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.…

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…

24 Jun

Shipper conditions deteriorated in April

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Conditions for U.S. shippers took a step back in April, due to stronger rail rates and higher fuel prices, according to FTR’s Shippers Conditions Index. However, FTR expects the rate environment through 2019 to become more favorable…

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…

20 Jun

Mulroney named Ontario’s third transportation minister in a year

TORONTO, Ont. – Caroline Mulroney – a lawyer and one-time contender for the leadership of Ontario’s Progressive Conservative party – has been named minister of transportation in a cabinet shuffle by Premier Rob Ford. She will hold a dual role…

19 Jun

Mack Museum pays tribute to refuse industry

ALLENTOWN, Pa. – Mack is highlighting the refuse industry through a special exhibit at the Mack Trucks Historical Museum in Allentown, Pa. The exhibit is titled: Keeping America Clean: The Evolution of the Waste Industry. If features three antique Mack…

17 Jun

Volvo Group sponsors tree planting for Canadian veterans

WHITBY, Ont. – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was among the attendees at a tree planting ceremony June 14, sponsored by Volvo Group. The event was part of the Highway of Heroes Tree Campaign, an initiative that will see two million…

17 Jun

Environment Canada delays rollout of GHG rules for trailers

OTTAWA, Ont. – Environment Canada will delay the rollout of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for trailers by one year, responding to a court challenge against similar rules in the U.S. The U.S. Court of Appeals stayed the rollout of…

17 Jun

Truck-Lite integrates Stemco wireless products into Road Ready

FALCONER, N.Y. – Truck-Lite has announced it has integrated Stemco wireless products into its Road Ready system, through its SmartBridge Integrator. The SmartBridge Integrator bridges OE trailer systems with the Road Ready network, which communicates trailer data to a fleet…