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  • News Security

    Meat, trailers among the goods cargo thieves increasingly targeting

    November 20, 2018 8:40AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Canadian cargo thieves are mostly stealing grocery and household items, but meat products are also becoming a primary target, according to a new report from Northbridge Insurance. Mixed load cargo such as grocery and household items topped

  • The struggle is real

    September 12, 2018 3:22PM by James Menzies

    Shippers struggling as rates increase, capacity decreases

  • Starship Freight celebrates 30 years in business

    July 3, 2018 11:33AM by Truck News

    GEORGETOWN, Ont. — Starship Freight celebrated its 30th anniversary on July 1. The company had modest beginnings with three employees back in 1988 and originally operated in Mississauga, Ont. The third-party logistics industry was in its infancy. Michael McDonald, the

  • Gallagher acquires commercial insurance broker Palmer Atlantic

    March 12, 2018 3:05PM by Truck News

    HARTLAND, N.B. – Gallagher has purchased Palmer Atlantic, a specialized commercial insurance broker based in Hartland, N.B. Palmer Atlantic’s services are tailored for risk management and commercial insurance solutions, with an established specialism in long-haul transportation and logistics. “Palmer Atlantic

  • Young drivers can be insured: TTSAO Panel

    March 1, 2018 10:56AM by James Menzies

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – The widely held belief that commercial drivers under the age of 25 cannot be insured is a myth, according to Lisa Arseneau of Staebler Insurance. She was moderating an insurance panel at the Truck Training Schools Association

  • Kindersley Insurance acquired by Hub International

    February 9, 2018 3:18PM by Truck News

    KINDERSLEY, SK – Trucking insurance specialist Kindersley Insurance has been acquired by Hub International. The global insurance broker disclosed it has acquired shares of the Saskatchewan-based independent and commercial insurance brokerage, however terms of the deal were not disclosed. Kindersley

  • Descartes buys Aljex

    February 2, 2018 12:01PM by Truck News

    WATERLOO, Ont. — Descartes Systems Group announced today that it has acquired Aljex Software. Aljex has serving freight broker for more than 20 years and has built a robust platform backed by deep domain expertise, Descartes said. “Managing the capacity

  • PMTC, CPC Logistics add new dispatcher of the year award

    October 31, 2017 8:46AM by Truck News

    MILTON, Ont. —  The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada and CPC Logistics Canada have added a new award to to be presented at its 2018 conference. This new award is designed to help recognize the exceptional and often under-appreciated

  • FBI Group buys Consolidated Carriers

    October 6, 2017 11:51AM by Truck News

    VAUGHAN, Ont. – Freight Brokers International (FBI Group) announced today it has acquired Consolidated Carriers, a non-asset-based freight broker in Markham, Ont. Consolidated Carriers employees, including owner Wayne McCord, will join The FBI Group and work out if its Vaughan,

  • MTO talks compliance in excavation, aggregate sectors

    May 26, 2017 1:12PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont.  — Ontario’s Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca reinforced the MTO’s commitment to return enforcement to the aggregate and excavation sectors by the fall of 2018 at a town hall meeting in Mississauga yesterday. As of late, the MTO has

  • Six clauses you should include in your next third-party contract

    January 27, 2017 8:10AM by Sonia Straface

    GUELPH, Ont. – Paperwork and contracts are not everyone’s favorite part of the job, but they’re an important part of the trucking business nonetheless. Transportation lawyer, Richard Lande, spoke at the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada’s (PMTC) first regional

  • Trucking HR Canada, legal issues and alcohol and drug policies addressed during STA AGM

    October 22, 2016 4:22PM by Derek Clouthier

    SASKATOON, Sask. – The Saskatchewan Trucking Association (STA) held its annual AGM and Awards Gala Oct. 22, offering a trio of speakers to address the state of the industry both in provincially and nationally. Angela Splinter, CEO of Trucking HR

  • Examining the broker-carrier relationship

    July 14, 2016 8:34AM by James Menzies

    TransCore panel explores payment terms, the potential effect of ELDs and whether there’s a future for small brokers

  • The top 10 legal issues facing trucking companies in 2016

    June 16, 2016 3:07PM by James Menzies

    KING CITY, Ont. — Do you have your corporate lawyer on speed dial? If not, you may want to add them. Speaking at the Private Motor Truck Council’s annual meeting, Heather Devine, a partner with law firm Isaacs & Co.,

  • Time running out to register for OTA’s Council Summit

    June 16, 2016 1:59PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Those hoping to attend the Ontario Trucking Association’s (OTA) Council Summit June 22 have less than a week to sign up. The OTA said just about every topical trucking issue will be covered at the summit through