MONTREAL, Que. — Eric Lucas first raised the WBC world middleweight championship belt over his head in July 2001, and managed to hold on to the boxing title for two years. But when his time as a professional fighter came to an end in 2010, it was time to look for a new career. At first, he ran a dairy. Then a café in Estrie. The idea of entering the trucking industry came after that.
TORONTO, ON – Bison Transport’s Jack Fielding has been awarded the title of National Truck Driver of the Year.
ST. JOHNS, NL — Any good trucker knows that hauling an improperly secured load is dangerous and a lawsuit just waiting to happen. However, one likely knows this just a little better anyone else after he was on the receiving end when an unsecured bed came flying from a pickup truck.
LANGLEY, BC — Truck driver Kris Szigeti of Bandstra Transportation was named Grand Champion at the 2015 British Columbia Professional Truck Driving Championships on June 20, in Abbotsford, at Tradex, also known as the Fraser Valley Trade & Exhibition Centre.
About 135 delegates attended this year’s inaugural event, which shed new light on the steps to recruit, retain and mentor women in Canada’s trucking industry, according to organisers.
OTTAWA, ON- Industry leaders are backing Trucking HR Canada’s inaugural Women with Drive Leadership Summit, which is aimed at trucking professionals involved in recruiting, retaining or mentoring women in trucking.
What you can learn about recruiting and keeping drivers, from some of Canada’s top fleets.
WOODSTOCK, ON – Off-duty driver comes across accident scene, pulls 11-year-old girl from wreckage, and begins CPR.
ROCKY VIEW, AB- The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance seeks a truck or bus driver who goes beyond the call of duty and achieves long-term safety and compliance levels.
DIEPPE, NB – Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA) presents awards to five individuals who made significant contributions to the trucking industry in Atlantic Canada.
ARLINGTON, VA – A new survey reveals that in seven of the nine categories, U.S. truck drivers meet or exceed America’s median household income of just over $53,000 per year.
PeopleNet’s BLU driver-display platform has been improved to include text-to-speech capability and more
SOUTHERN PINES, NC – Truck drivers flying on race tracks across the United States will be guided by a Rand McNally truck GPS as they compete in the Pilot Flying J Truck Driver Challenge.
WINNIPEG – The Manitoba Trucking Association (MTA) has announced who will be representing the province in the national Professional Trucking Driving Championship (PTDC) in Abbotsford, BC on September 21. The MTA also recognized Mark Tricco of Bison Transport as their 2013 Manitoba Driver of the Year at the driving banquet on June 15.
Washington, DC — Dangerous and aggressive be warned; the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance is about a new road safety campaign: Operation Safe Driver.