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    New Smart Freight Centre launches in Peel Region

    BRAMPTON, Ont. — It’s been estimated that approximately $1.8 billion worth of goods move through the region of Peel every day by trucks alone. So, it’s no wonder that a new Smart Freight Centre has been created in order to.....


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    Changes coming to WSIB

    Beginning on Jan. 1, 2020, Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) will introduce a new way of setting premium rates for almost 300,000 businesses across the province. Our new model will make it easier to understand how your business.....


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    Is Nikola’s buck-a-mile all-in vision achievable?

    To outsiders, trucking is an industry that seems ripe for disruption. I can’t tell you how many press releases I’ve seen from start-ups that promised to “Uberize” the trucking industry. When I scan through them, I see little they are.....


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    A shining example

    Highway Star of the Year enjoys paying it forward.....


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    Ocean Trailer expands Winnipeg facility

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Ocean Trailer has finished renovations at its Winnipeg location. Additional shop bays have allowed the company to hire more technicians and better utilize its space, according to branch manager Mack Keay. “This added space has already improved.....


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    Ryder’s RyderGyde app now available in Canada

    Ryder’s RyderGyde app, now available in Canada, offers quick access to commercial truck rentals and can even be used to schedule maintenance appointments in less than 60 seconds. Recent enhancements to the roadside vehicle repair functions include a roadside wizard,.....


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    Tackling Driver Turnover Part 5: Recognition

    Recapping what we have learned so far would have us remember step one: creating a firm foundation for change starting with a commitment from the senior leadership. Step two was determining where you are in the marketplace for driver compensation.....


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    Canada wants distracted driver training in MELT programs

    TORONTO, Ont. – Training to combat distracted driving is set to become part of Canada’s plans for mandatory entry-level driver training (MELT). The commitment to introduce a national driver training standard was unveiled following a fatal truck crash involving a.....


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    Firestone Industrial Products names new president

    NASHVILLE, Tenn.  ― Firestone Industrial Products (FSIP) today announced that Emily Poladian, former director of fleet sales, truck, bus and retread tires (TBR), has been named president, FSIP. Poladian succeeds Craig Schneider, who has been appointed president, diversified products for.....


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    Accuride names new president and CEO

    EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Accuride today announced that it has appointed Robin Kendrick to serve as its president and CEO. Kendrick joined the Accuride Board of Directors in March 2018 as an independent director and will continue to serve as a.....


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