Today's Trucking

Time is US $9.26 at a roadside scale

April 10, 2016

Time is money, and this is particularly true when you’re stuck at a roadside scale. Even if everything is in running order, drivers still have to wait their turn before being waved on their way.

Orlick’s term as CTA chair begins with search for chief

March 28, 2016

Gene Orlick’s tenure as chairman of the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) can still reasonably be counted in days. The owner of Alberta-based Orlicks Inc. assumed the role just last week, during the alliance’s spring board meeting in Arizona. But his mandate already includes one issue that will define the nation’s largest trucking organization for years to come. Who will replace David Bradley?

Road Trip: Volvo’s Canadian dealers in Hagerstown

March 24, 2016

Volvo’s Canadian dealers are celebrating. Goran Nyberg, president of Volvo Trucks North America, noted that the company’s retail share in Canada hit 16.3% in 2014, complete with 54% of the sleepers that have 10-13-litre engines. Employees responded to numbers like that with chants of “all time high”. And today they represent the first wave of North American dealers to learn about several powertrain enhancements available to buyers in 2017.

Industry Voices: What trucking can learn from the airlines

March 17, 2015

For-hire trucking could learn a few things from the airlines, because they have finally figured out how to make money in a deregulated environment. Love ’em or hate ’em, commercial airlines are the most time- and cost-effective way — even […]

Industry Voices: What happened to brotherhood?

February 24, 2015

KINGSTON, ON – It’s not enough that drivers need to watch out for downright lousy car drivers, overly enthusiastic creeper-cops and dispatchers that don’t know the meaning of ‘tomorrow,’ they also need to be on guard for the sins of […]

Mike’s Rule

February 23, 2015

One of my very best friends died in early December. He should have lived forever, because that’s what ought to happen with good guys. We need their example, their inspiration. We need to see with our own eyes that humanity […]

It’s All In The Delivery

February 23, 2015

Talk about a lot of buzz. The idea of autonomously driven cars is getting an absolute ton of air play these days. Really, I can’t open my e-mail inbox without seeing some new example of cars that need their drivers […]

Unique Deal Creates Powerhouse

October 30, 2014

Rolf Lockwood goes behind the scenes of the Kriska-Mullen deal and speaks with Kriska President Mark Seymour and Mullen VP Richard Maloney to gain more perspective.

Mandatory Driver Training: About Time

October 30, 2014

Two days after the Toronto Star published an article on truck-driver training and licensing, Ontario’s Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca said he would work towards mandatory entry-level training for class A truck drivers.

Driving Blues

August 1, 2014

How to tell if a bad mood is more than just a bad mood and what to do about it.

Lockwood’s Blog: Looking to Pick Up Women

August 1, 2014

When I look around and take stock of what this industry needs — what the entire world needs, for that matter — I see a monstrous waste of talent because women haven’t been allowed to play a role.

A Taste of Lemon Truck Aid

August 1, 2014

Things you can do at truck-buying time to avoid headaches down the road.

The Right Direction with Drivers

August 1, 2014

Looking ahead, I want progress on making this industry more attractive to drivers. There’s still time.

Some Regs’ are Just Itching to be Broken

August 1, 2014

Whether you’re talking EOBRs, cell phones or CB laws, some regulations are just itching to be broken, writes Rolf Lockwood.

Democracy at its Very Worst

August 1, 2014

Our American friends are going to the polls in a week or so, and I can’t resist commenting.