CVSA Level VIII Inspection Concept Opens Door for Canadian Pilot Programs

CVSA Level VIII Inspection Concept Opens Door for Canadian Pilot Programs

The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) believes whenever a commercial vehicle is required to enter a truck inspection station, is stopped by mobile enforcement where a cursory review of compliance is completed, or is given an electronic inspection (e.g. weigh station by-pass), it should be recognized as having undergone an inspection. Accounting for such inspections gives […]

OPP Reports Charges During Victoria Day Long Weekend

OPP Reports Charges During Victoria Day Long Weekend

Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were kept busy on and off roads leading up to and over the Victoria Day Long Weekend, investigating two off-road vehicle deaths and laying numerous charges. During Canada Road Safety Week (May 16-22, 2017), the OPP laid close to 9,400 speeding charges, with an additional 165 street racing charges laid […]

Prep your car for summer road trips celebrating Canada’s 150th

Prep your car for summer road trips celebrating Canada’s 150th

Warmer weather means picking a spot on the map and gathering friends or family for an old fashioned road trip. And with Canada’s 150th anniversary, this summer is the perfect time to hit the road and discover Canadian sights. Here’s how you can get your vehicle ready for a long a drive. Pack an entertainment […]

Understand negative equity before you buy a new car

Understand negative equity before you buy a new car

An increasing number of car buyers are putting their finances at risk by taking on negative equity. This happens when you owe more on your vehicle than it is worth when you go to sell it, trade it in or need to write it off after an accident. Attracted by lower monthly payments, many are […]

New Volvo VNR regional haul model to debut at ExpoCam 2017

New Volvo VNR regional haul model to debut at ExpoCam 2017

Volvo Trucks has been adopting automotive features to help make driving freight vehicles easier and created a state-of-the-art driving environment to help attract more drivers to the industry. New features of the VNR regional haul model include a proprietary steering wheel that tilts like a car’s—the first and only one in the industry—more ergonomic seats, an advanced […]

OPP to Conduct Seat Belt Campaign over Easter Long Weekend

OPP to Conduct Seat Belt Campaign over Easter Long Weekend

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are reporting a 20-year low and a steady decrease in seat belt-related deaths as they get set to conduct  their Seat Belt Campaign over the Easter Long Weekend. A total of 45 seat belt-related road fatalities occurred on OPP-patrolled roads in 2016, marking the lowest number on record in the […]

Glasvan Hires Trucking Industry Heavyweight Bobby Bates

Glasvan Hires Trucking Industry Heavyweight Bobby Bates

Glasvan Great Dane (www.glasvangreatdane.com) has announced the appointment of Bobby Bates in his new role of Equipment Account Manager. Bobby has been entrusted to grow Glasvan Great Dane, and is responsible for the selling and leasing of all new and used product lines – Great Dane, Landoll, Chaparral by Doonan, Etnyre, Autocar and Doonan Specialized […]

Peterbilt Introduces Allison TC10 Transmission

Peterbilt Introduces Allison TC10 Transmission

Peterbilt has announced the availability of the Allison TC10 fully automatic transmission on Models 567 and 579 later this year. The Allison TC10 is designed for tractor applications, such as regional and line-haul, and features a twin-countershaft design optimized for engine downspeeding and fuel economy. The patented torque converter offers industry exclusive engine torque multiplication […]

TMW Systems Integrates TruckRight Driver Recruiting Tool with TMW.Suite Solution

TMW Systems Integrates TruckRight Driver Recruiting Tool with TMW.Suite Solution

TMW Systems has announced the integration of its comprehensive TMW.Suite transportation management solution (TMS) with the TruckRight driver recruiting and retention system. Through the integration, driver data created or modified within the TruckRight portal is automatically pushed to a driver profile within the TMW.Suite solution. This enables carrier, broker and 3PL users of TMW.Suite to […]

CVSA’s 2017 International Roadcheck to Take Place June 6-8 with Special Emphasis on Cargo Securement

CVSA’s 2017 International Roadcheck to Take Place June 6-8 with Special Emphasis on Cargo Securement

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) 30th annual International Roadcheck will take place June 6-8, 2017. Over a 72-hour period, CVSA-certified commercial motor vehicle inspectors in jurisdictions throughout North America will conduct inspections of commercial motor vehicles and their drivers. Each year, International Roadcheck places special emphasis on a category of violations. This year’s focus […]