27 Jun

First WTFC scholarship awarded

OTTAWA, Ont. — The Women’s Trucking Federation of Canada (WTFC) and Crossroads Ottawa have handed out their first scholarship to a woman aspiring to become a professional truck driver. The winner was Kristy Perrin of Drumbo, Ont. She was selected…

26 Jun

CTA applauds trucking proposals in Conservative environmental platform

TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is applauding trucking-related initiatives included in the Conservative Party of Canada’s new environmental platform — A Real Plan to Protect Our Environment. The document includes proposals to change things like cabotage rules…

26 Jun

Magnum unveils tube bumper latch

Magnum Trailer and Equipment has unveiled an improved latch system for its tube bumpers, redefining the locking system and addressing the inevitable vibrations that occur as trucks go down the road. The redesigned locking cam is fastened in place with…

26 Jun

Specially-wrapped Ladies’ Lunch truck a hit

TORONTO, Ont. — This year’s Ladies’ Lunch event, hosted by the Toronto Transportation Club on June 19 was highlighted with a specially-wrapped truck featuring the guest speaker’s photo. This year, the keynote speaker for the event was Rachel David, Canadian…

26 Jun

Roadside breakdowns spike in winter, report finds

ARLINGTON, Va. – If you think winter weather impacts your fleet’s maintenance costs, you’re right. A new benchmarking report from the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) of the American Trucking Associations, showed breakdowns increased 22% in the first quarter versus…

26 Jun

CargoNet warns of theft surge during holiday

JERSEY CITY, N.J. – As Canada and the United States prepare to celebrate their national days, a major freight tracking and recovery company is warning about a potential surge in cargo theft. CargoNet said its analysis of U.S. and Canadian…

26 Jun

Highlight Motor Group sponsors Bikers Battling Cancer again

CONCORD, Ont. — Highlight Motor Group is once again sponsoring the Rockin’ The Ridge – Bikers Battling Cancer event set to take place Canada Day weekend in Sundridge, Ont. This is the third annual event. Bikers Battling Cancer was started…

26 Jun

Volvo updates collision warning system

Volvo has unveiled the latest generation of its Volvo Active Driver Assist (VADA) collision mitigation system, which will be standard in VNR and VNL models and also available in the VNX. VADA 2.0 integrates radar and camera readings to monitor…

25 Jun

AMTA holds Truck Driving Championship at new Edmonton facility

EDMONTON, Alta. – Alberta’s Professional Truck Driving Championship was held in Edmonton this past weekend with winners taking home top honors in four categories. Drivers from across the province competed in the 71st annual event, hosted by the Alberta Motor…

25 Jun

The Canadian Load Board Announces Early July Launch Date

The Canadian Load Board, a new Canada-based load board with a toolset that emphasizes operational efficiency and building relationships, will launch their platform on July 8th, 2019. To support the launch there will be two free webinars on the 8th…