28 Jun

Ontario unveils staggered commercial plate-price rises

TORONTO, Ont. – Commercial plate prices in Ontario will go up by 2% from July 2020 and will continue to rise by 2% until 2023. Meanwhile certain fees, such as oversize single trip and blanket permits will increase by 2%…

28 Jun

Clifford hosts biggest antique and classic truck show

CLIFFORD, Ont. — Canada’s biggest antique and classic truck show is underway in Clifford, Ont., about 170 kilometers west of Toronto. The show has attracted 200 trucks on the event’s 10th anniversary, said organizer Chris Hall. “Although we are a…

27 Jun

Trailcon moving into new Calgary facility

CALGARY, Alta. – Trailcon Leasing will celebrate the opening of its new Calgary location July 2. The new facility is 20,000 sq.-ft., with another 5,000 sq.-ft. available for future expansion. It features eight trailer bays, with room for three more.…

27 Jun

Volvo marks 60 years of saving lives with seat belts

GOTHENBURG, Sweden – It was 60 years ago this year Swedish engineer Nils Bohlin invented the three-point seat belt while working at Volvo. Now a standard feature in all vehicles, the seat belt is seen as the world´s most important…

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…

24 Jun

Rural program to attract newcomers as truck drivers

TORONTO, Ont. – Eleven communities will participate in a new Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot, which is looking to attract newcomers to work in occupations like truck drivers. The selected communities are: Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Timmins, and…

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…

19 Jun

Driver shortage dominates minister’s North Bay talks

NORTH BAY, Ont. – The province’s minister of economic development, job creation and trade has met with trucking industry leaders for talks on driver shortage and other key issues affecting the sector in northern Ontario. Todd Smith, along with his…