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  • Hot flatbed segment leading the market

    May 10, 2018 11:52AM by James Menzies

    The flatbed sector is leading the way for a surging U.S. trucking industry. That was the assessment of FTR, which addressed the implications of a tight trucking market in its most recent State of Freight webinar May 10. “Flatbed is

  • Mother Nature, human nature and the nature of technology

    October 15, 2014 9:11PM by Carolyn Gruske

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Although they may feel like opposing forces, evolving technology and changing weather are working to alter both the trucking industry and the people in it. Silvy Wright, president and CEO of insurance provider Northbridge Financial Corp., told

  • PIT researcher talks EOBR standard at PMTC conference

    June 23, 2014 10:01AM by Sonia Straface

    KING CITY, Ont. – The wheels are finally rolling on Canada’s EOBR mandate. Adime Kofi Bonsi a researcher for FPInnovations’s Performance Innovation Transport – a company that tests and analyzes third-party technologies and has worked with over 50 fleets ­–

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    The Lac-Megantic Effect

    March 1, 2014 12:00AM by Truck News

    When an unmanned 74-car freight train carrying crude oil careened into the small Quebec town of Lac-Megantic July 6, burning much of it to the ground and killing 47 people, it was easy to dismiss it as a rail issue. After all, though transport…

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    So, you want to haul dangerous goods?

    March 1, 2014 12:00AM by James Menzies

    This month’s cover story explores the transportation of dangerous goods by truck and changes that may be foisted upon that segment of the industry as a result of the terrible rail tragedy at Lac-Megantic, Que. last summer.

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    Ontario may have to pry CBs from our cold, dead hands

    November 1, 2012 12:00AM by Harry Rudolfs

    The modern trucker has an array of communications technology at his or her fingertips. I’ve heard one estimate that half of long-distance drivers carry laptops, 80-90% have cell phones, and some even pack iPhones.

  • Why the CB radio is entrenched in trucking culture

    October 30, 2012 9:07AM by Harry Rudolfs

    The modern trucker has an array of communications technology at his or her fingertips. I’ve heard one estimate that half of long-distance drivers carry laptops, 80-90% have cell phones, and some even pack iPhones. This is not to mention company-issued

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    Technology replacing truck drivers with steering wheel attendants

    October 1, 2012 12:00AM by Mark Lee

    I read last month’s issue of this magazine on my smartphone. It’s amazing how technology has allowed me to read a magazine at the touch of a button. Well, not even at the touch of a button – I just touched an icon on my screen…

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    Detroit transmission dazzles in debut

    September 1, 2012 12:00AM by James Menzies

    NAPA VALLEY, Calif. – Daimler Trucks North America has taken the wraps off its highly anticipated automated manual transmission, showcasing it to trade press editors during a recent test drive.

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    Getting an A/Z licence has become far too easy

    July 1, 2012 12:00AM by Bill Cameron

    In last month’s column, I suggested that truck driving schools should be forced to follow a legislated, standardized curriculum in an effort to cultivate a safer crop of new drivers. However, there is still an unofficial feeder system of…

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    Insurance matters

    June 1, 2011 12:00AM by Harry Rudolfs

    TORONTO, Ont. – Truck insurance is as highly specialized and finely nuanced as the industry it serves. But once the slip gets tucked into the ownership pouch, it usually doesn’t get much attention until renewal time comes around – or something…

  • Bison Transport to build $2.5-million LCV marshalling yard in Windsor

    October 1, 2010 12:00AM by Truck News

    WINDSOR, Ont. – Bison Transport has received approval to build a $2.5-million truck marshalling yard just east of Windsor which will serve as a hub for its long combination vehicle (LCV) operations.

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    How Not To Go Out Of Business

    February 1, 2010 12:00AM by Truck News

    I think every business manager should have to take a course on going out of business with dignity. We’ve seen many examples of companies going under through this recession. Some have done it the right…

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    Ambassador Bridge owners forging ahead with second crossing

    June 1, 2007 12:00AM by Ron Stang

    WINDSOR, Ont. – Despite widely publicized plans by a four-government consortium to build a new bridge and access roads on both sides of the Windsor-Detroit border, the company which owns the 78-year-o…

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    The Top 25 news stories of the last 25 years

    December 1, 2006 12:00AM by Truck News

    Since its inception, Truck News has been a trusted source of information for all-things trucking. The publication has broken many big stories throughout the years and has helped truckers learn about a…