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    Our Grand Prize Winner of our Facebook Photo Contest!

    Posted on January 3, 2017 by in Sales & Marketing

    Our $2,500 Grand Prize Winner! Tom Lindop “Drive Star is pleased to announce that our Grand Prize winner for our Facebook Photo Contest is Tom Lindop for his beautiful photo “Field of Canola”  taken near Lloydminister, Alberta. With more than hundreds of photos entered by our drivers, this one so epitomizes our drivers and their […]

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    Our Facebook Photo Contest 4th Quarter Winner!

    Posted on December 21, 2016 by in General

    Our 4th Quarter winner, is Melvin Best, a Drive Star driver who took his winning shot, entitled “Sun Setting in Northern Montana” and it won out over dozens of other great shots too!

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    Carbon Based Fuel Tax Levy in 2017!

    Posted on November 28, 2016 by in Operations

    TORONTO,  ON–This New Year will usher in a new carbon pricing policy in Ontario, setting the stage for diesel price increases of up to five cents a litre over the current average wholesale rack price for 2016, the Ontario Trucking Association advises. The anticipated price increase slated to take effect Jan. 1 would be consistent […]

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    Latest Forecast Shows Growth!

    Posted on October 19, 2016 by in General

    While the trucking industry is seemingly being choked on all sides: regulations are tightening, driver turnover is high, demand is decreasing and yet it appears that truck numbers are bottoming out. A possible tactic for the industry to deal with the storm of rising costs would be to transfer the costs to the supply chain and […]

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    Truck News Feature: The Last Word on Truck Delivery!

    Posted on September 27, 2016 by in Presidents Blog

    It was our pleasure to be asked by Truck News, the big national trucking and transportation news, to be featured in the October issue of the magazine. And the piece is a great explanation of what it is we do–how we do it so well and more importantly what Drive Star is all about! Click […]

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    Medical Standards for Class G and D License Holders Changing!

    Posted on September 12, 2016 by in Safety & Compliance

    This is an important update to the information provided in February 2016, and affects all single-unit classed drivers operating commercially into the US. Canadian licensed commercial drivers have always been qualified to operate in the US, if they meet all of the requirements to operate in Canada – based on the CCMTA Medical Standards for […]

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    Canadian ELD Mandate Could be in Place by Spring 2017!

    Posted on August 11, 2016 by in General

    TORONTO, Ont. – Transport Canada announced Aug. 3 that it would be proposing to amend the hours of service (HOS) regulations to mandate the use of electronic logging devices (ELDs) by federally-regulated motor carriers and commercial vehicle drivers. The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) said Transport Canada would launch a consultation process which should occur in […]

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    Inspections, Inspections, Inspections…

    Posted on July 25, 2016 by in Safety & Compliance

    Akin to a realtor claiming ‘location, location, location’ being the reason for a successful sale, in the drive-away industry a successful customer-vehicle delivery will depend largely on the inspections being carried out by our drivers. When a Drive Star driver shows-up at the shipper’s location and receives the vehicle(s) he/she is about to take care, […]

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    Our Facebook Photo Contest 2nd Quarter Winner!

    Posted on July 11, 2016 by in Sales & Marketing

    Our 2nd Quarter winner, is Ken Mack, a Drive Star driver who took his winning shot, entitled “”Looking North” and it won out over dozens of other great shots too!   As you can see below, Ken is accepting the $500 First Prize cheque, from André A. Perret our Director of Loss Prevention, Safety & Compliance for […]

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    OTN: Press Release on our Photo Contest Winner!

    Posted on June 17, 2016 by in General

    While we’re still working on getting our our notices for the 2nd Quarter Drive Star Facebook Photo Contest winners–we thought you might like to see a recent Press Release from the big trucking magazine, Ontario Trucking News! This is for the 1st Quarter Drive Star Facebook Photo Contest winner…

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