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    Fatalities surge around trucking’s most dangerous job — driving a garbage truck

    January 27, 2019 12:00AM by John G Smith

    TORONTO, Ont. — Hang Vo was killed by a reversing garbage truck, but she wasn’t the only one. January has been an especially deadly month for one of trucking’s most dangerous jobs.

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    Paez tackles the Olympian challenge of cross-border trucking

    November 30, 2018 12:00AM by John G Smith

    PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico – Crossing an international border can seem like an Olympian task at the best of times, with challenges ranging from ever-changing regulations to the search for backhauls. But Olympic Transport has been rising to those challenges for

  • Product Uncategorized

    Drivewyze adds insightful reports

    October 31, 2018 10:43AM by John G Smith

    Drivewyze, known for its PreClear weigh station bypass services, has launched the Drivewyze Insights reporting service – giving customers monthly reports on safety and violation information. Insights collects inspection and violation source data across 50 states, and as much as

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    Tire cage offers care when adding air

    October 1, 2018 3:53PM by John G Smith

    Martins’ new heavy-duty Tire Inflation Cages (MIC-6HD) have been unveiled to protect maintenance teams during the tire inflation process. The new cages include six heavy-duty reinforcement bars, a pneumatic safety valve on the cage door, an air hose with lock-on

  • Horvath to head safety at ATA

    August 14, 2018 3:25PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) is naming Dan Horvath their new vice president of safety policy. In the role Horvath will oversee the association’s Safety Policy and Hazardous Material committees, as well as representing ATA and its

  • 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

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

    July 11, 2018 2:05PM by John G Smith

    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

  • Whistleblower protections aren’t helping drivers: OOIDA

    June 18, 2018 3:55PM by Truck News

    GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. – Whistle-blower laws meant to shield workers from reporting coercive behavior aren’t protecting drivers says the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA). The group met recently with the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) at the U.S. Department

  • News Uncategorized

    Bosch unveils emerging safety, self-driving tech

    May 28, 2018 12:00AM by Jim Park

    FLAT ROCK, Mich. — With technology about to transform transportation as we know it, global automotive technology supplier Bosch is right in the thick of things. The company has an extensive list of partnerships with new and established “mobility” manufacturers extending across automation, connectivity and electrification …

  • Blog Uncategorized

    Honoring Humboldt: We must learn the lessons that emerge

    April 13, 2018 12:00AM by John G Smith

    The only thing we really know about the collision at the intersection of Saskatchewan highways 35 and 335 is the extent of the tragedy. Sixteen members of the Humboldt Broncos family, all too young, were lost in early April when a bus and truck collided. Thirteen more were injured. The scars, both physical and emotional, remain.

  • Blog Uncategorized

    What’s the Rush? Are we moving too fast on autonomous vehicles?

    April 10, 2018 12:00AM by Rolf Lockwood

    Perspective is what prevents us from making lousy decisions and watching our stress levels rise as we try to cope with the fallout from those mistakes and misperceptions. Never before, I would argue, has perspective been as necessary as it is now. In life at large and certainly in this industry of ours.

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    New CTA chairman looks to raise regional voices

    April 10, 2018 12:00AM by John G Smith

    TORONTO, Ont. — This isn’t the first time Scott Smith has occupied a seat at the head of a boardroom table. The president and chief executive officer of Ontario-based JD Smith led the Ontario Trucking Association from 2004-06. Now, just a little over a decade later, he has been handed the gavel for the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA).

    As familiar as the role might appear, this is a time of significant change among some of Canada’s largest trucking associations. Stephen Laskowski is entering his first full year as chief executive officer of the Canadian Trucking Alliance itself. Recent months have seen changes to senior staff at the British Columbia Trucking Association and Alberta Motor Transport Association, too.

  • ATA names director of safety policy

    April 4, 2018 2:32PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) has named Dan Horvath, a former director of compliance and safety at TransForce Inc., as its new director of safety policy. He’s also been an auditor with the U.S. Federal Motor Carrier

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    Think Tanks: There’s a right way and wrong way to fill up

    April 2, 2018 12:00AM by Eric Berard

    MONTREAL, Que. — Some truck components have been around for so long that they rarely receive a second thought, and dual fuel tanks are a perfect example. Introduced to extend the range of trucks between refills, the tanks are usually mounted on opposite sides of the frame rails. But this also introduces hazards that emerge with two separate filling points.

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    Pulse Survey: The safety where you work

    March 29, 2018 12:00AM by John G Smith

    TORONTO, Ont. — Safety is the key to running an efficient business. Accidents and injuries can cost time and money in insurance claims and lost productivity. In this month’s Pulse survey, we asked readers how they feel about safety in