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  • Paid Natural Resources Canada launches new Green Freight Assessment Program

    April 23, 2018 7:37AM by Truck News - SmartWay

    OTTAWA, Ont. – The SmartWay Canada team and Natural Resources Canada are launching a new Freight Assessment Program to help Canadian carriers better determine where improvements can be made to lower fuel costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. According to

  • Alberta government aims to improve road safety

    April 21, 2018 1:19AM by Truck West

    BANFF, Alta. – In the wake of the tragic collision involving the Humboldt Broncos bus, Alberta Minister of Transportation Brian Mason says government must take a more robust approach to ensure road safety. Speaking during the Alberta Motor Transport Association’s

  • MTO gives update on impaired driving

    April 20, 2018 11:22AM by Sonia Straface

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – If you have a commercial driver’s licence, you might want to think twice before you spark up this summer. That is the message the Ministry of Transportation’s Joe Lynch told an audience at a timely presentation at

  • Reduced speed zone ahead

    April 18, 2018 3:29PM by Derek Clouthier

    Group looks to reduce commercial vehicles to 40km/hr. when passing through Salmon Arm

  • News Technology

    The path to autonomous

    April 18, 2018 1:55PM by James Menzies

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Today’s driver assistance systems will eventually guide the trucking industry to autonomous driving – but it won’t happen soon. That’s according to Fred Andersky, director, customer solutions controls with Bendix, who spoke by video conference at the

  • News Equipment

    Driving the new Sprinter

    April 17, 2018 10:33AM by James Menzies

    The new Sprinter is safe to operate, fully connected, and highly versatile

  • Wabco to move into new North American HQ

    April 17, 2018 8:29AM by Truck News

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Wabco Holdings has announced it’s moving its Americas headquarters to Auburn Hills, Mich. The new 102,000 sq.-ft. facility is under construction and will open in the third quarte of this year. Wabco says the investment underscores

  • OTA encouraged by enforcement crackdown

    April 16, 2018 10:13AM by Truck News

    WATERLOO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) is commending the enforcement community for cracking down on carriers that don’t “embrace a culture of safety, environmental and taxation compliance.” The comments come after the Waterloo Regional Police Service laid criminal

  • Paid Natural Resources Canada launches new Green Freight Assessment Program

    April 16, 2018 9:20AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – The SmartWay Canada team and Natural Resources Canada are launching a new Freight Assessment Program to help Canadian carriers better determine where improvements can be made to lower fuel costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. According to

  • Transportation, warehousing vacancies up

    April 12, 2018 5:05PM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – The number of unfilled jobs in transportation and warehousing increased 43.5% in the fourth quarter of 2017, compared to the same period a year earlier, Statistics Canada reports. There were 28,300 vacancies in the sector compared to

  • Volvo unveils first all-electric truck

    April 12, 2018 9:13AM by Truck News

    GOTHENBURG, Sweden — Volvo Trucks has revealed its first all-electric truck for commercial use. The Volvo FL Electric was designed for urban distribution and refuse operations among other applications. It has a gross vehicle weight of 16 tonnes and its

  • Nikola names new v.p. of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies

    April 12, 2018 7:51AM by Truck News

    SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Nikola Motors has hired Jesse Schneider as vice-president of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. Schneider is a hydrogen and fuel cell expert and automotive industry veteran who spent most of his career working for BMW

  • Ontario on-road fatalities surge

    April 9, 2018 3:26PM by Truck News

    ORILLIA, Ont. – Fatalities in crashes involving commercial trucks reached a 10-year high on roads patrolled by the Ontario Provincial Police in 2017 – which also marked the highest number of road fatalities in general in five years. The police

  • Safe Driver Week to focus on driving behaviors

    April 9, 2018 11:09AM by Truck News

    GREENBELT, Md. – Inspectors across North America will be on the lookout for unsafe driving behaviors July 15-21, as the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) recognizes Operation Safe Driver Week. Dangerous behaviors to be tracked during the week include speeding,

  • Stricter winter tire and chain-up regulations proposed in B.C.

    April 5, 2018 6:24PM by Truck West

    VICTORIA, B.C. – The B.C. government is looking to make changes to its winter tire and commercial vehicle chain-up requirements in the wake of what has been – and continues to be – a brutal winter. One of the proposed