03 Jun

P.S.I. announces personnel changes

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Pressure Systems International (P.S. I.) has recently made significant personnel appointments. Craig Smith has been hired as marketing manager. Smith will lead marketing aspects for both its CV and RV businesses, focusing on the technical aspects…

03 Jun

Trailer order cancellations on the rise

COLUMBUS, Ind. – Trailer orders are down 37% year to date through April, but fleets are still willing to place orders, ACT Research reports. “Year-to-date net orders through April were just over 80,000 units, down 37% from last year, but…

02 Jun

Industry needs to tell its story

KELOWNA, B.C. – B.C. Trucking Association (BCTA) president and CEO Dave Earle says the trucking industry is not good at telling its good news stories. Opening the BCTA’s AGM and Management Conference in Kelowna, B.C. June 1, Earle said if…

02 Jun

B.C. government highlights initiatives aimed at improving conditions for trucking industry

KELOWNA, B.C. – B.C.’s Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure provided an update on a slew of initiatives across the province recently, including the Weight2GoBC bypass program. Issuing over 1.2 million ‘green lights’ for carriers to bypass weigh stations thus far,…

02 Jun

B.C.’s trucking vacancy rates highest of any sector

KELOWNA, B.C. – “I don’t even know how you’re operating if that is at all possible.” That was the reaction from B.C. economist Ken Peacock after learning from Statistics Canada that the trucking industry has the highest job vacancy rate…

01 Jun

CTA highlights efforts on Driver Inc. during BCTA conference

KELOWNA, B.C. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) has taken several strides in its attempt to reign in Driver Inc. in an attempt to help level the playing field for carriers across the country. CTA president Stephen Laskowski brought B.C.…

31 May

MELT required for Saskatchewan farm workers by 2020

REGINA, Sask. – The Province of Saskatchewan will require drivers in agriculture to complete mandatory entry-level driver training (MELT) starting next year. Like those looking to acquire a Class 1 licence to drive a commercial truck, farm workers will need…

30 May

Speedy’s Jim Smith grand champ at TRTDC

BRAMPTON, Ont. – More than 50 professional drivers braved rainy conditions to compete in the Toronto Regional Truck Driving Championships (TRTDC) May 25. The event was held at the CAA Centre, where five categories were contested. The Grand Champion was…

30 May

PIT Group names new leader

MONTREAL, Que. – Jan Michaelsen has been named the new leader of PIT Group, responsible for supporting the group’s direction and implementing a strategic development plan. He assumes his new role immediately, PIT announced. “I am very pleased that Jan…

30 May

TFI International to shutter Highland Transport

TORONTO, Ont. – TFI International is closing its Highland Transport truckload and intermodal operation, effective June 28. Drivers received news of the closure through a satellite message from Terry Gardiner, vice-president of operations, which was shown to TruckNews.com. Sources say…