Crash spike involving heavy vehicles leads to call by IHSA for more vigilance

Ontario’s Infrastructure Health and Safety Association (IHSA) is calling on drivers and employers to be “more vigilant” in the wake of an increase in fatal collisions involving heavy vehicles. Citing figures from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), it says there were 25 fatal collisions involving large vehicles as of mid June, 25% above levels seen […]

Volvo Trucks Expands Diesel Advanced Technology Education (DATE) program

Volvo Trucks North America is expanding its focus on training skilled professional vehicle service technicians through expansion of the Diesel Advanced Technology Education (DATE) program. Beginning in early 2019, Volvo will partner with three colleges in Florida, Ohio and Texas. The DATE for Volvo Trucks curriculum will be taught by dedicated Volvo-certified instructors at Jones Technical […]

Tallman Group Announces Organizational Realignment

The Tallman Group has announced an organizational realignment within the regional operations leadership team. The following changes have been made : David Amelotte, Regional Vice President, Eastern Ontario is responsible for the operations of Belleville, Cornwall, Kemptville; Dealership and Collision Centre, Kingston; Dealership and Power Systems, East Ottawa and West Ottawa locations. Jordan Markoff, Regional […]

CTA Releases 10-point Action Plan to Address Truck Safety and Compliance

The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is asking governments to look beyond the actions of an individual driver in the wake of a truck-bus collision that killed 16 members of the Humboldt Broncos family, and explore a series of changes in the name of industry safety. “When the findings of the carrier audit are released, the […]

MELT coming to Alberta’s trucking industry in January 2019

MELT coming to Alberta’s trucking industry in January 2019

Mandatory entry-level driver training (MELT) is coming to the trucking industry in Alberta, with an expected implementation date in January 2019. Alberta’s minister of transportation, Brian Mason, made the announcement at the Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) office in Calgary, saying in the wake of the tragedy involving a tractor-trailer and the Humboldt Broncos team […]

Isaac Instruments to host ELD Watch webinar

Isaac Instruments to host ELD Watch webinar

Isaac Instruments is hosting a webinar called ELD Watch to inform participants about FMCSA’s changes and updates to the ELD mandate since it was implemented in December 2017. This live webinar is to take place on July 11, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. EST and aims to clear up confusion for carriers and review what actions […]

CTA Welcomes Conclusion of Gordie Howe International Bridge Procurement Process

CTA Welcomes Conclusion of Gordie Howe International Bridge Procurement Process

The announcement naming Bridging North America team as the Preferred Proponent to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the long-awaited Gordie Howe International Bridge Project was welcomed by the Canadian trucking industry as a key step toward the realization of this critical piece of modern infrastructure. “With over 2.6 million trucks a year crossing between Windsor […]

Inaugural Recruitment & Resources Expo rolls out on September 15

Inaugural Recruitment & Resources Expo rolls out on September 15

Newcom Media will be hosting a series of recruitment & resources expos to address the industry’s significant workforce shortage. The inaugural edition will be held on Saturday, Sept. 15 at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. In 2019, the event will roll out on April 6 and Sept. 14. The expos are aimed to meet the […]

Police Investigating Fatal Collision on Highway 401 in Tilbury

On June 22, 2018 around 6:50 a.m., Chatham-Kent Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Chatham-Kent Fire and Emergency Services, and Chatham-Kent Emergency Medical Services (EMS), responded to a two vehicle collision on Highway 401 near Queens Line. A westbound tractor trailer had lost control, crossed through the center median and collided with an eastbound tractor trailer. As […]

Navistar’s OnCommand Connection Now Offered As Standard for On-Highway Trucks

Navistar’s OnCommand Connection Now Offered As Standard for On-Highway Trucks

International Trucks has announced that effective immediately, all new on-highway International trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada will be equipped with an OnCommand Connection telematics device with two free years of service included. The OnCommand Connection device integrates a cellular-enabled hardware platform with a range of technology solutions, including telematics and the OnCommand Connection Advanced Remote Diagnostics […]