Truck News

  • WCB changes could impact some carriers

    April 21, 2018 5:30PM by Truck West

    BANFF, Alta. – Some key changes to the Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) legislation slated to kick in Sept. 1 could have an impact on some carriers. Pieter Lambooy, vice-president of operations for WCB of Alberta, said the obligation to reinstate

  • Reduced speed zone ahead

    April 18, 2018 3:29PM by Derek Clouthier

    Group looks to reduce commercial vehicles to 40km/hr. when passing through Salmon Arm

  • Drivers without ELD face out of service violations

    April 2, 2018 10:09AM by Truck News

    GREENBELT, Md. – Those driving trucks in the U.S. without electronic logging devices (ELDs) or grandfathered automatic on-board recording devices (AOBRDs) will now risk 10 hours out of service. Soft enforcement of a related mandate, which began on Dec. 18,

  • Transport Canada tackles ‘phantom’ vehicle lighting

    March 21, 2018 9:44AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Transport Canada will soon require updated lighting packages in new cars, in a bid to address those who travel in the dark without any lights. As of 2021, manufacturers will have to build vehicles that either have

  • SmartDrive unveils new Transportation Intelligence Platform

    March 14, 2018 10:04AM by Truck News

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. – SmartDrive Systems launched its Transportation Intelligence Platform and SR4 hardware this week during a virtual press conference. According to SmartDrive, the platform is the first video-based solution capable of convergence. The system fuses data from all

  • 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

  • It’s time to talk

    January 31, 2018 10:11AM by Sonia Straface

    Accidents, loneliness, and fatigue are all part of the job as a truck driver. But does this make them more at risk for mental illness?

  • OTA calls for zero tolerance for driver pot use

    December 1, 2017 7:44AM by Sonia Straface

    TORONTO, Ont. — The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) is urging the provincial government to ensure a zero tolerance enforcement for truck driver pot use. In a submission this week to the Standing Committee on Justice Policy, OTA laid out the potential

  • NAIT partners with industry to offer low-carbon fuel to long-haul segment

    November 9, 2017 1:30PM by Truck West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) has partnered with industry stakeholders to bring low-carbon fuel that can withstand all weather conditions to the long-haul truck segment. Working with Mack Trucks, Westcan Bulk Transport, and Oberon Fuels,

  • Slow, sustainable growth sets stage for a strong 2018

    October 25, 2017 9:55PM by James Menzies

    ORLANDO, Fla. – Demand for trucking services in the U.S. has increased, and in a more sustainable way than it has in the past, setting the stage for a strong 2018. That was the feel-good consensus expressed at the popular

  • Panel discusses the future of trucking, technology

    October 12, 2017 11:08AM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – The technology for modern-day society to look like an episode of The Jetsons is here, but the infrastructure to support that kind of life, isn’t. That was the consensus of the future of trucking panel at this

  • Class 8 rentals in Canada jump 20%: PacLease

    October 12, 2017 8:04AM by Truck News

    BELLEVUE, Wash. – PacLease’s truck rental market has noticed an upward trend in the last four months. According to the company’s national director of rental operations, Chachi Hernandez, “In Class 8 rentals, we’ve seen a 20% jump across the country,

  • Trucking execs weigh in on hot industry topics

    October 9, 2017 3:47PM by Sonia Straface

    CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – Electronic logging devices, marijuana legalization, and the driver shortage are hot-button industry issues that are here to stay for the long haul. So, it was only natural that a panel at this year’s Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association

  • Paid Coolant Complications & Confusion

    October 1, 2017 12:00PM by Truck News - Prestone

      Nitrite Challenges Dictate an Important Dialogue  Until Prestone introduced the first all-season, the first modern cooling system fluid back in 1927, common kitchen ingredients such as sugar, honey and molasses were used. Since 1927, ethylene glycol, with integral corrosion inhibitors,

  • What marijuana legalization could mean for your insurance coverage

    September 15, 2017 2:57PM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – The legalization of marijuana will have significant impacts on the insurance and transportation industry as insurance companies will have to extend coverage offerings and anticipate the risks involved in underwriting and dealing with impairment claims. That was