Friday, July 19, 2019

Mullen Group acquires two B.C. logistics companies

Mullen Group has announced the acquisition of Argus Carriers and Inter-Urban Delivery Service, logistics companies operating in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. Argus, founded...

Kenworth’s Montreal showroom gets a big upgrade

Kenworth has finished a $2.6-million rebuilding of its Montreal vendor in Saint-Laurent. The two-story, 31,000 sq.- ft. building highlights huge sliding entryways that help...

Anthem leading Mack’s surge on the highway, GuardDog Connect reaches subscriber milestone in ‘hot’ truck market

Mack Trucks debuted the Anthem in 2017 with hopes the tractor would become the on-highway truck that the Mack Pinnacle struggled to become. To-date, Anthem...

MTO Approves Reg Change for Smart Lift Axles on Trailers and Longer Tractors with Multi-Axle Trailers

Effective July 1, 2019, Ontario Regulation 413/05 has been amended to eliminate the special vehicle configuration permits that were required to operate long wheelbase...

Court cases reveal secret litigation networks for trucking accidents

In September 2017, an office runner from Spine Center Atlanta delivered a box of doughnuts with a letter to the break room of Atlanta-based...

Gardiner Expressway Strategic Rehabilitation Cherry Street to Lower Jarvis Street

The City of Toronto will start construction on Phase 1 of the Gardiner Expressway Strategic Rehabilitation Plan between Cherry Street and Lower Jarvis Street...

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Rural program to attract newcomers as truck drivers

Eleven communities will participate in a new Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot, which is looking to attract newcomers to work in occupations like truck...

Driver Inc. business model threatened by court ruling

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...

Cratex opens location in 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...

OTA & Manitoulin Host Ontario Economic Minister to Discuss Northern Trucking

(June 19, 2019) -- A delegation of the Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) Executive Committee and Manitoulin Transport hosted Minister Todd Smith, Minister of Economic...

Environment Canada to Review Trailer Regulation in 2019-20

(June 17, 2019) -- The Canadian Trucking Alliance has been supportive of the US EPA and Environment Canada’s regulatory approach to reducing the carbon...

CEOs Raise Concerns About Diesel Availability in 2020

Group of industry stakeholders is urging the Trump administration to take action to ensure adequate supplies of fuel for freight and air travel and home...

Law Firm: Supreme Court May Have Put Another Nail in the Coffin of Driver Inc.

(June 20, 2019) -- In a recent decision, the Supreme Court of Canada considered whether a thorough review and a “business risk” test is...

Reminder for Cross-border Carriers on New US Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is in the final stages of implementing their Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse. This new database is...

Canadian Truckers Appreciate Final ELD Rule, Including 3rd Party Certification

According to Transport Canada, fatigue in both truck and passenger car drivers is a factor in about 20 per cent of all collisions. There...

Loadings growth declines, rates too on decline

Trucking rates are relied upon to diminish about 7% this year, principally determined by the spot showcase, with contract rates level to down 1%. That...

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