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  • Feature Transportation

    Weighty issues

    May 24, 2019 10:28AM by Karen Bowen

    We all know that an active lifestyle really benefits our overall health. Unfortunately, trucking limits your ability to engage in regular physical activity. As a result, occasional weight fluctuations may cause you to temporarily let out your belt a few

  • Ontario transportation, warehousing injuries on the rise

    May 24, 2019 9:01AM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – Ontario workplaces are safer in general, but the province’s transportation and warehousing sector appears to be losing ground, new figures from the Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) suggest. The WSIB’s annual Health and Safety Index

  • Conditions for shippers continue to improve

    May 23, 2019 2:24PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Conditions for U.S. shippers improved in March, reflecting a continued easing of truckload and intermodal rates, according to FTR. The industry forecaster says the outlook is for improved conditions for shippers throughout 2019. “Shippers are benefiting from

  • Protect yourself from cargo theft this Memorial Day weekend

    May 22, 2019 2:00PM by Truck News

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. —With Memorial Day around the corner, CargoNet warns truck drivers to keep their freight protected. Holiday periods are known for increased risk of cargo theft because cargo thieves look to exploit an abundance of unattended trucks and

  • Linamar to host upcoming TTSAO Carrier Group, general meetings

    May 22, 2019 1:59PM by Truck News

    HAMILTON, Ont. — Time is winding down to register for the upcoming TTSAO Carrier Group and general meetings that are set to take place on May 23, 2019 at Linamar Corporation in Guelph. The meeting is free of charge to

  • Lethbridge truck show aims to inform public of shortages facing industry

    May 22, 2019 1:34PM by Truck News-West

    LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – The fifth annual Southern Alberta Truck Expo will focus on educating the general public about the shortages the industry currently faces, and is expected to continue facing in the coming years. The event, which will be held

  • Feature Transportation

    What your software won’t tell you

    May 22, 2019 10:28AM by Scott Taylor

    This year more than 91% of all T1 income tax returns were filed electronically, either by professional tax-preparers or by individuals using tax-prep software. That’s up from 78% five years ago. While few people relish the idea of preparing tax

  • Truck tonnage pops in April

    May 21, 2019 12:47PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – U.S. for-hire truck tonnage spiked 7.4% in April, and was up 7.7% year-over-year, according to the American Trucking Associations (ATA). “The surge in truck tonnage in April is obviously good for trucking, but it is important to

  • Trucking welcomes trade deal

    May 21, 2019 8:21AM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – An end to tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum imports to the U.S. was welcomed by the trucking industry late last week. “Trucking and trade are synonymous, and this decision by President Trump is a huge step

  • Feature Transportation

    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