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    TFI posts strong Q2 results

    TFI International posted a strong second quarter as it continues to improve the efficiency of TForce Freight through a reshaping of its network. Adjusted net income was up 76% to $241.1 million (all figures U.S.) year over year (once adjusted to reflect one-time gains in Q2 2021). “TFI International produced exceptionally strong results despite volatile macro conditions, with strong across-the-board performance and robust free cash flow that demonstrates the strength of our operating principles, a wealth of internal levers to drive efficiencies, and the growing diversity of our end markets,” said Alain Bédard, chairman, resident and chief executive officer. “Our adjusted net income grew 76% over the year-ago quarter and…

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    TruckPro expands with three Quebec locations

    TruckPro has added three locations in Quebec, expanding its network of more than 120 service centers in Canada. The new facilities are Service Mecanique M.A.I, Drummondville; Garage Jos Lefrancois (2008), Amqui; and Garage Fidele Tremblay, Sainte-Luce. Software transportes 3000

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    Transflo appoints King as chief product officer

    Transflo announced that Justin King has joined the company as chief product officer. King has more than 20 years of experience in the financial technology industry, including nearly 10 years at Visa. Transflo CEO Renee Krug said, “Justin’s deep experience leading global product teams and driving new business through digital innovation in the transportation space is a perfect fit for Transflo’s next phase of growth.” Justin King (Photo: Transflo) Before joining Transflo, King gained transportation technology experience as senior vice-president of product for Comdata’s North America Trucking division, and then as head of product innovation at Fleetcor. Software transportes 3000

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    The changing face of trucking in an evolving industry

    The changing face of the trucking industry was a hot topic along with the gig economy, need for proper enforcement and calls to fix loopholes in the system during the Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario’s sixth annual conference in Brampton, Ont., on July 27. The trucking industry is two distinct businesses that are competing, said Mike McCarron, an entrepreneur and columnist for Today’s Trucking, with more than 39 years of trucking industry experience. On one side are legacy carriers – older companies established by Canadian families who have been generational truckers – and on the other are newcomers, owned by immigrants and those newer to the industry. Mike McCarron,…

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    Walmart deploys 60-ft. multi-temp trailer in Ontario

    Walmart is running a custom-designed 60-ft. multi-temperature trailer – the first of its kind in North America – on a route between Mississauga and Windsor, Ont. The company initiated a pilot program with the Ontario Ministry of Transportation in 2012, paving the way for the use of the longer trailers across Ontario. It allows the fleet to accommodate four additional pallets compared to a traditional 53-ft. trailer, and is currently hauling perishable goods requiring different temperatures. (Photo: Walmart Canada) “Introducing this 60-ft., custom-built, multi-temperature refrigerated trailer into our fleet is latest example of how Walmart Canada is continually innovating within the supply chain and pushing boundaries in the industry,” Patricio…

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    Unlocking the full potential of telematics for fleet maintenance

    Many in the trucking industry automatically associate telematics with GPS tracking, Hours of Service compliance, and little more. However, as fleets begin to explore what else telematics systems can do, they are increasingly realizing these devices harness many maintenance benefits. It’s just a matter of unlocking their full potential. “Telematics will allow you to get codes from the engine ECM, to follow the truck in real time and to address those smaller issues before they turn into a major breakdown,” explains Melanie Simard, director of compliance, client service and technical support with Isaac Instruments. She cites, for example, the use of “smart” driver vehicle inspection reports (or eDVIRs). Drivers can…

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    OK Tire store opens Dartmouth, N.S. store

    OK Tire has opened a new location in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. The facility on Eisener Boulevard offers a full range of tires and services. OK Tire president and CEO Jim Bethune attended the opening ceremony. It is the ninth location owned and operated by OK Tire Dartmouth – Portland owners Michael Coggins and Brent MacNeil. OK Tire has another location on Wright Avenue in Dartmouth. Software transportes 3000

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    Graves wins TTSAO’s Instructor of the Year award

    Doug Graves, a professional driver since 1970, has won the TTSAO/Tenstreet Instructor of the Year award. Graves, a commercial truck driving instructor at Zavcor Training Academy in Stevensville, Ont., has a clean driving record and has never been in an accident. “Being nominated was an honor,” he said after receiving his award at the Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario’s sixth annual conference in Brampton, Ont., on July 27. Dough Graves was named Instructor of the Year. (Photo: Leo Barros) In 2014, Graves joined Zavcor Trucking as a professional driver, and became an instructor at Zavcor Training Academy in 2017. “I’ve seen a lot of bad drivers – not just…

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    6 steps to reduce truck collision costs

    Things that can go wrong will go wrong. That observation, otherwise known as Murphy’s Law, proves itself time and again in trucking. Look no further than collision wreckage for proof. As bad as things seem, such situations can easily spiral out of control as well. Poor decisions lead to everything from additional injuries to environmental spills, while giving lawyers the fodder for expensive lawsuits. (Photo: iStock) “Knowing how to respond to a collision is the last thing covered in driver orientation,” says Bonnie Learn, an executive risk services consultant at Northbridge Insurance. “It probably should be the first thing.” Here are her six steps to help control collision costs 1.…

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    Canada’s spot market beginning to normalize: Loadlink

    Canada’s spot market saw an influx of capacity amid softening freight demand in June, according to Loadlink Technologies. The shift signals a return to normalization. Spot market loads fell 23% from record May volumes, but remained 7% higher year over year. Capacity grew for the third straight money, with 2.53 trucks posted for every load. Some lanes, such as Alberta and Vancouver, did see growth, however. Outbound freight to the U.S. dropped 53% from May, but remained up 21% from last June. Inbound cross-border loads fell 34% from May and were down 6% year over year. Domestic loads dipped 21% from May, but remained 25% stronger year over year. Loadlink…