Adding women to the mix

TORONTO, Ont. — The Canadian trucking industry is in the midst of a demographic transformation, but it has had limited success increasing the number of women behind the wheel. Only 3% of professional drivers and technicians are women, despite women being close to half of the nation’s workforce. With a driver shortage threatening the industry’s livelihood, […]

Search is on for the next HighwayStar

TORONTO, Ont. – Newcom Media is looking for Canada’s top truck driver or owner-operator, and is ready to reward them with thousands of dollars in cash and prizes — and the coveted title of HighwayStar of the Year. The annual recognition will be presented on Saturday, April 13, during the ExpoCam 2019 trade show in […]

Blockchain delivers – Truck News

SUNRISE, Fla. — The first trucking shipment using blockchain and a smart contract has been made. The shipment was made using dexFreight, a decentralized logistics platform. The shipment was a 5,320-lb frozen food load hauled from Preferred Freezer Services in Medley, Fla., to Manny’s Enterprises in Sunrise, Fla., on Oct. 15. The load was delivered by […]

Feds pushing postal workers back to work

Each of these strike-stranded trailers at Canada Post’s Gateway plant in Mississauga, Ont., includes 2,500 parcels and packages. OTTAWA, Ont. – Parcels will soon be back on the move at Canada Post, with federal Liberals tabling back-to-work legislation to end rotating strikes that have reportedly stranded hundreds of trailers. “This ongoing work stoppage has had significant […]

The future of urban delivery

The way people move in cities is rapidly changing, and so too, will the way that freight moves. I was in Austin, Texas last month for the American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition and was taken aback by the popularity of motorized scooters, which were available for use all throughout the downtown core. These […]

It’s the science – Truck News

BLAINVILLE, Que. — Left unfettered to do its job, science will perform amazing feats, and this is just what the researchers at Performance Innovation Transport (PIT) Group, with the enthusiastic support of its member fleets, trucking schools and government agencies, have done. In 2008, FPInnovations, an independent Canadian forestry research institute, founded PIT Group, with the […]

Autonomous Volvo trucks deployed by Norwegian mine

VELFJORD, Norway – Volvo Trucks has announced it’s providing an autonomous transport solution to Bronnoy Kalk AS, a mine operator in Norway. The mining trucks will be used to transport limestone from an open pit mine to a nearby port. Six autonomous Volvo FH trucks will operate on a five-kilometer stretch through tunnels between the […]

UPS to build largest Canadian facility in Caledon

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — UPS is going big. Today, the company announced its plans of constructing a new $200 million, 850,000 sq.-ft. facility in Caledon, Ontario to service the Greater Toronto Area. The new facility will be the largest in Canada, and will be fully automated according to UPS, sorting up to 35,000 packages per hour. […]

Tandet, Kriska named winners in this year’s Food Sort Challenge

TORONTO, Ont. — Once again the Daily Bread Food Bank hosted its food sort challenge to get major corporations involved in tackling hunger. Held at Daily Bread’s head office in Etobicoke, 20 teams and over 200 people took part in the two-day long Corporate Food Sort Challenge.  “Eliminating hunger not only means having good social […]

A next-generation load board – Truck News

TransCore Link Logistics has unveiled the next generation of its Loadlink load board, giving members the power to combine all of their freight matching activities on Canada’s largest freight-matching network. The single platform enables a lighter, faster and seamless service that requires no installation, the company says. Freight-matching activities include: Loadlink Driver: a free app […]