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?
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.