Truck News



  • Feature Regulations

    OTA To Host Executive Forum

    September 1, 2003 12:00AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Canada’s most respected CEOs in the trucking industry will share their strategies for success when the OTA hosts a forum September 25.The forum will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the …

  • Feature Regulations

    New Prenotification Rules Make Electronic Reporting Mandatory

    September 1, 2003 12:00AM by Ingrid Phaneuf and Lou Smyrlis

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Mandatory electronic reporting for prenotification of transborder shipments to the U.S., though necessary for border security, could put some carriers out of business, says David Br…

  • Feature Transportation

    Lacolle FAST Lane Ready

    September 1, 2003 12:00AM by Carroll McCormick

    LACOLLE, Que. – The dedicated southbound FAST lane at the Champlain-Lacolle border crossing south of Montreal is open for business, although it only starts where the highway widens a few hundred feet …

  • Feature Transportation

    Clear Shot: Pleased to Meet You…hope You Get My Name

    September 1, 2003 12:00AM by Ingrid Phaneuf

    Hello out there…There’s no rest for the wicked, so they say, and even though truck industry people are no more wicked than anyone else, the saying holds especially true for them in summertime.While …

  • Feature Transportation

    Avoiding Broker Pitfalls

    September 1, 2003 12:00AM by Katy de Vries

    MARKHAM, Ont. – A healthy business relationship for both carriers and transportation intermediaries starts with a thorough background check. In fact, it’s key to avoiding future problems, says George …

  • OTA Executive Forum Slated for Convention 2003

    August 29, 2003 12:55PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — OTA will be holding an executive forum at its 2003 convention, not, as previously announced in the…

  • TransForce acquires Canadian Freightways

    August 26, 2003 10:13AM by Truck News

    CALGARY, Alta. — TransForce has closed a deal to acquire Canadian Freightways from its beleaguered parent company,…

  • Feature Regulations

    Ensuring You Stay Insured Can Make Life Simpler

    August 1, 2003 12:00AM by Mark J. Ram

    Has this happened to you?One sunny day you go to your mailbox and find a frighteningly official “non-renewal” letter from your broker, saying … bad news. Your truck insurance policy will not be rene…

  • Feature Regulations

    OBAC launches spring and summer survey

    August 1, 2003 12:00AM by Truck News

    This month’s column will deal with OBAC’s Spring & Summer Survey of owner/operators and company drivers. The questionnaire will be circulating across Canada over the next several weeks and will be fou…

  • Premier urges Quebec to twin highway

    July 10, 2003 11:18AM by Truck News

    CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — Premier Bernard Lord hopes to get a commitment from Quebec to twin its portion of the high…

  • Feature Transportation

    B.C. holds driving championships

    July 1, 2003 12:00AM by Truck News

    ABBOTSFORD, B.C. – B.C.’s top drivers have been crowned at the annual B.C. Professional Truck Driving Championships in Abbotsford.Thirty-nine of the province’s top drivers pitted their skills against …

  • B.C. holds provincial driving championships

    June 11, 2003 9:17AM by Truck News

    ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — B.C.’s top drivers have been crowned at the annual B.C. Professional Truck Driving Championship…

  • Product Regulations

    Minimizing claims costs

    June 1, 2003 12:00AM by Mark J. Ram

    It happens to the best of us. One day without warning your rig has a collision. From the moment of impact, you’re faced with a situation where what you do and how quickly you do it may have significan…

  • Feature Regulations

    Border tie-ups must end soon

    June 1, 2003 12:00AM by Truck News

    Dear Editor,I am sending this e-mail to express my frustration with the ludicrous wait times at border crossings into the U.S. For example, I left on Sunday for a 7:30 a.m. delivery appointment in Whe…

  • Con-Way earns ISO certification

    May 29, 2003 8:42AM by Truck News

    ANN-ARBOUR, Mich. — Con-Way Transportation Services has achieved ISO 9001 and 14001 certification at all of its op…