Manitoba takes steps toward a MELT program

WINNIPEG, Man. – The province of Manitoba is moving forward with consultations aimed at implementing a mandatory entry-level driver training (MELT) program, Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler announced today. “Our government is focused on safety above all else,” Schuler said. “Mandatory entry-level training is something the trucking industry has asked for and we want to work […]

The house that IFTA built

Do you watch home improvement shows? Mike Holmes wouldn’t build a house on anything less than a solid foundation, and neither should you. The same is true for your fleet tax compliance house. In the fleet tax world, the distance you collect and report on your IFTA fuel tax returns is the foundation on which […]

First Ministers find common ground on trucking issues

Canadian flag waving with Parliament Buildings hill and Library in the background MONTREAL, Que. – There may be undeniable tensions on issues like carbon taxes, but Canada’s First Ministers have found some common ground on topics including wide base tires and electronic logging devices. “We have agreed to develop harmonized standards in the trucking sector, […]

Recruiting Aboriginal workers – Truck News

EDMONTON, Alta. —  It’s not rocket science – building relationships within Indigenous communities is no different than it is with any other culture. It just takes a bit of effort. That was the message from a Women Building Futures panel held during its Work Proud Summit in Edmonton Oct. 3. The discussion tackled how industry can […]

Braving the hardships of the past to keep moving forward

EDMONTON, Alta. — Starting a trucking company was never a sure thing for Murray Schur. And, considering the heartbreak he has endured, few would blame him for his apprehension. Schur got his start in trucking in 1993; a few years after moving back to Alberta from Toronto. He was hired as a field sales agent for […]

Saskatchewan makes super single tire pilot program permanent

REGINA, Sask. – The province of Saskatchewan is expanding, making permanent, and harmonizing its single wide-base tire program with Ontario’s in an effort to improve internal trade. “Our provinces are taking action to create a better trade environment in Canada that will result in real benefits to our key sectors and the people who do […]

Wakefield creates two new leadership roles to head new divisions

TORONTO, Ont. — Wakefield Canada  today announced the creation of two separate sales divisions. Shannon Spano will lead the consumer sales division with Hasan Zobairi responsible for commercial and industrial sales. The move comes after a first full year of operating the Castrol industrial business. It’s the next step in solidifying Wakefield’s growing position in […]

2020 Ford Explorer With Minimal Camouflage

The 2020 Ford Explorer was recently spotted in Michigan wearing limited camouflage, giving us a good look at the next generation of the Blue Oval’s popular family SUV. If you have to squint to see the changes, you’re forgiven—surprisingly, the next-generation Explorer looks very much like the utility it replaces. Blacked-out A-, B-, and D-pillars […]

Class 8 orders slide as OEMs’ 2019 order boards fill up

Class 8 orders fell sharply in November, to 27,500 units, marking the end of five consecutive months exceeding 40,000 units, according to preliminary data from FTR. November marked the lowest total this year, and the weakest month since September 2017. But FTR says the drop was expected, as OEMs have nearly filled their order boards […]

Registration open now for 2019 Women with Drive Leadership Summit

OTTAWA, Ont. — Registration for Trucking HR Canada’s 2019 Women with Drive Leadership Summit has officially opened. The fifth annual event will be held March 7, 2019 at the Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel and Conference Centre. In celebration of its fifth year, Trucking HR Canada is offering a special ‘Anniversary Rate’ for a limited time. […]