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  • UPDATED: Truck insurance review underway

    July 16, 2019 1:29PM by John G. Smith

    TORONTO, Ont. — A national review by Facility Association – an insurer of last resort for fleets that can’t secure coverage elsewhere – is looking to keep trucking companies from misrepresenting themselves when negotiating insurance premiums. The Ontario Trucking Association

  • MELT required for Saskatchewan farm workers by 2020

    May 31, 2019 7:32PM by Truck News-West

    REGINA, Sask. – The Province of Saskatchewan will require drivers in agriculture to complete mandatory entry-level driver training (MELT) starting next year. Like those looking to acquire a Class 1 licence to drive a commercial truck, farm workers will need

  • Ontario transportation, warehousing injuries on the rise

    May 24, 2019 9:01AM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – Ontario workplaces are safer in general, but the province’s transportation and warehousing sector appears to be losing ground, new figures from the Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) suggest. The WSIB’s annual Health and Safety Index

  • TTSAO ensuring member schools measure up

    May 23, 2019 2:53PM by James Menzies

    GUELPH, Ont. – Want to be a member of the Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario (TTSAO)? You’ve got to earn it. That was the message from Lisa Arseneau, head of the TTSAO’s insurance group, when providing an update at

  • Linamar to host upcoming TTSAO Carrier Group, general meetings

    May 22, 2019 1:59PM by Truck News

    HAMILTON, Ont. — Time is winding down to register for the upcoming TTSAO Carrier Group and general meetings that are set to take place on May 23, 2019 at Linamar Corporation in Guelph. The meeting is free of charge to

  • OTA working with Facility Association on insurance matters

    May 21, 2019 2:03PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) says it is working with the Facility Association (FA) to work out problems with the system and to review its national strategy. The FA insures commercial fleets that are unable to get

  • Dump trucks take to Toronto highways, protesting insurance costs

    May 1, 2019 3:22PM by johng@newcom.ca

    BRAMPTON, Ont. – A group identifying itself as the Ontario Aggregate Trucking Association (OATA) took to Toronto-area highways on Wednesday in a rolling protest against rising insurance costs — and they plan to return. Dozens of their dump trucks formed

  • Speeding to be focus of Safe Driver Week

    April 30, 2019 12:00PM by johng@newcom.ca

    GREENBELT, Md. – Enforcement teams will turn their focus to speeding during Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Operation Safe Driver Week, scheduled July 14-20. “For more than two decades, speeding has been involved in nearly 1/3 of all motor vehicle

  • B.C. working to develop MELT standard

    April 18, 2019 11:51AM by Derek Clouthier

    BCTA says program must address province’s unique driving challenges

  • MELT to be mandated in Manitoba starting Sept. 1

    March 26, 2019 4:12PM by Derek Clouthier

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Manitoba’s Minister of Infrastructure, Ron Schuler, announced today that the province will implement mandatory entry-level driver training (MELT) starting Sept. 1. Schuler said aspiring commercial drivers will be required to complete 121.5 hours of training, though how

  • Search for truck drivers should include youth, urban centers, military: Spear

    March 20, 2019 8:02AM by johng@newcom.ca

    ATLANTA, Ga. – When American Trucking Associations president Chris Spear looks at youth, urban centers and military ranks, he sees opportunities to expand the trucking industry’s labor pool. But reaching out to any of the groups will require some different

  • CarriersEdge reveals Best Fleets to Drive For overall winners

    March 11, 2019 12:46PM by Sonia Straface

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Prime Inc. has been named the best overall large carrier in the Best Fleets To Drive For program. The Best Fleets survey and contest, now in its eleventh year, was put in place by CarriersEdge and

  • Getting Canadian and U.S. ELD mandates to mesh

    February 26, 2019 7:29PM by Truck News-West

    DALLAS, Texas – The Canadian ELD mandate is fast coming down the pike, and one area where it could differ from the U.S. rule may impact carriers and device manufacturers south of the border. Providing an ELD update during the

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    Boxx packages cyber security

    February 26, 2019 3:08PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Toronto-based Boxx Insurance has unveiled Cyberboxx to help transportation and logistics providers stay ahead of cyber threats – part of a broad series of industry-focused solutions. Cyberboxx delivers a real-time score to gauge the state of a company’s cyber exposure,

  • OTA holds safety talks with Transport Minister, insurance reps

    January 21, 2019 1:19PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) says it has recently had productive meetings to address truck safety in the province. OTA chairman David Carruth and vice-chairman Wendell Erb recently joined OTA president Stephen Laskowski in meeting with the