17 Jun

Employers bracing for more pot problems: Expert

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – Eight months after recreational cannabis was legalized in Canada, employers are still grappling with issues related to marijuana use in the workplace. Now, an addiction expert is warning that the problem could get much worse when…

14 Jun

A look back at the PMTC annual conference

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada’s annual conference concluded in Niagara Falls, Ont., on Friday. Here’s look back at some of the events. Tom Moore, senior vice-president at the U.S. National Private Truck Council, announces…

14 Jun

PMTC recognizes fleet graphics in 34th awards

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – Fleet graphics are often made of reflective material, but some were shining a little brighter than others during the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada’s 34th annual vehicle graphics design awards. “This is one of the…

14 Jun

Truck tech transforming the industry: Panel

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – New onboard technologies, from telematics and ELDs to collision mitigation systems and asset-tracking solutions, are revolutionizing the business of trucking for those who embrace them. A panel discussion during the annual meeting of the Private Motor…

14 Jun

PMTC hands out annual honors

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – The Toronto Raptors hoisted the NBA’s Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy on Thursday night, but several private fleet representatives closed the day by hoisting hardware of their own. The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada honored safe…

14 Jun

Ontario focusing roadside truck inspection resources

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – The Ontario trucking industry’s safety record has undeniably improved in the last two decades. While the number of trucks on the road has increased 77%, the number of fatalities involving trucks is down 67%. But there’s…

13 Jun

Run on Less Regional fleets named

ATLANTA, Ga. — Ten fleets will participate in the North American Council for Freight Efficiency’s (NACFE) Run on Less Regional program later this year, but none from Canada. Participating fleets include: C&S Wholesale Grocers, Hammond, La.; Hirschbach, Monterey, Tenn.; Hogan…

13 Jun

Tim Dreyer named the Rick Austin Memorial Dispatcher of the Year

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – Tim Dreyer has won the 2019 Rick Austin Memorial Dispatcher of the Year Award. Dreyer is a traffic manager and dispatcher with Patene Building Supplies. He was honored for his willingness to help others. The award…

13 Jun

PMTC names two drivers to Hall of Fame

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) has added drivers from John Deere and Praxair to its Hall of Fame for Professional Drivers. Allan Huffman, a driver assigned to John Deere’s private fleet, has run…

13 Jun

Loadings growth slowing, rates on the decline: FTR

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking rates are expected to decrease about 7% this year, primarily driven by the spot market, with contract rates flat to down 1%. That’s the projection from industry forecaster FTR, which held a State of Freight webinar…