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Opinion: Proposal to axe air brake re-testing is ‘ridiculous’.

So here we are at the start of a new year, and it’s full of unresolved trucking issues right off the bat, especially on the driver training front. I won’t apologize for writing on this subject yet again, as I have in my last two columns, because I’ve had a zillion responses to those two opinion pieces. Nobody’s happy. - Rolf Lockwood, Today's Trucking | Opinion

December 11, 2019 | View Article

Fatal trucking accidents prompt calls for better training

Families of Canadians who have died in collisions with semi-trucks are demanding the B.C. government catch up with other provinces that have improved trucker training. - Nick Eagland, Vancouver Sun | Local News

December 6, 2019 | View Article

"These aren't accidents, they're crashes" - Families of truck-crash victims pressure province for action.

Two women who both lost loved ones in crashes with semi-trailers are pressuring the B.C. government to catch up with other provinces and improve safety standards in the trucking industry. B.C. is the only province west of Quebec that has not changed its commercial licensing rules since the Humboldt Broncos bus crash last year.

December 6, 2019 | View Article

Families of Humboldt victims call on Alberta government to roll back trucking rule changes

Some family members tied to victims of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash have escalated their campaign against the Alberta government’s decision to ease new training standards for some people seeking licences to drive transport trailers and buses, appearing alongside members of the Opposition New Democrats on Wednesday to call for the government to reverse those changes. - Carrie Tait, The Globe and Mail, Calgary

October 17, 2019 | View Article

How an immigration scheme steers newcomers into Canadian trucking jobs – and puts lives at risk

Immigration consultants and trucking firms with sketchy safety records have found ways to exploit foreign job seekers, sometimes with tragic results when unprepared drivers are sent out on the road, a Globe investigation finds. - Kathy Tomlinson, The Global and Mail, Vancouver

October 6, 2019 | View Article