Turnover rate rises in first quarter at small, large truckload carriers: ATA
ARLINGTON, Va. -- The turnover rate at both large and small truckload carriers rose in the first quarter of 2013 due to the improving economy and continued competition for drivers, according to the latest figures from the American Trucking...
Average age of truck drivers even older than previously thought: report
OTTAWA, Ont. -- In the wake of a recently released report which found the average age of truck drivers to be four years higher than that of the average worker, new data indicates that the average truckers’ age is, in fact, even older. The...
APTA working on program to address driver shortage, training and retention
DIEPPE, N.B. -- The Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA) says it is working on a project that will help the industry deal with pressing issues such as the driver shortage, training and driver retention.
Trucking industry jobs get updates via National Occupational Standards
KING CITY, Ont. -- Several trucking-specific careers are now more clearly defined thanks to an update of National Occupational Standards, according to an announcement by Trucking HR Canada, during a presentation at the Private Motor Truck...
New guide outlines funding opportunities for trucking industry employers
OTTAWA, Ont. -- Trucking HR Canada has released a new guide that outlines funding opportunities for employers in the trucking industry. The free guide, found on the organization’s Web site, identifies available funds, program...
BCTA partners with high school to deliver professional driver training
KAMLOOPS, B.C. -- The B.C. Trucking Association (BCTA) has teamed up with the Kamloops/Thompson School District to help promote careers in the trucking industry to young people and to develop their skills for a career in trucking.
Best Fleets to Drive For competition shines light on encouraging trends
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. -- Change comes quick in the trucking industry, and nowhere is that more evident than in the data collected through the Best Fleets to Drive For competition, conducted by the Truckload Carriers Association and CarriersEdge.
Human resources practices play a key role in safety programs
Attracting and retaining qualified employees can be a challenge at the best of times, and there is little hope the situation will improve anytime soon. A recent study by the Conference Board of Canada concludes our industry might be short more...