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  • OTA calls for more targeted enforcement

    July 13, 2018 11:55AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) is urging enforcement agencies to target carriers and drivers that don’t comply with regulations and elevate their safety performance. The call for targeted enforcement is in response to new Ontario Province Police

  • Port Bruce getting new bridge after February collapse

    July 13, 2018 10:11AM by Truck News

    BOLTON, Ont. – The Port Bruce Bridge is getting a temporary replacement. The construction of the temporary single-lane bridge on Imperial Road in Port Bruce, Ont. has been given to Acrow Bridge and is expected to be completed by early

  • OPP concerned about truck crash rates

    July 13, 2018 9:19AM by Truck News

    ORILLIA, Ont. – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) report fatal transport truck collisions are up 38% this year, with an increase in four of the six regions it monitors. The Northeast region has seen an 800% increase. The OPP said

  • Enforcement teams prepare for focus on unsafe drivers

    July 13, 2018 9:05AM by johng@newcom.ca

    GREENBELT, Md. – Roadside enforcement teams are preparing for the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Operation Safe Driver Week, scheduled for July 15-21. And that means focusing on unsafe drivers. Issues tracked during the blitz will include speeding, distracted driving, texting,

  • News Equipment

    Wabco inks steering deal with Tata Motors

    July 13, 2018 9:01AM by Truck News

    BRUSSELS, Belgium – Wabco has inked a deal to supply power steering systems to Tata Motors in India. The deal follows its acquisition of U.S.-based R.H. Sheppard last year. The deal highlights Wabco’s efforts to expand its steering business globally,

  • SafetyDriven takes its speaker series on the road

    July 12, 2018 7:52PM by Truck West

    LANGLEY, B.C. – SafetyDriven – Trucking Safety Council of B.C., will hold its third annual speaker series in Prince George Sept. 12. The event, titled “Transportation Safety: What You Need to Know,” will tackle industry topics such as how to

  • Crash spike leads to call for vigilance

    July 12, 2018 11:17AM by johng@newcom.ca

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Ontario’s Infrastructure Health and Safety Association (IHSA) is calling on drivers and employers to be “more vigilant” in the wake of an increase in fatal collisions involving heavy vehicles. Citing figures from the Ontario Provincial Police, it

  • Tallman Group shakes up regional operations leadership team

    July 12, 2018 9:16AM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — The Tallman Group has announced an organizational realignment within the regional operations leadership team. The following changes have been made: David Amelotte, regional vice-president, Eastern Ontario is responsible for the operations of Belleville, Cornwall, Kemptville; Dealership and Collision

  • News Equipment

    Driverless, cabless, electric logging truck revealed

    July 12, 2018 8:51AM by Truck News

    NEW YORK, N.Y. – A Swedish start-up has introduced an autonomous, all-electric logging truck. The T-log, introduced by Einride, features off-road capabilities and is designed to navigate forest roads. It was showcased at the Festival of Speed. “Einride is constantly

  • Select eyes growth with Stoughton deal

    July 11, 2018 2:59PM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Jamie Ferguson has been selling Stoughton trailers since 2001, but there are clearly some growth plans on the horizon now that Mississauga’s Select Trailers has been named the lineup’s exclusive dealer for Ontario. “It’s going to be

  • Use Humboldt lessons as ‘catalyst’ for change: CTA

    July 11, 2018 2:05PM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is asking governments to look beyond the actions of an individual driver in the wake of a truck-bus collision that killed 16 members of the Humboldt Broncos family, and explore a series

  • PIC awarded for use of smart transponders to expand bypass opportunities

    July 11, 2018 1:10PM by Truck West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – Partners in Compliance (PIC) has been awarded for its use of smart transponders to expand weigh station bypass opportunities for the Alberta trucking industry. PIC, an Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) initiative, received the award from the

  • ATA sues Rhode Island over ‘Rhodeworks’ toll program

    July 11, 2018 1:03PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Trucking Associations (ATA) and three motor carriers are suing the Director of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation in a U.S. Federal Court. The suit, filed in U.S. district court in Rhode Island July 10,

  • Second installment of Mack’s RoadLife series all about family

    July 11, 2018 11:36AM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – The second installment of the Mack Trucks’ RoadLife series has been released, shining a light on those who build Mack trucks, and a family that shares the same name. “Family says it all,” said Sandy Mack, father

  • Trailer Wizards buys Montreal’s CSP

    July 11, 2018 10:31AM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. – Trailer Wizards is expanding. The Canadian company specializing in all things trailers announced its acquisition of Canadian Service Plus (CSP), an independent trailer maintenance repair shop. The purchase will add seven employees and five mobile service vehicles