12 Aug

Truck arrivals fall 4% during Aug. 3-9

OTTAWA, Ont. – The number of truck drivers entering the country dropped 4% to 103,470 during the week of Aug. 3-9, from 108,087 in the comparable period last year, the Canada Border Services Agency said Wednesday. It is the fifth consecutive drop since the week of June 29 -July 5 when truck arrivals returned to […]

12 Aug

Covid-19 text scam targets cross-border truck drivers

TORONTO, Ont. – There’s no need for healthy border-crossing truck drivers to quarantine themselves for 14 days after returning to Canada – despite what any text messages might suggest. Canada Border Services Agency is warning about a fake text message that appears to be coming from the Government of Canada and demanding the self-quarantine measures. […]

12 Aug

Canadian truckers brave American Covid crisis

COURTICE, Ont. – Owner-operator (Highway Cat) John Giunta takes safety seriously. A former Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) Road Knight, he has 6 million accident-free kilometers to his credit in a career spanning more than 30 years. Much of that was racked up during trips to the U.S., a country now reeling under Covid-19. The pandemic […]

12 Aug

Roadcheck inspection blitz rescheduled, with special focus on driver requirements

GREENBELT, Md. – Covid-19 may have delayed the annual Roadcheck truck inspection blitz, but it wasn’t completely sidelined. New dates have been established. Roadcheck is now set to occur from Sept. 9-11, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) says. The 72-hour event involves inspectors from Canada, the U.S. and Mexico, measuring equipment condition against the […]

07 Aug

Contact tracing? There are free apps for that.

TORONTO, Ont. – Several industry associations are encouraging the widespread use of apps that support contact tracing efforts in the midst of Covid-19. Health Canada’s Covid Alert app uses a Bluetooth signal to detect if users have crossed paths with someone who has tested positive for the coronavirus. And those crossing the border can use […]

07 Aug

ZF adapting to Covid-19

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany – ZF says its integration of Wabco is on schedule despite global turmoil created by the Covid-19 pandemic, and that it will continue letting many employees work from home. While the pandemic took its toll on earnings – sales were down 27% in the first half of 2020 – ZF says it will […]

06 Aug

Turbo Images pays tribute to frontline workers

SAINT-GEORGES, Que. – Turbo Images has completed 15 truck and trailer wraps honoring frontline workers, including truck drivers, during the Covid-19 pandemic. “Truck drivers are frontline heroes who have kept our store shelves stocked and the economy moving during the pandemic,” said Pier Veilleux, president and CEO of Turbo Images. “They have risked their own […]

06 Aug

Used truck market rebounds

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Covid-19 had created what a veteran salesman called “a fear factor” in the used truck market, but recent developments indicate a recovery is well underway. “The outbreak had almost overnight created an environment in which the only certainty was the uncertainty,” said Bobby Bates, manager for used trucks at Cervus Equipment Peterbilt […]

05 Aug

Truck arrivals continue to drop

OTTAWA, Ont. – The number of truck drivers entering the country dropped 7% to 102,985 during the week of July 27 – Aug. 2, from 110,324 the same week last year, the Canada Border Services Agency said Wednesday. It is the fourth consecutive drop since truck arrivals returned to normal during June 29 – July […]

05 Aug

NTEA cancels leadership summit due to Covid-19

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – A leadership summit hosted by NTEA – an association representing the work truck industry – is the latest trucking event to be canceled because of the impact of Covid-19. The event was originally to be hosted on Oct. 20 in Baltimore, Md. “Our priority is the health and safety of the […]