TORONTO, Ont. – Newcom Media Inc. has formed Newcom South Asian Media Co. – a 50/50 joint venture with Road Today Publishing Inc. – that will serve the rapidly expanding South Asian community within Canada’s trucking industry.
The venture will be based out of Newcom Media’s new Toronto headquarters. Manan Gupta, the founder of Road Today Media Group, has been named general manager, effective July 1.
Newcom South Asian Media Co. will relaunch the regional Road Today magazine as a national publication this fall and will create a series of recruitment and resource expos at Toronto’s International Centre. The first expo has been set for Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. Dates for two more events, in Spring and Fall 2019, will be finalized in coming weeks.
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.”
TORONTO, ON – Today’s Trucking is happy to introduce Elizabeth Bate as the magazine’s new associate editor.
DARTMOUTH, NS — Jardine Transport has purchased Saint Stephen, New Brunswick-based R.E.M Transport.
R.E.M. was established in 1973 and currently operates a fleet of more than 50 power units and 60 trailers throughout most of Canada and the United States. The company has approximately 70 employees.
“This is a strategically important transaction for Jardine. The acquisition adds scale to our existing operations and increases network density, which will result in improved overall efficiency” said Dean Cull, chairman of Jardine Transport.
WINNIPEG-Bison Transport employees Mike Theissen, Navdeep Sandhu and Roberto Monaco are not only professional drivers, they’re good sports. They’re also the stars of a brand new blog just posted by Bison’s Corporate Marketing Manager Lionel Johnston, titled “So, you think you can drive distracted?”
TORONTO, ON – Today’s Trucking has appointed former fleet service writer Nicholas Camilleri to the role of assistant editor, the publication has announced.
By David K. Henry
TORONTO, ON — I have held a professional truck driving license for close to three decades and I have driven trucks on the farm for even longer.
I figured I knew it all.
But this past weekend, I found out I still have a lot to learn.
DIEPPE, N.B.– The Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA) and Trucks For Change Network (T4C) are organizing an industry-wide “18 Wheels of Christmas” food collection drive in order to fight hunger and help those less fortunate in communities across Atlantic Canada this holiday season.
Editor Carter’s niece Jennifer Carter has a Bachelor’s Degree as well as a Master’s Degree in Political Science. She has been putting both to good use for a number of years now as a Federal Public Servant in Ottawa. She is a home owner, an accomplished kick boxer, a card-carrying life-coach and world traveller. She is also a mistress of sarcastic wit. Carter has tons more Jen stories he’d be glad to share if you drop by the Sudbury Petro-Pass Tuesday August 25.
TORONTO – Meet Octavian Lacatusu, one of Canada’s most promising automotive journalists.
TORONTO – Newcom’s founding editor Rolf Lockwood continues to set the bar high for the industry and at Tuesday’s 60th Kenneth R. Wilson Awards, he won for Best Editorial
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