06 Jul

Southern Ontario projects get $35M

WELLAND, Ont. – The federal and provincial governments have announced funding for four road and bridge improvement projects in Southern Ontario. Ottawa is investing $10 million in these projects while Ontario is contributing about $7 million. Another $18 million will come from the local municipalities, Infrastructure Canada said Monday. Under the program, the City of […]

06 Jul

Trucking technology put to work in Covid-19 fight

TORONTO, Ont. — Necessity is said to be the mother of invention. In that spirit, several trucking-focused technical innovations are already being updated and repurposed because of Covid-19. Here are five examples: 1. Truck telematics benchmarking the ‘new normal’ The ability to track vehicle positions is not exactly new, but the underlying telematics data is […]

06 Jul

DOT invests more money in safety technologies

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is offering an additional $60 million in grants to fund new technologies that improve transportation efficiency and safety. The money for the Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment Program (ATCMTD) will be made available by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the department said Monday. “These grants […]

06 Jul

Nominations open for Best Fleets contest

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and CarriersEdge are seeking nominations for the 2021 Best Fleets to Drive For contest. The annual competition identifies employers who provide exceptional workplace environments within the trucking industry. Nominations will be accepted from July 6 through Sept. 6, TCA said. By nominating a fleet, a truck driver […]

06 Jul

Hyndman compensation payouts begin

TORONTO, Ont. – For some former employees of the now-defunct Hyndman Transport, the monthslong wait for compensation is over. They started receiving payouts last month under the federal government’s Wage Earner Protection Program (WEPP), which provides compensation to individuals whose employer is bankrupt or subject to a receivership. “This is the reason we pushed so […]

06 Jul

Canada Cartage opens new Brampton fulfillment center

BRAMPTON, Ont. – Canada Cartage Logistics Solutions (CCLS) has announced the opening of a new 300,000 sq.-ft. fulfillment center to support its growing e-commerce business. The facility is located at 250 First Gulf Blvd., in Brampton, Ont., and will serve both U.S. and Canadian markets. It features 42 dock doors and will open in phases […]

03 Jul

CBSA collecting personal information from truckers

COUTTS, Alta. – Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has begun collecting personal information from truck drivers at several border crossings on behalf of the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). This has taken some drivers, including lease-operator Greg Decker by surprise, and caused some concern. He was recently asked for his personal email address and […]

03 Jul

ECONOMIC WATCH: Truck orders bounced back in June

COLUMBUS, Ind. – Class 8 truck orders spiked to 16,000 units in June, reflecting a rapid freight rate improvement, according to preliminary data from ACT Research. Orders surged 139% from May, and were up 23% from a “very easy” year-ago comparison, ACT reported. Classes 5-7 orders also rose 77% from May, but were off 20% […]

02 Jul

Montreal port protests begin

MONTREAL, Que. — Longshoremen at the Montreal Gateway Terminals’ Racine (62) and Cast (77) facilities walked off the job as expected at 3 p.m. today. The work stoppage is scheduled to last until Saturday, July 4, at 6:59 a.m. The Quebec Trucking Association (QTA) sent a notice this morning to its members, reminding them to schedule their loads […]

02 Jul

Kinedyne names regional HR manager

BRANCHBURG, N.J. — Kinedyne has appointed Eric Sorensen regional human resources manager for North America. Sorensen has more than 20 years of HR management experience, the company said. He will be based in Kinedyne’s Prattville, Ala., manufacturing facility. “We are excited to welcome Eric to our management team,” said Dan Schlotterbeck, president of Kinedyne. “He […]