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  • 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

  • TTSAO ensuring member schools measure up

    May 23, 2019 2:53PM by James Menzies

    GUELPH, Ont. – Want to be a member of the Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario (TTSAO)? You’ve got to earn it. That was the message from Lisa Arseneau, head of the TTSAO’s insurance group, when providing an update at

  • 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

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    Is Ontario really open for business?

    May 22, 2019 10:22AM by Mike Millian

    The issues involving spring weight restrictions have not been addressed and need to be brought to the forefront once again. These laws have been around in most Canadian provinces since 1949. They vary by jurisdiction, but for the most part

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    Labor market information

    May 22, 2019 10:16AM by Angela Splinter

    Why it matters

  • OTA working with Facility Association on insurance matters

    May 21, 2019 2:03PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) says it is working with the Facility Association (FA) to work out problems with the system and to review its national strategy. The FA insures commercial fleets that are unable to get

  • 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

  • Andy Transport launches scholarship program

    May 21, 2019 8:11AM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. – Andy Transport has launched a scholarship program for its employees’ children. “I’m very excited to launch and promote this program,” said Andreea Crisan, executive vice-president and chief operating officer of Andy Transport. “As an organization, we depend

  • News Equipment

    Trailer demand softening

    May 21, 2019 7:58AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – April trailer orders totaled 14,500 units, according to preliminary data from ACT Research, which reflected soft demand for the second straight month. “Order volume was soft in April for the second straight month. Several factors appear to

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    New Smart Freight Centre launches in Peel Region

    May 17, 2019 9:56AM by Truck News

    BRAMPTON, Ont. — It’s been estimated that approximately $1.8 billion worth of goods move through the region of Peel every day by trucks alone. So, it’s no wonder that a new Smart Freight Centre has been created in order to