Truck News

  • 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 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

    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

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    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.

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    Season 3 Ep 3 | Outsourcing Pt 1

    May 29, 2019 10:07AM by Lou Smyrlis
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    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

  • Bison celebrates 50th anniversary

    May 28, 2019 4:52PM by James Menzies

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Fifty years to the day that Duncan Jessiman launched Bison Transport by deploying 18 trucks in Winnipeg, Man., the company held numerous events at facilities across Canada to celebrate the milestone. To say the company looks vastly

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    Safety first: Part 4

    May 28, 2019 11:41AM by Edo van Belkom

    THE STORY SO FAR Mother Load is in need of her annual safety inspection and while Mark is talking about that with another driver, a third man approaches and tells Mark he knows a mechanic that does inspections for $500.

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    Smart moves

    May 28, 2019 11:36AM by Eric Berard

    OTTAWA, Ont. — An expert assessment can efficiently guide a fleet towards reduced fuel use by analyzing what it already does right and how it can improve in other areas, and the government is willing to pay for up to

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    New oil category gets a lukewarm reception

    May 28, 2019 11:24AM by James Menzies

    ATLANTA, Ga. — Doug Kading, vice-president of maintenance for C.R. England would love to use FA-4 engine oils across his entire fleet of 4,000 tractors. Instead, the FA-4 factory fill his new trucks come with is tossed at the very