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Breadner Trailers holds Mississauga open house

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Breadner Trailers held an open house at its Mississauga location Aug. 15, where it served up lunch and an up-close look at the Hyundai Translead trailer line it now represents. The company has been operating out of… ... Continue Reading

John Caseley of Trendway Transportation dies at 73

TORONTO, Ont. – John Caseley of Trendway Transportation Services has died, the Ontario Trucking Association announced Friday. He was 73. Caseley passed away suddenly July 29, the association said. Before retiring, Caseley spent many years working in the transportation industry,… ... Continue Reading

Heavy-duty vehicle market on edge of precipice: ACT Research

COLUMBUS, Ind. – The heavy-duty vehicle markets are at the edge of a precipice, according to ACT Research’s latest North American Commercial Vehicle Outlook. “Since the start of this demand up-cycle in late 2017, we have targeted this year’s third… ... Continue Reading

Saskatchewan highways to get $75-million upgrade

REGINA, Sask. – The federal and provincial governments have announced more than $75 million in joint funding to improve the highway systems in Saskatchewan. The projects involve building four sets of passing lanes on Highway 4 and repaving 220 kilometers… ... Continue Reading

Women In Trucking chief named Cinderella to CEO

PLOVER, Wis. – Women In Trucking Association president and CEO Ellen Voie has been named the Cinderella to CEO of the Year. The award recognizes women who have overcome obstacles to change businesses, communities and industries for the better. It… ... Continue Reading

Container tariffs dodged

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) is celebrating a significant victory in the ongoing tariffs dispute, as tariffs on 53-ft. domestic intermodal containers have been shelved. “Trucking and trade are synonymous and we are happy with this most recent… ... Continue Reading

CTA heads discussion with Bank of Canada head

TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) was among a nine-member coalition of national transportation associations that recently met with Stephen Poloz, governor of the Bank of Canada, and his senior staff. The coalition outlined five areas of mutual… ... Continue Reading

Canadian spot market sees more trucks per load in July

TORONTO, Ont. – Loads were down, trucks were up in the spot market in July, according to the latest data from TransCore Link Logistics. There was a 9% decline in loads compared to June, with 15% more truck capacity chasing… ... Continue Reading

Truck drivers pay tribute to couple murdered along Alaska Highway

Whitehorse, Yukon – A truck driver from Whitehorse is leading a group of truckers in an effort to remember two people killed along the Alaska Highway in B.C. The CBC reported that Ed Grennan placed a cross and Australian flag… ... Continue Reading

Getting by with a little support from their friends

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Daseke founder and CEO Don Daseke retires

ADDISON, Texas – Specialized transportation and logistics solutions company Daseke announced Thursday that Don Daseke will retire from his roles as chief executive officer and chairman of the board, effective immediately. He will continue as a member of the board… ... Continue Reading

Owner-operator blues

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Hanging up the keys

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Making driver appreciation a year-round event

National Trucking Week will be celebrated across Canada Sept. 1-7, but winning fleets – and even manufacturers – have come to the realization driver appreciation should be celebrated year-round. Don’t get me wrong, I applaud all fleets and suppliers that… ... Continue Reading

UPS self-driving vehicles delivering cargo now

ATLANTA, Ga. –UPS Ventures, the venture-capital arm of courier giant United Parcel Services, has acquired a minority stake in the self-driving startup TuSimple. Together, both companies are testing self-driving tractor-trailers on a route in Arizona to determine whether the vehicles… ... Continue Reading

OOIDA supports proposed HoS changes

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) is welcoming proposed changes to the U.S. hours-of-service rules. The association, representing independent truckers in the U.S. and Canada, said the proposed rule changes represent a “common sense approach.” “Truckers have… ... Continue Reading

Brian Kurtz passes away

GUELPH, Ont. – Brian Kurtz, the trucking industry icon who founded the company that bears his name, passed away Aug. 9 at the age of 72. He founded Brian Kurtz Trucking 39 years ago with one truck, recalled the Ontario… ... Continue Reading

Overcapacity creating challenges, opportunities: Titanium

BOLTON, Ont. – Overcapacity and softening rates are creating headwinds for carriers, but also opportunities, as merger-and-acquisition (M&A) opportunities become more attractive. That was the message from Ted Daniel, CEO of Titanium Transportation Group, when he addressed investment analysts on… ... Continue Reading