Truck News



  • Feature Transportation

    Defensive driving 101

    September 1, 2007 12:00AM by James Menzies

    GUELPH, Ont. – I’m on my way to Markel’s Training Centre in Guelph for a one-day defensive driving course when I hear reports of an overturned tractor-trailer blocking the collector lanes of the 401 n…

  • Feature Transportation

    Viewpoint: There’s nothing cheap about bad spec’ing decisions

    July 1, 2007 12:00AM by Lou Smyrlis, Editorial Director

    The trickle of cheap offshore knock-offs that started about 10 years ago is becoming a torrent.

  • Product Transportation

    Riding on balloons

    April 1, 2007 12:00AM by Harry Rudolfs

    TORONTO, Ont. – Reading so much about wide-base singles made me curious to try them. So I started salivating as soon as I noticed Purolator testing a couple of sets on matching tractor-trailers betwee…

  • Feature Transportation

    Riding the rails

    February 1, 2007 12:00AM by Adam Ledlow

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Every year more than 40 heavy trucks are involved in accidents at Canadian rail crossings, with more than 550 accidents taking place since 2000. In the past 10 years, 22 drivers have be…

  • Feature Transportation

    Automated transmissions won’t solve industry problems

    February 1, 2007 12:00AM by Truck News

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  • Feature Transportation

    Wabash makes personnel changes

    January 1, 2007 12:00AM by Truck News

    Wabash Canada has announced Mark Diamantopoulos has joined the company as its vice-president of sales and marketing. Diamantopoulos brings 12 years of experience in the transportation industry to the …

  • Feature Transportation

    Smoothing the ride of a haul takes insight

    January 1, 2007 12:00AM by Steven Macleod

    KANAKASKIS, Alta. – Spec’ing for trailer suspensions can be a bumpy ride if some factors get overlooked. Ultimately the end-user’s application of the trailer should be the deciding factor, but with a …

  • Feature Transportation

    Border crossings need closer collaboration

    June 1, 2006 12:00AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The mounting costs of border security programs and audits require carriers to become more “surgical” in how they run their transborder networks to ensure they’re taking full advantage…

  • Feature Transportation

    New weigh scales reducing the wait along N.B. hwy

    May 1, 2006 12:00AM by Glenn MacDonald

    LONGS CREEK, N.B. – The old adage ‘time is money’ has become the rallying cry for the trucking industry….

  • Feature Transportation

    Vulnerable Windsor truck crossing faces criticism

    March 1, 2006 12:00AM by Ron Stang

    WINDSOR, Ont. – A report on border security for the Customs Excise Union Douanes Accise (CEUDA) found that, according to anecdotal evidence supplied in interviews with Canada Border Services Agency (C…

  • Feature Transportation

    Clarification (March 01, 2006)

    March 1, 2006 12:00AM by Truck News

    In last month’s issue of Truck News, an article entitled “Phone manufacturers ring in new capabilities” included an error as the Rogers HP iPAQ was misidentified. Truck News regrets the mistake….

  • Feature Regulations

    Watch what you sign

    November 1, 2005 12:00AM by Adam Ledlow

    OTTAWA, Ont. – When Allen Roulston signed the dotted line as a company driver with a new employer in May, he had no idea what he was getting into….

  • Feature Regulations

    HOS battle heating up

    October 1, 2005 12:00AM by Ingrid Phaneuf

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The big guns have come out in the ongoing battle over hours of service south of the border….

  • Feature Regulations

    In the Dark?

    September 1, 2005 12:00AM by James Menzies

    OTTAWA, Ont. – The U.S. has given the nod to an energy bill that will extend daylight savings time by one month, but that has Canadian carriers wondering if they’ll be left in the dark….

  • Feature Transportation

    Erratum:

    April 1, 2005 12:00AM by Truck News

    In its February 2005 issue, Truck News reported that Jim Reeves, director of international operations for Louisville, Ky.-based Mercer Transportation, stated the company’s largest manufacturing base f…