Today's Trucking

Cervus opens new dealership near Ottawa

November 10, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

OTTAWA, ON – Cervus Equipment has opened a new dealership just southwest of Ottawa, making it the 73rd Cervus location across Canada, Australia and New Zealand.


Ottawa mayor asks feds to mandate side guards for trucks

September 22, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

OTTAWA, ON – Ottawa’s municipal politicians are changing their tune on requiring side guards for heavy duty trucks, following two recent fatal collisions between cyclists and dump trucks.
In January, in Ottawa city staff recommended against mandating side guards on municipal vehicles, citing that Transport Canada did not recommend them. But this week, Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson wrote a letter to federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau, calling on the government to make it mandatory for large trucks to have side guards.

Watson’s letter followed the recent death of cyclist Nusrat Jahan, 23, who was struck by a truck on Sept. 1 in Ottawa. Just days earlier, Justine Charland St-Amour, 24, was killed when she was struck by a dump truck while cycling in Montreal’s Rosemont area.


Ottawa truck tunnel could solve decades of tension

August 18, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

OTTAWA, ON – The City of Ottawa has completed a study that suggests a $2-billion tunnel could alleviate heavy truck traffic on residential roads as drivers look to access highway networks connecting Ontario to Quebec.


Trucking the world’s biggest bell piano through Ottawa

August 1, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

OTTAWA, ON – One transport truck was helping to make melodic music in Ottawa last week, apart from the hum of its engine.


Transport Canada Says Electronic Log Devices Finally Coming

February 17, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

OTTAWA, ON – Transport Canada is hinting that when rules for electronic logging devices begin in the U.S. late 2017, Canada’s trucking industry will be in near lock step.

The logbook issue has drawn out for at least a decade as North American governments attempt to address safety concerns stemming from driver fatigue. The new system would see commercial truck and bus drivers switching from notepads to devices that automatically record driving time by monitoring engine hours, vehicle movement, kilometres driven and location information.

Truckers and bus drivers are allowed to behind the wheel for up to 13 hours in a day, but must be off-duty for 10 hours, eight consecutively.


Keeping Truckers Safe From Parts Unknown

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Twelve MPs and the Heavy Duty Distributor Council met to discuss improvements to access to diagnostic and repair information for the trucking industry.


Trailer Wizards Stretch Legs in Saskatchewan

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

SASKATOON – Trailer Wizards has added new staff and a new location in Saskatchewan.


Truckers Give Over $85k to SickKids

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Heavy Duty Distributor Council members have shattered their previous fundraising record.