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  • Pierquip hires Ontario sales director

    May 17, 2018 11:53AM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. – Pierquip has announced the hiring of Chuck Garvey as its new director of sales for Ontario. “Chuck possesses a strong mechanical background, and has an excellent understanding of all things reefer, combined with 25 years of customer

  • Over 9,000 people attend Truxpo

    May 15, 2018 3:48PM by Truck West

    ABBOTSFORD, B.C. – Truxpo 2018 saw more than 9,000 attendees over the two day event, with what organizer Master Promotions said was a noticeable increase in attendance from the South Asian trucking community. “This year we truly put a focus

  • Saluting women drivers in the west

    May 12, 2018 5:15PM by Truck West

    First Western Canadian Salute to Women Behind the Wheel honors female drivers

  • New location for Manitoba truck driving championships

    May 10, 2018 6:37PM by Truck West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – The location of this year’s Manitoba Professional Truck Driving Championships has moved to the Headingly Husky Gas Station, with an awards banquet to follow at The Victoria Inn Hotel. The competition is open to both Manitoba and

  • Registration open for Western Women With Drive

    May 9, 2018 1:15PM by Truck West

    CALGARY, Alta. – Registration for the second annual Western Women With Drive Leadership Conference is open. Taking place at the Calgary Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel May 30, the event features three key presentations addressing women in trucking, including a panel

  • APTA creating trucking career awareness campaign

    May 9, 2018 9:23AM by Truck News

    DIEPPE, N.B. – The Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA) has hired a transport outreach liaison officer to help it address the labor shortage. “Lately, if you read anything about our industry one topic seems consistent, we are growing, evolving, changing

  • Volvo Financial Services named a Best Workplace in Canada

    May 1, 2018 8:41AM by Truck News

    AURORA, Ont. — Volvo Financial Services (VFS) Canada has been named a Best Workplace in Canada by the Great Place to Work Institute. This latest recognition for VFS Canada follows its certification as a Great Place to Work  in July

  • OTA scholarships available

    April 30, 2018 12:57PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) Education Foundation has scholarship opportunities posted on its website. Students can apply for university or college scholarships in the amounts of $1,500 or $1,000 respectively, by visiting www.otaef.com. Applicants must be sponsored

  • Driver iQ survey shows carriers are raising driver pay

    April 26, 2018 8:49AM by Truck News

    TULSA, Okla. – Driver iQ  announced today that carriers taking part in its Q1 2018 Recruitment & Retention Survey are raising driver pay to help improve recruiting and retention efforts. “Not only do recruiters believe that pay must be increased,

  • Recruiting and retention in the era of new technologies

    April 24, 2018 10:19AM by Isabelle Hétu

    According to the mainstream narrative, automation may be the answer to everything from the driver shortage to how we’ll attract younger people into an industry with an aging workforce. From Elon Musk predicting that semi-autonomous vehicles will roam the streets

  • AMTA names its annual award winners

    April 23, 2018 7:00PM by Truck West

    BANFF, Alta. – The Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) doled out a handful of awards this past weekend, including the Volvo Trucks Provincial Driver of the Year Lawrence Reichert. Reichert, of Bushell Transport, was the first heavy haul driver to

  • Schneider’s new spec’ designed for drivers

    April 16, 2018 12:33PM by Truck News

    GREEN BAY, Wisc. – In a bid to attract and retain drivers, Schneider is spec’ing better trucks. The company said its new spec’s include factory-installed fridges and storage cabinets, built-in Sirius XM satellite radio with a subscription, and new eight-inch

  • Okanagan trucking pioneer passes away

    March 29, 2018 2:56PM by Truck West

    PENTICTON, B.C. – Stu Berry, co-founder of Berry and Smith Trucking, passed away in Penticton, B.C. March 21. Along with Ted Smith, Berry started the South Okanagan trucking company in 1954, operating the carrier for 44 years before retiring and

  • Scott Smith named CTA chairman

    March 29, 2018 1:21PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) has named Scott Smith its chairman. Smith is president and CEO of JD Smith, and was elected chairman at the CTA’s annual spring board meeting. JD Smith is a family trucking firm

  • Truxpo conference to focus on sector updates

    March 22, 2018 3:35PM by Truck West

    ABBOTSFORD, B.C. – Western Canadian trucking show Truxpo has announced its lineup of speakers for a half-day executive conference, as well as events throughout the two-day event. With a focus on “B.C. sector updates and opportunities for trucking,” the executive