Truck News



  • AMTA names its annual award winners

    April 23, 2018 7:00PM by Truck West

    BANFF, Alta. – The Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) doled out a handful of awards this past weekend, including the Volvo Trucks Provincial Driver of the Year Lawrence Reichert. Reichert, of Bushell Transport, was the first heavy haul driver to

  • Having a drug policy in place essential for carriers

    April 21, 2018 6:00AM by Truck West

    BANFF, Alta. – The main takeaway from a panel discussion on the legalization of marijuana could not have been clearer – companies must establish a drug and alcohol policy, and a good one. The panel, which was held in Banff,

  • Healthy Trucker launches new wellness assistance program

    April 18, 2018 4:01PM by Truck News

    LONDON, Ont. — Healthy Trucker, in partnership with Morneau Shepell, will be launching the first assistance program for professional truck drivers called the Healthy Trucker Assistance Program (HTAP). This new assistance program will help fleets decrease traffic incidents and driver

  • Next Healthy Fleet Challenge starts May 1

    April 9, 2018 2:54PM by Truck News

    LONDON, Ont. — The next Healthy Fleet Challenge is scheduled to start on May 1. The challenge will run until June 30, and will take place in the Healthy Team app where participants receive education and coaching on living a

  • Driver pay on the rise in U.S., ATA survey shows

    March 28, 2018 11:16AM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. — Driver pay is rising in the U.S. against a backdrop of a limited labor pool and rising demand for services, according to the latest Driver Compensation Study from the American Trucking Associations. “This latest survey, which includes

  • What the ‘Best Fleets’ are doing to be the best

    March 25, 2018 9:57PM by Sonia Straface

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. – To be among the best trucking companies in North America, all it takes is a little creativity, according to Mark Murrell and Jane Jazrawy of CarriersEdge, the brains behind the Best Fleets to Drive For program. Both

  • Winners of the February Good Driver Challenge revealed

    March 14, 2018 7:35AM by Truck News

    LONDON, Ont. — The results are in for the February Good Driver Challenge. The challenge, designed and created by NAL Insurance to help the trucking industry reduce accidents, uses a mobile app to reward good driving behavior and avoid distracted

  • Gallagher acquires commercial insurance broker Palmer Atlantic

    March 12, 2018 3:05PM by Truck News

    HARTLAND, N.B. – Gallagher has purchased Palmer Atlantic, a specialized commercial insurance broker based in Hartland, N.B. Palmer Atlantic’s services are tailored for risk management and commercial insurance solutions, with an established specialism in long-haul transportation and logistics. “Palmer Atlantic

  • Young drivers can be insured: TTSAO Panel

    March 1, 2018 10:56AM by James Menzies

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – The widely held belief that commercial drivers under the age of 25 cannot be insured is a myth, according to Lisa Arseneau of Staebler Insurance. She was moderating an insurance panel at the Truck Training Schools Association

  • More work to be done

    February 26, 2018 1:57PM by Truck West

    Safety, training, and honesty keys to recruiting more women in trucking

  • 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?