20 Jun

Mulroney named Ontario’s third transportation minister in a year

TORONTO, Ont. – Caroline Mulroney – a lawyer and one-time contender for the leadership of Ontario’s Progressive Conservative party – has been named minister of transportation in a cabinet shuffle by Premier Rob Ford. She will hold a dual role…

20 Jun

Scale offers weights in real time

Blue Ink Tech’s BIT Air Scale offers drivers access to axle and gross weights in real time, through a related app. Using just two wireless sensors mounted on T-fittings, the scale can install in less than 15 minutes, the company…

19 Jun

Trimble unveils two-channel DVR

Trimble’s new two-channel digital video recorder (DVR) will record high-definition video from up to two cameras as part of the company’s Video Intelligence system. Designed with smaller fleets and lighter-duty vehicles in mind, the DVR comes with accessory power cables,…

19 Jun

Somnum pillows designed with sleepers in mind

Lippert Components has unveiled a series of pillows designed specifically for those trying to catch some shuteye in truck sleepers. The somnum pillows are made with a hypoallergenic down-alternative fill, covered in double-stitched 100% cotton with a 350-thread count. In…

19 Jun

Driver shortage dominates minister’s North Bay talks

NORTH BAY, Ont. – The province’s minister of economic development, job creation and trade has met with trucking industry leaders for talks on driver shortage and other key issues affecting the sector in northern Ontario. Todd Smith, along with his…

19 Jun

Women In Trucking names new chairwoman

PLOVER, Wisc. — Women in Trucking Association (WIT) has welcomed in a new board of directors. The new change came from the associations annual general meeting. Laura Roan Hays, regional sales manager, Great Dane is the new chairwoman of the…

19 Jun

Mack Museum pays tribute to refuse industry

ALLENTOWN, Pa. – Mack is highlighting the refuse industry through a special exhibit at the Mack Trucks Historical Museum in Allentown, Pa. The exhibit is titled: Keeping America Clean: The Evolution of the Waste Industry. If features three antique Mack…

19 Jun

OTA welcomes Thunder Bay’s rejection of DTR bylaw

THUNDER BAY, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association has welcomed a decision by Thunder Bay city council not to adopt the proposed Designated Truck Route bylaw in its current form. The council voted 7-5 on Monday night to reject the…

19 Jun

U.S. truck tonnage slips in May

ARLINGTON, Va. – U.S. for-hire truck tonnage slipped 6.1% in May, according to the American Trucking Associations (ATA). That came on the heels of a surprising 7% jump in April. “As expected, tonnage corrected in May from the surprising surge…

19 Jun

Quick Truck Lube opens Napanee location

NAPANEE, Ont. – Who says there’s no such thing as a free lunch? Truckers visiting the newest Quick Truck Lube at Exit 579 on Hwy. 401 in Napanee, Ont., yesterday were treated to burgers and sausages as part of…