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  • Bison, Big Freight win top safety awards at TCA convention

    March 28, 2017 11:17PM by Sonia Straface

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – O Canada! Two Manitoba-based carriers, Bison Transport and Big Freight Systems, were named the grand prize winners of the 2016 National Fleet Safety Awards at the Truckload Carriers Association’s (TCA) 41st annual Awards Banquet on March 28.

  • Winners of TCA’s 40th annual National Fleet Safety Awards named

    March 9, 2016 2:24AM by Sonia Straface

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. — The grand prize winners of the 2015 National Fleet Safety Awards were revealed at the TCA Annual Awards Banquet in Las Vegas this week. The awards honour trucking companies that demonstrate an unrivalled commitment to safety.

  • IBC brings cargo theft reporting program to Western Canada

    December 9, 2015 4:55PM by Derek Clouthier

    EDMONTON, Alta. – With cargo theft becoming a national concern, the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) announced the expansion of its reporting program into Western Canada Dec. 8 in Edmonton. “A study by the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) estimates that

  • Bison recognized as safest truckload carrier in North America

    March 11, 2015 4:01PM by Truck News

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Bison Transport was named one of the safest truckload carriers in North America at the Truckload Carriers Association’s Annual Convention earlier this week. Bison shared the award, which was sponsored by Great West Casualty Company, with FTC

  • Cowan Insurance names new v.p., business development

    March 6, 2015 2:19PM by Truck News

    CAMBRIDGE, Ont. – Cowan Insurance Group has named David Black as its new v.p., business development Ontario this week. In the new position, Black will be responsible for leading the continued growth, strategy and development of Cowan’s Ontario branch. He

  • Old Republic Insurance offers new online training library

    December 1, 2014 4:16PM by Truck News

    HAMILTON, Ont. — Old Republic Insurance is introducing a new online library of training resources for its customers. The training material will be provided by Infinit-i Solutions. The model is based on that being used by Great West Casualty Company

  • Brian Kurtz Trucking and Bison Transport take grand prizes in TCA’s National Fleet Safety awards

    March 6, 2013 4:37PM by Truck News

    LAS VEGAS, Nevada — Canadian carriers pulled off a clean sweep of the top National Safety Awards presented at The Truckload Carriers Association conference.

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    A new standard (July 01, 2010)

    July 1, 2010 12:00AM by James Menzies

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a much-anticipated move, US President Barack Obama announced May 21 that heavy truck manufacturers will have to meet minimum fuel economy standards, beginning with the 2014 model…

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    It’s time to face reality

    July 1, 2010 12:00AM by Truck News

    A couple of months ago I took on the difficult issue of the future of the long-nose conventional in our industry. Picking up on the remarks of Navistar executive Jim Hebe that long and tall is “dead a…

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    Sell the bad truth, not the good lie

    February 1, 2008 12:00AM by Julia Kuzeljevich

    TORONTO, Ont. – It’s 3 a. m. and you’ve taken the call. One of your drivers has been involved in an accident, he’s on U. S. soil, and things are a mess.

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    Arrow Advantage available in Canada

    June 1, 2005 12:00AM by Truck News

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Arrow Truck Sales, Inc. has announced the introduction of the Arrow Advantage Program, a package of service options designed for one-stop convenience and peace of mind for its Canad…

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    How to buy trucking insurance

    June 1, 2004 12:00AM by Mark J. Ram

    Whether you’re an owner/operator or a 1,000-unit fleet manager, buying trucking insurance can sometimes seem like rolling dice at a craps table. Place your money down and hope for the best. What should you be looking for? And how can you be certai…

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    Exhausted?

    May 1, 2004 12:00AM by John G. Smith

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Equipment manufacturers must have shuddered when they heard Steve Duley’s admission during a recent engine summit held by the Technology and Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Associations.

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    People (June 01, 2003)

    June 1, 2003 12:00AM by Truck News

    The National Truck League (NTL) has added former Alberta Trucking Association (ATA) general manager, Al Smythe, to its sales ranks. Smythe, the well-known former director of regulatory affairs with th…

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    Coverage crash course

    July 1, 2002 12:00AM by John Curran

    TORONTO, Ont. – Average trucking insurance premiums in both Canada and the U.S. have been climbing in recent months.While this does not necessarily mean your rates will increase when your policy renew…