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(Sendout Date - August 12, 2013) - Drivers and carriers are gearing up to give back to their communities. In the next few weeks, hundreds of trucks will be rolling out across Canada to support two important causes. Three convoys for a cure in Ontario, Alberta and New Brunswick will be getting “pink...
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(Sendout Date - August 05, 2013) - WASHINGTON — The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld the 34-hour restart provision of the new truck driver hours-of-service rule but rejected the 30-minute break requirement for short-haul drivers. “[The Federal Motor Carrier Sa...
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(Sendout Date - July 29, 2013) - Nathan has seen part of the Trans Canada and the Coastal Mountains from the inside of a big rig, and he is hooked on trucking. A few weeks ago, Today’s Trucking
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(Sendout Date - July 22, 2013) - Currently, if three or more hogs die in-transit, the assumption is that there was mal-practice — running over capacity, reckless driving — on the part of the driver. As autopsies are rarely if ever performed on hogs, drivers and transporters had no way to dispute the charges.
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(Sendout Date - July 15, 2013) - It is too soon to measure the full impact of the changes in the hours of service rule, but the carriers that will be most affected are high-output truckload fleets that have drivers out on the road for weeks at a time, said Noel Perry, an economist with FTR Associates. ...
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(Sendout Date - July 08, 2013) - A recent report from a Peel Police truck safety blitz found 76 vehicles failed the inspection. In a follow-up interview, Today’s Trucking has learned that many of the trucks being pulled over were ones that appeared to be visibly unsafe and also included pickup tr...
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(Sendout Date - July 01, 2013) - "Truckers truly are the best — they all have hearts of gold," Kathryn Cartan says over the phone. Cartan, along with other volunteers, has just wrapped up the 3rd Annual Push for the Tush. It's a walk for cancer, specifically colon cancer.
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(Sendout Date - June 24, 2013) - Truckers were coming from all over Alberta on Friday to provide whatever assistance they could to those affected by the massive floods currently impacting Calgary and southern Alberta. “They’re providing trucks for storage, containers, doing whatever they ca...
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(Sendout Date - June 17, 2013) - The New York State Legislature has moved to dissolve the bi-national Peace Bridge Authority, a move that the Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) is saying will stall progress on key infrastructure improvements at the border crossing. ”Did anyone tell these people the War of 1812 is over?" OTA President David Bradley asked. There is, how...
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(Sendout Date - June 10, 2013) - If you've been hesitant about purchasing a natural gas truck, you may want to keep holding off for a couple more years. Volvo Trucks North America announced last week plans to begin production of dimethyl ether (DME) powered class 8 trucks by 2015, bringing another alte...
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(Sendout Date - June 03, 2013) - One solution to the coming driver shortage? Get'em young. In addition to this school that recently began training high school students to work in the trucking industry, the British Columbia Trucking Association (BCTA) announced today that it has partnered with School Di...
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(Sendout Date - May 27, 2013) - A bridge collapse on the main route from Vancouver to Seattle means trucks in the area will be delayed even more than usual in the next few days. A section of the Skagit River bridge on the Interstate-5 collapsed Thursday night after a truck reportedly hit a support gir...
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