Canada can learn from past mistakes when mandating ELDs

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Canada’s long-awaited electronic logging device (ELD) mandate should differ from the U.S. rule to avoid some of the pitfalls that befell the rollout of similar legislation there. That was the opinion of a panel that discussed the issue at the Surface Transportation Summit Oct. 10. Steven Laskowski, head of the Ontario Trucking […]

Breaking down brakes – Truck News

Brakes continue to be the trucking industry’s greatest pain point when it comes to vehicle-related out-of-service defects. However, there are steps fleet managers, maintenance departments, and even drivers can take to greatly reduce a carrier’s brake-related defects. It starts with PMHaving a good preventive maintenance (PM) schedule in place is critical to identifying brake-related defects […]

1972 Chevy C10 Week to Wicked Day 1 CPP Springs & Brakes

Bright eyed and bushy tailed Classic Trucks build crew tore into the LMC Truck C-10 Nationals Classic Trucks Week To Wicked build presented by Gandrud Chevrolet starting with dropping out the front and rear stock suspension. The premise, or idea behind the LMC Truck C-10 Nationals Classic Trucks Week To Wicked build presented by Gandrud […]

CTA says Canada delivered “the best deal possible”

TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) says it’s pleased Canada and the U.S. reached a new trade pact, and will continue assessing how the agreement will affect the trucking industry. “CTA firmly believes the Government of Canada delivered the best deal possible. Now it’s up to the supply chain to take some time […]

Manitoba eliminates carbon tax from its climate and green plan

WINNIPEG, Man. – The Manitoba government has scrapped the carbon tax from its Made-in-Manitoba Climate and Green Plan. Premier Brian Pallister made the announcement today, saying, “We are standing up for Manitobans, by saying ‘yes’ to Manitoba’s green plan, and ‘no’ to a carbon tax.” The provincial government had announced in April it would implement […]

Third quarter the best ever for Class 8 orders

Fleets rushed to secure truck availability in September, with preliminary data showing orders for 42,300 units, according to FTR. That set an all-time high for the third quarter, with 146,800 orders, and September was the 10th best month ever. FTR says steady freight growth continues to strain capacity and fleets are placing orders a year […]

Bendix buys steering component remanufacturer

ELYRIA, Ohio – Bendix has announced it is acquiring the ProSteering business of JM Engineered Products, which remanufactures all makes of steering components. Once closed, Bendix will incorporate the ProSteering brand’s products, manufacturing operations and its sales and service operations into its own steering business and remanufacturing unit. The integration will take six to 12 […]

Ground breaks for Gordie Howe Bridge

WINDSOR, Ont. – Ground has officially broken on the new Gordie Howe International Bridge, beginning full-scale construction of a six-lane, 2.5-km cable-stay span to link Windsor, Ont. and Detroit, Mich. It should be open to traffic as early as 2022. “With over 2.6 million trucks a year crossing between Windsor and Detroit, carrying $1.6 million […]

Jumper’s knee a risk to truckers

During the last month, I have treated several truck drivers for knee injuries in my clinic. At first glance, truck driving may not seem like a profession that would be prone to knee injuries. However, due to the physical demands of the job, many drivers develop painful and sometimes debilitating knee conditions. A common knee […]

Feeling the pinch? – Truck News

Similar to the intricate and extensive road systems you use while transporting goods across the country to various destinations, your nerves follow an intricate and extensive pathway from your brain and spinal cord throughout your body, carrying the electrical impulses required for normal body functions. On the highway, when roads are closed or lanes are […]