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

Volvo truck plant in Virginia to get $400M upgrade

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Volvo Group will invest $400 million over six years to upgrade the New River Valley, Va., plant that produces all Volvo trucks sold in North America, the company announced on Friday. The plan includes expansion of…

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

Peel Region extends restrictions on heavy trucks

BRAMPTON, Ont. — The Region of Peel has extended the restrictions on heavy trucks on Winston Churchill Boulevard north from 10 Sideroad to Mayfield Road. Current restrictions include: Heavy truck restriction from Steeles Avenue to 10 Sideroad. Seasonal (March/April) axle…

27 Jun

Wabco shareholders approve company’s acquisition by ZF

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany – Shareholders of Wabco Holdings Inc. (NYSE: WBC), a global tier-one supplier to the commercial vehicle industry, have approved the company’s acquisition by the German group ZF Friedrichshafen AG, ZF announced on Thursday. The privately-held ZF is a…

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…

27 Jun

Protecting your asset

As trucks have evolved, so too have front-end protection systems

27 Jun

Trucking industry leaders bemoan labor shortage

TORONTO, Ont. — The road ahead for the Canadian trucking industry remains smooth despite concerns about driver shortages, plant closures and the new North American Free Trade Agreement, a major survey revealed. The poll of carriers, brokers and owner-operators was…

27 Jun

First WTFC scholarship awarded

OTTAWA, Ont. — The Women’s Trucking Federation of Canada (WTFC) and Crossroads Ottawa have handed out their first scholarship to a woman aspiring to become a professional truck driver. The winner was Kristy Perrin of Drumbo, Ont. She was selected…

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…