Truck News

  • SambaSafety reaches 1.7 million subscribers

    July 20, 2018 6:52AM by Truck News

    DENVER, Col. – SambaSafety says it has reached a new milestone, exceeding 1.7 million subscribers to its driver risk management platforms. In the last three years, the company says it has assessed risk on more than 100 million unique regulated

  • ATA relaunches dues-based accounting and finance council

    June 29, 2018 4:16PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) has announced the revival of the National Accounting and Finance Council (NAFC). The council will be reinstated with the new, dues-based membership structure on July 1 for the first time since 2013.

  • Gallagher acquires commercial insurance broker Palmer Atlantic

    March 12, 2018 3:05PM by Truck News

    HARTLAND, N.B. – Gallagher has purchased Palmer Atlantic, a specialized commercial insurance broker based in Hartland, N.B. Palmer Atlantic’s services are tailored for risk management and commercial insurance solutions, with an established specialism in long-haul transportation and logistics. “Palmer Atlantic

  • Polaris Transportation outlines success of student program

    August 28, 2017 12:06PM by Truck News

      TORONTO, Ont. —  Polaris Transportation revealed today the impact of its Student Leadership Development Program. The program  is in conjunction with The Ivey School of Business at Western University and the Lazaridis School of Business at Wilfred Laurier. Polaris

  • SambaSafety buys Vigillo

    February 23, 2017 8:15AM by James Menzies

    PORTLAND, Ore. – SambaSafety has acquired Vigillo, a provider of real-time data for analyzing commercial driver and motor carrier safety performance. Vigillo is best known for its CSA monitoring platform, which allows carriers to gain detailed visibility into their safety

  • How to deal with “Code Red” scenarios

    February 15, 2017 10:32AM by James Menzies

    Fleet Safety Council examines six potential catastrophes

  • The importance of credit checks

    August 19, 2016 8:21AM by Charles Sheppard

    There is very little in the trucking business that is more frustrating than invoicing a customer for a delivered load and then not getting paid in time, or worse, not getting paid at all. This causes significant financial burden; whether

  • How to stop cargo crime from happening to you

    June 20, 2016 4:04PM by Sonia Straface

    KING CITY, Ont. — It’s no secret that cargo crime is a major issue in North America. In Canada alone, cargo theft costs the economy $5 billion per year. So to help fleet managers understand how to protect their businesses from

  • Time running out to register for OTA’s Council Summit

    June 16, 2016 1:59PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Those hoping to attend the Ontario Trucking Association’s (OTA) Council Summit June 22 have less than a week to sign up. The OTA said just about every topical trucking issue will be covered at the summit through

  • Bradley presents ‘good, bad and ugly’ of Canada-US trade issues

    May 4, 2016 4:54PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance is likening CEO David Bradley’s speech to the Canadian-American Border Trade Alliance to a spaghetti western, complete with the ‘good, bad and ugly’ of Canada-US trade issues. Bradley said the good was the

  • Canada Cartage to host webinar

    November 4, 2015 9:13AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Canada Cartage announced today that it will be hosting a educational webinar on how to determine the best model for your private fleet to support your strategic and growth objectives. According to Canada Cartage, a recent survey from

  • Courtroom drama comes to the Fleet Safety Council’s Annual Educational Conference

    September 11, 2014 2:43PM by Lou Smyrlis

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. — Jodi Burness, president and lead paralegal of Burness Paralegal Services, will be bringing the drama of the courtroom – and the important lessons to be learned from it – to the Fleet Safety Council’s Annual Educational

  • Product Sustainability

    ATDynamics officially brings trailer tails to Canada

    April 7, 2014 3:55PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — Hopeful that Canadian provinces will soon move to allow full-sized trailer tails, ATDynamics has appointed Allen Smith director of Canadian sales to lead its expansion here.

  • Risky Business: Managing responsibility

    February 20, 2014 4:35PM by Truck News

    Almost 25% of the trucking companies I visit have an Hours-of-Service (HoS) BASIC Score that exceeds 65%, placing them in “Alert” status with the FMCSA. In almost every case, it is sufficient to raise their Inspection Selection…

  • Feature Transportation

    Make each day better than the last

    February 1, 2014 12:00AM by Mark Lee

    First, I would like to wish you all a happy and prosperous New Year. I know we’re already a month into 2014, so we can get down to business of making a difference this year now that all the get fit or quit smoking type resolutions have…