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.…

25 Jun

Canada represented at Mack Masters Competition

ALLENTOWN, Pa. – The Top Dogs from Lounsbury Truck Centre in Moncton, N.B., represented Canada at this year’s Mack Masters Competition. The event evaluates participants’ knowledge of Mack service systems and procedures and pits teams from across North America against…

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

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

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

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…

19 Jun

Quick Truck Lube opens Napanee location

NAPANEE, Ont. – Who says there’s no such thing as a free lunch? Truckers visiting the newest Quick Truck Lube at Exit 579 on Hwy. 401 in Napanee, Ont., yesterday were treated to burgers and sausages as part of…

18 Jun

Brake Safety Week to focus on brake hoses, tubing

GREENBELT, Md. – The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) is scheduling its annual Brake Safety Week for Sept. 15-22, and will place a particular focus on brake hoses and tubing. Brake hoses and tubing needs to be properly attached, undamaged,…

14 Jun

ONroute Service Centres sold

TORONTO, Ont. – ONroute Service Centres – a chain of 23 service plazas and rest areas with a presence along major Ontario highways – has been sold to Arjun Infrastructure Partners (AIP) and Fengate Asset Management. ONroute has the exclusive…

14 Jun

Ontario focusing roadside truck inspection resources

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – The Ontario trucking industry’s safety record has undeniably improved in the last two decades. While the number of trucks on the road has increased 77%, the number of fatalities involving trucks is down 67%. But there’s…