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…

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…

25 Jun

Purolator to build $330-million ‘super hub’ in Toronto

TORONTO, Ont. – Purolator will build what it calls a national “super hub” in Toronto as part of a five-year, $1-billion investment plan announced on Tuesday. The $330-million, 430,000-sq-ft hub will be built on 60-acres, and will open in 2021,…

24 Jun

Trailer orders reach lowest point since 2016: FTR

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The red-hot trailer market continues to cool, with May orders of 11,700 units marking the lowest total since July 2016. FTR reports orders for 2019 production have come to a halt, as most build slots are already…

21 Jun

Cratex opens location in Nisku, Alta.

NISKU, Alta. – Cratex Industries, an industrial packaging and crating company owned by Manitoulin Transport, today celebrated the grand opening of its new facility in Nisku, Alta. The new location offers an array of packaging and crating services to meet…

21 Jun

Ryder names Canadian Ken Bilyea Top Tech of 2019

MIAMI, Fla. – A Canadian has been named the 2019 Ryder Top Technician at the 18th annual competition in Indianapolis. Ken Bilyea of London, Ont., was selected from a pool of eight finalists, the company announced on Thursday. He received…

21 Jun

Volvo turns to AI to improve safety on the road

ONTARIO, Calif. – Volvo Trucks North America has showcased a project designed to strengthen safety capabilities for the trucking industry through automation. The proof of concept was developed in collaboration with automated vehicle software provider Perceptive Automata and customer Dependable…

21 Jun

Driver Inc. business model threatened by court ruling: lawyer

TORONTO, Ont. – A Toronto-based law firm is suggesting that a recent Supreme Court ruling may be the “final nail in the Driver Inc. model of trucking service” if it’s applied to a transportation-related case. Fernandes Hearn’s comments were linked…

20 Jun

Challenger opens own driver training academy

CAMBRIDGE, Ont. – A major Ontario transportation company is addressing the problem of an acute driver shortage in a unique way – it has opened its own driver training school in the presence of leaders from the trucking industry. Challenger…

20 Jun

Glasvan wins three Great Dane dealer awards

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Glasvan Great Dane collected three top honors at the 2018 Great Dane Dealer of the Year awards celebration. The Mississauga, Ont., dealer won International Flatbed Dealer of the Year, International Refrigerated Dealer of the Year, and International…