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  • James Menzies
    Blog

    Is Nikola’s buck-a-mile all-in vision achievable?

    May 17, 2019 9:44AM by James Menzies

    To outsiders, trucking is an industry that seems ripe for disruption. I can’t tell you how many press releases I’ve seen from start-ups that promised to “Uberize” the trucking industry. When I scan through them, I see little they are

  • Ray Haight
    Blog

    Tackling Driver Turnover Part 5: Recognition

    May 16, 2019 12:26PM by Ray Haight

    Recapping what we have learned so far would have us remember step one: creating a firm foundation for change starting with a commitment from the senior leadership. Step two was determining where you are in the marketplace for driver compensation

  • Angela Splinter
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    A modern HR approach is based on sound labour market information

    May 14, 2019 3:31PM by Angela Splinter

    “Modernizing your workforce starts with modernizing your HR approach.” In today’s labour market, successful truck fleets and logistics companies know that staying abreast of the issues will help them stay ahead of the competition. Follow our “Modernizing Your HR Approach”

  • Doug Marcello
    Blog

    Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse: Be ready for big changes

    May 14, 2019 8:29AM by Doug Marcello

    The long-awaited Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse begin on January 4, 2020. The Clearinghouse will be an electronic database containing records of violations of the drug and alcohol prohibitions in subpart B of part 382 of the Regulations. It will also

  • Rolf Lockwood
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    Opinion: Use your head when approaching emergency workers at roadside

    May 14, 2019 12:00AM by Rolf Lockwood

    Every time I see a policeman or a tow-truck driver working at the side of a busy road, I get the willies. The risk is so obvious, so profound. A driver’s momentary inattention or wilful carelessness can snuff out a life in a millisecond. It happens far too often.

  • Miguel Mangalindan
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    Prepare now for federal pay equity

    May 7, 2019 1:41PM by Miguel Mangalindan

    Modernizing your workforce starts with modernizing your HR approach. In today’s labour market, successful truck fleets and logistics companies know that staying abreast of the issues will help them stay ahead of the competition. Follow Trucking HR Canada’s 10 part

  • Jaclyne Reive
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    Opinion: Proposed rules could change markings on dangerous goods

    May 7, 2019 12:00AM by Jaclyne Reive

    Transport Canada has proposed a series of amendments to existing Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (TDGR), as it looks to align with the 20th edition of the United Nations Model Regulations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods. The end results will likely affect classification information, shipping names, and other special provisions, and better align with U.S. regulations when it comes to the safety marks on dangerous goods.

  • Mike McCarron
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    Opinion: The day of insurance reckoning is upon us

    May 7, 2019 12:00AM by Mike McCarron

    Carriers with poor safety records are learning that insurance is a privilege not a right. They’re dealing with huge spikes in premiums, or worse, the bitter reality that no one will insure them.

  • John G Smith
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    Opinion: Higher highway speeds would be a step in the wrong direction

    May 2, 2019 12:00AM by John G Smith

    There was something oddly familiar about Ontario Transportation Minister Jeff Yurek’s case for reviewing the speed limits on 400-Series highways. The routes are designed for 120 km/h, he told media during a recent presentation at the Toronto Region Board of Trade, adding that the general public would be consulted on the issue.

  • Bridget O'Shaughnessy
    Blog

    A modern HR approach is a collaborative one

    May 1, 2019 7:48AM by Bridget O'Shaughnessy

    “Modernizing your workforce starts with modernizing your HR approach.” In today’s labour market, successful truck fleets and logistics companies know that staying abreast of the issues will help them stay ahead of the competition. Follow our “Modernizing Your HR Approach”

  • Miguel Mangalindan
    Blog

    How Bill C-86 will change employee termination policies

    April 23, 2019 3:00PM by Miguel Mangalindan

    Modernizing your workforce starts with modernizing your HR approach. In today’s labour market, successful truck fleets and logistics companies know that staying abreast of the issues will help them stay ahead of the competition. Follow Trucking HR Canada’s 10 part

  • Ray Haight
    Blog

    Tackling driver turnover: Part 4

    April 17, 2019 2:13PM by Ray Haight

    An old saying goes, “Sometimes silence speaks louder than words” if your company doesn’t have an effective, robust communication strategy then I would guess that your retention numbers are suffering much by the neglect. Humans are by nature social animals,

  • Andrea Morley
    Blog

    Staying healthy on the road as a new driver

    April 17, 2019 11:47AM by Andrea Morley

    I often hear from people new to the industry who are afraid of gaining weight on the road, knowing that it can be difficult to eat well and exercise as a driver. If that’s you, I’m here to help! First,

  • Angela Splinter
    Blog

    Modernizing workplace wellness

    April 16, 2019 2:38PM by Angela Splinter

    “Modernizing your workforce starts with modernizing your HR approach.” In today’s labour market, successful truck fleets and logistics companies know that staying abreast of the issues will help them stay ahead of the competition. Follow our “Modernizing Your HR Approach”

  • James Menzies
    Blog

    If you have affordable insurance, embrace it

    April 15, 2019 2:36PM by James Menzies

    As a fleet manager or owner-operator, you’ve likely always thought of insurance as a commodity you begrudgingly paid for as a necessary cost of doing business. I know that’s how I feel as a motorist who has never had to