15 Jul

No longer resisting growth, Slinkemo strives to meet the needs of its customers

REGINA, Sask. — It didn’t take long for Al Ackerman and his partner to learn a valuable lesson in the business world – it’s not all about what you want, it’s about what your clients need. Ackerman and Yvonne Zadorozniak,…

12 Jul

Petro-Canada testing 0W20 engine oil

TORONTO, Ont. – Petro-Canada Lubricants is actively exploring the limits of heavy-duty engine oil, and early tests with a 0W20 prototype are just the beginning. “We’ve got these oils in real-world trucks today,” said product specialist John Pettingill, during a…

12 Jul

Premiers reaffirm commitment to MELT program

SASKATOON, Sask. – Canada’s premiers have reaffirmed their commitment to adopting a minimum national entry-level training standard for truck drivers by 2021. The announcement came at their meeting in Saskatoon this week, where trucking issues were a major topic of…

11 Jul

Truck-Lite names David McKean executive VP

FALCONER, N.Y. – Truck-Lite Co. has appointed David McKean executive vice-president of business development, the producer of LED safety lighting announced Thursday. McKean began his career with General Motors in 1983, and most recently served as executive director of global…

11 Jul

Mack building presence in the west

PORTLAND, Ore. – Mack Trucks, perennially strong in the conventional straight truck and low-cabover engine segments, now feels it has the right truck for linehaul, too. That, of course, is the new Mack Anthem, which is getting the company into…

11 Jul

Freightliner’s online community deepens focus on careers

PORTLAND, Ore. – Freightliner Trucks has expanded its Team Run Smart career- and business-improvement platform to include a deeper focus on employment opportunities, the company said Thursday. There are some 63,000 members in the online community, which was launched in…

11 Jul

Purolator offers seven-days-a-week e-commerce delivery service

VANCOUVER, B.C. — Purolator has launched the country’s first seven-days-a-week e-commerce delivery service. Purolator QuickShip will allow retailers to fulfil orders within 24 hours, every day of the week, the courier giant said Thursday. The service will be initially available…

11 Jul

Setting the highest standards for road safety

Highway safety is everyone’s business, and for those whose businesses involve moving people and products throughout our province on a daily basis, transportation comes with even greater risks and responsibilities. When you consider there are over 25,000 carriers on Alberta…