Left-lane ban on Coq welcome, but BCTA says focus needs to be on chaining up

HOPE, B.C. – The B.C. Trucking Association (BCTA) says the move to prohibit commercial trucks from the left lane on Snowshed Hill on the Coquihalla does not address the main cause of collisions on the mountain pass. Though recognizing the pilot project as a creditable effort to improve safety and aid with traffic flow, BCTA […]

U.S. EPA plans further NOx cuts

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced plans to further cut nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions from on-highway trucks and engines. Known as the Cleaner Truck Initiative, a proposed rule is to be published in early 2020. The EPA says it will also simplify the certification of heavy-duty trucks and engines. “Areas […]

A Canadian first – Truck News

MONTREAL, Que. – Truck platooning has been successfully demonstrated on Canadian public highways for the first time. The tests took place between Oct. 29 and Nov. 2, and were conducted by PIT Group, Transport Canada, Auburn University, and Minimax Express Transportation. Highways around Montreal, Lu Tuque, Trois-Rivieres, and Blainville, Que., were used for the demonstration. […]

Trucking needs more sensible regs, not fewer: TCA

BRAMPTON, Ont. – There is no appetite in Washington to reduce trucking regulations, but there is great potential to make the regulations that trucking operates under more sensible. That was the message Dave Heller, vice-president of government affairs with the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA), brought to Canada during the Bridging Border Barriers conference Nov. 14. […]

Brace for rougher 2019: Mark Seymour

BRAMPTON, Ont. — “Fasten your seatbelts in 2019, we’re going to be in for maybe a little bit of a rough ride.” That was the sobering warning from Mark Seymour today, who was participating in a panel discussion at the Truckload Carriers Association’s Bridging Border Barriers seminar. The president of Kriska Transportation said he has […]

No changing face here – Truck News

SURREY, B.C. — The face of the Canadian truck driver has been changing in recent years, at least in many areas outside of B.C.’s Lower Mainland in Canada’s southwest. With 60% of the province’s population, the Lower Mainland has been experiencing an influx of South Asian workers for a long time, many of them flocking to […]

New president/CEO leading Magnum Trailer and Equipment

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. – Magnum Trailer and Equipment has named Andrew Taylor as its president and CEO. “Magnum has a huge opportunity in the transportation equipment market. Our products and services are designed to protect trucks and their drivers and improve the operation of moving goods across the country – what we do really matters,” said […]

Upcoming 2020 Jeep Wrangler–Based Pickup to Be Called Gladiator (Codename JT)

The 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL improves in many ways upon its successor, but the question that has truck and off-road enthusiasts buzzing is what its rumored pickup variant will be called and what it will offer. Well, we’re getting closer to answering those questions, as the good folks at the Jeep Scrambler Forum have unearthed […]

WorkSafe NB premiums continue to rise

DIEPPE, N.B. – WorkSafe NB announced the new assessment rate for 2019 recently, and for the third year in a row, New Brunswickers will see an increase to their rates – this time, a whopping 72% increase. The Workers’ Compensation program is supposed to be a balanced and fair system for both employers and employees […]

Volvo Trucks-OTA Truck Driver of the Year winner revealed

TORONTO, Ont. — Lowell Thompson, a professional driver whose career spans more than half a century and includes an incredible 7.5 million accident-free miles, was named this year’s Volvo Trucks-Ontario Trucking Association Truck Driver of the Year. Thompson, a gravel and heavy-haul driver for Don Anderson haulage throughout his entire 50- year career, was presented […]