Published: September 29, 2020

If 2020 taught us anything, it’s the importance of everyone doing their part to help one another. We’ve come to recognize the dedication and sacrifices made by those we often take for granted. 

Published: Aug 20, 2019

In hope that many of you are too busy at the beach to keep up with all the trucking news, here are digest versions of five recent articles. Stay safe and enjoy the summer!

Published: August 25, 2020

It’s been eleven years since Bitcoin was created, and only the last few that we’ve heard much about it in the news. Most of us understand that it’s a currency that exists only online without any type of government control. What most people don’t know is that the foundational technology behind Bitcoin, called Blockchain, has many other uses and has the potential to revolutionize supply chains.

Published: July 23, 2019

Safety is always a priority for us at Ameri-Can, and we care about those in our communities as well. While we all enjoy those long, hot summer days, a few precautions are in order when you’re on the road. Preparation is key to keeping problems at bay. Let’s start with the kids.

Published: July 28, 2020

While it seems that pandemic related issues will remain at the forefront for a while yet, there are a few other things to talk about, namely the new NAFTA and staying on course in spite of protests and heat waves.

Published: June 25, 2019

Refrigerated trailers are called “reefers,” and we use them to transport perishable food products throughout North America. Some foods though, don’t need refrigeration, and in fact, can lose some of their quality if kept in a fridge.
As you’re planning your camping trips and other summer adventures, we thought we’d help you make the most of your cooler space by sharing this list of no-fridge foods.

Published: June 30, 2020

They say there’s no rest for the weary, and we know that’s true for many of us. We keep on truckin’ because people are counting on us to get the job done. But it’s not just the work that is leaving us fatigued. The daily news is filled with strife that triggers all sorts of emotions, and that too is tiring. So whether you’re out amidst the uncertainty or isolated at home, here’s a way to take a little break.

Published: May 20, 2019

There’s a lot to keep up with in this dynamic industry! In case you’ve been enjoying the warmer weather (rather than reading up on current events), we’re bringing you a digest this month on four news items you may have missed.

Published: May 27, 2020

While our Ameri-Can trucks travel all over North America, our headquarters is in BC, and we couldn’t be more proud to call this province home. Individual citizens, groups of friends, businesses and other organizations are stepping up to help us all through what’s turning out to be a weird and whacky 2020.

Published: April 2019

While you can always count on us to deliver fresh food for your local grocer, it’s fun to try growing your own vegetables in the summer. It may still be a bit cool at night but you can start planning now, and we found some great tips to maximize use of smaller garden spaces.

Published: Apr 28, 2020

R emember when people hated seeing a big rig on the road?
E specially when they had to wait to pass?
S ince some things have changed in this world…
P eople have a somewhat different perspective.
E specially those who ran out of toilet paper.
C heers to all those, including truckers, whose work is truly essential.
T hank a trucker. #thankatrucker

Published: 19 March 2018

When we talk about image, it’s what we see with our eyes that comes to mind. But image is more than what we look like, it speaks to our character, our values, and the contribution we make to our communities. Apparently, trucking has an image problem.

Published: Mar 23, 2020

We want to let our customers and all those who rely on them for food products and other essentials, that supplies are on the way. The North American borders remain open to trucks carrying the things you need.

Published: 19 February 2018

Transport Minister, Marc Garneau, recently announced that the federal government is going to be developing new training standards for semi-truck drivers. We support all initiatives that increase safety, and are thankful for the experience our own drivers have. We wondered though, if the average non-commercial driver really remembers everything they may have learned, or if they’ve kept up to date on new things, like round-abouts. See if you know the answers to these True or False questions.

Published: Feb 18, 2020

Ameri-Can started out as a family business, and we still try our best to take care of everyone in our extended family of employees and their loved ones. We also know that every family has members who are vulnerable in some way to uses of technology that are downright dastardly. Whether it’s a grandmother on the internet, a new Canadian getting an unexpected phone call, or a youngster chatting with a friend online – scammers are taking advantage to the tune of $100 million a year.

Published: January 2019

Happy New Year! The start of a new year is all about renewal; looking ahead and setting goals. With that in mind, we’ve been doing a lot of research on emerging industry trends and predictions. Reading through the opinions of pundits, we came up with a short list. Then, we realized, they were all related, and perhaps not so surprisingly, the common denominator is the continued advancement and adoption of technology.

Published: Jan 20, 2020

Safety has always been Ameri-Can’s top priority. Protecting our drivers, others on the road, and our client’s cargo is simply more important than anything else. That’s why we applaud the efforts of governments and agencies across North America who are working to keep all of us safe.

Published: 18 December 2018

Ameri-Can was founded by a farming family and we’ve now spent three decades carefully transporting fresh food all over this continent. While you’re enjoying your traditional holiday recipes, we thought we’d share a round-up of food industry predictions for 2019.

Published: Dec 20, 2019

North America is a rich tapestry of diverse cultures and religions. Over the winter months, there are several different types of celebrations marked by gift giving, festive foods, and general merriment. 

Published: 21 November 2018

While the cost of diesel fuel has risen steadily over the last decade, in 2020, the price could jump by 30%. The International Maritime Organization has taken steps to reduce the amount of sulphur pollution caused by ships, leading some to predict that these vessels will convert to diesel fuel, resulting in a significant demand related price hike.

With the rising cost of fossil fuels plus increasing taxes intended to reduce our reliance on them, it certainly seems that it is the time to take a serious look at the overall cost/benefit of electric vehicles for long-haul trucking.

But what’s actually available? Let’s have a look.

Published: Nov 26, 2019

Even if you’re not a truck driver, many people travel frequently and that makes it a bit more difficult to get your Christmas shopping done. One of the perks of the internet is being able to shop online from just about anywhere, and have your purchases shipped directly to the recipients. 

Published: 23 October 2018

We move goods across the borders of Canada, the United States, and Mexico every day. So, when there are changes to the rules, we’re very interested.

The provisions of new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement that will replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) have been agreed to, but won’t actually take effect until 2020; and then, only if formally approved by each country.

Published: Oct 24, 2019

The federal government provided a two year window for implementation of the more significant changes to the Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Regulations. One of those amendments is the requirement for commercial drivers to use electronic logging devices, or ELDs, as of June 3, 2021.

Published: 18 September 2018

Fall is definitely upon us, and that means winter is soon to follow. Your Ameri-Can team of drivers have seen some nasty wrecks in their travels, and they want you to stay safe! Here are their top five tips for a stress-free winter driving season.

Published: Sept 24, 2019

There was an article in Truck News last week about Daimler Trucks North America’s efforts to reduce truck repair times to 24 hours. Daimler is opening new parts distribution centres in the U.S. and Canada; and implementing new technology at repair shops, to improve efficiency and keep drivers informed of repair progress. (You can read the article here.) 

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