18 Sep

Cross-border trucking to be addressed during CTRF conference

WINNIPEG, Man. – Registration is open for the 23rd annual Fields on Wheels Conference, which will tackle ongoing issues with cross-border trade between Canada and the U.S. With tariffs being put in place and falling commodity prices, the Nov. 2…

18 Sep

Pete Joy wins CVSN President’s Award

SANTE FE SPRINGS, Calif. — Phillips Industries extends their congratulations to Pete Joy upon receiving the Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network (CVSN) President’s Award this year. The award was presented on Monday, September 10 at the opening general session of the CVSN…

17 Sep

Mental health matters

In any given week, 500,000 employed Canadians are unable to work due to a mental health issue. Depression, anxiety, PTSD, and other mental health conditions are increasingly responsible for disability claims and account for more than $6 billion in lost…

17 Sep

Paris Truck Convoy raises $75,000

PARIS, Ont. – In its 14th edition, the Paris Truck Convoy for Special Olympics raised a whopping $75,000. The event, that saw 72 big rigs roll down Highway 401 on September 15, is one of the longest standing fundraisers of…

17 Sep

Trailcon names new senior v.p. and general manager

TORONTO, Ont. — Trailcon announced today that Jerry Brown will assume the role of senior vice-president and general manager, effective October 1, 2018. Alan Boughton, president and co-founder said: “I am delighted to welcome Jerry to the senior management team as…

17 Sep

Farmers flock to Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show

WOODSTOCK, Ont. – It was an epic three days for farmers in southern Ontario September 11-13. Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show – the premier outdoor agricultural showcase – took place those dates at Canada’s Outdoor Park in Woodstock Ontario. The show…

17 Sep

Jost International names new director of aftermarket business development

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. — Jost International has promoted Mike Jones to the new position of director of aftermarket business development. The population of Jost fifth wheels in North America is rapidly approaching 700,000 units. As the number of vehicles with Jost…

17 Sep

Caesar Transport celebrates 35th anniversary

BRAMPTON, Ont. — Caesar Transport is celebrating 35 years in business. The business, headquartered in Brampton, specializes in LTL and FTL deliveries across the GTA and surrounding areas. “This year marks our 35th year in business,” said Roger Caesar, owner…

17 Sep

Missed opportunities

During initial contact with a new client, I usually start by looking for the low hanging fruit, the quick fixes that involve little investment other than some amount of time and can have a big positive impact, fast. Here are…

16 Sep

Brake Safety Week begins

GREENBELT, Md. – Roadside enforcement teams across North America are placing a particular focus on stopping power today as the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance launches Brake Safety Week, running from Sept. 16-22. Inspectors will largely be conducting the 37-step Level…