31 Jul

U.S. to make Crash Preventability Determination Program permanent

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) wants to make the Crash Preventability Demonstration Program permanent. The pilot project was launched in 2017, and was originally intended to last just two years. On Wednesday, the agency proposed…

31 Jul

Ontario to crack down on emissions system tampering

TORONTO, Ont. – Truckers who have tampered with their emissions system could have their plates seized in Ontario, no matter where their truck is domiciled. That’s due to changes made by the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP), which…

31 Jul

Triple Diamond names Bryan Burningham president

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Bryan Burningham has been named president of Triple Diamond Truck and Trailer, it was announced Wednesday. He will be responsible for supporting the company’s direction and implementing a strategic growth and business development plan. Burningham has more…

31 Jul

Continuing to ‘Impel’ his company forward

WINKLER, Man. — The trials and tribulations of owning and running a trucking company is not lost on Neil Hamm. After launching Impel Transport in 2002 and enjoying some initial success, the economy hit back, forcing Hamm to reconsider the…

31 Jul

Addressing potential concerns with technology

In my last column, I talked about how carriers should consider the technology revolutionizing the trucking industry as an incentive to attract the young workers it needs so badly. In other words, companies need to consider both the finer details…

31 Jul

Spot market load volumes, equipment postings both decline

TORONTO, Ont. – In a month that normally marks an increase in volumes, Canadian spot market load volumes declined 7% in June. June volumes were down 39% year-over-year. However, an even greater decline in truck postings caused truckload capacity to…

31 Jul

Finding work for those with disabilities

WCB claims costs continue to rise, driven by lost-time claims

30 Jul

Drivewyze warns of rollovers, low bridges

Drivewyze’s PreClear weigh station bypass service has introduced added support that warns drivers whether the way is clear, through the Drivewyze Safety Notifications service. The free addition to the PreClear service will alert drivers when they are approaching areas prone…

30 Jul

Natural gas truck sales rebounding

COLUMBUS, Ind. – Natural gas-fueled Class 8 truck sales in the U.S. and Canada were up 43% year-to-date through May, according to ACT Research. Its Alternative Fuels Quarterly report also revealed natural gas truck sales were up 10% in May…

30 Jul

The news story that just won’t go away…

There’s this one particular news story that just won’t go away, and it has a surprise ending — or is it just the beginning? I think, in the media world (a world within itself), this is called a teaser. An opening…