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  • Canadian women truck drivers gear up for Moncton Salute

    June 4, 2019 1:45PM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – The fifth Canadian Salute to Women Behind the Wheel is set for June 8 during the Atlantic Truck Show at the Moncton Coliseum in Moncton, NB. The Salute was designed to honor women who have chosen driving

  • 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,

  • Carbon tax funds to be available for green truck technology

    June 3, 2019 10:47AM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – Revenue from the national carbon pricing system – sometimes referred to as the carbon tax – will be available to support fleets that invest in environmentally friendly trucking technologies, the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) reports. Technologies to

  • Poll forecasts a bright road ahead for trucking

    June 3, 2019 10:45AM by Truck News

    The road ahead for the Canadian trucking industry remains smooth despite concerns about driver shortages, plant closures and the new North American Free Trade Agreement, a major survey revealed. The poll of carriers, brokers and owner-operators was conducted by TransCore

  • 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

  • Industry needs to tell its story

    June 2, 2019 5:57PM by Derek Clouthier

    KELOWNA, B.C. – B.C. Trucking Association (BCTA) president and CEO Dave Earle says the trucking industry is not good at telling its good news stories. Opening the BCTA’s AGM and Management Conference in Kelowna, B.C. June 1, Earle said if

  • B.C. government highlights initiatives aimed at improving conditions for trucking industry

    June 2, 2019 5:33PM by Derek Clouthier

    KELOWNA, B.C. – B.C.’s Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure provided an update on a slew of initiatives across the province recently, including the Weight2GoBC bypass program. Issuing over 1.2 million ‘green lights’ for carriers to bypass weigh stations thus far,

  • B.C.’s trucking vacancy rates highest of any sector

    June 2, 2019 1:08PM by Derek Clouthier

    KELOWNA, B.C. – “I don’t even know how you’re operating if that is at all possible.” That was the reaction from B.C. economist Ken Peacock after learning from Statistics Canada that the trucking industry has the highest job vacancy rate

  • 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.

  • TFI International to shutter Highland Transport

    May 30, 2019 11:28AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – TFI International is closing its Highland Transport truckload and intermodal operation, effective June 28. Drivers received news of the closure through a satellite message from Terry Gardiner, vice-president of operations, which was shown to TruckNews.com. Sources say

  • PrePass provider changes name

    May 30, 2019 8:57AM by Truck News

    PHOENIX, Ariz. – HELP Inc., the provider of the PrePass service, has changed its name to PrePass Safety Alliance. The company says its new name better reflects its core mission. “Over more than a quarter-century, PrePass has become one of

  • News Equipment

    Daimler launches Autonomous Technology Group

    May 29, 2019 9:35AM by Truck News

    STUTTGART, Germany – Daimler Trucks has established a global organization for highly automated driving. The Autonomous Technology Group will launch June 1, and will be headed by Peter Vaughan Schmidt. It will focus on putting SAE Level 4 autonomous trucks

  • Industry needs more drastic changes to curb emissions

    May 28, 2019 7:09PM by Derek Clouthier

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – Andrew Tam of the Ontario Ministry of Transportation said heavy-duty diesel vehicles are lagging behind light-duty gasoline-powered vehicles when it comes to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Tam also said he believes the most effective course of

  • Bison celebrates 50th anniversary

    May 28, 2019 4:52PM by James Menzies

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Fifty years to the day that Duncan Jessiman launched Bison Transport by deploying 18 trucks in Winnipeg, Man., the company held numerous events at facilities across Canada to celebrate the milestone. To say the company looks vastly

  • Scholarship winner will have opportunity to pursue career as truck driver

    May 28, 2019 8:09AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – The Women’s Trucking Federation of Canada (WTFC) and Crossroads Ottawa have handed out their first scholarship to a woman aspiring to become a professional truck driver. The winner was Kristy Perrin of Drumbo, Ont. She was selected