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  • Waterloo research looks to fight wildlife strikes

    June 21, 2018 10:09AM by Truck News

    WATERLOO, Ont. –University of Waterloo researchers have found that Ontario could save millions of dollars by introducing measures to help prevent collisions with wildlife. A related study that focused on such collisions in southern Ontario recommends strategies including better signage,

  • BCTA elects new board and executive committee

    June 12, 2018 3:54PM by Truck West

    WHISTLER, B.C. – The B.C. Trucking Association (BCTA) elected its new board of directors during its annual AGM and Management Conference this past weekend. Board members will serve out a term of one year, 2018-19. Executive committee members were also

  • B.C. trucking industry thriving, but desperately needs workers

    June 9, 2018 6:27PM by Derek Clouthier

    WHISTLER, B.C. – B.C.’s trucking industry is facing a dire employment picture, with 10% of industry positions needing to be filled immediately. That’s according to Ken Peacock, chief economist and vice-president of the Business Council of B.C., who admitted to

  • Daseke acquires Alberta company Aveda

    June 7, 2018 1:30AM by Truck West

    LEDUC, Alta. – Flatbed, specialized transportation, and logistics solutions provider Daseke Inc., has acquired Alberta oil rig moving company Aveda Transportation and Energy Services. One of the fastest growing companies of its kind in North America, Aveda was purchased for

  • Fleet Safety Council announces date, details for 2018 conference

    June 1, 2018 11:09AM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — The Fleet Safety Council has revealed details for its upcoming Annual Educational Conference. The conference, scheduled for October 19, 2018 at the Centre for Health and Safety Innovation,  will bring together fleet safety professionals from the truck, bus,

  • TTSAO postpones meeting to discuss $40 cap

    May 17, 2018 12:17PM by Truck News

    HAMILTON, Ont. – The upcoming provincial election has caused the Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario (TTSAO) to postpone an industry stakeholders meeting to discuss the $40 per hour cap on training second career students. The provincial government said it

  • ATRI seeking cost information for annual report

    May 16, 2018 10:33AM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) is compiling data for its annual Operational Costs of Trucking report, and its seeking input from fleets. The non-profit research organization is asking for information on driver pay, fuel costs, insurance premiums,

  • Volvo Financial Services named a Best Workplace in Canada

    May 1, 2018 8:41AM by Truck News

    AURORA, Ont. — Volvo Financial Services (VFS) Canada has been named a Best Workplace in Canada by the Great Place to Work Institute. This latest recognition for VFS Canada follows its certification as a Great Place to Work  in July

  • No final decision on mandatory driver training in Saskatchewan

    April 30, 2018 12:01PM by Truck West

    REGINA, Sask. – Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) has put the brakes on reports alluding to a mandatory entry-level driver training program for 2019, saying its initial bulletin “led to confusion.” “We would like to clarify that no decision has been

  • Mandatory commercial driver training coming to Saskatchewan

    April 30, 2018 6:00AM by Truck West

    REGINA, Sask. – With the announcement of a mandatory entry-level driver training program to be in place by 2019, the Saskatchewan Trucking Association (STA) is applauding the move. “The announcement today is about safety and definitely is the right direction

  • Manitoba looking at standardized commercial driver training

    April 26, 2018 11:09PM by Truck West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – The Manitoba government announced today that it is consulting on the implementation of a standardized system of training and certification for commercial drivers. “Our first priority is public safety on roadways and that is why we are

  • 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