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  • Top truck technology nominated for annual award

    February 18, 2020 4:12PM by Today's Trucking

    TORONTO, Ont. – A committee of North American writers who cover the trucking industry has unveiled its Top 5 finalists for the 2020 Jim Winsor Technical Achievement Award. The honor — presented during the Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) annual

  • Entries open for private fleet awards

    January 3, 2020 8:37AM by John G Smith

    MILTON, Ont. – The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada is now accepting entries for a series of annual awards, to be presented during its annual conference in Niagara Falls from June 10-12. The deadline for any entries is April

  • Trucking journalists present Cummins X12 with tech award

    March 21, 2019 7:55AM by John G Smith

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Trucking industry journalists from around North American have presented the Cummins X12 diesel engine with the annual Jim Winsor Memorial Technical Achievement Award. “As in previous years, there were a number of very worthy candidates nominated by

  • Entries open for annual private fleet awards

    January 2, 2019 8:40AM by John G Smith

    MILTON, Ont. – The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) opens its annual awards season today, accepting entries for a series of honors to be distributed during the group’s annual conference in Niagara Falls. Entries are now being accepted

  • Search is on for the next HighwayStar

    November 23, 2018 1:59PM by John G Smith

    TORONTO, Ont. – Newcom Media is looking for Canada’s top truck driver or owner-operator, and is ready to reward them with thousands of dollars in cash and prizes — and the coveted title of HighwayStar of the Year. The annual

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    Do you know Canada’s top truck driver?

    November 23, 2018 12:00AM by John G Smith

    TORONTO, Ont. – Newcom Media is looking for Canada’s top truck driver or owner-operator, and is ready to reward them with thousands of dollars in cash and prizes — and the coveted title of HighwayStar of the Year. The annual

  • Tri Truck Center honored for fourth year

    August 2, 2018 12:29PM by Truck News

    BARRIE, Ont. – Tri Truck Centre has once again been given Hino Motors Canada’s (HMC) top honor. John Esplen, dealer principal and Rick Howitt, general manager were awarded the top-ranking gold position for the 2017 Hino dealer of the year

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    Military Might: Highway Star sees the promise in second careers

    May 15, 2018 12:00AM by John G Smith

    TORONTO, Ont. — Doug McGowan submitted no fewer than 101 resumes, but not one fleet had called him back. It just didn’t make any sense. During his time in the military he drove everything from armored vehicles to military pattern trucks, and learned how to work tire chains in punishing environments north of the Arctic Circle. Shouldn’t that count for something?

    The sign promising jobs for “propane seasonal drivers, Class 5 with air” screamed out like an insult. He submitted his resume and clean abstract to that very business two weeks earlier, and hadn’t heard a thing.  But McGowan went back again. And again. And again. Four times in all.

    The job that emerged became his first stop in a second career.

  • Glasvan Great Dane recognized for fifteenth year

    May 8, 2018 2:03PM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Glasvan Great Dane has taken top honors in the Great Dane awards for the fifteenth consecutive year. The dealership was awarded in three categories for 2017, receiving the nod for International Flatbed Dealer of the Year, International

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    Remorques Lewis named a Talbert Top 10 dealer

    February 13, 2018 11:56AM by Truck News

    LA PRÉSENTATION, SAINT-HYACINTHE, QC – Remorques Lewis has been named one of the top 10 Talbert Manufacturing dealers for 2017. The Quebec dealership was also given the honor of “Most Improved Dealer of 2017” with sales that were more than

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    Do you know Canada’s top driver or O/O?

    January 19, 2018 12:00AM by John G Smith

    TORONTO, ON – The search is on for Today’s Trucking’s 2018 Highway Star of the Year – the honor reserved for Canada’s top driver or owner-operator.

    Nominations are now open for the award, which will be presented during the Truck World trade show that runs April 19-21 in Toronto. And there’s more than bragging rights at stake. The winner will receive:

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    Do you know Canada’s top driver or O/O?

    January 16, 2018 12:00AM by John G Smith

    TORONTO, ON – The search is on for Today’s Trucking’s 2018 Highway Star of the Year – the honor reserved for Canada’s top driver or owner-operator. Nominations are now open for the award, which will be presented during the Truck World trade show that runs April 19-21 in Toronto. And there’s more than bragging rights at stake with more than $15,000 in cash and prizes.

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    Do you know the top in shops?

    January 10, 2018 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    TORONTO, ON – The search is on for the 28th Canadian Fleet Maintenance Manager of the Year, an honor sponsored by Volvo Trucks Canada. Nominations can be submitted through https://www.trucksummit.ca/srv/bindings/b2c45723e430478690496ed66cd46cfb/codely-today/, but close on February 16. Those eligible for the award

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    Private fleet dispatcher award unveiled

    October 31, 2017 12:00AM by John G Smith

    MILTON, ON – The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) and CPC Logistics Canada are joining forces to honor dispatchers with the newly created Rick Austin Memorial Dispatcher of the Year Award.

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    Kennedy top Canadian at inspection championships

    August 14, 2017 12:00AM by John G Smith

    ORLANDO, FL – Darren Kennedy of the British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure earned the top Canadian honor at the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s 25th annual inspector championships, making him the first to hold a trophy remembering contributions of long-time contributor Sean McAlister.

    Sean McAlister’s wife, Beverly Spencer, spoke at the awards ceremony and helped present the first Sean McAlister High Points Canada Award to winner Darren Kennedy.The competition was held in Orlando, Florida, from August 7-11, testing participants on inspections covering everything from North American Standard Level 1 procedures to hazardous materials and dangerous goods, cargo tank and bulk packaging, and passenger carrier vehicles, and out-of-service criteria.

    Kennedy placed third overall in the category covering North American Standard Level 1 inspections. Lance Skoog of Alberta Justice and Solicitor General placed third in the North American Standard hazardous materials, dangerous goods, cargo tank, and bulk packagings inspection.