Truck News

  • Governments take action to end strike at Port Metro Vancouver

    March 14, 2014 8:54AM by Truck News

    Vancouver, B.C. – The federal government has issued another one of its famous “Action Plans,” this time with the goal of ending the protest by container truck drivers at Port Metro Vancouver.

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    Is tenure-based driver pay coming to an end?

    March 1, 2014 12:00AM by James Menzies

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. –The days of tenure-based pay increases for professional drivers could soon be over, as more carriers look to reward their most productive drivers instead of the ones who’ve simply been there the longest.

  • Carrier Transicold offers new refrigeration management tools

    January 14, 2014 10:42AM by Truck News

    ATHENS, GA — Carrier Transicold has updated the line of applications used to monitor refrigerated trucks, trailers and containers.

  • Hitting the moving target on fuel surcharges: a critical conversation for shippers and carriers

    November 4, 2013 3:39PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont.– In a panel discussion on fuel surcharges at the CITT’s National Conference on Supply Chain & Logistics today, Lou Smyrlis, editorial director of Truck News, asked shippers, carriers, and oil industry experts to weigh…

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    Keeping your liver fit and trim

    November 1, 2013 12:00AM by Karen Bowen

    We often link liver disease to excessive drinking. However, the most common chronic liver disease in North America, Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD), is experienced by people who drink little or no alcohol. With this condition, because…

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    Keeping his cool

    November 1, 2013 12:00AM by James Menzies

    BRAMPTON, Ont. — Nothing makes a kid – or ice cream deliveryman – sadder, than a puddle of melted Neapolitan-flavoured ice cream on the ground. But in the ice cream business, spoilage can happen quickly if temperatures aren’t sustained…

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    Can a high-tech wrist band measure driver fatigue and predict crashes?

    October 1, 2013 12:00AM by Julia Kuzeljevich

    VANCOUVER, B.C. — Managing fatigue has always been an issue in the trucking industry, all the more so as the professional driver population ages.

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    Five steps toward easier tax payments

    October 1, 2013 12:00AM by Scott Taylor

    I hope you had a busy summer of running hard and avoiding all those vacationers in their overloaded, pillow-crammed-in-the-back-window vehicles.

  • A focus on safety ratings can deliver real financial benefits

    October 1, 2013 12:00AM by Matt Graveline

    Carrier safety ratings create a minimum barrier of entry for anyone who wants to run a truck fleet. At the very least, a poor score – caused by factors such as driving violations or equipment defects – will trigger added attention from…

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    Better brakes, bigger decisions

    October 1, 2013 12:00AM by James Menzies

    Braking systems on today’s heavy trucks are better than they’ve ever been, and maybe ever will be. Advances in drum brake designs and the increased penetration of air disc brakes into the North American market, were two of the…

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    Small fleets need bigger voice

    September 1, 2013 12:00AM by Bill Cameron

    As a small carrier, believe it or not, you are a member of the majority – not just a ‘little guy.’ Statistics tell us that carriers with 10 or less power units make up 60% of all for-hire trucks on the road in Canada. So why do we…

  • Many factors influence truck safety

    September 1, 2013 12:00AM by Bruce Richards

    Fatigue management hit the news again in July with the release of the well-researched North American Fatigue Management Program. If you haven’t read the press on this, the program was developed over a 10-year period by researchers and…

  • MTO to phase in licence fee increases over longer period: OTA

    August 27, 2013 4:31PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) has announced the province of Ontario will extend the phase-in for heavy truck licence fee increases by one year.

  • July trailer orders disappoint

    August 21, 2013 9:06PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. — Trailer orders cooled off in July, falling short of the expectations of industry forecaster ACT Research.

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    For the health of it

    July 1, 2013 12:00AM by James Menzies

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Siphiwe Baleka was a world-class athlete before deciding to embark on a career as a professional driver with Prime Inc.