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    Brampton trucker, passenger charged after 100 kg of suspected cocaine found in trailer

    A truck driver and passenger from Brampton, Ont., have been arrested and charged with drug trafficking after 100 kg of suspected cocaine was discovered by Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) officers at an Ontario border crossing. A commercial truck entered Canada at the Blue Water Bridge port of entry in Point Edward, Ont., on Dec. 11, 2022, and was referred for a secondary examination. Suspected narcotics seized at the Blue Water Bridge on Dec. 11, 2022. (Photo: CBSA) During the inspection of the trailer, CBSA officers discovered 89 bricks of suspected cocaine. The CBSA arrested the driver and passenger and seized the suspected narcotics. The RCMP took custody of the subjects and…

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    Daimler SuperTruck II showcases the future of freight efficiency

    A handle like “SuperTruck” is hard to live up to — let alone twice. But Daimler Truck North America has unveiled its latest contribution to a U.S. Department of Energy program designed to spur innovations in the name of freight efficiency. SuperTruck II showcases an array of enhancements, from updated tractor aerodynamics to low-rolling-resistance tires, powertrain improvements, and innovative energy management systems. And the end result is the most aerodynamic truck ever to wear a Freightliner nameplate. The latest truck doubles the freight efficiency of the baseline 2009 Freightliner Cascadia and DD15 engine that achieved 6 miles per gallon (39.2 L/100 km), and even betters a previous prototype known as…

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    CTA, Teamsters urge provinces, feds to work together on Driver Inc.

    The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) and Teamsters Canada have written to the Forum of Labour Market Ministers, urging them to coordinate enforcement actions on Driver Inc. Driver Inc. involves classifying company drivers as independent contractors, which the organizations say deprives drivers of their labor rights and can result in unpaid taxes. (Illustration: CTA) Federal Labour Minister Seamus O’Regan has spoken out against the practice and the CTA and Teamsters want provinces to also get on-board with an enforcement crackdown. “Some provinces have already taken steps to combat this issue, for example, through their provincial workers’ compensation boards, but more can be done,” the letter states. “At a minimum, when one level…

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    Parts for Trucks purchases Fleet Brake

    Parts for Trucks has announced its acquisition of Fleet Brake Parts & Service, which creates a national network of locations serving the heavy-duty trucking industry. The acquisition creates a network of 32 parts warehouses and 15 service facilities across Canada. “We’re really excited to bring these two great companies together,” said Luke MacKenzie, Parts for Trucks president. “We think it will bring significant benefits to our employees, our customers, and our vendor partners.” Outside the Atlantic provinces, locations will continue to operate under the Fleet Brake banner. Rob Normandeau, president of SeaFort Capital, which has a majority stake in Parts for Trucks, added: “Parts for Trucks-Fleet Brake is ideally positioned…

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    TRB Virtual Careers in Motion Networking Fair

    The TRB Careers in Motion Networking Fair is going virtual again! TRB will host this interactive event Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 12:00 – 3:00 PM Eastern. Attendees will have the opportunity to live chat directly with hiring managers, get instant feedback on their qualifications, and learn about job opportunities first hand. Job candidates will meet and network with dozens of prospective employers from a wide range of multimodal transportation-related disciplines, including engineering, consulting, operations, planning and more! Anyone who creates an account and signs up is welcome to attend the fair, whether you are a recent graduate, seasoned executive, or at any other level in your career. To view…

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    Ancra Cargo relocates North American headquarters

    Ancra Cargo has relocated its North American headquarters to a 150,000 sq.-ft. facility in Hebron, Ky. The new building at 1655 Worldwide Blvd. contains 31,000 sq.-ft. of expanded office which allows for a research and development center, an expanded quality control department for product testing and inspection, and a multimedia production studio. The plant also features a machining and assembly area. “We are excited to do business in our new, larger office in Hebron,” said Larry Bethel, Ancra Cargo president. “This move represents another significant milestone for our fast-growing cargo securement business.” (Photo: Ancra Cargo) Software transportes 3000

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    Trailcon Leasing promotes Foss to VP, national accounts

    Trailcon Leasing has promoted John Foss to vice-president, national accounts. Foss will continue to service and develop Trailcon’s existing accounts while growing the company’s portfolio of major regional and national accounts, the company says. John Foss (Photo: Trailcon Leasing) “John has been an integral member of the Trailcon team since he joined the company in 2005,” said Trailcon president Jerry Brown. “Since that time, he has assumed positions of increasing responsibility that reflect his dedication and abilities. He has been an essential part of developing Trailcon’s National TrailerCare fleet maintenance and management program and continues to work diligently to build our customer base and provide our clients with the excellent…