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  • Truckers rank the best truck stops in North America

    October 18, 2018 1:18PM by Truck West

    PHOENIX, Ariz. – Truck drivers throughout the U.S. and Canada have spoken, naming the top truck stops in North America, with seven receiving a perfect five-star rating. Topping the list of five-star truck stops, which was compiled by the mobile

  • APTA to host Transportation Summit in NL next week

    October 18, 2018 8:01AM by Truck News

    DIEPPE, N.B. – Close to 230 trucking industry leaders, representing companies from across the Atlantic provinces and Canada, will participate in the 2018 Transportation Summit taking place October 23-24, 2018 at the St. John’s Convention Centre in Newfoundland. Hosted by

  • News Technology

    Mack, Volvo expand over-the-air capabilities

    October 17, 2018 9:17AM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Mack and Volvo have both announced expanded over-the-air (OTA) software and vehicle parameter update capabilities. They’ve also created a simple portal to allow customers to register their trucks for OTA updates. “Customers who utilize Mack Over The

  • Canada’s spot market sees more capacity, less freight

    October 16, 2018 1:38PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Canadian spot market load volumes increased towards the end of September, but third quarter volumes were 29% off unprecedented Q2 numbers. Third quarter load volumes were only 11% lower year-over-year, according to TransCore Link Logistics. The truck-to-load

  • Carriers giving capacity to best customers

    October 16, 2018 1:19PM by James Menzies

    Driver shortage putting a lid on fleet expansion

  • Technology and trucking

    October 16, 2018 11:35AM by Sonia Straface

    Experts talk about the trending technologies at this year’s Surface Transportation Summit

  • CVSA names executive leaders

    October 16, 2018 11:25AM by johng@newcom.ca

    GREENBELT, Md. – Lt. Scott Carnegie of the Mississippi Highway Patrol is now serving as the 2018/19 president for the Commercial Motor Vehicle Alliance (CVSA), an association dedicated to uniform commercial vehicle enforcement in North America. Richard Roberts — the

  • Fastfrate launches new linehaul division

    October 15, 2018 1:23PM by Truck News

    WOODBRIDGE, Ont. – Fastfrate Group has announced the formation of a new dedicated truckload linehaul service. It integrated BRS Transportation’s operations into the Consolidated Fastfrate operations, effective Oct. 15. Fastfrate Linehaul is the name of the new entity, and will

  • Challenger’s Topping named HR Leader of the Year

    October 12, 2018 8:32AM by Sonia Straface

    And other HR awards are handed out during the Trucking HR Canada Gala Awards Dinner

  • Wabash Canada mourns the loss of Rodney Ehrlich

    October 12, 2018 8:01AM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Rodney Ehrlich, co-founder and CTO of Wabash National, passed away on Oct. 9. He was 72 years old. Wabash Canada’s president and CEO Brent Larson expressed his sadness of the company’s loss. He had this to say:

  • Get ready to ‘Shift into Winter’

    October 11, 2018 6:10PM by Truck West

    RICHMOND, B.C. – With winter fast approaching – and already a reality in some areas of Western Canada – the Winter Driving Safety Alliance (WDA) is urging truckers and all motorists to drive smart this snow season through its “Shift

  • Trends in eCommerce and last-mile delivery

    October 11, 2018 2:02PM by Sonia Straface

    TORONTO, Ont. – Last-mile delivery is going to have to keep up with the increasing demands of consumer buying trends. That’s according to a panel who discussed eCommerce and last-mile delivery trends, at this year’s Surface Transportation Summit. The panel

  • Alliance calls for third-party ELD certification

    October 11, 2018 10:58AM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance is once again stressing the need to have mandated electronic logging devices (ELDs) certified by third parties, helping to ensure the devices can’t be compromised. The alliance says the final rule has been

  • Canada can learn from past mistakes when mandating ELDs

    October 10, 2018 6:42PM by James Menzies

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Canada’s long-awaited electronic logging device (ELD) mandate should differ from the U.S. rule to avoid some of the pitfalls that befell the rollout of similar legislation there. That was the opinion of a panel that discussed the

  • MELT to be mandated in Alberta this spring

    October 10, 2018 5:03PM by Truck West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – The Alberta government announced today that mandatory entry-level driver training (MELT) will be mandated in spring 2019 for Class 1 and 2 drivers. The announcement was made at the Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) office by Transportation