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  • Transtex looks to acquire SmartTruck assets

    February 25, 2019 9:30AM by

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Transtex is negotiating to acquire the assets of SmartTruck, a South Carolina maker of trailer aerodynamics. A notice of the discussions was first published on the Transtex website on Feb. 15. “Transtex, leader in the development and

  • It’s time to talk

    January 31, 2018 10:11AM by Sonia Straface

    Accidents, loneliness, and fatigue are all part of the job as a truck driver. But does this make them more at risk for mental illness?

  • CTA members offered protection against New Jersey truck seizures

    October 30, 2014 11:37AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. — The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) has struck a deal with the state of New Jersey to allow its members to voluntarily comply with state Corporate Business Tax (CBT) payments and avoid having their trucks seized for non-payment.

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    So CRA sent you a letter

    January 1, 2014 12:00AM by Scott Taylor

    Starting this month, Canada Revenue Agency is sending out 33,000 letters to help Canadian taxpayers (as they put it) “better understand their tax obligations and to encourage them to correct any inaccuracies in their past income tax and…

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    Deconstructing a deal

    January 1, 2013 12:00AM by James Menzies

    ETOBICOKE, Ont. – On Oct. 23, 2012, Wheels Group announced it had acquired MSM Transportation in a major deal worth $18.6 million.The announcement came as a surprise, in part because Mike McCarron, managing partner and the public face of…

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    TSQ wields a big stick

    May 1, 2011 12:00AM by Bruce Richards

    In early March of this year, Air Canada quietly announced that it was about to shut down its cargo carrying service to the United States. The announcement was distinctly low-key for something with such inherent ramifications on commerce between…

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    CTHRC Guides Aid Fleets Of All Sizes

    November 1, 2009 12:00AM by Truck News

    Just like the lyrics in that old blues song say, ‘We’ve been down so long the bottom seems like up.’ This industry is enduring what some have described as the worst economic struggle in memory, and ar…

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    The weight of the Law -Part 2

    July 1, 2008 12:00AM by Julia Kuzeljevich

    SALISBURY, N. B. -The following is the second part of a cautionary tale about the fate of one trucker who ran afoul of inspection officers in the Maritimes:

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    It’s a good time to evaluate border crossing procedures

    June 1, 2008 12:00AM by James Menzies

    WINDSOR, Ont. – For the first time since 9/11, there has been a ‘leveling off’ of new security programs at the border, presenting carriers with a good opportunity to evaluate and improve their border …

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    Please, give us a break

    January 1, 2008 12:00AM by Truck News

    Dear Editor:

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    Driver unrest rears its head at B.C. ports once again

    June 1, 2006 12:00AM by Steven Macleod

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – With labour tension rising, an agreement on the verge of expiration and events of the previous summer’s work stoppage still a vivid memory, the federal government took strides toward…

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    VPA tightens security for container trucks

    May 1, 2006 12:00AM by Truck News

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – The Vancouver Port Authority (VPA) has introduced new and stronger requirements to its mandatory Truck Licensing System (TLS). These will include more rigorous safety, security and e…

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    Law and The Border: FAST card is not guaranteed

    October 1, 2005 12:00AM by Daniel Joyce

    In 2002, the Canada and U.S. governments rolled out the Free and Secure Trade (FAST) commercial driver program….

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    On-road: Editor Contract tips for owner/operators

    August 1, 2005 12:00AM by Harry Rudolfs

    Owner/operators are a highly prized commodity and many carriers have recently sweetened their pay packages. More flexibility and choices are also appearing. Challenger Motor Freight of Cambridge, Ont….

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    July 1, 2005 12:00AM by Ingrid Phaneuf

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Owner/operator Kevin West, 38, is feeling mighty burned up….