10 Jul

Montreal trucker arrested in deadly crash

MONTREAL, Que. – A truck driver has been arrested in connection with a deadly crash in Laval, Que., last August, Quebec provincial police announced Thursday. Jagmeet Grewal, 54, of Montreal has been charged with dangerous driving causing death and dangerous driving causing bodily harm, they said. Four people were killed and another 15 injured in […]

10 Jul

OOIDA offering course for owner-operators

GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. – Aspiring owner-operators can take a three-day course, offered by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA). The course, dubbed Truck to Success, is being offered by live video conference Oct. 26-28. “For a variety of reasons, many businesses tend to fail within the first year of operating. Let us help you navigate […]

10 Jul

PMTC endorses early contact tracing

MILTON, Ont. – The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) has endorsed the use of contact tracing to help stop the spread of Covid-19. “To flatten the curve, as the medical community refers to it, early warning of the transmission of the Covid-19 virus is key to stopping the spread,” the organization said in […]

09 Jul

Truck collisions surge in Ontario

TORONTO, Ont. – “People are dying,” Ontario Provincial Police Sgt. Kerry Schmidt said in frustration as he recounted grim crash statistics involving commercial vehicles in Ontario. Last year, there were 8,432 crashes and 96 deaths involving trucks in OPP patrolled areas. That was the highest number of commercial vehicle collisions and fatalities in more than […]

09 Jul

N.B. travel registration service opens

FREDERICTON, N.B. — New Brunswick has launched a travel registration program to make trips to the province smooth during Covid-19. “Each person who registers will receive a travel registration number which can then be presented to border control officers at the point of crossing,” the province said Thursday. It said the program is designed to […]

09 Jul

Fleet Safety Council conference shifts to Oct. 2 webinar

ETOBICOKE, Ont. – Ontario’s Fleet Safety Council has opened registration for its 29th annual education conference, and this year the event will come in the form of a webinar. The Oct. 2 event will include an Ontario Trucking Association update from Geoff Wood, senior vice-president – policy; an insurance update by Todd MacGillivray, Northbridge Insurance’s […]

09 Jul

Trucking industry making the slow climb back

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – While trucking conditions are improving, it will be some time before they get back to pre-Covid levels. FTR expects U.S. truck loadings to decline 5.7% this year. It shared its latest insights during a State of Freight webinar on Key Issues in Transportation July 9. Avery Vise, vice-president of trucking with FTR, […]

09 Jul

Volvo, Mack extending uptime service bundles

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Mack and Volvo are extending access to their respective uptime services at no cost through the end of the year, or for a minimum of three months – whichever is longer. The free program extension is retroactive and available on all models with uptime services packages expiring between May 1 and Dec. […]

09 Jul

CVSA Operation Safe Driver Week to place added focus on speed

TORONTO, Ont. – Speed kills, and it’s one of the reasons why the issue is once again a focus of Operation Safe Driver Week – a Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) initiative that begins July 12. “Speed continues to be a factor in at least quarter of all fatality crashes,” says Chris Turner, CVSA’s […]

09 Jul

Omnitracs names Pam Marion chief customer officer

DALLAS, Texas – Omnitracs has appointed Pam Marion chief customer officer, the fleet management solutions provider announced Thursday. In this role, Marion will lead the customer support organization and will oversee all initiatives including migrations and implementations, support and technical operations, the company said. “As a people-first organization, understanding the needs of our employees and […]