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THE STORY SO FAR Mark is transporting a load of high-end farm tractors to P.E.I. and has a major breakdown at the junction of Hwys. 400 and 401. He gets off the highway and pulls onto a side street only
Author: Sonia Straface
Posted: July 24, 2017, 5:33 pm
When shopping for a new truck, how you pay for it is as important as what you buy
Author: Sonia Straface
Posted: July 24, 2017, 5:27 pm
A few weeks ago, I was camped out by the side of a lake in Northern Ontario between the towns of Wawa and White River. It’s a peaceful spot, just shy of the halfway point between my home terminal in
Author: Sonia Straface
Posted: July 24, 2017, 4:57 pm
MONTREAL, Que. – Wajax is now distributing B’laster penetrant, lubricant, and rust inhibitor products to the Canadian market. “We are pleased to be appointed the exclusive industrial distributor of B’laster products in Canada,” said Donald Charbonneau, manager of safety and
Author: Derek Clouthier
Posted: July 24, 2017, 4:20 pm
The Fergus Truck Show is history, but the first ever Great Canadian Truck Show proved the show can go on
Author: James Menzies
Posted: July 24, 2017, 4:01 pm
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Polaris Transportation Group has named David Dickson its new vice-president of operations. He formerly served as the company’s director of operations. He will report directly to president Dave Cox, and will be responsible for strengthening the processes
Author: James Menzies
Posted: July 24, 2017, 2:12 pm
ARLINGTON, Va. – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) is urging the U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) not to delay the implementation deadline for electronic logging devices (ELDs). “Over the past week we have heard from our members, loudly
Author: James Menzies
Posted: July 24, 2017, 10:07 am
BARRIE, Ont. – Tri-Truck Centre has been named Hino Dealer of the Year for the third straight year. The award was recently presented to dealer principal John Esplen, and general manager Rick Howitt. Hino says the dealer of the year
Author: James Menzies
Posted: July 24, 2017, 9:54 am
KIRKLAND, Wash. – Kenworth Trucks is hyping its vocational T880 series, believing the U.S. and Canadian economies are poised to continue an upward trajectory. “Whether you’re talking vocational or just the market in general in North America,” said Mike Dozier,
Author: Derek Clouthier
Posted: July 22, 2017, 1:00 am
TORONTO, Ont. — Registration is now open for the annual OTA Executive Conference at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Toronto. The event is scheduled for November 8-9 and to register, you can click here. This year, former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney
Author: Sonia Straface
Posted: July 20, 2017, 7:13 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn.  ― GCR Tires & Service announced Steve Hoeft will join the organization as chief operating officer. Hoeft will be based in Nashville, Tennessee, and will lead the operations function of GCR, driving standardization, process improvement and systems leadership
Author: Sonia Straface
Posted: July 20, 2017, 3:36 pm
Trucking is experiencing a shift in workforce demographics unlike any other industry in Canada. Our ranks are increasingly diverse by age, gender, and culture, and this affects human resources (HR) as you look to hire, train, manage, and retain an
Author: Sonia Straface
Posted: July 20, 2017, 3:25 pm
The glider has finally hit the road. There were times when I didn’t think it was going to happen. As I wrote before, it all depended on selling my truck. As the deal I was offered as a trade-in wasn’t
Author: Sonia Straface
Posted: July 20, 2017, 3:13 pm
One of the most common causes of lower back pain in professional truck drivers that I encounter in my clinic is lumbar spine disc herniation. In order to understand this type of injury, it’s a good idea to review the
Author: Sonia Straface
Posted: July 20, 2017, 3:03 pm
The trucking industry in Canada not only prides itself on being relationship focused, but on utilizing traditional operational methods as well. With over 300,000 truck drivers across Canada, many find themselves unsure about how the recent influx of new technologies
Author: Truck News
Posted: July 20, 2017, 2:23 pm
TORONTO, Ont.  – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) has submitted comments to Global Affairs Canada to help frame Ottawa’s discussions with the U.S. about upcoming NAFTA trade negotiations. The submission covers 11 areas of interest involving NAFTA, cross-border transportation, and
Author: Sonia Straface
Posted: July 19, 2017, 7:48 pm
ARLINGTON, Va. – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) released its Freight Transportation Forecast report for 2017 through 2028 today and has projected continued growth for the transportation and trucking industry. “As the U.S. population grows and the economy increases with
Author: Sonia Straface
Posted: July 19, 2017, 6:18 pm
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Mack Trucks knows a winner when they see it, and in Oakland Raiders defensive juggernaut Khalil Mack they have found a partnership that shares more than a name. Mack and the NFL Defensive Player of the Year
Author: Derek Clouthier
Posted: July 19, 2017, 5:01 pm
OSHAWA, Ont. — The fifth annual Touch-a-Truck event is set to take place on August 25 from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. outside Oshawa’s Tribue Communities Centre. The event is presented by Midway Nissan in support of Big Brothers Big
Author: Sonia Straface
Posted: July 19, 2017, 3:31 pm
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Opponents to impending legislation that will require the use of electronic logging devices (ELDs) to monitor driver hours-of-service in the U.S. are lauding a legislative push to delay the rule for two years. U.S. Rep. Brian Babin
Author: James Menzies
Posted: July 19, 2017, 2:30 pm

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