Driver who saved two lives honored at Truck Hero of Year at OTA conference

TORONTO, Ont. – Frank Vieria, a truck driver for Tandet Group’s Connell Transport was honored as this year’s Truck Hero at this year’s Ontario Trucking Association’s executive conference. Vieria was just about to deliver his load to a customer in downtown Toronto last year when he heard a loud crash behind his left shoulder. He […]

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Volvo Trucks-OTA Truck Driver of the Year winner revealed

TORONTO, Ont. — Lowell Thompson, a professional driver whose career spans more than half a century and includes an incredible 7.5 million accident-free miles, was named this year’s Volvo Trucks-Ontario Trucking Association Truck Driver of the Year. Thompson, a gravel and heavy-haul driver for Don Anderson haulage throughout his entire 50- year career, was presented […]

No place like home – Truck News

“Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.” This line from The Wizard of Oz has come to signify that we are no longer in a place we recognize or feel comfortable. When my lawyer of the last 30 years asked for my driver’s licence to prove I was who I said I was, […]

Running with his sons has been a dream come true

MOOSE JAW, Sask. – Scott Fogal could not be happier that his oldest son has jumped behind the wheel of one of his company trucks. Fogal Transport is a small operation in Saskatchewan, hauling livestock throughout the province, as well as Alberta and into the U.S. But that doesn’t mean this two-truck operation isn’t an important […]

WorkSafe NB premiums continue to rise

DIEPPE, N.B. – WorkSafe NB announced the new assessment rate for 2019 recently, and for the third year in a row, New Brunswickers will see an increase to their rates – this time, a whopping 72% increase. The Workers’ Compensation program is supposed to be a balanced and fair system for both employers and employees […]

Titanium posts strong Q3 earnings

BOLTON, Ont. – Titanium saw its revenue climb 42% in the third quarter, while netting a profit of $1.1 million. Truck transportation EBITDA climbed 59% to $4.2 million in the quarter, while the logistics segment came in at $1.4 million, a 119% increase. The company also repaid $10.4 million in net debt. “Titanium truck transportation […]

2019 Chevrolet Silverado to Retain Steel Bed – VIDEO

It’s been an open secret for some time now that General Motors’ 2019 half-ton pickups would make the switch to aluminum bodywork, following Ford’s bold move in 2015 with the F-150. But remember last year, when Chevrolet released a series of videos touting the strength of its all-steel truck beds relative to the F-150’s aluminum […]

Kinedyne celebrates 50 years – Truck News

BRANCHBURG, N.J.— Kinedyne is celebrating its 50th-anniversary. “As Kinedyne North America reaches this momentous 50-year milestone in our corporate history, we pause and reflect on our five decades of accomplishments and service to the commercial vehicle industry and government,” said Dan Schlotterbeck, president of Kinedyne. “As our remarkable history demonstrates, Kinedyne always has been and […]

Speed kills – Truck News

VICTORIA, B.C. – B.C.’s Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure announced it will lower speed limits on 15 sections of highways that have shown an uptick in speed-related collisions. A pair of studies – one by the provincial government and another from the University of British Columbia (UBC) – revealed that since speed limits were increased […]

2018 Jeep Wrangler JL Two-Door With Limited Camo

From our friends at the Four Wheeler Network Until now, most of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL spyshots we’ve seen have been of the long-wheelbase Unlimited four-door. But today, we got the best look yet at the latest in a series of nimble off-roaders, as the 2018 JL was spotted in short-wheelbase form with limited […]