Truck News



  • OTA makes case for trucking in pre-budget submission

    December 14, 2018 12:41PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) has brought attention to key issues facing the trucking industry it would like the provincial government to address in the upcoming budget. In its pre-budget submission, the OTA outlined concerns about Driver

  • Manitoba takes steps toward a MELT program

    December 5, 2018 4:06PM by Truck West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – The province of Manitoba is moving forward with consultations aimed at implementing a mandatory entry-level driver training (MELT) program, Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler announced today. “Our government is focused on safety above all else,” Schuler said. “Mandatory

  • Sharp Transportation launches ‘Driver Inc.’ website

    December 4, 2018 4:52PM by johng@newcom.ca

    CAMBRIDGE, Ont. – Sharp Transportation Systems is joining the fight against Driver Inc. – a business structure that misclassifies employed drivers as independent contractors. And it’s using information as its weapon. The fleet has launched a website at www.driverinc.ca to

  • Healthy Trucker announces 10 Pound Challenge to start 2019

    December 4, 2018 8:25AM by Truck News

    LONDON, Ont.  – The Healthy Fleet 10 Pound Challenge is back. During the months of January and February, drivers, staff, and executives from across the industry will buckle down to work towards their weight-loss goals to compete in the 2019

  • MELT coming to Saskatchewan March 15

    December 3, 2018 1:00PM by Truck West

    REGINA, Sask. – The Saskatchewan government announced it will implement mandatory entry-level driver training (MELT) staring March 15 for anyone looking to acquire a Class 1 commercial licence. “Saskatchewan has been working to improve standards for training curriculum and driver

  • TTSAO reveals details of MELT panel

    November 21, 2018 9:02AM by Truck News

    HAMILTON, Ont. —  The Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario (TTSAO) announced the participants of the carrier panel to discuss Mandatory Entry Level Training (MELT) at its December 11, 2018 General Meeting. Caroline Blaise of Kriska Transport, Geoff Topping of

  • News Security

    Meat, trailers among the goods cargo thieves increasingly targeting

    November 20, 2018 8:40AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Canadian cargo thieves are mostly stealing grocery and household items, but meat products are also becoming a primary target, according to a new report from Northbridge Insurance. Mixed load cargo such as grocery and household items topped

  • Brace for rougher 2019: Mark Seymour

    November 14, 2018 3:08PM by James Menzies

    BRAMPTON, Ont. — “Fasten your seatbelts in 2019, we’re going to be in for maybe a little bit of a rough ride.” That was the sobering warning from Mark Seymour today, who was participating in a panel discussion at the

  • Speed kills

    November 8, 2018 9:23PM by Derek Clouthier

    B.C. government reduces speed limit on roads showing significant increase in collisions

  • Feature Transportation

    A trucker’s guide to CPP

    November 6, 2018 8:49AM by Scott Taylor

    Most people in Canada between the ages of 18 and 70 who earn more than $3,500 a year contribute to the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) – except in Quebec, where the Quebec Pension Plan provides benefits. Like an insurance plan,

  • Trucking and trade

    November 2, 2018 12:54PM by Derek Clouthier

    Fields on Wheels panel addresses trade, MELT, and truck transportation in Manitoba

  • Stiffer penalties in Manitoba for distracted driving

    October 31, 2018 3:32PM by Truck West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – If you’re driving and itching to take that call, it’s best to wait, as distracted driving laws will be beefed up in Manitoba as of tomorrow. Starting Nov. 1, anyone caught using a cellphone will have to

  • Image can be everything

    October 29, 2018 5:00AM by Derek Clouthier

    Panel says industry must step up to attract more people into trucking

  • TTSAO set to host MELT meeting

    October 24, 2018 3:17PM by Truck News

    HAMILTON, Ont. — The Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario (TTSAO) will be hosting a meeting on the impact Mandatory Entry Level Training (MELT) has on the industry. Those who attend the progress meeting will hear from the TTSAO as

  • Alliance calls for third-party ELD certification

    October 11, 2018 10:58AM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance is once again stressing the need to have mandated electronic logging devices (ELDs) certified by third parties, helping to ensure the devices can’t be compromised. The alliance says the final rule has been