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  • Blog

    Does your bill of lading fall short?

    December 5, 2018 12:00AM by Alan S. Cofman

    A “lading” is nothing more than an archaic word for cargo, but continues to be used when it comes to the all-important bill of lading – a carrier’s contract to carry cargo. This is the document that includes the obligations

  • Angela Splinter
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    Make coaching and mentoring work for you

    December 4, 2018 8:09AM by Angela Splinter

    Coaching and mentoring can have a significant positive impact on worker recruitment and retention. In fact, through our Top Fleet Employer program, we are seeing the benefits of coaching and mentoring programs first-hand, including higher rates of driver retention, better

  • Derek Clouthier
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    Solving work-life balance conundrum for drivers necessary for recruitment

    November 23, 2018 9:10AM by Derek Clouthier

    What’s more important when people are looking for a job or career; how much they get paid or having a work-life balance? I’m sure the answer would depend on the individual, but in the never-ending discussion on the driver shortage

  • James Menzies
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    The future of urban delivery

    November 21, 2018 11:48AM by James Menzies

    The way people move in cities is rapidly changing, and so too, will the way that freight moves. I was in Austin, Texas last month for the American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition and was taken aback by the

  • Blog

    Truck parking shortage is a productivity killer

    November 12, 2018 12:00AM by Rolf Lockwood

    What are the industry’s biggest issues these days? Most everyone will say the driver shortage leads the way. Everyone except drivers, of course. I’d say top spot belongs to hours of service rules followed closely by the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate, both of which are key reasons for the shortage… of drivers willing to work long hours within that arbitrarily constructed straitjacket. So it’s no surprise that the top three issues for drivers are those two plus the lack of parking facilities.

  • Mike McCarron
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    It’s time for hourly driver pay

    November 7, 2018 12:00AM by Mike McCarron

    The trucking industry has trouble finding drivers, and it’s no secret that pay is part of the problem. The fact that truck drivers bring home the same dough as they did 40 years ago, when the cost of living was half of what it is today, certainly has something to do with it. Carriers have increased driver pay lately, but all those empty seats indicate that reform is still needed.

  • Andrea Morley
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    Supplements for truckers

    November 2, 2018 3:29PM by Andrea Morley

    Whether you eat a perfectly healthy diet full of fruits and vegetables or you rely solely on fast food, it’s important to consider whether you could benefit from any types of supplements. The majority of drivers struggle with getting enough

  • John G Smith
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    Inc. Stained: Driver Inc. is part of a larger problem — those who manage risks on a driver’s back

    October 31, 2018 12:00AM by John G Smith

    Canada’s trucking industry has been stained by yet another tax scheme. For months the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) has been crying foul over a growing number of fleets that set up drivers as “independent” businesses in name only, avoiding source

  • Roger McKnight
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    Trudeau’s carbon tax and pipeline troubles

    October 26, 2018 12:10PM by Roger McKnight

    There’s no denying that more needs to be done to increase the number of women in the trucking industry, but what does success look like? It’s been three years now since I became the editor of Truck West magazine, and

  • Derek Clouthier
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    What constitutes success in effort to get more women into the industry?

    October 26, 2018 10:49AM by Derek Clouthier

    There’s no denying that more needs to be done to increase the number of women in the trucking industry, but what does success look like? It’s been three years now since I became the editor of Truck West magazine, and

  • James Menzies
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    It’s a good time to be small

    October 25, 2018 9:54AM by James Menzies

    The trucking industry is booming, and small carriers are potentially the biggest benefactors. Looking to the U.S., small fleets are growing while larger fleets are not. Speaking at Newcom’s Surface Transportation Summit Oct. 10, Stifel Financial Corp.’s David Ross pointed

  • Blog

    Bill 148’s approach had unintended consequences

    October 24, 2018 12:00AM by Stephen Laskowski

    Within minutes of his election Premier Doug Ford declared Ontario is open for business. The provincial government’s announced review of Bill 148 is definitely a step in the right direction. The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA), with its hundreds of members

  • Ray Haight
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    Time to get serious about safety

    October 23, 2018 10:15AM by Ray Haight

    I have a real issue with complacency from carriers when it comes to driver turnover. I will arrive at this from two different angles. When I look at a motor carrier that has excessive turnover I see any number of

  • Blog

    Charging standards are on the way

    October 17, 2018 12:00AM by Rolf Lockwood

    Electric, electric, electric. The hoopla about electric trucks has been literally inescapable. You’d be forgiven for thinking that they’re about to take over the trucking world, but it may be quite a few years before everything is in place to

  • Mike McCarron
    Blog

    Driver Inc. model finally getting attention

    October 11, 2018 12:00AM by Mike McCarron

    From all accounts coming out of last month’s Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) board meeting, the driver contractor issue is finally getting the attention it deserves. With Driver Inc. on the agenda, the alliance brought Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) to the table and the government said it’s serious about nailing culprits who are not paying their fair share of taxes or forming sham companies for drivers who have no clue what they are signing up for.