Need Truck Parking? Try Teamwork

By Joanne Ritchie So the province of Ontario has hired a consultant to do a bunch of research and produce a report with recommendations for improving southern Ontario rest areas, a companion piece to another project that includes a rest area demand assessment in the northern part...
Posted On 09 Oct 2017
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Test Drive: Volvo VNR 640

By Jim Park When Volvo Trucks North America introduced the VNR lineup in Montreal last April, it said the regional and short-haul sectors are set to explode. VTNA president, Goran Nyberg said the shift away from long-haul routes will be driven by a combination of shortening...
Posted On 11 Aug 2017
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Od redaktora

ZJEDZENIE ŻABY Marcin Baraniecki “You have to take the good with the bad, smile with the sad, love what you got, and remember what you had.” Podstawową cechą pracy w transporcie jest to, że dobro trzeba łączyć ze złem. Prawda, że tak jest prawie w każdej innej dziedzini...
Posted On 06 Oct 2016
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Volvo Trucks to Develop High-Efficiency Vehicle as Part of SuperTruck II Program

Working with $20 million in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) SuperTruck II program, Volvo Trucks will develop an advanced heavy-duty tractor-trailer concept delivering increased freight-hauling efficiency and corresponding reductions in carbo...
Posted On 06 Oct 2016
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Volvo Trucks Expands Safety Leadership with Volvo Active Driver Assist

Volvo Active Driver Assist is always active, providing stationary object detection with stationary vehicle braking, which sends audible and visual warnings if a non-moving, metallic object is detected in front of the truck. Braking assist will be applied – at speeds greater than...
Posted On 06 Oct 2016
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Carbon Pricing Will Be a Key to Fighting Climate Change

By: David Bradley Recently, Canada became a signatory to the Paris agreement on climate change. Signing the agreement is not the same as ratification, but that is expected to occur this fall after the federal and provincial governments reach their own accord on how to move...
Posted On 06 Oct 2016
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Board or Bolt? The 90-Day Dilemma

By Joanne Ritchie It never ceases to amaze me how long we’ve been talking about some of trucking’s most pressing issues. As far back as the 1920s, for example, there were concerns about the lack of competent, quality truck drivers, as I discovered in a 1928 magazine...
Posted On 06 Oct 2016
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Registration now open for second Women with Drive Summit

  Registration for Trucking HR Canada’s 2016 Women with Drive summit has officially opened, promising new insights into strategies that can help attract, recruit and retain more women in the trucking industry. The second annual event will be held March 3, 2016 and hosted at...
Posted On 31 Oct 2015
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Vote For, Vote Against, but Vote

By Joanne Ritchie According to 17th century English political philosopher Thomas Hobbes, life is “nasty, brutish and short” for individuals in a state of nature, that is, not governed by a strong undivided political power. Replace “short” with “interminably long” and you’ve got a...
Posted On 08 Oct 2015
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Trucking In for Busy Fall Season

By David Bradley Although we’re all trying to soak up the last days of summer and fall is still a bit a ways off, we already know it promises to be a busy and extremely important one for the Canadian trucking industry. On Oct. 19, a federal election will take place. I have...
Posted On 08 Oct 2015
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