Today's Trucking

Mack eyes growing linehaul market

October 23, 2017 by John Smith

ORLANDO, FL – Mack secured a spot in the market for linehaul trucks through the recent release of its Anthem tractor, and the company believes the overall market for such trucks is also on the rise.


New Ambassador Bridge good for trade: CTA

September 8, 2017 by elizabeth

OTTAWA, ON – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) applauded the Canadian government for issuing the permits required for the Ambassador Bridge expansion project to continue.
The Detroit International Bridge Company, building a privately-funded six-lane crossing to replace the current, 87-year-old, Ambassador Bridge, announced the granting of the permits earlier this week. The current bridge will come down once the new one is in place.


Kenworth projects strong vocational market

July 26, 2017 by John Smith

RENTON, WA — The first half of 2017 has been good to the trucking industry, and to the vocational market in particular, and going into the second half of the year the underlying economic fundamentals look equally promising. That’s the view from Renton, Washington, where Paccar vice president and Kenworth general manager Mike Dozier addressed reporters at a press event on Friday, July 21.


Ontario unveils 24 new summer road and bridge projects

June 20, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

TORONTO, ON – Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation has unveiled 24 new key highway improvements underway in Central Ontario for the 2016 summer construction season.


New Brunswick picks road, bridge projects for $355M budget

March 28, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

FREDERICTON, NB – New Brunswick’s government is investing more than $355 million in a selection of bridge and road projects over the next two years.


Trucking Efforts Raise Roof at Toronto’s BMO Field

February 22, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

TORONTO, ON – To the joy of Canadian soccer fans, PCL Constructors Canada Inc. raised the roof on BMO Field’s south concourse on Sunday, giving a new edge to the city’s skyline.

Transported from Holland, the CC2400 crane was so large that it necessitated over 100 tractor trailers to transport it to site. With a combined lifting capacity of 1,000 metric tonnes, the two massive cranes simultaneously lifted and then crawled the 377×68 foot canopy from the foot of the south concourse, enabling it to be incorporated into the roof structure that will cover the east, west and south stands.


Champlain Bridge Lane Closures, Detours This Weekend

November 4, 2015 by sehui

LONGUEUIL, QC — The final major work blitz at the Champlain Bridge is scheduled for this upcoming weekend meaning there will be lane closures, detours and backed up traffic for those wanting to travel between Montreal and Brossard. The work is part of a three-leg series to install modular trusses under the bridge to support the edge girders and ensure safe passage for users until the new Champlain Bridge opens. The work will be done over the weekend, from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, to minimize the effect on traffic. Drivers are advised to plan their trips in advance and consider other itineraries in order to avoid the Champlain Bridge corridor as much as possible. Maps showing the closures and detours for the blitz are available online.


Champlain Bridge Work, Detours Set for This Weekend

October 21, 2015 by sehui

LONGUEUIL, QC – Two major work blitzes are set happen at the Champlain Bridge two out of the three next weekends, resulting in big detours for those wanting to travel between Montreal and Brossard.


Nightmare Awaits for Trucks in Port City

October 14, 2015 by sehui

PORT COLBORNE, ON – Truck traffic in the Port Colborne area is about to turn ugly following damage to a bridge and planned closures for others, all resulting in detours in this area west of Buffalo NY.


Construction on section of Toronto Gardiner to finish early

December 18, 2014 by TEONA Baetu

TORONTO- Toronto Mayor John Tory announced that construction on a section of the Gardiner Expressway will finish two months ahead of schedule at an extra cost of $2-million.


Jobs-A-Plenty In Alberta Oil, Gas, Construction Sectors

December 5, 2014 by TEONA Baetu

CALGARY, AB- Employment in the Alberta’s oil and gas industry and the related construction sector is on the rise and expected to increase about 35 percent by 2023, according to a report by the Petroleum HR Council.


Will Hogtown Traffic Get Less Congested?

December 4, 2014 by TEONA Baetu

TORONTO- Newly-elected Toronto Mayor John Tory has six changes that he claims will ease up Big Smoke’s gridlock, according to reports.


B.C. bridge opens for business

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

PITT MEADOWS, B.C. — The first bridge to be constructed under B.C.’s Gateway Program opened to traffic over the weekend, right on schedule.


St. Lawrence Bridge Due Date Fast-Tracked

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

The St. Lawrence Bridge will be ready three years before its original completion date. The bridge will replace Montreal’s Champlain Bridge in 2018 rather than 2021.


Peace Bridge plaza improvements begin

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

FORT ERIE, Ont. — Construction is set to begin on the Peace Bridge Commercial Lane Traffic Improvements project and is expected to be complete this summer.