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    Dash cam crime solvers

    Truck drivers and fleets began equipping their vehicles with dash cams initially to protect themselves. In some cases, the footage captured by these cameras is assisting law enforcement in conducting accident investigations the truck driver wasn’t even involved in. A Kriska Transportation Group driver was recently traveling on Hwy. 401 when he captured sensational footage of a reckless driver darting between lanes before creating an enormous rollover crash. Drivers were both lucky to escape serious injury. Your day can go from ordinary to extraordinary in an instant. Please drive carefully. Driver of car charged with careless driving. #CRSW2021 pic.twitter.com/xvIQMQU9dc — OPP Highway Safety Division (@OPP_HSD) May 22, 2021 “It happened…

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    Trucking market leveling off at high level: ACT

    ACT Research says in its Transportation Digest that the trucking industry is stabilizing at high levels, and despite slowing growth won’t fall off a cliff. “Indicators we track for the economy, for freight, and for equipment utilization are about as good as we have ever seen, but recent data flows from the last six weeks or so suggest that the near continuous upward sweep of activity over the last few quarters may be beginning to level,” said Kenny Vieth, ACT’s president and senior analyst. (iStock) “To be clear: we are not forecasting a roller coaster descent from the top. Indeed, all you have to do is look at our forecast…

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    TRB represented among new Mirzayan Fellows

    The Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program is a full-time hands-on training and educational program that provides early career individuals with the opportunity to spend twelve weeks at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine learning about science and technology policy and the role that scientists and engineers play in advising the nation. Erin Robartes is one of the fifteen Fellows and will be participating with Consensus and Advisory Studies in TRB. Erin is completing a PhD in Civil Engineering at the University of Virginia. She also holds an M.S. and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Virginia and the University of Connecticut, respectively.…

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    Canada’s spot market volumes steady in June, closing strong Q2

    Canadian spot market load volumes were steady in June, with a small increase in cross-border loads offset by less freight activity in Western Canada. Loadlink Technologies reported total loads were flat from May. Daily loads were down about 9% but total volumes were boosted by the additional business days in June. Year-over-year, June loads spiked 53%. “Following a strong quarterly showing, the second half of 2021 brings signs of optimism as loosening border restrictions and positive developments on the pandemic front will inch Canada slowly closer to a return to normalcy,” Loadlink said in a release. June volumes reached their high point at the end of the month. Second quarter…

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    ‘Rate increases are nearly a given,’ says bullish Mullen Group CEO

    “You can’t put more freight on our dock,” Murray Mullen, CEO of Mullen Group told analysts this week on a call to discuss second quarter earnings. He was calling in from site visits of newly acquired companies and pleased to see warehouses filled to near capacity. “Now we’re working with our business units to say ok, what freight goes on our dock?” Pricing leverage is coming to the Canadian market, he said, noting it’s difficult to find new drivers and the supply chain has been disrupted by interruptions and changing consumer habits. Expect more but smaller goods delivered directly to consumers in smaller boxes, Mullen said, which will be a…

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    Brampton transport company owner sentenced for tax fraud

    A Brampton, Ont. transportation company owner was sentenced for tax fraud on Monday, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) announced Tuesday. Dasonda Singh Khakh was sentenced in the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton to a conditional sentence of two years less a day, and to a fine of $108,562. Dasonda Singh Khakh submitted falsified vehicle purchase agreements, copies of bank drafts and cheques to support his claim, the Canada Revenue Agency said. (Photo: iStock) On June 7, 2019, Khakh pleaded guilty to the making of false or deceptive statements in three counts of goods and services tax/harmonized sales tax (GST/HST) fraud under the Excise Tax Act. Khakh was the director…

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    Lion Electric appoints Giroux as CPO

    The Lion Electric Company, a manufacturer of all-electric medium and heavy-duty urban vehicles, Wednesday announced that it has named Nathalie Giroux as chief people officer (CPO), effective Aug. 9. In this role, Giroux will oversee all aspects of human resources and will implement strategies to develop and promote best practices in human resources management, operations, organizational development, talent management and talent acquisition. Nathalie Giroux will focus on company culture and employee engagement at Lion Electric. (Photo: Lion Electric) She will also have a focus on company culture and employee engagement as Lion continues to grow its workforce throughout North America. “At Lion, we firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset and…

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    Ontario releases highways program

    The Ontario government has released the 2021 Ontario Highways Program, an online resource that provides information on highway investments and projects that are planned and underway. “This valuable information allows people to see highway projects that are being built or planned in their communities and across the province,” said Caroline Mulroney, minister of transportation. Ontario has allocated about $2.6 billion in funding for 2021-22 to expand and repair provincial highways and bridges. (Photo: iStock) “It also helps the construction industry by providing a multi-year outlook of planned projects to help them better prepare for the future.” Ontario has allocated approximately $2.6 billion in funding for 2021-22 to expand and repair…

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    TCA teams up with LaunchIt to showcase trucking industry

    The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) on Thursday announced that it is partnering with LaunchIt Public Relations, a firm focused on the trucking and transportation industry, to develop and roll out a comprehensive program that focuses on the image of the trucking industry. This initiative comes while TCA has reached a record high in carrier membership with a 6% year-to-date gain. TCA carrier members have a combined truck count of more than 210,000 trucks that represent over $38B in annual truckload revenue. TCA and LaunchIt staff gather to layout plans for #TruckloadStrong and new image campaign. (Photo: TCA) The new initiative is predicated on showcasing the truckload segment of the industry’s…