Today's Trucking

New Brunswick shop pitted against Mack’s best

August 23, 2019 by John Smith

MONCTON, N.B. — A team from Lounsbury Truck Center in Moncton, N.B. pitted their skills against peers from across North America during the 2019 Mack Masters Competition in Allentown, Pa.


2018 Skills Ontario medal winners announced

May 15, 2018 by elizabeth

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Skills Ontario took over the Toronto Congress Centre last week, and the results are in.

The annual showcase allows students in 68 trades to compete to be the best in the province in their field and included competitors in truck and coach programs from colleges across Ontario.


Top Techs compete in Navistar Rodeo

September 18, 2017 by elizabeth

LISLE, IL – Four Canadian technicians were finalists in the 11th Annual Navistar Technician Rodeo last week.
The competition challenges technicians from the company’s dealer networks who go head-to-head in a series of stations designed to simulate service areas for air conditioning, brakes, drive train, electrical, and Navistar and Cummins engines.


Asia Pacific Gateway challenged by retirement in trucking

July 14, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

VANCOUVER, BC – The trucking sector is identified as requiring future labor supply in a new initiative of the Asia Pacific Gateway Skills Table, which examines labor market information for the Asia Pacific Gateway Corridor of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

The labor project found 34 occupations requiring a boost in the transportation sector, including positions in air, rail, trucking and logistics. Specifically, the labor project estimates that more than 177,375 transportation jobs will need to be filled within the next 10 years.

Not surprisingly, technicians and drivers top the rankings for job openings in the project’s findings.


Canucks Take Half of Top Spots in Ryder Tech Contest

July 29, 2015 by sehui

GREENSBORO, NC – While a Canadian didn’t take the top honor at the recent 2015 Ryder Top Technician Recognition Program, four Canucks were among the top eight from Ryder’s team of more than 5,000 U.S. and Canada-based technicians.


E-Learning for NGV Technicians

July 8, 2015 by Rolf Lockwood

NGVi has launched the industry’s first e-learning course for natural gas truck technicians


High school students get taste of life in the bay

December 16, 2014 by Allan Janssen

WOODSTOCK, ON – Carrier Centers in Woodstock, Ont. holds a “career day” for 50 high school students who have an interest in skilled trades.


Deal could undermine ‘Right to Repair’ bill

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

OTTAWA — A voluntary agreement recently struck between automakers and the National Automotive Trades Association — which allows auto shops to gain access to repair information, tools and training — is being both hailed and slammed by those in the vehicle aftermarket industry.


Top Students Win Trucking Scholarships

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WATERLOO, ON- Vania Agostinho knew she was interested in the automotive sector, but resisted applying for a technician-type program because people told her it would be “too difficult to learn and work in a male-dominated industry.” Good thing she didn’t let that stop her.


Canadians dominate Volvo tech competition

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

GREENSBORO, NC – The team from Beaver Truck Centre in Winnipeg won the recent Volvo International Service Technical Association (VISTA) competition