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  • CTA names new vice-chairman, secretary-treasurer

    March 26, 2019 3:15PM by John G Smith

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) has named Jean-Claude Fortin of JE Fortin as vice-chairman, and Greg Munden of Munden Ventures as secretary-treasurer, under a reorganization announced today. They replace Don Streuber of Bison Transport and Mark Seymour

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    Volvo Group opens new Canadian PDC in Milton

    March 26, 2019 2:42PM by James Menzies

    MILTON, Ont. – Volvo Group has opened a massive new parts distribution center (PDC) in Milton, Ont., triple the size of its former Mississauga location, about 20 kms away. More favorable real estate pricing, less traffic congestion, airport access, and

  • Industry pioneer, Bill MacKinnon, dies at 90

    March 25, 2019 7:26AM by Truck News

    GUELPH, Ont. – Bill MacKinnon, former leader of MacKinnon Transport, passed away March 22 at the age of 90. The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) dubbed MacKinnon an “industry pioneer and key builder in the success and growth” of the association

  • How the federal budget could affect trucking

    March 22, 2019 2:39PM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. — The Liberal government’s recently-tabled federal budget features many items that could have an impact on trucking and logistics employers. According to Trucking HR Canada (THRC), which compiled a list of which items could be of specific interest

  • CTA says new carriers should be required to meet national entry standard

    March 22, 2019 11:57AM by Truck News-West

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is calling for a national motor carrier entry standard all companies must meet before being allowed to commence operations. The CTA’s announcement comes as the owner of Adesh Deol Trucking will head

  • CTA addresses ELDs, training, and rest stops to livestock committee

    March 21, 2019 6:49PM by Truck News-West

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) addressed the House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food today about electronic logging devices and training. CTA president Stephen Laskowski and director of policy and industry awareness programs Lak Shoan

  • Trucking journalists present Cummins X12 with tech award

    March 21, 2019 7:55AM by John G Smith

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Trucking industry journalists from around North American have presented the Cummins X12 diesel engine with the annual Jim Winsor Memorial Technical Achievement Award. “As in previous years, there were a number of very worthy candidates nominated by

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    Navistar partners with Love’s to expand service network

    March 20, 2019 9:49AM by James Menzies

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Navistar is partnering with Love’s Travel Stops to expand its service network, bringing its network to more than 1,000 locations. The company made the announcement at the American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council’s spring meetings. “It’s

  • Search for truck drivers should include youth, urban centers, military: Spear

    March 20, 2019 8:02AM by John G Smith

    ATLANTA, Ga. – When American Trucking Associations president Chris Spear looks at youth, urban centers and military ranks, he sees opportunities to expand the trucking industry’s labor pool. But reaching out to any of the groups will require some different

  • Conference season for western Canadian trucking associations is upon us

    March 19, 2019 4:20PM by Truck News-West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – It’s the time of year again when several western Canadian trucking associations hold their respective AGMs, kicking off in Winnipeg April 5 for the Manitoba Trucking Association’s (MTA) 87th annual event. Included in the MTA’s agenda is

  • Truck Tonnage Index falls slightly in February

    March 19, 2019 3:01PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. —  American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) for-hire truck tonnage index was down 0.2% in February after increasing 2.5% in January. In February, the index equaled 117.4 (2015=100) compared with 117.6 in January. “After a strong January, I’m

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    Ancra automates decking system

    March 19, 2019 2:18PM by James Menzies

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Ancra Cargo has automated its integrated decking system, allowing operators to adjust deck height at the touch of a button. The AutoDeck was showcased for the first time at the American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council

  • OTA voices support for Bill 66

    March 19, 2019 9:42AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont.  — Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) chairman David Carruth and OTA president Stephen Laskowski appeared before the Standing Committee on General Government to lend the association’s support for Bill 66 as it relates specifically to Ministry of Transportation and

  • Volvo promotes Lester to senior vice-president

    March 18, 2019 3:10PM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Jeff Lester has been named senior vice-president, US Dealer Sales for Volvo Trucks North America.  Lester will begin his new position on April 1, where he will lead the US sales organization, working closely with the five regional

  • OTA announces 2019-2020 Road Knight Team

    March 18, 2019 9:32AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) is proud to knight seven exceptional professional truck drivers who will travel the province, promoting the industry to the media as well as sharing their experiences and knowledge of the trucking industry