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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions in the U.S. spiked in October, with a reading of 9.48, up from 3.5 in September. FTR’s Trucking Condition Index (TCI) rose on a strong economy, along with pressure from hurricane recovery efforts and the
Author: James Menzies
Posted: December 12, 2017, 5:51 pm
PENTICTON, B.C. — Family businesses are special for a reason. There is a special connection one has to a company when it is part of their family, and a desire to carry on that family legacy becomes ingrained. At Berry and
Author: Sonia Straface
Posted: December 12, 2017, 4:38 pm
TORONTO, Ont.  — The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) is throwing its support behind an Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) enforcement effort targeting inattentive driving by truck drivers and carriers avoiding roadside enforcement. “The majority of truck drivers and trucking companies make
Author: Sonia Straface
Posted: December 12, 2017, 3:29 pm
DIEPPE, N.B. – The Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA), board of directors, and members gathered together to celebrate the excellence of five individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the trucking industry in Atlantic Canada last week. The annual
Author: Sonia Straface
Posted: December 12, 2017, 2:51 pm
HAMILTON, Ont. – The Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario (TTSAO) has announced the formation of the TTSAO Insurance Group. The insurance group consists of brokers and insurance company representatives who are associate members of the TTSAO. The TTSAO has always
Author: Sonia Straface
Posted: December 12, 2017, 2:27 pm
TORONTO, Ont. — Living up to a name like Hercules is a hard thing to do considering he is one of the most famous – and strongest – gods in Greek mythology. But Hercules Forwarding is doing quite a good job,
Author: Sonia Straface
Posted: December 11, 2017, 6:56 pm
EDMONTON, Alta. — Lorraine Card has decided to retire after three years as president of the Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA). Card devoted her time with the AMTA lobbying for safer highways for both commercial drivers and the general public, as
Author: Sonia Straface
Posted: December 11, 2017, 4:08 pm
KELOWNA, B.C. — Possibly the oldest of its kind in existence, Doug Small’s 1968 Western Star WD4964 began counting its miles in Western Canada. Now calling The Truck Shop dealership in Auburn, Wash. home, the truck was manufactured in Kelowna, B.C.
Author: Sonia Straface
Posted: December 11, 2017, 3:47 pm
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Just one week before the U.S. electronic logging device (ELD) mandate is set to kick in, nearly half of trucking professionals who responded to a recent survey said they’ve yet to select an ELD. The survey was
Author: James Menzies
Posted: December 11, 2017, 3:36 pm
Let’s face it, changing your mind is just re-targeting to a more ‘hittable target,’ or focusing on the ‘focusable.’ Recently, two people come to mind who have changed their minds and are re-focusing — Alberta’s Premier, Rachel Notely, and me
Author: Roger McKnight
Posted: December 11, 2017, 2:45 pm
ELKHART, Ind. — Lippert Component has introduced the somnum Sleeper Series mattresses for the heavy truck market. According to the company,  the somnum Sleeper Series offers four unique mattress constructions to fit the needs of truck drivers of all sleep
Author: Sonia Straface
Posted: December 11, 2017, 1:32 pm
The story so far The story so farMark gets a call from Bud informing him that the OPP are looking for him. Mark immediately shuts down his phone and does his best to avoid any contact with the police… ***
Author: Sonia Straface
Posted: December 10, 2017, 6:48 pm
Tires represent one of a fleet’s largest operating costs, so having an effective tire management program is essential. But that doesn’t mean it has to be overly complex. Even small fleets without a dedicated “tire guy” can put in place
Author: Sonia Straface
Posted: December 10, 2017, 6:36 pm
When Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, unveiled new legislation in early November aimed at cracking down on harassment in federal workplaces, it went largely unnoticed in the trucking world. If you work in a trucking operation
Author: Sonia Straface
Posted: December 10, 2017, 3:23 pm
WINNIPEG, Man. – A quarter of a century in, and Maxim Truck and Trailer continues to amaze with its charity pancake breakfast. Held Dec. 7, the annual event raised more than $27,000 for the Christmas Cheer Board of Winnipeg, with
Author: Derek Clouthier
Posted: December 9, 2017, 11:16 pm
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. –  Allison Transmission today announced the promotion of Otto Szalavari to managing director of global marketing. “During his short period of time with Allison, Otto has more than proven his ability to tackle challenges and generate results,” said
Author: Sonia Straface
Posted: December 8, 2017, 5:09 pm
  MATTAWA, Ont. — Gincor announced today that it has purchased Cross Country Trailers. “We see tremendous opportunity in this facility and the workforce made up of people from a great community,” said Gincor president and CEO Luc Stang. “We
Author: Sonia Straface
Posted: December 8, 2017, 4:32 pm
HAMILTON, Ont. —  The TTSAO recently met with the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD) to discuss raising the $40 hourly cap currently put on training facilities. Since 2009 insurance costs for insuring trucks and trailers at truck
Author: Sonia Straface
Posted: December 8, 2017, 4:18 pm
TORONTO, Ont.  – The Toronto Transportation Club (TTC) held it’s Annual General Meeting on December 7 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and voted on the new executive committee for 2017. The new committee is as follows: Gary Fast –
Author: Sonia Straface
Posted: December 8, 2017, 4:10 pm
While everyone traditionally circles Apr. 30 on their calendar, a more pressing tax deadline is really just days away. If you are a sole proprietor, then Dec. 31 is an important deadline for business decisions. If you are incorporated then
Author: Sonia Straface
Posted: December 8, 2017, 3:16 pm

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