Truck News

  • Ontario’s trucking industry reports renewed optimism in latest OTA survey

    February 27, 2014 1:06PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — Ontario truckers expressed their most optimistic outlook in years, when responding to the Ontario Trucking Association’s (OTA) first quarter business outlook survey.

  • Truckers form blockade at Port Metro Vancouver

    February 26, 2014 4:30PM by Truck News

    VANCOUVER, B.C. — At this point there still doesn’t seem to be an accurate count of just how many truckers parked their rigs and protested at Port Metro Vancouver today, but the consensus is it’s a large number.

  • Product Sustainability

    Owner/operator putting CNG Freightliner Cascadia through its paces

    February 24, 2014 12:31PM by Truck News

    PORTLAND, Ore. — Are natural gas-powered trucks viable for owner/operators? A Team Run Smart O/O from southern California plans to find out.

  • Seven Canadian fleets among Top 20 Best Fleets to Drive For

    February 5, 2014 12:42PM by Truck News

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Seven of 20 companies named among the Best Fleets to Drive For are Canadian.

  • Product Transportation

    Generating savings out of air – Part 2

    February 1, 2014 12:00AM by James Menzies

    When you purchase tires, do you think of them as an asset or a necessary expenditure? Just how you think of tires at the point of purchase may influence the care and maintenance they receive over their life-cycle. And that, in turn, could…

  • Feature Transportation

    Six tax tips to not overlook

    February 1, 2014 12:00AM by Scott Taylor

    It’s February and those of us in the tax business are feeling like Santa as we make our lists and check them twice. We want to make sure clients know about payroll source remittance payments, T4/T5 summaries (due Feb. 28), RRSP…

  • Feature Transportation

    Ode to the B-train

    February 1, 2014 12:00AM by Harry Rudolfs

    Another LCV season has come and gone in Ontario, and by most measures the program has been a success in this province. As of October 2013, there were 295 LCV permits shared between 72 carriers, and we can expect the program to keep ramping up….

  • Meritor launches aftermarket education campaign

    January 29, 2014 9:18AM by Truck News

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Meritor has launched an aftermarket educational campaign that explains how the company’s aftermarket brake products and automatic tire inflation parts enhance safety and an operator’s ability to comply with…

  • Edmonton Kenworth’s Jo Frost to chair parts council

    January 28, 2014 1:17PM by Truck News

    KIRKLAND, Wash. — Jo Frost of Edmonton Kenworth has been named chair of Kenworth’s 2014 Parts Council.

  • St. Catharines to host Bendix Brake Training School

    January 27, 2014 10:35AM by Truck News

    ST. CATHARINES, Ont. — Bendix has announced dates for its in-person brake training schools, including three in Ontario.

  • Scotlynn partners with KRTS, provides late model training truck

    January 24, 2014 2:20PM by Truck News

    CALEDONIA, Ont. — Scotlynn Commodities has provided KRTS Transportation Specialists with a late model Peterbilt tractor and reefer trailer to be used to train the next generation of professional drivers.

  • Canadian Freightways closes four locations

    January 23, 2014 11:19AM by Truck News

    PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. — In a move that came as surprise to employees, Canadian Freightways shut down four of its British Columbia terminals.

  • Bringing gas to the Island

    January 6, 2014 11:05AM by Truck News

    VICTORIA, B.C. – Cold Star Freight is breaking new ground with its purchase of 10 natural gas Mack tractors. The company is the first to bring natural gas fuelling infrastructure to Vancouver Island, and is also among the smaller Canadian…

  • Feature Transportation

    What’s in store for 2014

    January 1, 2014 12:00AM by James Menzies

    As we flip the calendar to 2014 and look back at the year that was, the main themes that emerged over the past year are likely to remain with us well into 2014.

  • Feature Transportation

    So CRA sent you a letter

    January 1, 2014 12:00AM by Scott Taylor

    Starting this month, Canada Revenue Agency is sending out 33,000 letters to help Canadian taxpayers (as they put it) “better understand their tax obligations and to encourage them to correct any inaccuracies in their past income tax and…