Truck News

  • Concrete demand meets a driver shortage

    January 23, 2020 2:10PM by John G. Smith

    TORONTO, Ont. – Look no further than the equipment rolling around Toronto for proof of an active construction sector. Bart Kanters just wishes there were more truck drivers to place behind the wheel. The president of the Ready Mixed Concrete

  • Port Bruce getting new bridge after February collapse

    July 13, 2018 10:11AM by Truck News

    BOLTON, Ont. – The Port Bruce Bridge is getting a temporary replacement. The construction of the temporary single-lane bridge on Imperial Road in Port Bruce, Ont. has been given to Acrow Bridge and is expected to be completed by early

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    Mack eyes growing linehaul market

    October 24, 2017 12:00AM by John G Smith

    ORLANDO, FL – Mack secured a spot in the market for linehaul trucks through the recent release of its Anthem tractor, and the company believes the overall market for such trucks is also on the rise.

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    Kenworth projects strong vocational market

    July 26, 2017 12:00AM by Jim Park

    RENTON, WA — The first half of 2017 has been good to the trucking industry, and to the vocational market in particular, and going into the second half of the year the underlying economic fundamentals look equally promising. That’s the view from Renton, Washington, where Paccar vice president and Kenworth general manager Mike Dozier addressed reporters at a press event on Friday, July 21.

  • Champlain Bridge Lane Closures, Detours This Weekend

    November 5, 2015 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    LONGUEUIL, QC — The final major work blitz at the Champlain Bridge is scheduled for this upcoming weekend meaning there will be lane closures, detours and backed up traffic for those wanting to travel between Montreal and Brossard. The work is part of a three-leg series to install modular trusses under the bridge to support the edge girders and ensure safe passage for users until the new Champlain Bridge opens. The work will be done over the weekend, from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, to minimize the effect on traffic. Drivers are advised to plan their trips in advance and consider other itineraries in order to avoid the Champlain Bridge corridor as much as possible. Maps showing the closures and detours for the blitz are available online.

  • Champlain Bridge Work, Detours Set for This Weekend

    October 21, 2015 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    LONGUEUIL, QC – Two major work blitzes are set happen at the Champlain Bridge two out of the three next weekends, resulting in big detours for those wanting to travel between Montreal and Brossard.

  • Nightmare Awaits for Trucks in Port City

    October 15, 2015 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    PORT COLBORNE, ON – Truck traffic in the Port Colborne area is about to turn ugly following damage to a bridge and planned closures for others, all resulting in detours in this area west of Buffalo NY.

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    Construction on section of Toronto Gardiner to finish early

    December 18, 2014 12:00AM by Theona Baetu

    TORONTO- Toronto Mayor John Tory announced that construction on a section of the Gardiner Expressway will finish two months ahead of schedule at an extra cost of $2-million.

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    Jobs-A-Plenty In Alberta Oil, Gas, Construction Sectors

    December 6, 2014 12:00AM by Theona Baetu

    CALGARY, AB- Employment in the Alberta’s oil and gas industry and the related construction sector is on the rise and expected to increase about 35 percent by 2023, according to a report by the Petroleum HR Council.

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    Will Hogtown Traffic Get Less Congested?

    December 5, 2014 12:00AM by Theona Baetu

    TORONTO- Newly-elected Toronto Mayor John Tory has six changes that he claims will ease up Big Smoke’s gridlock, according to reports.

  • Improved highway section opens on the QEW

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    NIAGARA FALLS — A $50 million expansion of Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) was completed in the Niagara Region and is now fully open to traffic.

  • B.C. border bridge closing for construction

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    NELSON, B.C. — A border bridge in B.C. will be shutting down for three months while undergoing major rehabilitation.

  • Public opinion stalls border plaza project

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    PORT HURON, Mich. — Due to a number of questions raised during a recent comment period, the timeline for expanding the U.S. border plaza at the Blue Water Bridge has been pushed back.

  • Peace Bridge plaza improvements begin

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    FORT ERIE, Ont. — Construction is set to begin on the Peace Bridge Commercial Lane Traffic Improvements project and is expected to be complete this summer.

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    Alberta gets driver input for future rest areas

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    RED DEER, Alta. — Alberta Transportation has some ideas for an improved network of rest areas in the province, but wanted to run it passed some truckers first.