaxes on steel and aluminum, as a trade war with the U.S. begins to escalate. In a Canadian Manufacturing

  • CORTDC winners announced

    June 13, 2018 9:22AM by Truck News

    KITCHENER, Ont. – Home Hardware Stores defended its team title and Erb Transport’s Stewart Jutzi was named grand champion at the Central Ontario Regional Truck Driving Championships June 9. Jutzi also received the highest points on the day and won

  • Fastfrate appoints new regional vice-presidents

    June 13, 2018 6:59AM by Truck News

    CALGARY, Alta. — Manny Calandrino, president and CEO of Fastfrate Group announced  the appointment of Richard Rose to the newly-created position of v.p. Prairie Region. Based out of Calgary, Richard will be responsible for all Fastfrate activities in Manitoba, Saskatchewan