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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • ATA, OOIDA at odds over young driver pilot program

    May 15, 2019 8:17AM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) is lauding a new pilot program that will allow non-military young drivers to drive commercial trucks in interstate commerce. “ATA supports FMCSA’s efforts to expand on its current work examining younger commercial

  • 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

  • Trucking conditions turn negative

    May 14, 2019 10:08AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions in the U.S. dipped into negative territory in March, for the first time in several years. The -1.18 rating reflected softening rates, and sluggish freight demand, according to FTR. Active truck utilization and the truckload

  • News Equipment

    Fleet Sentiment Report reflects softening market

    May 13, 2019 12:20PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – A survey of truck buyers indicates some softening in the truck market. The CK Commercial Vehicle Research Fleet Sentiment Survey for the first quarter found fewer trucks will be delivered to respondents than last year. Freight demand

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Petition seeking stricter driver training regulations closes May 14

    May 6, 2019 12:39PM by Truck News-West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – The petition calling for changes to how commercial truck drivers are trained and the industry regulated closes May 14, the first day of Canada Road Safety Week. Launched by Pattie Fair of Alix, Alta., a year-and-a-half ago,

  • News Equipment

    Quebec plans automatic lift axle and LCV changes

    May 6, 2019 9:58AM by johng@newcom.ca

    TREMBLANT, Que. – Quebec is planning key changes to its weights and dimensions regulations that will allow automatic lift axles on semi-trailers, and the use of Long Combination Vehicles (LCVs) on Sundays and during winter. Special permits issued since 2011