Category Archives: Trucking News

Toronto Transportation Club names 2023 executive committee

Liam O’Briain, chief operating officer at Kee National Staffing Solutions, has been elected president of the Toronto Transportation Club (TTC). Chris Peterson, CargoJet’s director – sales and customer engagement Canada, has been named first vice-president. John Foss, Trailcon Leasing executive manager – national accounts, becomes past president. The club unveiled its 2023 executive committee during…READ MORE

Enforcement of SPIF override rules to be delayed

The Ontario Ministry of Transportation will once again delay enforcement of the rules for emergency lift axle override controls in Safe, Productive, Infrastructure-Friendly (SPIF) equipment configurations. Such controls allow self-steering axles to be lifted from inside the cab during emergencies, but the underlying requirements have proven to be an engineering challenge for suppliers. Enforcement is…READ MORE

P.S.I. bolsters leadership team

James Sharkey has been promoted to the position of president at tire pressure management company P.S.I. He has been with the company for 10 years, most recently as vice-president of global sales and marketing. Sharkey brings 38 years of commercial vehicle industry experience to the role. Tim Musgrave, previously president and CEO of the company,…READ MORE

Bridgestone appoints Hoeft president of commercial truck group

Bridgestone Americas announced Steve Hoeft will assume the role of president of its commercial truck group, effective immediately. The group includes the company’s truck and bus radial (TBR) business. Hoeft has been with Bridgestone since 2017 and previously served as chief operating officer for the commercial truck group. He will be responsible for setting Bridgestone’s…READ MORE

Pacific Coast Heavy Truck Group is certified Volvo, Mack EV dealer in B.C.

Pacific Coast Heavy Truck Group in Langley, B.C., has become a certified electric vehicle (EV) dealer for Volvo Trucks North America and Mack Trucks. The company recently completed the training program and invested in the facility upgrades necessary to provide sales and service support for battery-electric trucks. Pacific Coast Heavy Truck Group is now the…READ MORE

Speeding main infraction during Operation Safe Driver Week

Enforcement agencies in Canada issued 276 citations and 112 warnings to commercial vehicle drivers during Operation Safe Driver Week July 10-16. There were 313 commercial vehicles pulled over during the event in Canada. The most common infraction was speeding/violating basic speed laws/driving too fast for conditions. Throughout Canada and the U.S., more than 35,000 commercial…READ MORE

Rules for paid sick days come to federally regulated fleets on Dec. 1

Employees who work for federally regulated fleets will begin to accrue 10 days of paid medical leave per year when Bill C-3 is triggered on Dec. 1, leaving employers to manage the requirements and prevent abuse. But while there’s an undeniable cost to the rule, Trucking HR Canada chief program officer Craig Faucette sees several…READ MORE

Portal aims to simplify permitting oversize loads in Ontario

Hauling oversized loads in Ontario can be an administrative nightmare, but a new portal set to be rolled out in January aims to make it easier for fleets to obtain oversize load permits and for municipalities to issue them. Transport Champion, based on Becancour, Que., near Trois-Rivieres, has about 25 trucks that exclusively haul overdimensional…READ MORE

Aaron Lindsay to head NAL Insurance as president

Aaron Lindsay has been named president of NAL Insurance, assuming the position from his father Gary Lindsay who held the role for 24 years. Gary Lindsay took the company from being a provider of roadside assistance, to one that offers owner-operators disability protection. It now insures more than 16,000 owner-operators and drivers across Canada. Aaron…READ MORE

Ukrainian nationals find new homes in Canada’s trucking industry

Andrii Shevchuk was behind the wheel of his truck in the Netherlands when he learned Russia had declared war on his home country of Ukraine. And returning home was not an option. Once Ukraine declared martial law, most men aged between 18 and 60 were banned from leaving. He worried what that would mean for…READ MORE