Bison’s Pitzel explains how all fleets can create a safety culture

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Last year was a particularly good one for Bison Transport’s director of safety and driver development, Garth Pitzel. In 2016, he got to honor the company’s first ever driver to complete three million consecutive accident-free miles. Bison

Isuzu Recalls N-Series Cabovers for Loose Bolts

Isuzu Technical Center of America is recalling approximately 97,000 trucks because the left rear wheel-bearing hub locking bolts may not have been properly tightened during assembly, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The …

Purolator to suspend shipments as strike looms

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – A strike by Purolator drivers appears imminent, after the Teamsters rejected the company’s latest offer. Purolator says it’s looking forward to resuming collective bargaining, after 56% of Teamsters members rejected its latest offer. The union has issued

Diesel Prices Hit Lowest Point Since Mid-December

The price of diesel fuel in the U.S. fell again last week, bringing the price to its lowest level since Mid-December when the average price was $2.49 per gallon, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department. The average price of on-highwa…

Highway Angel of the Year Rescued Driver Stranded in Flood

Melton Truck Lines driver Daniel Sieczkarski of Rochester, N.Y., has been named the 2016 Highway Angel for his efforts to save a stranded fellow driver from rising floodwaters last year. Sieczkarski was recognized at the Truckload Carriers Association’s Annual Convention at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, Tenn.

Optimism Spurs Increased Heavy-Duty Truck Sales Predictions

There was a sense of optimism in the air at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky, last week. As truck makers and suppliers made their presentations to the trucking press, many said thanks to solid economic indicators, truck orders are …

B.C. government announces new truck parking facility and other measures to support industry

NORTH SURREY, B.C. – The B.C. government has committed $17 million toward a new parking facility for truckers on Hwy. 17 under the Port Mann Bridge, and plans to streamline the commercial truck permitting system, as well as evaluate new

Russian Truckers Resume Protest As Road-Tax Rate Set To Rise

Russian truck drivers have begun a new series of protests against a state road tax that they say is onerous and ineffective. Andrei Bazhutin, head of the United Truckers of Russia trade body and an organizer of the national protest, was detained in St….