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  • Peel Region extends restrictions on heavy trucks

    June 27, 2019 11:20AM by Truck News

    BRAMPTON, Ont. — The Region of Peel has extended restrictions on heavy trucks on Winston Churchill Boulevard north from 10 Sideroad to Mayfield Road. Current restrictions include: Heavy truck restriction from Steeles Avenue to 10 Sideroad. Seasonal (March/April) axle load

  • Volvo turns to AI to improve safety on the road

    June 21, 2019 11:01AM by Truck News

    ONTARIO, Calif. – Volvo Trucks North America has showcased a project designed to strengthen safety capabilities for the trucking industry through automation. The proof of concept was developed in collaboration with automated vehicle software provider Perceptive Automata and customer Dependable

  • Driver Inc. business model threatened by court ruling: lawyer

    June 21, 2019 9:32AM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – A Toronto-based law firm is suggesting that a recent Supreme Court ruling may be the “final nail in the Driver Inc. model of trucking service” if it’s applied to a transportation-related case. Fernandes Hearn’s comments were linked

  • Employers bracing for more pot problems: Expert

    June 17, 2019 9:26AM by Abdul Latheef

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – Eight months after recreational cannabis was legalized in Canada, employers are still grappling with issues related to marijuana use in the workplace. Now, an addiction expert is warning that the problem could get much worse when

  • Devine defines Top 10 legal issues of 2019

    June 13, 2019 9:51AM by johng@newcom.ca

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – Heather Devine, a lawyer with Isaacs and Co., is advising truck fleets to take a closer look at everything from employment contracts to telematics data as they look to prepare themselves for the year ahead. Here

  • Industries voice concern as Trump tariffs loom

    June 7, 2019 2:47PM by Abdul Latheef

    TORONTO, Ont. — As Mexico braces for the first installment of what U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened would be escalating tariffs, the trucking and automotive industries are warning that the move would have devastating effects on their sectors. Trump

  • Paid Best practices to build a safety program by using dash cams

    June 6, 2019 8:42AM by Sponsored

    Dash cam footage not only provides evidence of what happens on the road, but it can also enable safety managers to identify at-risk drivers with poor driving habits. By combining road-facing dash cams with a feature-rich fleet management software, fleets

  • Paid Keep Yourself Safe on the Job

    June 3, 2019 3:42PM by Sponsored

    Did you know? Most serious injuries to professional truck drivers occur when you’re not behind the wheel As a commercial driver, when you think about your job, it’s unlikely that you imagine getting injured by falling from a height. However,

  • Schneider wins safety award in back-to-back years

    June 3, 2019 9:21AM by Truck News

    GREEN BAY, Wisc. – Schneider has been named the first company to consecutively win National Safety Council’s Green Cross for Safety Award. “Being honored with the Green Cross for Safety Award in back-to-back years is an amazing accomplishment, underscoring our

  • Canadian named WIT’s Member of the Month

    June 3, 2019 8:58AM by Truck News

    PLOVER, Wisc. — Jo-Anne Phillips, COO of Jeramand Trucking, has been named Women in Trucking’s June Member of the Month. Phillips and her husband, Dan Boudreau are both New Brunswick-based entrepreneurs who run a construction and building production facility and

  • CTA highlights efforts on Driver Inc. during BCTA conference

    June 1, 2019 6:42PM by Derek Clouthier

    KELOWNA, B.C. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) has taken several strides in its attempt to reign in Driver Inc. in an attempt to help level the playing field for carriers across the country. CTA president Stephen Laskowski brought B.C.

  • Impairment comes in many forms

    May 24, 2019 8:29PM by Derek Clouthier

    B.C. Forest Safety Council conference explores various forms of impairment in the workplace

  • Protect yourself from cargo theft this Memorial Day weekend

    May 22, 2019 2:00PM by Truck News

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. —With Memorial Day around the corner, CargoNet warns truck drivers to keep their freight protected. Holiday periods are known for increased risk of cargo theft because cargo thieves look to exploit an abundance of unattended trucks and

  • Likelihood of freight recession increasing: ACT

    May 10, 2019 9:23AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – The risk of a freight recession is rising, according to the latest ACT Freight Forecast from ACT Research. “Freight remains soft, as expected, and while we see reasons for recovery in the second half of 2019, escalating

  • FTR provides mid-year economic review

    May 9, 2019 11:47AM by James Menzies

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Industry forecaster FTR’s senior economist Bill Witte takes a slightly dimmer view of the U.S. economy than he did several months ago, but is still projecting 2.5% GDP growth this year. In a webinar to provide an