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Westcan driver named 2018 Highway Star

April 21, 2018 by elizabeth

TORONTO, Ont. – Doug McGowan of Westcan Bulk Transport has been named the 2018 Highway Star of the Year – recognizing Canada’s top truck driver or owner-operator.

Selected through a national search by Newcom Media’s Today’s Trucking, Truck News, and Truck West magazines, the driver was presented with the honor during the Truck World trade show in Toronto.

“It’s a great honor … there are a lot of excellent drivers out there,” said McGowan. “I’d also like to take this time to promote retiring military personnel towards driving positions, using myself as an example.”

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Salute to women among Atlantic show highlights

May 11, 2017 by John Smith

MONCTON, NB – The Atlantic Truck Show returns to the Moncton Coliseum June 9-10, with a biennial event that typically attracts more than 12,000 visitors over two days, organizers say.

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Reception honors Canadian women in trucking

April 18, 2016 by John Smith

Women are a rarity in Canada’s trucking industry, representing just 3% of people who work behind the wheel. But on the same day that Newcom Business Media recognized the first women to be named HighwayStar of the Year, another Truck World gathering celebrated all the industry’s female drivers. The Salute to Women Behind the Wheel – running for seven years in the U.S. — came to Canada on Saturday afternoon.

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Western Star 5700XE Now in OBAC Rebate Program

June 1, 2015 by sehui

OTTAWA — The aerodynamic Western Star 5700XE, is now included in the Owner-Operator’s Business Association of Canada “Any Way You Like It” rebate program.

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ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Proponents cheer; critics lament speed limiter passage

October 30, 2014 by Martin Smith

TORONTO — Three years of relentless lobbying has paid off for the Ontario Trucking Association.

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OBAC revving up for Fergus with special plans

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

OTTAWA — The Owner-Operator’s Business Association of Canada (OBAC) is returning to the Fergus Truck Show with a NASCAR simulator and proceeds will benefit a worthy cause.

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Cash for Ontario’s green truckers

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

OTTAWA — Attention, Ontario-based owner-operators. The provincial government is giving out money and it’s time to get in on it.

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SPECIAL REPORT: AG blasts MTO truck enforcement; OBAC questions priorities

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

OTTAWA — Despite spending over $35 million on truck enforcement in 2007-2008, commercial vehicle inspections in Ontario have dropped by 34 percent since 2003, according to the 2008 Auditor General’s Report.

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Them’s the Brakes

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

A federal study is expected to verify some benefits of speed limiters. But the debate rages on as the law looms.

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Kenworth rebate for OBAC members

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

OTTAWA — Kenworth has teamed up with the Owner-Operator’s Business Association of Canada to provide a rebate program for purchases of 2010 trucks.