Truck News

  • ATA calling for improved infrastructure funding

    February 23, 2018 11:50AM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) is pulling out all the stops in an effort to get the government to invest in upgraded infrastructure in the United States. The association launched Road to a Better Future, a website

  • Feature Transportation

    Did you give your head a shake?

    February 23, 2018 10:16AM by Sonia Straface

    Recently, a truck driver patient of mine came into my clinic complaining of severe neck pain. After a brief discussion, it was revealed that the neck pain started after the patient backed into a loading dock while parking his truck.

  • Fair hearing

    February 23, 2018 10:02AM by Karen Bowen

    Was your hearing better when you were younger? Did you know that 25% of people between 55 and 64 experience hearing loss associated with aging? Almost 50% of people over 65 have lost some hearing. Why? In addition to normal

  • Feature Transportation

    Trucking in the blood

    February 23, 2018 9:48AM by Sonia Straface

    At just 42 and 36 years old, Speedy’s Barkan brothers bring the perfect mix of youth and experience

  • News Technology

    Walmart and SPUD bringing green to grocery deliveries

    February 22, 2018 3:49PM by Truck News

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – Grocery deliveries are going green for Metro Vancouver residents. Walmart Canada and Sustainable Produce Urban Delivery (SPUD) are teaming up to bring customers more environmentally friendly options for grocery delivery. SPUD uses their delivery platform Food-X Urban

  • Diversity is a competitive advantage

    February 22, 2018 1:32PM by Angela Splinter

    Attracting, developing, and retaining talent is a competitive advantage in the trucking industry. Successful fleets know that a capable and content workforce improves productivity, client relations, and more. As the talent pool in Canada becomes increasingly diverse, HR strategies need

  • Are there warning signs on the horizon that autonomous is coming?

    February 22, 2018 11:35AM by Derek Clouthier

    They said autonomous trucks were years away from replacing drivers, but a pair of developments this past month I’m sure put the fear in some naysayers. Pretty much everyone I talk to in the industry is adamant that drivers will

  • News Equipment

    Kenworth recognizes top dealers

    February 22, 2018 10:36AM by Truck News

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – A number of Canadian Kenworth dealers were recently recognized for their achievements at the truck maker’s annual dealer meeting. Kenworth Maska and Kenworth Montreal were named Gold Award winners. Kenworth Maska retailed 350 new Kenworth trucks, excelled

  • U.S. shippers feeling the pinch

    February 22, 2018 10:06AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Shippers in the U.S. are experiencing tight capacity and higher trucking prices, according to the latest Shippers Conditions Index from FTR. The index remained in negative territory at -8.8 in December, unchanged from November’s reading. “The question

  • Volvo says automation won’t displace drivers

    February 22, 2018 9:54AM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Volvo Trucks North America (VTNA) says its work towards automation will focus on safety and the driver, and it has created videos to highlight its efforts in this area. Volvo says the rapid advancement of automation can

  • Tremcar West names new management for Weyburn facility

    February 21, 2018 5:27PM by Truck West

    WEYBURN, Sask. – Tremcar West has hired Doug Weir as general manager of its Weyburn facility and Kathy Lokinger as its office manager. The company is also looking for a service manager to complete its management team. Weir comes into

  • Search for wife of trucking company owner ends

    February 21, 2018 1:20PM by Truck West

    VERNON, B.C. – The search in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico for the wife of trucking company owner David Chambers has come to an end. Gloria Anne Miller was last seen diving in Puerto Vallarta the morning of Feb. 15. Family members

  • Canada’s spot market freight volumes reach record high

    February 21, 2018 12:09PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – TransCore Link Logistics reports that January spot market load volumes on its LoadLink load board reached an all-time high. Canadian and cross-border load volumes surpassed all previous records, surging 81% year-over-year and 41% compared to December 2017.

  • Trucking HR Canada to host webinar on marijuana

    February 21, 2018 11:34AM by Truck News

      OTTAWA, Ont. – Trucking HR Canada announced today it is launching its 2018 webinar series. The webinars will focus on practical HR solutions to help employers address key HR challenges. Topics include the legalization of recreational marijuana; mental health in

  • Feature Transportation

    Good news! You’re in business

    February 21, 2018 9:47AM by Scott Taylor

    But don’t leap in without doing your homework