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…

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

Enhanced weigh scale opens in Delta, B.C.

DELTA, B.C. – Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement (CVSE) officers have a newly-enhanced facility at their disposal on Nordel Way in Delta, B.C. Providing a dry, well-lit area to help CVSE officers when doing inspections, the facility is large enough…

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…

14 Jun

A look back at the PMTC annual conference

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada’s annual conference concluded in Niagara Falls, Ont., on Friday. Here’s look back at some of the events. Tom Moore, senior vice-president at the U.S. National Private Truck Council, announces…

10 Jun

Thunder Bay set to vote on designated truck route

THUNDER BAY, Ont. – After years of bitter debate, Thunder Bay will finally vote this Monday on a controversial proposal to create a designated truck route – one that could steer traffic away from several truck-focused businesses. A city council…

06 Jun

Tonnage surplus in U.S. trade with Mexico confirmed

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – An extensive analysis of U.S. government data has confirmed a longstanding surplus with Mexico in terms of rail tonnage and a growing truck tonnage surplus over the past three years, transportation intelligence provider FTR said Thursday. The…

06 Jun

Wabash invests in new site in Atlantic Canada

MONCTON, N.B. — Wabash Canada, one of the country’s leading commercial trailer companies, has begun the construction of its new sales and service location in Moncton. The Fernette Avenue site will be home to both the Wabash National trailer dealership…

02 Jun

B.C. government highlights initiatives aimed at improving conditions for trucking industry

KELOWNA, B.C. – B.C.’s Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure provided an update on a slew of initiatives across the province recently, including the Weight2GoBC bypass program. Issuing over 1.2 million ‘green lights’ for carriers to bypass weigh stations thus far,…

27 Mar

Notley commits to increasing road network for large and oversized loads

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. – In the midst of a provincial election, NDP leader Rachel Notley is promising to spend $1.4 billion to expand road in Alberta that can handle large and oversized loads. Currently, there is approximately 6,500 km of…