Today's Trucking

Lucas moves from the ring to the road

April 27, 2018 by John Smith

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.


The Top 100: Ranking Canada’s largest for-hire fleets

March 2, 2018 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. – The Today’s Trucking Top 100 has become the definitive ranking of for-hire fleet sizes in Canada, offering insights into those who are adding or retracting available capacity. And the 2018 edition has been released. Rankings are based on a sum of supplied truck, tractor, and trailer counts (shown at the bottom of each listing)


IN PRINT — Financial Planning: Structure a lease that’s right for you

October 4, 2017 by John Smith

TORONTO, ON — What is it that you do best: fix trucks, manage toll payments and fuel taxes, change tires, sell used trucks, or move freight? If you’re even a modestly successful fleet in today’s market, you’re probably pretty good at most of the above, but you probably wish you could devote more time and resources to your core competency – moving freight. About 10 years ago, André Boisvert, vice president and co-owner of Lachine, Quebec-based Trans-West Group, concluded that he was better at transportation and logistics than he was at maintenance and fleet management.


February’s truck of the month: Old 100

February 6, 2015 by TEONA Baetu

LACHINE, QC – Trans West’s traffic-stopping Number-100 has eight coats of paint, miles of stainless steel; a 550-hp Cat; leather upholstery and every other grace note you might imagine, including a 5,000-watt surround-sound audio system. But what’s best about the truck is the fleet it’s part of.