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  • Feature Transportation

    Expressway Trucks turns 10

    July 1, 2012 12:00AM by Adam Ledlow

    AYR, Ont. – With not even a year under its belt since being named Volvo’s Canadian Dealer of the Year last summer, Expressway Trucks has reached yet another milestone: its tenth anniversary. On May 16, the Ayr, Ont.-based dealership…

  • COMPETITION WATCH: Trimac to acquire Liquid Cargo Lines

    May 28, 2012 6:46AM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Trimac has announced its intention to purchase Ontario-based Liquid Cargo Lines (LCL).

  • US issues NPRM mandating electronic stability control systems

    May 17, 2012 7:51AM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a long-awaited notice of proposed rulemaking that will mandate the use of electronic stability control (ESC) systems on heavy vehicles.

  • City of Edmonton develops integrated planning, visibility into fleet optimization

    May 11, 2012 1:59PM by Truck News

    MISSISSSAUGA, Ont. — The City of Edmonton has completed a two-year project optimizing its parts management in municipal fleets. Edmonton faced many challenges as a medium-sized city that nevertheless covers a wide breadth of administrative…

  • Feature Transportation

    Ontario weigh stations being rebuilt, relocated

    April 1, 2012 12:00AM by Harry Rudolfs

    PORT HOPE, Ont. – The Ministry of Transportation of Ontario has finalized plans to close the westbound Hwy. 401 inspection station at Bowmanville and move it to the Zion Road area just west of Port Hope. The MTO has completed a…

  • Feature Transportation

    Stealing the deal

    March 1, 2012 12:00AM by Julia Kuzeljevich

    TORONTO, Ont. – Cargo fraud is a $5-billion a year problem in Canada, ($25 billion a year in the US), and is on the rise. For one thing, it’s extremely profitable, and perpetrators have not only a low risk of being caught, but…

  • Transtex cries foul over fairing patent infringement

    February 17, 2012 10:15AM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. — Transtex Composite says it is suing Ridge Corporation for patent infringement over alleged violations of eight patents related to aerodynamic trailer side skirt technology.

  • Beaver Truck Centre named Canadian Volvo Dealer of the Year

    February 13, 2012 11:19PM by Truck News

    WINNIPEG, Man. — Beaver Truck Centre has been named the 2011 Volvo Trucks Canadian Dealer of the Year.

  • FPInnovations reorganizes, expands business development component

    February 10, 2012 10:44AM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. — FPInnovations has unveiled a new organizational structure for the company. Company officials say the reorganization came about after an in-depth review of FPInnovations’ business model. The company says the changes are…

  • Feature Transportation

    Four tips for filing your 2011 income tax return

    February 1, 2012 12:00AM by Scott Taylor

    In February, the emphasis on personal income tax planning shifts to personal income tax return preparation. Because 2012 is a leap year, you have an extra day to find the income statements, assessment notices, receipts, logbooks, and anything…

  • Feature Transportation

    Brampton high school to launch unique trucking program

    January 1, 2012 12:00AM by Adam Ledlow

    BRAMPTON, Ont. – For decades now, the education system in North America has been trending towards a change in its approach to learning. Studies have recognized various “learning styles” in students – think visual learners, hands-on learners,…

  • Feature Transportation

    Work begins on new border highway, but bridge still needs approval

    January 1, 2012 12:00AM by Ron Stang

    WINDSOR, Ont. – Construction began in earnest in November on the new $1.4-billion Windsor-Essex Parkway, or as the rest of the province will know it, the continuation of Hwy. 401 to the border with Detroit.

  • Feature Sustainability

    Aero trailer takes to the track at Energotest

    November 1, 2011 12:00AM by Carroll McCormick

    BLAINVILLE, Que. – The Transport Canada test track in Blainville, Que. looked like a truck stop this September, with at least 25 tractors and trailers in various stages of undress and readiness alongside the high-speed track and several…

  • Feature Transportation

    The battle against cargo crime

    November 1, 2011 12:00AM by David Bradley

    We have a problem. On top of all the other challenges our industry faces, we’re getting ripped off every day – quite literally, in fact. I’m referring to truck cargo crime, a problem that costs $5 billion in this country and half-a-million…

  • Make strategic use of your CCA

    November 1, 2011 12:00AM by Scott Taylor

    My column last month about how to tax-plan when you buy or lease a truck triggered some great phone calls from owner/operators. A few had to do with Capital Cost Allowance, or CCA. That’s where you’re allowed to deduct a calculated portion of…