Trucking News

AutoTarp aims to alleviate driver injury

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – Valid Manufacturing has released its AutoTarp System, revealing the new product today during the Canada North Resources Expo in Prince George, B.C. With the primary goal of reducing workplace injuries sustained by drivers while tarping bulk-hauler… ... Continue Reading

What to consider when transitioning to ELDs

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – With the Canadian electronic logging device (ELD) mandate coming down the pike, Greg Munden of Munden Ventures said there are several reasons carriers need to get on board immediately with the new technology. Munden said ELDs… ... Continue Reading

Impairment comes in many forms

B.C. Forest Safety Council conference explores various forms of impairment in the workplace ... Continue Reading

Do no harm

With some of the poor driving skills I’ve been exposed to at the hands of my fellow truckers on Hwys. 401 and 400 over the past year, I thought I would see if there was a code of ethics posted… ... Continue Reading

Coping with seasonal allergies

Although we have had a fairly cool and wet spring in many parts of Canada, it is fair to say that summer will eventually arrive. With that being said, allergy season will also soon arrive. Hay fever, also known as… ... Continue Reading

Weighty issues

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… ... Continue Reading

Ontario transportation, warehousing injuries on the rise

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… ... Continue Reading

TTSAO ensuring member schools measure up

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… ... Continue Reading

Conditions for shippers continue to improve

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… ... Continue Reading

Protect yourself from cargo theft this Memorial Day weekend

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… ... Continue Reading

Linamar to host upcoming TTSAO Carrier Group, general meetings

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… ... Continue Reading

Lethbridge truck show aims to inform public of shortages facing industry

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… ... Continue Reading

What your software won’t tell you

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… ... Continue Reading

Is Ontario really open for business?

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… ... Continue Reading

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BigRoad offers pay-as-you-drive ELD

BigRoad says it has brought to market the first pay-as-you-drive electronic logging device (ELD), designed for drivers who only require an ELD on an occasional basis. Subscriptions come with no contract or cancellation fees, and come with complementary DashLink hardware,… ... Continue Reading

Carrier Transicold updates app

Carrier Transicold has updated its dealer locator app, adding new features and expanding its service network. The app, now dubbed Carrier Transicold Dealers, is used by customers to find dealers and product information. More than 300 dealers are included throughout… ... Continue Reading

OTA working with Facility Association on insurance matters

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… ... Continue Reading

Truck tonnage pops in April

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… ... Continue Reading

Momentum unveils high-capacity CNG tailgate system

Refuse fleets can now tap into a 120 DGE (diesel gallon equivalent) tailgate system that runs on compressed natural gas (CNG). The system is the latest offering from Momentum Fuel Technologies, which has also expanded its product line to include… ... Continue Reading