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  • MELT coming to Saskatchewan March 15

    December 3, 2018 1:00PM by Truck West

    REGINA, Sask. – The Saskatchewan government announced it will implement mandatory entry-level driver training (MELT) staring March 15 for anyone looking to acquire a Class 1 commercial licence. “Saskatchewan has been working to improve standards for training curriculum and driver

  • TTC holds AGM, elects executive committee for 2019

    December 3, 2018 8:43AM by Truck News

    Toronto, Ont. – The Toronto Transportation Club held its Annual General Meeting at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre last week and voted on its executive committee for 2019. The executive committee for 2019 is as follows: Mike Fontaine – general

  • News Equipment

    Daimler continues growth in Mexico

    November 30, 2018 12:43PM by James Menzies

    PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico – Freightliner strengthened its Mexican market share in a soft market and is anticipating a stronger end to the year as a new administration takes the helm. “On Dec. 1, we are going to have a new

  • OTA applauds Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan

    November 30, 2018 8:02AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. —  The Ontario Trucking Association says it is pleased the Ford Government was listening to the trucking industry as it drafted its Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan. In the plan, announced this week by Rod Phillips, Minister of Environment, Conservation

  • Stricter chain up regulations implemented in B.C.

    November 29, 2018 4:28PM by Truck West

    VICTORIA, B.C. – The B.C. government has placed stricter regulations on commercial drivers when chaining up, and includes all vehicles over 5,000 kg. The move follows two other highway safety enhancements – reduced speed limits on 15 highway sections and

  • Kinedyne mourns the loss of vice-president of sales and marketing

    November 29, 2018 8:55AM by Truck News

    BRANCHBURG, N.J. — Kinedyne today announced with the deepest regret the death of Paul W. Wolford, its vice-president of sales and marketing. “It is with the greatest sadness we share that Paul Wolford, our esteemed colleague and trusted friend, passed

  • Regional Run on Less demo to come

    November 28, 2018 7:12PM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) is taking to the road with another Run on Less demonstration – this time focusing on regional routes and equipment. The Run on Less 2 road show will define

  • News Equipment

    Continental opens new training center

    November 27, 2018 9:09AM by Truck News

    CLINTON, Miss. – Continental has announced the opening of a new employee training center in Mississippi. It marks the first completed structure on the site of the company’s future truck tire plant. A grand opening was held Nov. 8. Continental

  • Feds pushing postal workers back to work

    November 22, 2018 2:00PM by John G. Smith

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Parcels will soon be back on the move at Canada Post, with federal Liberals tabling back-to-work legislation to end rotating strikes that have reportedly stranded hundreds of trailers. “This ongoing work stoppage has had significant negative impacts on

  • News Equipment

    Trailer order backlogs continue to grow

    November 21, 2018 1:20PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Trailer backlogs are now stretched out to the second quarter of 2019, according to ACT Research. This on the heels of the strongest third quarter for orders in history. ACT Research noted the strong orderboards combined and

  • Ryder places order for 1,000 electric vans

    November 20, 2018 8:49AM by Truck News

    MIAMI, Fla. – Ryder System announced today it has placed the largest commercial electric vehicle order in the U.S. The company ordered 1,000 medium-duty electric panel vans from Chanje Energy, and will supply FedEx with leasing and preventive maintenance services

  • New report paves way to net-zero carbon emissions

    November 19, 2018 11:02AM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new report from the Energy Transitions Commission (ETC) has suggested the heavy-duty transport industry can achieve net-zero carbon emissions at minimal costs to the global economy, through ambitious policy, accelerated innovation and investment. The report says

  • Left-lane ban on Coq welcome, but BCTA says focus needs to be on chaining up

    November 16, 2018 12:50PM by Truck West

    HOPE, B.C. – The B.C. Trucking Association (BCTA) says the move to prohibit commercial trucks from the left lane on Snowshed Hill on the Coquihalla does not address the main cause of collisions on the mountain pass. Though recognizing the

  • News Technology

    A Canadian first

    November 15, 2018 10:54AM by Truck News

    Platooning tested on Canadian highways, forestry roads for the first time

  • Trucking needs more sensible regs, not fewer: TCA

    November 14, 2018 9:57AM by James Menzies

    BRAMPTON, Ont. – There is no appetite in Washington to reduce trucking regulations, but there is great potential to make the regulations that trucking operates under more sensible. That was the message Dave Heller, vice-president of government affairs with the