Truck News

  • Coastal Pacific Xpress seeing benefits of e-logs

    March 18, 2014 6:29AM by Truck News

    VANCOUVER, B.C. — Coastal Pacific Xpress says switching to e-logs has helped improve its drivers’ quality of life.

  • Governments take action to end strike at Port Metro Vancouver

    March 14, 2014 8:54AM by Truck News

    Vancouver, B.C. – The federal government has issued another one of its famous “Action Plans,” this time with the goal of ending the protest by container truck drivers at Port Metro Vancouver.

  • Unlock you inner profit

    March 12, 2014 7:22PM by Truck News

    While growing revenues may be the more exciting part of running a transport business, understanding and managing your costs—whether you are a large fleet operator or an owner/operator—can be just as critical to business success.

  • Westcan Bulk Transport turns 50

    March 7, 2014 2:10PM by Truck News

    EDMONTON, Alta. – It’s a golden year for Westcan Bulk Transport, as 2014 is the 50th anniversary of the company’s creation.

  • Truckers reach settlement at Port Metro Vancouver

    March 7, 2014 8:50AM by Truck News

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – On the same day a mediator was appointed to settle a number of long-held outstanding grievances between truck drivers and their employers, a tentative deal was reached to end the labour unrest at Port Metro Vancouver.

  • Mediator named to head-off Port Metro Vancouver strike

    March 6, 2014 10:45AM by Truck News

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – A mediator has been appointed to help settle a dispute between unionized container truckers and Port Metro Vancouver.

  • Port says it’s willing to change, but 400 more container truckers threaten to walk out

    March 2, 2014 8:34PM by Truck News

    VANCOUVER, B.C. — Port Metro Vancouver has come up with a list of measures it is willing to implement, to improve conditions for truckers serving the port.

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    What does the Loonie’s swan dive mean to truckers?

    March 1, 2014 12:00AM by James Menzies

    The Loonie has been under attack in recent months, falling to a four-year low of 89.09 cents compared to the US dollar on Jan. 31 and bringing back memories – both good and bad – about how the Canadian trucking business is impacted…

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    Is tenure-based driver pay coming to an end?

    March 1, 2014 12:00AM by James Menzies

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. –The days of tenure-based pay increases for professional drivers could soon be over, as more carriers look to reward their most productive drivers instead of the ones who’ve simply been there the longest.

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    Used trucks a valuable commodity

    March 1, 2014 12:00AM by Harry Rudolfs

    The used truck market usually follows the peaks and valleys of new truck sales by the space of a few years, but since fewer Class 8 vehicles were made and sold during the recession years of 2008 to 2010, a bottleneck presently exists in the…

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    The big chill on driver supply

    March 1, 2014 12:00AM by David Bradley

    Who had ever heard the term “polar vortex” until this winter? Here in Canada, we’re supposed to be used to cold, snowy weather. But, the winter blitz and higher than expected freight demand combined to reveal just how strained…

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    The challenge of digital tax docs

    March 1, 2014 12:00AM by Scott Taylor

    In last month’s column, I wrote about the various types of tax deductions that may apply to you and encouraged you to gather up all your receipts and other paperwork.

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    The Last Word: Edgar Murdoch

    March 1, 2014 12:00AM by James Menzies

    For Edgar Murdoch, a retired professional driver, schoolteacher and opera singer – yes, you read that right – there was no such thing as an ordinary load. Murdoch, who has held a commercial driver’s licence for 63 years,…

  • Protest fallout

    February 28, 2014 8:07AM by Truck News

    LANGLEY, B.C. — While unhappy truckers may have departed from Port Metro Vancouver, actions taken during this week’s protest are still playing out.

  • Container truckers resorting to intimidation tactics, associations claim

    February 27, 2014 1:16PM by Truck News

    LANGLEY, B.C. — Container truckers who are disrupting services at Port Metro Vancouver have been intimidating and harassing other workers to prevent goods from moving through the port, according to two western associations.