Truck News



  • Alliance calls for third-party ELD certification

    October 11, 2018 10:58AM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance is once again stressing the need to have mandated electronic logging devices (ELDs) certified by third parties, helping to ensure the devices can’t be compromised. The alliance says the final rule has been

  • Use big data as a teaching mechanism, not an ‘I got ya’ tool

    September 26, 2018 7:01PM by Truck West

    RED DEER, Alta. – Collecting data from today’s truck technologies is about more than improving a carrier’s bottom line, it’s about helping drivers be the best they can be. Derek Tate, president of Enpact Group and former driver, spoke to

  • ‘Tortoise recovery’ expected to continue

    September 12, 2018 12:39PM by James Menzies

    No signs a recession is looming

  • Bendix upgrades Wingman Fusion

    September 6, 2018 9:58AM by James Menzies

    More powerful stopping, new features to be added next year

  • Alberta truckers needed for study on driver health

    August 29, 2018 4:12PM by Derek Clouthier

    SASKATOON, Sask. – Calling all Alberta truck drivers…come in Alberta truckers. The University of Saskatchewan’s School of Public Health is looking for long-haul truck drivers from Alberta to participate in a study that will collect information on their health and

  • CTA wants crackdown on ‘Driver Inc.’ payments

    August 2, 2018 3:38PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) continues to sound the alarm about Driver Inc. – a payment model in which drivers who do not own or operate their own vehicle still become incorporated and receive pay without source

  • Women drivers safer than men, ATRI finds

    August 1, 2018 10:07AM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – Violations for reckless driving or failing to yield the right of way remain the top two driving behaviors that predict future crashes, the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) says. And when it comes to a battle of

  • Atmore weigh station one of the most advanced in Canada

    July 27, 2018 11:32PM by Derek Clouthier

    ATMORE, Alta. – A new Alberta weigh station is setting the bar when it comes to technology. At the top of its class in Canada, you’d have to travel south of the border to find a commercial truck weigh station

  • PMTC unveils schedule for Eastern Regional seminar

    July 23, 2018 3:48PM by Truck News

    MILTON, Ont. – Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) and Trucking Human Resources Sector Council Atlantic (THRSCA) are bringing their educational seminar to Truro, Nova Scotia. This will mark the fourth year the two groups have teamed up for

  • 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

  • Brake blitz grounds 12.4% in Canada

    July 17, 2018 11:20AM by johng@newcom.ca

    GREEBELT, Md. – A surprise Brake Safety Day inspection blitz in Canada and the U.S. put 1,595 trucks out of service for brake violations on April 25, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) reports. There were 11,531 inspections conducted overall,

  • Use Humboldt lessons as ‘catalyst’ for change: CTA

    July 11, 2018 2:05PM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is asking governments to look beyond the actions of an individual driver in the wake of a truck-bus collision that killed 16 members of the Humboldt Broncos family, and explore a series

  • 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.

  • Focus increases on distracted driving

    June 28, 2018 1:06PM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. – Transport Canada has added to the focus on distracted driving through a national roundtable in Montreal, featuring voices including the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) and Quebec Trucking Association. Sessions covered the steps that different industries are taking

  • Canadian Alliance Terminals names new president

    June 27, 2018 5:25PM by Truck News

    RICHMOND, B.C. — William McKinnon has been named the president of Canadian Alliance Terminals (CAT). McKinnon’s record of leadership spans supply chain innovation, security and risk mitigation and the development of direct sales software delivery systems. He is a graduate