CTA Renews Call for Due Process on C-TPAT Suspensions

The Canadian Trucking Alliance is once again calling upon the US Customs and Border Protection Agency to follow due process as it relates to C-TPAT suspensions and appeals. According to CTA president and CEO, David Bradley, “the way the process is currently administered can have a devastating impact on a carrier’s business without due process, […]

Bison Transport truck fleet to fuel with LNG from Shell Canada products

Bison Transport has signed an agreement with Shell Canada Products to run 15 Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) tractors in Alberta. Bison’s five-year fuels supply agreement marks the first step in launching Shell’s LNG refueling infrastructure in the province. This agreement is the first of its kind in Canada as Bison will obtain LNG from Shell Flying J publicly accessible […]

Danatec Accounces Three New Lift Truck Training Products

Danatec Educational Services, in partnership with Online Learning Enterprises (OLE), has announced three new lift truck safety training products. The Safe Lift Operators Participant’s Guide (online and workbook version) and the Safe Lift Operators Leader’s Guide have now been added to their growing repertoire of safety training materials. Danatec’s new Safe Lift Operators Participant’s Guide […]

Manitoba’s Infrastructure Renewal Plan a Good Start, But Lots of Room for Growth

The Manitoba Trucking Association is encouraged by the recent announcement by Manitoba that the focus for Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation in 2013 will be bridges and roads, according to a release by Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation Minister Steve Ashton on November 23rd.  Some of the projects announced include work that has been identified by the […]

Truckers Say Michigan Voters Got It Right on New Windsor-Detroit Bridge

Truckers Say Michigan Voters Got It Right on New Windsor-Detroit Bridge

The vote by the people of Michigan to defeat a ballot proposition that would have held up construction of the long-awaited second bridge at Windsor-Detroit, is “terrific news and shows that the people of Michigan reject the self-interest and cronyism that so many of the state’s legislators have fallen victim to in recent years,” says […]

Help Put the Brakes on the Government’s 70% Increase in Vehicle Plate Fees

As you know by now, in March the Government of Ontario announced that as part of its deficit-reduction plan it was introducing “modest and gradual” increases in vehicle licence fees which had not been increased since 1988. However, as we also now know, the increases are neither modest nor gradual. Heavy commercial vehicle validation fees are […]

New organization will focus on Canada’s HR needs in trucking and logistics

Key leaders of Canada’s trucking industry have signed agreements in principle to partner in developing a new organization that will focus on the Human Resources needs of Canada’s trucking and logistics sectors. The newly formed Trucking Human Resources Canada is supported in principle by the Canadian Trucking Alliance, the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada, […]

Element Signs Vendor Finance Agreement with Tremcar Inc.

Element Financial Corporation, Canada’s leading independent equipment finance company, has announced that it has signed a comprehensive vendor finance agreement with Tremcar Inc, Canada’s leading manufacturer of tank trailers. The multi-year agreement provides Element with the opportunity to offer point-of-sale equipment financing to Canadian customers of Montreal-based Tremcar which manufactures custom-made stainless steel and aluminum […]

FleetSmart Offers Free SmartDriver Sessions

Each year FleetSmart’s free SmartDriver for Highway Trucking and SmartDriver in the City training programs help thousands of drivers and hundreds of companies save money on fuel, reduce greenhouse emissions and improve road safety. FleetSmart is now booking SmartDriver sessions up to March 31st, 2013for fleet managers and drivers who have not yet had a […]

Trucking WSIB Premiums to Go Up 2.5% in 2013

The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) has responded cautiously to the announcement from the Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) that premium rates paid by employers will rise by 2.5 per cent in 2013, including the rates for the trucking, warehousing and courier sectors. On the one hand, the 2.5-per cent increase is a lower […]