10 Jul

Canadian among Highway Angels

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A Canadian is among three truck drivers recognized as Highway Angels by the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA). David Hill (left), a driver with Challenger Motor Freight of Cambridge, Ont., was honored for rushing to help a 16-year-old driver who hit black ice and skidded off the road north of Fargo, N.D., in […]

10 Jul

Toronto automates speed enforcement

TORONTO, Ont. — The City of Toronto has begun issuing tickets in Community Safety Zones near schools as part of its Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) program. The initiative kicked off Monday. The ASE system uses a camera and a speed measurement device to detect and capture images of vehicles, including commercial trucks, traveling in excess […]

10 Jul

Engineering from home

LAVAL, Que. – As trucking industry office workers from across North America adapt to the realities of working from home, it should come as no surprise that engineers have employed some fairly clever ways to get the job done. At Nordresa, a Laval, Que.-based developer of electrified powertrains recently acquired by Dana, a tight-knit group […]

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, […]