Truck News

  • Canada Cartage to host webinar

    November 4, 2015 9:13AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Canada Cartage announced today that it will be hosting a educational webinar on how to determine the best model for your private fleet to support your strategic and growth objectives. According to Canada Cartage, a recent survey from

  • Daimler makes history with first license for autonomous commercial truck to operate on public highway

    May 5, 2015 6:54PM by Lou Smyrlis

    LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – Commercial trucking history was made today in the sunshine of the Nevada desert as state governor Brian Sandoval officially granted the first license for an autonomous commercial truck to operate on an open public highway in

  • DHL launches report on self-driving vehicles in logistics

    December 16, 2014 10:48AM by Julia Kuzeljevich

    BONN, Ger., PLANTATION, Fla.–DHL has published the new trend report ‘Self-Driving Vehicles in Logistics’, highlighting the key elements and significant potential of autonomous technologies in the logistic industry. As a first step in the self-driving journey, the trend report contains

  • Navigating the roadblocks

    November 5, 2014 9:41AM by Carolyn Gruske

    Figuring out how to make a self-driving truck is the easy part. Integrating autonomous technology into society is
    where the challenge truly begins.

  • Cash, no charge

    August 16, 2014 12:16AM by Carolyn Gruske

    Sometimes there is just no substitute for having a wallet full of bills, especially in emergency situations. This is a lesson Jim Shepley learned after one of his drivers had an emergency south of the border. Shepley is owner of

  • Muir’s mandates incorporation

    August 15, 2014 11:27AM by Carolyn Gruske

    Good-bye sole proprietors. Hello incorporated businesses. As of September 1st, the Muir’s Cartage division of Calyx Transportation Group Inc. will refuse to assign a load to owner/operators running their businesses as sole proprietors. The company called a short-notice, attendance-mandatory meeting

  • HR Q&A: Occupational Health and Safety policies and practices

    April 23, 2014 5:50PM by Truck News

    Question: We are a small organization without a Human Resources department.  When is an organization required to have an Occupational Health and Safety policy and who is responsible?

  • HR Q&A: Why a reference check is necessary – both before and after hiring

    April 8, 2014 1:19PM by Truck News

    Question:  Anne referred her friend John for a new IT position. Anne doesn’t work in IT, but says he is a great fit. John is hired—without reference checks—starts work and is fired three months later because he…

  • Feature Transportation

    The Lac-Megantic Effect

    March 1, 2014 12:00AM by James Menzies

    When an unmanned 74-car freight train carrying crude oil careened into the small Quebec town of Lac-Megantic July 6, burning much of it to the ground and killing 47 people, it was easy to dismiss it as a rail issue. After all, though transport…

  • Feature Transportation

    Moving dangerous goods by truck not so dangerous: Report

    January 1, 2014 12:00AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. — With the transportation of dangerous goods on the radar of federal Transport Minister Lisa Raitt following a devastating train wreck in Lac Megantic earlier this year, the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is looking at its own…

  • Feature Transportation

    Working together

    January 1, 2014 12:00AM by David Bradley & Bob Ballantyne

    A little bit of tension between buyers and sellers always exists regardless of the product or service. A certain degree of tension is a good thing – it keeps everyone honest. This is as true for the buyers and sellers of freight…

  • Feature Transportation

    The Blame Game

    October 1, 2013 12:00AM by Truck News

    The story so far

  • Feature Transportation

    Claiming and collecting GST/HST

    September 1, 2013 12:00AM by Scott Taylor

    In theory, GST/HST should be a simple tax to file. You write down what you paid on business expenses and the amount will be fully refunded to you.

  • Product Transportation

    Natural gas interest spreading to shunt trucks

    August 1, 2013 12:00AM by James Menzies

    When it comes to shunt trucks, you don’t often get splashy new truck launches, complete with elaborate Formula 1-style curtain raisings. What you do get is continuous improvement of existing models.

  • Feature Transportation

    Incorporation: A tale of two circles

    July 1, 2013 12:00AM by Scott Taylor

    Whenever I’m asked to explain what a corporation is, I start by drawing two circles on my notepad. In one circle, I write the person’s name, in the other, I write “corp.” It’s a simple way to illustrate the point…