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  • Mullen Group posts trucking, oilfield increases

    July 25, 2019 4:03PM by johng@newcom.ca

    OKOTOKS, Alta. – Mullen Group’s trucking and logistics segment grew marginally in the three months leading to June 30, despite “headwinds” linked to a sluggish economy and soft demand for truckload services. The segment reported $219.6 million in incremental revenue,

  • Mullen Group acquires two B.C. logistics companies

    July 4, 2019 12:18PM by Truck News

    OKOTOKS, Alta. – Mullen Group has announced the acquisition of Argus Carriers and Inter-Urban Delivery Service, logistics companies operating in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. Argus, founded in 1948, operates a fleet of 57 trucks and 46 trailers providing

  • U.S. senators press for speed limiters on trucks

    July 2, 2019 3:12PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Ontario and Quebec introduced a speed-limiter program for trucks 10 years ago, setting the maximum speed for heavy-duty vehicles at 105 km/h, or 65 mph. Now the United States wants to follow suit amid a sharp rise

  • Hundreds of classic trucks descend on Clifford

    July 2, 2019 8:52AM by Abdul Latheef

    CLIFFORD, Ont. – This year’s Antique and Classic Truck Show in Clifford, Ont., saw a record number of vehicles participating in the 10th anniversary event. “It was our largest show to date,” said Chris Hall, coordinator at the Great Lakes

  • Logo collector tells the story of ‘fallen flags’

    July 2, 2019 8:36AM by Abdul Latheef

    CLIFFORD, Ont. – Dale Bridge has been collecting trucking company logos for nearly 45 years, and for the first time, the American historian brought thousands of them to the Antique and Classic Truck Show in Clifford, Ont. “I’ve 3,000 here

  • Ontario unveils staggered commercial plate-price rises

    June 28, 2019 12:08PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Commercial plate prices in Ontario will go up by 2% from July 2020 and will continue to rise by 2% until 2023. Meanwhile certain fees, such as oversize single trip and blanket permits will increase by 2%

  • Clifford hosts biggest antique and classic truck show

    June 28, 2019 7:54AM by Truck News

    CLIFFORD, Ont. — Canada’s biggest antique and classic truck show is underway in Clifford, Ont., about 170 kilometers west of Toronto. The show has attracted 200 trucks on the event’s 10th anniversary, said organizer Chris Hall. “Although we are a

  • CTA applauds trucking proposals in Conservative environmental platform

    June 26, 2019 1:54PM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is applauding trucking-related initiatives included in the Conservative Party of Canada’s new environmental platform — A Real Plan to Protect Our Environment. The document includes proposals to change things like cabotage rules

  • Specially-wrapped Ladies’ Lunch truck a hit

    June 26, 2019 1:07PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — This year’s Ladies’ Lunch event, hosted by the Toronto Transportation Club on June 19 was highlighted with a specially-wrapped truck featuring the guest speaker’s photo. This year, the keynote speaker for the event was Rachel David, Canadian

  • Roadside breakdowns spike in winter, report finds

    June 26, 2019 12:21PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – If you think winter weather impacts your fleet’s maintenance costs, you’re right. A new benchmarking report from the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) of the American Trucking Associations, showed breakdowns increased 22% in the first quarter versus

  • Trucking HR Canada launches new project focused on Indigenous youth

    June 25, 2019 11:21AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont.  – Trucking HR Canada announced today that it is launching a new project focused on Indigenous youth. Over the next year, Trucking HR Canada will be working in collaboration with Indigenous organizations to deliver career awareness resources to

  • Rural program to attract newcomers as truck drivers

    June 24, 2019 11:44AM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – Eleven communities will participate in a new Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot, which is looking to attract newcomers to work in occupations like truck drivers. The selected communities are: Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Timmins, and

  • Enhanced weigh scale opens in Delta, B.C.

    June 21, 2019 1:47PM by Truck News-West

    DELTA, B.C. – Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement (CVSE) officers have a newly-enhanced facility at their disposal on Nordel Way in Delta, B.C. Providing a dry, well-lit area to help CVSE officers when doing inspections, the facility is large enough

  • 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