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Urgent! BCTA Needs More Input for Rural Highway Safety and Speed Review!
Dec 19, 2013 00:57:43

As of December 11, we’ve had over 60 responses to our BC Speed Limit Review Survey – thanks to those who’ve taken the time to answer! – but would like to push for at least double that number so BCTA’s submission on speed limits on BC’s highways reflects the views of a high percentage of our members. The survey deadline is December 20, 2013. As the advocate for the trucking industry in BC, your association benefits significantly when we can demonstrate st...


Highway 1 Truck Crashes
Dec 13, 2013 12:52:45

Conditions on Highway 1 continued to be treacherous in some locations this week, which saw an unprecedented number of crashes involving multiple trucks – kudos to the majority of professional drivers who are prepared for and drive to these extremely challenging conditions. In the last ten days, there were truck-related incidents on Highway 1 between Salmon Arm and the BC-Alberta border, specifically in: Golden (two trucks) Revelstoke (two trucks) ...


Alberta Truckers Pondering Driver Training Standard
Dec 13, 2013 00:18:57

  A minimum training standard could be on the horizon for professional truck drivers in Alberta. The Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) announced this week that it is conducting a survey about driver training and a minimum training standard. The data from the survey will then be used by University of Alberta researchers who are conducting work for AMTA on a minimum driver training standard. "AMTA is exploring a minimum training standard for commercial drivers in Albe...


Manitoulin Buys Vitran
Dec 13, 2013 06:43:58

Manitoulin Transport announced it is buying LTL giant Vitran Corp. -- a deal that would make Manitoulin one of the top five largest carriers Canada. The deal is estimated to be worth US$128 million. According to a press release, an affiliate of Manitoulin, 2398946 Ontario Inc. is the official purchaser. The deal is subject to the receipt of applicable regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions. “Together Vitran and Manitoulin Transport will become a formidable a...


Trucking HR Launches Top Fleet Employers Program
Dec 12, 2013 12:22:08

The inaugural Top Fleet Employers program, administered by Trucking HR Canada, will be accepting applications beginning Jan. 1. The national program recognizes fleets that offer the best workplaces in Canada’s trucking industry. Selection criteria for both for-hire and private fleets can be found here. Fleets will be evaluated based on criteria that’s firmly rooted in the core values of the Canadian Trucking Alliance’s Blue Ribbon Task Force on the Driver Sh...


Truck Trainers, Insurers Join OTA Call for Mandatory Entry Level Training
Dec 11, 2013 05:35:10

An assembly of leading Canadian trucking insurers and the Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario have banded with the Ontario Trucking Association in calling on the province to introduce mandatory entry level training for commercial truck drivers. Northbridge Insurance, The Guarantee Company of North America, Old Republic Insurance of Canada, Zurich Canada and the Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario (TTSAO) all recently penned letters of support for OTA’s pos...


Clearing the Air on Emissions Tampering
Dec 07, 2013 05:26:31

There will always be folks who think that for every rule there is an exception – and unfortunately, there’s no shortage of misguided people willing to demonstrate it. You’ve no doubt seen or heard about the advertisements that are out there in print and cyberspace from repair/maintenance shops offering to “service” your truck in order to enhance its fuel economy. While the ad might not explicitly state it, most people know what we’re talking abo...


Diesel Truck Engines Cleaner Than Expected
Dec 06, 2013 13:28:31

FREDERICK, MD— Starting Jan. 1, 2014, heavy-duty engine and truck makers must offer new models of diesel engines to comply with the new standards for lower emissions of carbon dioxide and minimum fuel economy levels, as required by EPA and the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.  But rest easy, there should be fewer headaches. The track record has so far been good. The clean diesel technology of 2010 performed better than expected even by the law when it came t...


Economists: Truckers, Shippers Need to Master Arts of Capacity, Pricing
Dec 06, 2013 02:12:51

Noel Perry of FTR Associates is holding up four fingers and one thumb. He had asked a room full of Ontario trucking executives, rhetorically, “how many dry van carriers or reefer carriers have the capability to bid - in a big way - on a Walmart tender?” He was talking about pricing in trucking during the Ontario Trucking Association’s (OTA) Annual General Meeting at their yearly, and very well-attended, economic outlook session. Perry, along with John Larkin, managing d...


The Yanke Group is being sold to an American company
Dec 06, 2013 02:07:15

CTV news disclosed that,  one of Saskatoon’s largest employers is being sold to an American company. The Yanke Group, a trucking company, has been bought by the Celadon Group, based in Indianapolis. The deal is expected to make Celadon one of the largest carriers in Canada, with more than 800 drivers in their Canadian fleet. Yanke’s CEO says almost all of the company’s drivers will be offered jobs with the new owner, but that the Saskatoon office will close, resulti...


November Preliminary Orders Up YTD and Year-over Year
Dec 06, 2013 02:03:20

COLUMBUS, IN – November NA Classes 5-7 net orders are expected at 18,000 units (±5%) and Class 8 orders are expected at 21,200 units (±5%), when actual data are released mid-month. “The ‘Great OK’ continued for Classes 5-8 commercial vehicle orders placed in November,” said Steve Tam, ACT’s Vice President – Commercial Vehicle Sector. After posting the best order month since February 2008 in October, November’s Classes 5-7...


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