Tag Archives: backhauls

CVSA approves Alberta Level 8 inspection pilot project

TORONTO, Ont. – The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has voted to approve a Level 8 inspection pilot project in Alberta, paving the way for additional Canadian programs. Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) president Lorraine Card said they fully supported

CN Rail conductors could walk off job Tuesday

MONTREAL, Que. – CN Rail train conductors represented by Teamsters Canada have given the railway a 72-hour strike notice. They could walk off the job Tuesday morning. Mike Cory, executive vice-president and chief operating officer of CN, said: “We continue

Last-mile business explodes on e-commerce demand

Changing customer expectations and the pursuit of profits are driving the rush into last-mile logistics.

The last mile on the route to e-commerce fulfillment is getting crowded, with truckload, less-than-truckload, logistics and parcel operators all jostling to squeeze trucks onto residential roads and driveways leading to a consumer’s doorstep and customer’s…

Doctor says fatigue and marijuana challenging for drivers and fleet managers

CALGARY, Alta. – It’s been said before and it will be said many times again: driver fatigue is dangerous and causes accidents. Dr. Melissa Snider-Adler, chief medical review officer for DriverCheck, hammered this point home during a Private Motor Truck

‘Act of the shipper’ paints innocent picture

Q: I’m vice president of operations for a domestic less-than-truckload carrier. We recently transported 25 skids of paint sprayers. The sprayers were enclosed in cardboard boxes strapped to wood runners, and weighed about 200 pounds each. There were no markings on the boxes other than destination labels, and no handling…