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THE STORY SO FAR Mark is traveling to Winnipeg on Hwy. 17. He checks the forecast and it looks bad, so he chains up long before the snow. After driving a while Mark is wondering if the snow will ever
Author: Sonia Straface
Posted: February 2, 2018, 8:03 pm
“Try it and you’ll like it” has been a common theme in the trucking industry of late with new advancements being made in the world of technology. Automated transmissions are no different, and with approximately 70% of new trucks coming
Author: Sonia Straface
Posted: February 2, 2018, 7:58 pm
Commitment throughout the organization is important to the success of improving driver retention. But commitment is especially important among the ownership and management team as they are setting the example for all others in the company. To consider and then
Author: Ray Haight
Posted: February 2, 2018, 5:07 pm
WATERLOO, Ont. — Descartes Systems Group announced today that it has acquired Aljex Software. Aljex has serving freight broker for more than 20 years and has built a robust platform backed by deep domain expertise, Descartes said. “Managing the capacity
Author: Sonia Straface
Posted: February 2, 2018, 5:01 pm
Kurtz excited about the future of the trucking industry
Author: Sonia Straface
Posted: February 2, 2018, 3:50 pm
OTTAWA, Ont. – A new report from the Senate Committee on Transport and Communications has suggested Canada is “ill-prepared” for the arrival of driverless vehicles. The committee studied emerging driverless and connected vehicle technologies, along with the risks and rewards
Author: James Menzies
Posted: February 1, 2018, 4:59 pm
RENTON, Wash. – Paccar Parts enjoyed a record year in 2017, filling more than 16 million orders globally. “Paccar Parts’ number one goal is customer uptime. The effectiveness of our supply chain contributes to our high levels of productivity and
Author: James Menzies
Posted: February 1, 2018, 3:45 pm
NOVI, Mich. — Prestolite Electric’s IdlePro Extreme range of premium, heavy duty replacement alternators has expanded. The new line now includes a 24V, 250-amp version that offers better performance under the most extreme conditions. The latest high-efficiency, high-output alternator from
Author: Sonia Straface
Posted: February 1, 2018, 2:22 pm
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Conditions for U.S. shippers continue to remain tight, according to the latest FTR Shippers Conditions Index. The index in November was marginally better for shippers than in October, with a negative reading of -8.9. FTR says it’s
Author: James Menzies
Posted: February 1, 2018, 1:27 pm
LONDON, Ont. – Are you a good driver? Time to see how your skills stack up. The Good Driver Challenger starts today (Feb. 1). More than 15 fleets and 100 drivers are participating in the Pilot Challenge during the month of
Author: Sonia Straface
Posted: February 1, 2018, 1:25 pm
Author: Brad Ling
Posted: February 1, 2018, 12:00 pm
EDMONTON, Alta. – The Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) announced that Chris Nash will be its next president effective March 5. Nash takes over for outgoing president Lorraine Card, who announced her retirement last December. Having started his career in
Author: Derek Clouthier
Posted: February 1, 2018, 2:10 am
TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO)  has announced the application form for the Green Commercial Vehicle Program (GCVP) is now online through Grants Ontario. Applicants can apply for the program and submit an application using the Grants
Author: Sonia Straface
Posted: January 31, 2018, 8:13 pm
The nature of work is always changing. Today, as technology and demographics evolve, our skills have to keep up or else we risk being automated out of a job. But some talents simply cannot be replaced by technology. I am
Author: Sonia Straface
Posted: January 31, 2018, 7:55 pm
The trucking industry as a whole doesn’t display much empathy for its drivers. Drivers are about the passion for what they do day in and day out. Corporate trucking is about profit. The ground between these two poles is a
Author: Sonia Straface
Posted: January 31, 2018, 7:52 pm
Trucking industry provides room for advancement
Author: Sonia Straface
Posted: January 31, 2018, 7:46 pm
TORONTO, Ont. – Canadian shippers paid 0.87% more to move their goods via ground transportation in November, according to the latest Canadian General Freight Index (CGFI). The total base rate decreased 0.4%. Average fuel surcharges went up in November, accounting
Author: James Menzies
Posted: January 31, 2018, 7:33 pm
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. —  Polaris Transportation announced today that its online booking portal is now fully tested and live making shipping with Polaris much easier. The new shipping tool has been in development for the past year. It is designed to
Author: Sonia Straface
Posted: January 31, 2018, 5:21 pm
CALGARY, Alta. — Suncor today announced it will proceed with the phased implementation of autonomous haulage systems (AHS) at company-operated mines. Over the next six years, the company plans to deploy more than 150 autonomous haul trucks in the full
Author: Sonia Straface
Posted: January 31, 2018, 4:52 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Love’s Travel Stops has announced its Speedco tire stores have expanded the brands they are offering. Forty-six of the 52 locations across the U.S. now offer Aeolus, Goodyear, Yokohama and Love’s retread tires. Previously, they offered
Author: James Menzies
Posted: January 31, 2018, 4:45 pm

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