Truck News

  • Trucking contributes to 14% of all work-related crash claims: WorkSafe BC

    February 20, 2018 6:39PM by Truck News

    RICHMOND, B.C. – Motor vehicle incidents (MVI) are the leading cause of traumatic workplace deaths in British Columbia, according to WorkSafe BC. The agency says work-related MVI’s account for one-third of all work-related traumatic deaths in the province. In an

  • PMTC’s next seminar to focus on digital strategy

    February 14, 2018 10:19AM by Truck News

    MILTON, Ont. — PMTC announced it is hosting a half-day seminar on digital strategy in April. The seminar is set to take place in Milton, Ont. on April 17 and will focus on how organizations can strengthen their digital strategy.

  • Kindersley Insurance acquired by Hub International

    February 9, 2018 3:18PM by Truck News

    KINDERSLEY, SK – Trucking insurance specialist Kindersley Insurance has been acquired by Hub International. The global insurance broker disclosed it has acquired shares of the Saskatchewan-based independent and commercial insurance brokerage, however terms of the deal were not disclosed. Kindersley

  • Healthy Fleet Challenge participants are smashing their goals

    February 9, 2018 7:49AM by Truck News

    LONDON, Ont. — The first leg of 2018 Healthy Fleet Challenge is in its final weeks, and participants are smashing their goals, according to organizers. The first leg of the challenge runs January and February, and takes place in the

  • 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?

  • CarriersEdge, TCA reveal 2018 Best Fleets to Drive For

    January 30, 2018 9:42AM by Truck News

    And four Canadian carriers make the cut

  • Saskatchewan reverses Alberta license plate ban

    January 24, 2018 2:19PM by Truck West

    REGINA, Sask. – The Government of Saskatchewan has backtracked on a December announcement banning vehicles with Alberta license plates from government construction sites in its province. The provincial government ended the policy Jan. 22, saying the move was in response

  • TTSAO adds new member to board of directors

    January 24, 2018 1:56PM by Truck News

    HAMILTON, Ont. — Recently, The Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario (TTSAO) board of directors voted unanimously to create a new seat on the board. This new seat was created to include the newly formed TTSAO Insurance Group. Lisa Arseneau,

  • New app rewards good truck drivers

    January 11, 2018 11:52AM by Truck News

    LONDON, Ont. — NAL Insurance has launched a new free mobile application designed to rank truck drivers by overall driving performance. According to the insurance group, the app, named Good Driver, will be available for both iPhone and Android users

  • APTA hands out awards at annual banquet

    December 12, 2017 9:51AM by Truck News

    DIEPPE, N.B. – The Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA), board of directors, and members gathered together to celebrate the excellence of five individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the trucking industry in Atlantic Canada last week. The annual

  • TTSAO forms insurance group

    December 12, 2017 9:27AM by Truck News

    HAMILTON, Ont. – The Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario (TTSAO) has announced the formation of the TTSAO Insurance Group. The insurance group consists of brokers and insurance company representatives who are associate members of the TTSAO. The TTSAO has always

  • TTSAO urges government to raise $40 hourly cap

    December 8, 2017 11:18AM by Truck News

    HAMILTON, Ont. —  The TTSAO recently met with the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD) to discuss raising the $40 hourly cap currently put on training facilities. Since 2009 insurance costs for insuring trucks and trailers at truck

  • Saskatchewan’s new Alberta license plate rule ruffling some feathers

    December 7, 2017 12:32PM by Truck West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – The Alberta Roadbuilders and Heavy Construction Association (ARHCA) says Saskatchewan’s new license plate rule change for Alberta vehicles will be problematic for industry. The Government of Saskatchewan recently announced that all Alberta contractors working on government highway

  • MTA working with new government on issues facing industry

    November 8, 2017 1:20PM by Derek Clouthier

    WINNIPEG, Man. – The Manitoba Trucking Association (MTA) says it has the ear of its new government, however, challenges remain while the provincial Progressive Conservative Party settles into its leadership role. In office since April of 2016 after ending the

  • Carriers in Regina met with safety blitz

    October 30, 2017 1:25PM by Derek Clouthier

    STA support safety effort, creates new membership category for vocational members