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Manitoulin Transport started using electronic logging devices (ELDs), in lieu of paper logs, in 2012.
Canada to mandate ELDs, industry says benefits outweigh costsCanadian truck drivers can start throwing away their pens and pencils over the next few months. Traditional paper logs used to track hours will be phased out in favour of electronic logging devices (ELDs).A Canadian Press report in February said that Transport Canada intends to introduce legislation to mandate electronic logging devices. The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) confirmed this report.“It’s something we’ve been working on with the government to bring about,” said the CTA’s vice-presi...


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Lockheed Martin teams with Sudbury helo maintenance firm
Aviation and aerospace giant Lockheed Martin selected Skyline Helicopter Technologies of Sudbury as a customer support centre for its Sikorsky S-76 helicopter. The agreement was made public in Sudbury, April 15. Two engineering jobs will be added right away, said Skyline president Joe Natal...
City imposes five-year bid ban on road paver
Interpaving, one of the most prominent companies when it comes to road repair and construction in Greater Sudbury, has been barred from bidding on city contracts for five years. The move comes in the wake of a fatal accident in September 2015 in the city’s downtown core where a woman was ki...
Gin-Cor acquires southern Ontario trailer manufacturer
Gin-Cor Industries of Mattawa has added J.C. Trailers Design & Fabrication of Keswick to the fold. The northeastern Ontario heavy truck upgrader expects this latest acquisition to benefit employees, customers, suppliers and dealers. The acquisition, which was finalized on April 8, is rea...
North Star Air extends northern network
Thunder Bay’s North Star Air announced April 12 that it has connected with Eabametoong First Nation (Fort Hope). The new services will connect Thunder Bay, Fort Hope, Neskantaga and Webequie. Currently, there are daily flights on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Starting April 19, No...


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