Trucking News

PMTC Ontario regional seminar

The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) is running a half-day seminar covering TDG and emergency response regulations, natural gas commercial vehicle solutions and infrastructure, and updates on mandatory entry level training as well as electronic logging devices. ... Continue Reading

Climbing one step of the ladder at a time

SASKATOON, Sask. — There’s a saying in the Punjabi language that says, “sarab saanijhi,” which means “every employee is an owner and they work in the same way.” This is not only the motto of SST Trucking, but also where the… ... Continue Reading

Roadcheck blitz to focus on steering, suspension systems

BETHESDA, Md. – Steering and suspension systems will be a special focus when enforcement teams participate in the annual Roadcheck inspection blitz, scheduled June 4-6. “Steering and suspension are safety critical systems for any commercial motor vehicle,” said Commercial Vehicle… ... Continue Reading

No spring fling

RICHMOND, B.C. — Many drivers may not think transitioning into spring driving is a big deal. After all, winter is when road conditions are at their worst, right? But in many areas, particularly in B.C., spring weather can be temperamental, with… ... Continue Reading

Addressing B.C.’s labor shortage takes innovation

Road transportation isn’t the only sector suffering from a labor shortage. The B.C. Trucking Association (BCTA), which represents both freight and passenger carriers in our province, has been focusing on ways to address the shortage of commercial vehicle drivers for… ... Continue Reading

UAP recognizes Grote Canada

MONTREAL, Que. – UAP has named Grote Canada its 2018 Napa Supplier Excellence Awards winner. Grote was identified in each of Napa’s regions as meeting all its strict measurements and expectations, and was unaminously selected to receive the award. “Grote… ... Continue Reading

Political patience running on empty

I don’t know about you, but I fill up my tank, or begin to squint with nervous suspicion, when the fuel gauge says it’s only a quarter full. The only indication we have of where the prices of gasoline and… ... Continue Reading

Bendix enhances air disc brake

Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake has announced improvements to its ADB22X air disc brake. A new adjustment mechanism has been designed for increased vibration robustness, while improving the running clearance between the friction and rotor, the company announced. The new disc… ... Continue Reading

Bendix launches safety system retrofits, SafetyDirect enhancements

Bendix announced at the spring meetings of the Technology & Maintenance Council updates to its safety systems, and a new retrofit program. Bendix Wingman Fusion, Wingman Advanced, VORAD VS-500, AutoVue lane departure warning, Blindspotter side object detection, and SafetyDirect can… ... Continue Reading

BlackBerry’s Radar H2 enhances connections

BlackBerry has built on the capabilities of its Radar-M tracking device to develop Radar H2, enhancing connections with 4G LTE cellular networks and a wireless gateway that can connect to cargo sensors, tire pressure monitoring systems, brake sensors, and weigh-in-motion… ... Continue Reading

Smart Dashcam becomes smarter

KeepTruckin is expanding its Smart Dashcam platform to include video recall, video annotation, in-app driver coaching, and fused sensors. Videos can now be recalled from 35 hours of driving time, and they’re also automatically assigned tags to offer context leading… ... Continue Reading

Rest stops increase safety, help attract drivers, and boost economy

It’s good news that three new truck stops will be constructed in Alberta, potentially four with a privately-funded location along Hwy 2 near Bowden. I’m not sure how these things are budgeted for, but $20 million for three brand new,… ... Continue Reading

Carrier Transicold debuts Supra S6 refrigeration unit

Carrier Transicold has introduced a new Supra S6 truck refrigeration unit, which it says boosts performance, efficiency and reliability, and features a contemporary new design. The Supra S6 is designed for small- to medium-sized trucks and has a processing speed… ... Continue Reading

Industry pioneer, Bill MacKinnon, dies at 90

GUELPH, Ont. – Bill MacKinnon, former leader of MacKinnon Transport, passed away March 22 at the age of 90. The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) dubbed MacKinnon an “industry pioneer and key builder in the success and growth” of the association… ... Continue Reading

How the federal budget could affect trucking

OTTAWA, Ont. — The Liberal government’s recently-tabled federal budget features many items that could have an impact on trucking and logistics employers. According to Trucking HR Canada (THRC), which compiled a list of which items could be of specific interest… ... Continue Reading

CN finalizes TransX acquisition

WINNIPEG, Man. – CN has announced it has closed its acquisition of The TransX Group of Companies. The deal was first announced on Oct. 30, 2018. “We are pleased to have concluded this important transaction that allows us to deepen… ... Continue Reading

Nikola acquires 400 acres for truck manufacturing plant

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Nikola Motor Company says it has acquired 400 acres of property in Arizona, where it will manufacture its Class 8 hydrogen-electric trucks. “When we set out to build a factory, part of my vision was to help… ... Continue Reading

Driver from Humboldt tragedy gets eight-year sentence

MELFORT, Sask. – Jaskirat Singh Sidhu, the truck driver who caused the Humboldt Broncos team bus collision, has been sentenced to eight years in prison. Judge Inez Cardinal read the sentencing in court today. Sidhu pleaded guilty to 16 counts… ... Continue Reading

CTA says new carriers should be required to meet national entry standard

TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is calling for a national motor carrier entry standard all companies must meet before being allowed to commence operations. The CTA’s announcement comes as the owner of Adesh Deol Trucking will head… ... Continue Reading

Lafarge forges ahead with safety in mind

The saying goes, if you bought it, a truck brought it. But the industry goes so much deeper than that. Not only is trucking responsible for having store shelves fully stocked, it’s the trucks that also supply the materials to… ... Continue Reading