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  • Congestion costs trucking industry 1.2 billion hours

    October 18, 2018 12:30PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – Traffic congestion in the U.S. cost the trucking industry US$74.5 billion in 2016, a 0.5% increase over the previous year. That’s according to new research from the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI). The research group relied on

  • APTA to host Transportation Summit in NL next week

    October 18, 2018 8:01AM by Truck News

    DIEPPE, N.B. – Close to 230 trucking industry leaders, representing companies from across the Atlantic provinces and Canada, will participate in the 2018 Transportation Summit taking place October 23-24, 2018 at the St. John’s Convention Centre in Newfoundland. Hosted by

  • OTA offers to help build carbon reduction plan

    October 17, 2018 2:10PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) wants to work with the province to develop a “made-in-Ontario” carbon reduction solution. The OTA says the industry must continue to do its part to reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality,

  • Technology and trucking

    October 16, 2018 11:35AM by Sonia Straface

    Experts talk about the trending technologies at this year’s Surface Transportation Summit

  • Manac names new regional sales manager for the Maritimes

    October 16, 2018 10:40AM by Truck News

    SAINT-GEORGES, Que. — Manac announced the appointment of Marcel Maillet as its new regional sales manager for the Atlantic provinces today. Maillet joins Manac with a solid background in the trucking industry. In his new role, Marcel will be responsible

  • Pro carrier environment sustained through August: FTR

    October 15, 2018 2:59PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The FTR Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) dropped in August, but still reflected a very positive carrier environment. The moderation seen in August reflected some freight rate stabilization and continued incremental capacity additions, FTR reported. Freight demand remains

  • News Equipment

    Goodyear takes two million service calls in 10 years

    October 15, 2018 10:23AM by Truck News

    AKRON, Ohio – Goodyear has announced its Fleet HQ Emergency Roadside Service program has achieved a new milestone, having completed its two millionth service call in 10 years. “Over the last decade, trucking operations of all sizes and configurations –

  • Trucks for Change delivers for charity

    October 12, 2018 9:50AM by johng@newcom.ca

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Trucks for Change Network, an organization that connects charities to those who can haul their freight, has just transported its 20 millionth pound of donated food — and that’s just a sample of what has been accomplished

  • Challenger’s Topping named HR Leader of the Year

    October 12, 2018 8:32AM by Sonia Straface

    And other HR awards are handed out during the Trucking HR Canada Gala Awards Dinner

  • Owner of carrier involved in Humboldt collision charged

    October 11, 2018 2:51PM by Truck West

    REGINA, Sask. – The owner of the trucking company involved in the Humboldt Broncos bus collision has been charged with eight counts of failing to comply with safety regulations. Sukhmander Singh, owner of Calgary-based Adesh Deol Trucking, will face seven

  • 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

  • Canada can learn from past mistakes when mandating ELDs

    October 10, 2018 6:42PM by James Menzies

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Canada’s long-awaited electronic logging device (ELD) mandate should differ from the U.S. rule to avoid some of the pitfalls that befell the rollout of similar legislation there. That was the opinion of a panel that discussed the

  • MELT to be mandated in Alberta this spring

    October 10, 2018 5:03PM by Truck West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – The Alberta government announced today that mandatory entry-level driver training (MELT) will be mandated in spring 2019 for Class 1 and 2 drivers. The announcement was made at the Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) office by Transportation

  • Ground breaks for Gordie Howe Bridge

    October 5, 2018 10:39AM by johng@newcom.ca

    WINDSOR, Ont. – Ground has officially broken on the new Gordie Howe International Bridge, beginning full-scale construction of a six-lane, 2.5-km cable-stay span to link Windsor, Ont. and Detroit, Mich. It should be open to traffic as early as 2022.

  • More needs to be done to attract women to industry, says WBF panel

    October 4, 2018 7:35PM by Truck West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) president Chris Nash believes companies that do not embrace diversity and inclusiveness will soon struggle to find talent. “Diversity will bring more ideas and progression,” Nash said during the Women Building Futures