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TORONTO, Ont. – Nominations are now open for this year’s Highway Star of the Year. The honor, which awards one lucky recipient with more than $15,000 in cash and prizes, is reserved for Canada’s top driver or owner-operator. The winner
Author: Sonia Straface
Posted: January 19, 2018, 5:01 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. – The design of Freightliner Trucks’ new Cascadia model was chosen for a recent 2017 Good Design award. The competition selects product designs and graphics from more than 46 nations for design excellence. Submissions are received from Fortune 500
Author: Sonia Straface
Posted: January 19, 2018, 1:39 pm
FALCONER, N.Y. — Truck-Lite has added SAE-compliant LED fog light kits and an LED auxiliary driving light kit to its Rigid product offering. Based on the D-Series from Rigid Industries, the 3″x3″ fog lights are designed as plug-and-play replacements for
Author: Sonia Straface
Posted: January 19, 2018, 1:32 pm
MONTREAL, Que. – Gregory Rumble will be retiring as executive vice-president and chief financial officer of TFI International in April 2019, the company announced. He served in those roles for TFI (then TransForce) since 2015, and was president of Contrans
Author: James Menzies
Posted: January 18, 2018, 9:27 pm
DIEPPE, N.S. — Nova Scotia Transportation officials have announced their plans to remove tolls from the Cobequid Pass today. According to the announcement, once the remaining of the bonds are paid off sometime in fiscal 2019-2020, the tolls are supposed
Author: Sonia Straface
Posted: January 18, 2018, 9:13 pm
Author: Carolyn Brimer
Posted: January 18, 2018, 8:00 pm
Author: Carolyn Brimer
Posted: January 18, 2018, 7:46 pm
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Four industry suppliers have teamed up to support wounded U.S. military veterans. Phillips Industries, Meritor, SAF-Holland, and Minimizer, say they have come together to support the Wyakin Foundation, to raise awareness throughout the trucking industry about
Author: James Menzies
Posted: January 18, 2018, 5:51 pm
COLUMBUS, Ind. – Class 8 truck orders for December reached a 37-month high, according to final data from ACT Research. They came in at more than 37,500 units. Strong orders since September have boosted Class 8 backlogs, ACT reported, setting
Author: James Menzies
Posted: January 18, 2018, 5:15 pm
TORONTO, Ont. – Registration is now open for the Next Generation and OTA-SEEC programs for 2018. According to the OTA, the the Next Generation Certificate program, now in its fifth year, is an intensive leadership development initiative for the industry’s future leaders.
Author: Sonia Straface
Posted: January 18, 2018, 4:23 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. – EROAD today introduced EROAD Inspect, an in-vehicle Driver Vehicle Inspection Report (DVIR) reporting tool. “Inspect DVIR uses the same EROAD in-vehicle ELD hardware used to ensure Hours of Service logs compliance to lead drivers through a simple and
Author: Sonia Straface
Posted: January 18, 2018, 3:46 pm
LONGUEUIL, Que. — TruckPro has added two new repair centers to its network. Premium Truck and Trailer in Kamloops, B.C. and Marshall Truck and Trailer Repair Limited in Hamilton, Ont. are now members of the TruckPro family. The TruckPro network
Author: Sonia Straface
Posted: January 18, 2018, 1:17 pm
Why are more shippers considering outsourcing supply chain functions?
Author: Brad Ling
Posted: January 18, 2018, 12:00 pm
TORONTO, Ont. – TransCore Link Logistics has reported Q4 Canadian and cross-border load volumes on its Loadlink board broke historical records, when compared to any previous quarter. Fourth quarter load volumes were up 51% year-over-year, and 9% compared to the
Author: James Menzies
Posted: January 17, 2018, 12:38 pm
OTTAWA, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) has expressed concerns about a national carbon pricing system, which could give U.S.-based carriers a competitive advantage over those from Canada. The draft legislative proposal was issued for public comment today. Public
Author: James Menzies
Posted: January 16, 2018, 5:50 pm
OTTAWA, Ont.  – There’s just two weeks left to apply for a spot in Trucking HR Canada’s 5th annual list of Top Fleet Employers, which recognizes fleets that offer the top workplaces in Canada’s trucking industry. Online submissions will be
Author: Sonia Straface
Posted: January 16, 2018, 3:16 pm
The inconvenient truth is whether climate change is just the weather or not. This thought of mine was triggered when leafing through some obscure, “we can’t throw that out,” July edition of a magazine with a picture of Al Gore in
Author: Roger McKnight
Posted: January 16, 2018, 1:52 pm
TORONTO, Ont. — CITT is hosting a webinar next week to educate those in the trucking industry on how they can compete with Amazon. The webinar is scheduled for January 24 from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. EST, and the
Author: Sonia Straface
Posted: January 16, 2018, 1:35 pm
PLOVER, Wisc.  – The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) announced today the launch of its new member-only online community platform, Engage. This new platform encourages mentoring, community, and education by allowing members to virtually connect and collaborate through distinct community
Author: Sonia Straface
Posted: January 16, 2018, 1:15 pm
MILTON, Ont. — The Young Leaders Group (YLG) of the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) is hosting an educational seminar next month. Scheduled from 8 a.m – 11:45 a.m.  on February 7, in Guelph, Ont.  the session will
Author: Sonia Straface
Posted: January 15, 2018, 7:53 pm

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