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    Changes coming to WSIB

    May 17, 2019 9:46AM by Janine Dyck

    Beginning on Jan. 1, 2020, Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) will introduce a new way of setting premium rates for almost 300,000 businesses across the province. Our new model will make it easier to understand how your business

  • Canada wants distracted driver training in MELT programs

    May 16, 2019 10:26AM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – Training to combat distracted driving is set to become part of Canada’s plans for mandatory entry-level driver training (MELT). The commitment to introduce a national driver training standard was unveiled following a fatal truck crash involving a

  • Firestone Industrial Products names new president

    May 16, 2019 9:46AM by Truck News

    NASHVILLE, Tenn.  ― Firestone Industrial Products (FSIP) today announced that Emily Poladian, former director of fleet sales, truck, bus and retread tires (TBR), has been named president, FSIP. Poladian succeeds Craig Schneider, who has been appointed president, diversified products for

  • Accuride names new president and CEO

    May 16, 2019 8:31AM by Sonia Straface

    EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Accuride today announced that it has appointed Robin Kendrick to serve as its president and CEO. Kendrick joined the Accuride Board of Directors in March 2018 as an independent director and will continue to serve as a

  • Parts for Trucks turns 100, expands into Ontario, Quebec

    May 16, 2019 8:06AM by Truck News

    DARTMOUTH, N.S. — Parts for Trucks has acquired Malmberg Truck Trailer Equipment located in Ottawa and Gatineau, Que. The deal makes Dartmouth headquartered Parts for Trucks Inc. one of the largest truck and trailer service providers and parts distributors in

  • Erb driver makes Mother’s Day memorable

    May 15, 2019 9:23AM by James Menzies

    An Ottawa-area woman gets the ride of a lifetime, and checks an item off her bucket list

  • Truckers Against Trafficking to auction off Kenworth T680 May 17

    May 14, 2019 2:17PM by Truck News

    KIRKLAND, Wash. –Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) is gearing up to auction off its “Everyday Heroes” Kenworth T680 at Ritchie Bros. in Phoeniz, Az. on May 17. Proceeds from the sale go directly to TAT, a non-profit organization. “Human trafficking is

  • GTI expands in U.S.

    May 13, 2019 9:38AM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. – GTI Transport Solutions has announced its expansion in the U.S., through the acquisition of Jetco. Jetco is based in Houston, Texas and specializes in flatbed, heavy-haul, intermodal, logistics and specialized loads. GTI says the acquisition will allow

  • CN acquires H&R intermodal fleet

    May 11, 2019 9:00AM by johng@newcom.ca

    (CN photo) MONTREAL, Que. – CN has acquired H&R Transport’s intermodal division, recognizing the Alberta fleet’s roots along the way. “CN recognizes the role of the Foder Family who acquired H&R in the early 1950s and worked to grow the

  • Meritor to acquire AxleTech

    May 8, 2019 8:47AM by Truck News

    TROY, Mich. – Meritor announced today that it is set to acquire AxleTech for approximately $175 million in cash, adjusted for changes in working capital at closing and subject to regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions. AxleTech’s offerings include a

  • MTO posts proposals to consider smart lift axles, other advancements

    May 8, 2019 8:34AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — MTO has posted a series of proposals to the Regulatory Register to address technological advancements in vehicle equipment and components as well as further harmonizing Ontario’s weights and dimensions regime with neighboring jurisdictions. “OTA has worked in

  • TRP celebrates 25 years in business

    May 8, 2019 7:41AM by Truck News

    RENTON, Wash. –  TRP is celebrating its 25th anniversary this May. “Over the last 25 years, TRP all-makes replacement parts have consistently delivered the value our customers expect,” said Chris Scheel, Paccar Parts senior director of marketing. “TRP products are

  • Kinedyne names new vice-president, sales and marketing

    May 7, 2019 1:45PM by Truck News

    BRANCHBURG, N.J.— Kinedyne announced today that it has appointed Roger Perlstein as its new vice-president, sales and marketing. Perlstein brings more than 20 years of sales and marketing management experience to his new post, much of it in the industrial,

  • Tickets for 2019 Top Fleet Employers Gala on sale now

    May 7, 2019 1:11PM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. — Trucking HR Canada’s annual Top Fleet Employers program will shine the spotlight on 63 of the best workplaces in Canada’s trucking and logistics industry at its Gala Awards dinner set to take place at Toronto’s Palais Royale,

  • ExpoCam truck show records record attendance

    May 7, 2019 9:38AM by johng@newcom.ca

    MONTREAL, Que. — ExpoCam, Canada’s biennial truck show based in Montreal, attracted 14,634 attendees from April 11-13, representing 11,532 industry buyers and 3,102 exhibitors. In addition to companies showcasing their latest produce and service offerings, about 47 businesses actively recruited