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    Ontario tractor-trailer apprenticeship program, tax credits in question

    April 30, 2019 12:00AM by John G Smith

    TORONTO, Ont. – Ontario’s decision to dissolve the province’s College of Trades has placed a voluntary apprenticeship program for tractor-trailer drivers in limbo, with some fleets now wondering about the future of tax benefits for apprentices they helped to train.

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    Get loud for Sick Kids

    September 14, 2018 12:00AM by John G Smith

    TORONTO, Ont. – A fundraising team led by representatives of Apps Transport Group, Motive Media, and Trailcon Leasing is calling on Ontario’s trucking industry to help in a campaign to raise $50,000 for Sick Kids Hospital. Supported by a fully

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    Highway Robbery: The push is on to tackle clearance practices, excessive tow fees

    July 21, 2018 12:00AM by John G Smith

    TORONTO, Ont. — Guy Broderick couldn’t believe the towing invoice that appeared in front of him. The task seemed so simple. An APPS Transport truck only had to be towed a single exit down Highway 401. The clean-up involved nothing more than a bit of coolant that had spilled through a failing lower rad hose. The tow alone cost $2,531 – and that’s after Broderick negotiated a $1,000 discount. The coolant cleanup was billed at another $2,260, which included a $2,000 flat-rated “environmental” fee.