CIFFA names new president of the board

ETOBICOKE, Ont. — The Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA) has announced that it has named Troy Cowen, the COO at Maltacourt Global Logistics its president of the board. Bruce Rodgers has stepped down as the current president of the board and has joined the secretariat staff as the incoming executive director of CIFFA. The […]

Protect your eyes – Truck News

Professional truck drivers rely heavily on their eyes to perform their jobs safely and effectively. Therefore, eye conditions can be devastating, or even career-ending. This month I am going to discuss cataracts, a common eye condition that involves the clouding of the lens in the eye. I recently had a patient, who is a profession […]

Canada Cartage expands, opens new terminal in Mississauga

TORONTO, Ont. —  Canada Cartage has opened a new terminal at 6767 Davand Drive in Mississauga, Ontario. The new facility will provide additional office space for staff and a more productive and efficient truck yard and cross dock to better serve their customers, the company said. “Despite challenging times in the industry, Canada Cartage continues […]

Train Trailer expands three facilities

TORONTO, Ont. — Train Trailer announced this week that it has expanded its head office location in Bolton, as well as its Alberta and Quebec facilities. All three relocations will increase workshop capacity, allowing Train Trailer to expand its service offerings in the Greater Toronto Area, Montreal and Calgary regions, the company said in a […]

Continental opens new training center

CLINTON, Miss. – Continental has announced the opening of a new employee training center in Mississippi. It marks the first completed structure on the site of the company’s future truck tire plant. A grand opening was held Nov. 8. Continental said it will be investing US$1.45 billion into the plant. “This is where our growth […]

Carrier Logistics names new president, CTO

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. — Carrier Logistics has shaken up its leadership team. Ben Wiesen has been named president, while Kevin Linardic has been named the chief technology officer. Wiesen succeeds Don Adams, president and co-founder of the firm, who retired on September 20. Wiesen joined CLI in 1995 and has been a driving force in the […]

Solving work-life balance conundrum for drivers necessary for recruitment

What’s more important when people are looking for a job or career; how much they get paid or having a work-life balance? I’m sure the answer would depend on the individual, but in the never-ending discussion on the driver shortage that has consumed the narrative during the past few years, it seems like some believe […]

Trucking industry gears up for ’18 Wheels of Christmas in Atlantic Canada’ food drive

DIEPPE, N.B. – The Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA) and Trucks For Change Network (T4C) are once again organizing an industry-wide food collection drive in order to fight hunger and help those less fortunate in communities across Atlantic Canada this holiday season. Titled “18 Wheels of Christmas in Atlantic Canada”, the idea was inspired by […]

With PSBs, Driver Inc. doesn’t make sense

Looking through past columns, I’ve written about driver services and self-employed drivers four times in the past 12 years. This is the second-to-last column I’ll write about it, and, because this is a two-parter, next month will be the last. Two branches of government have issued opinions, facts, and policies that basically eliminate the advantages […]

The changing face of trucking

Readers of industry publications are no doubt aware of the reporting that Newcom Media has done, on the changing demographics in the trucking industry. The stats were reported on in great detail in recent issues of Today’s Trucking and Truck News, and picked up on by other publications since. Just as a quick reflection, the […]