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  • News Equipment

    Trailer order cancellations on the rise

    June 3, 2019 8:02AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Trailer orders are down 37% year to date through April, but fleets are still willing to place orders, ACT Research reports. “Year-to-date net orders through April were just over 80,000 units, down 37% from last year, but

  • Industry needs to tell its story

    June 2, 2019 5:57PM by Derek Clouthier

    KELOWNA, B.C. – B.C. Trucking Association (BCTA) president and CEO Dave Earle says the trucking industry is not good at telling its good news stories. Opening the BCTA’s AGM and Management Conference in Kelowna, B.C. June 1, Earle said if

  • B.C. government highlights initiatives aimed at improving conditions for trucking industry

    June 2, 2019 5:33PM by Derek Clouthier

    KELOWNA, B.C. – B.C.’s Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure provided an update on a slew of initiatives across the province recently, including the Weight2GoBC bypass program. Issuing over 1.2 million ‘green lights’ for carriers to bypass weigh stations thus far,

  • B.C.’s trucking vacancy rates highest of any sector

    June 2, 2019 1:08PM by Derek Clouthier

    KELOWNA, B.C. – “I don’t even know how you’re operating if that is at all possible.” That was the reaction from B.C. economist Ken Peacock after learning from Statistics Canada that the trucking industry has the highest job vacancy rate

  • CTA highlights efforts on Driver Inc. during BCTA conference

    June 1, 2019 6:42PM by Derek Clouthier

    KELOWNA, B.C. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) has taken several strides in its attempt to reign in Driver Inc. in an attempt to help level the playing field for carriers across the country. CTA president Stephen Laskowski brought B.C.

  • MELT required for Saskatchewan farm workers by 2020

    May 31, 2019 7:32PM by Truck News-West

    REGINA, Sask. – The Province of Saskatchewan will require drivers in agriculture to complete mandatory entry-level driver training (MELT) starting next year. Like those looking to acquire a Class 1 licence to drive a commercial truck, farm workers will need

  • Speedy’s Jim Smith grand champ at TRTDC

    May 30, 2019 2:50PM by Truck News

    BRAMPTON, Ont. – More than 50 professional drivers braved rainy conditions to compete in the Toronto Regional Truck Driving Championships (TRTDC) May 25. The event was held at the CAA Centre, where five categories were contested. The Grand Champion was

  • PIT Group names new leader

    May 30, 2019 2:39PM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. – Jan Michaelsen has been named the new leader of PIT Group, responsible for supporting the group’s direction and implementing a strategic development plan. He assumes his new role immediately, PIT announced. “I am very pleased that Jan

  • TFI International to shutter Highland Transport

    May 30, 2019 11:28AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – TFI International is closing its Highland Transport truckload and intermodal operation, effective June 28. Drivers received news of the closure through a satellite message from Terry Gardiner, vice-president of operations, which was shown to TruckNews.com. Sources say

  • PrePass provider changes name

    May 30, 2019 8:57AM by Truck News

    PHOENIX, Ariz. – HELP Inc., the provider of the PrePass service, has changed its name to PrePass Safety Alliance. The company says its new name better reflects its core mission. “Over more than a quarter-century, PrePass has become one of

  • Magnum hires manufacturing veteran as VP

    May 29, 2019 4:26PM by johng@newcom.ca

    ABBOTSFORD, B.C. – Magnum Trailer and Equipment has hired David McLucas as vice-president of truck accessories. McLucas is a 40-year manufacturing industry veteran, and as a part of Magnum’s leadership team will be involved in strategic planning. “David will be

  • Feature Uncategorized

    Honesty is the best policy

    May 29, 2019 11:46AM by Sonia Straface

    CAMBRIDGE, Ont. — Client Transport is the small, but mighty carrier you’ve likely never heard of. Based in Cambridge, Ont., the 16-truck fleet is one that prides itself on having superior staff and drivers, all thanks to a little transparency.

  • Video Uncategorized

    Season 3 Ep 3 | Outsourcing Pt 1

    May 29, 2019 10:07AM by Lou Smyrlis
  • News Equipment

    Daimler launches Autonomous Technology Group

    May 29, 2019 9:35AM by Truck News

    STUTTGART, Germany – Daimler Trucks has established a global organization for highly automated driving. The Autonomous Technology Group will launch June 1, and will be headed by Peter Vaughan Schmidt. It will focus on putting SAE Level 4 autonomous trucks

  • Industry needs more drastic changes to curb emissions

    May 28, 2019 7:09PM by Derek Clouthier

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – Andrew Tam of the Ontario Ministry of Transportation said heavy-duty diesel vehicles are lagging behind light-duty gasoline-powered vehicles when it comes to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Tam also said he believes the most effective course of