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  • 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,

  • 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.

  • MELT required for Saskatchewan farm workers by 2020

    May 31, 2019 7:32PM by Truck News-West

    REGINA, Sask. – The Province of Saskatchewan will require drivers in agriculture to complete mandatory entry-level driver training (MELT) starting next year. Like those looking to acquire a Class 1 licence to drive a commercial truck, farm workers will need

  • 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

  • Disruption in the industry

    May 27, 2019 4:29PM by Derek Clouthier

    Panel discusses how innovation has impacted transportation sector

  • NACV Show adds educational sessions

    May 27, 2019 8:51AM by Truck News

    ATLANTA, Ga. – The North American Commercial Vehicle Show (NACV) has announced it will host on-floor education sessions for all registered attendees. There will be three new Solutions Theaters, which will showcase topically industry discussions with industry thought leaders. All

  • Impairment comes in many forms

    May 24, 2019 8:29PM by Derek Clouthier

    B.C. Forest Safety Council conference explores various forms of impairment in the workplace

  • Trucking welcomes trade deal

    May 21, 2019 8:21AM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – An end to tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum imports to the U.S. was welcomed by the trucking industry late last week. “Trucking and trade are synonymous, and this decision by President Trump is a huge step

  • News Equipment

    Trailer demand softening

    May 21, 2019 7:58AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – April trailer orders totaled 14,500 units, according to preliminary data from ACT Research, which reflected soft demand for the second straight month. “Order volume was soft in April for the second straight month. Several factors appear to

  • ATA, OOIDA at odds over young driver pilot program

    May 15, 2019 8:17AM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) is lauding a new pilot program that will allow non-military young drivers to drive commercial trucks in interstate commerce. “ATA supports FMCSA’s efforts to expand on its current work examining younger commercial

  • News Equipment

    Fleet Sentiment Report reflects softening market

    May 13, 2019 12:20PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – A survey of truck buyers indicates some softening in the truck market. The CK Commercial Vehicle Research Fleet Sentiment Survey for the first quarter found fewer trucks will be delivered to respondents than last year. Freight demand

  • News Equipment

    Continental ramps up retread production

    May 13, 2019 10:56AM by Truck News

    FORT MILL, S.C. – Continental has announced it is increasing production at its pre-cured tread manufacturing plant. The plant is preparing for a 300% increase in production this year, due to retread sales growth. In March, the company added a