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  • Volvo Financial Services named a Best Workplace in Canada

    May 1, 2018 8:41AM by Truck News

    AURORA, Ont. — Volvo Financial Services (VFS) Canada has been named a Best Workplace in Canada by the Great Place to Work Institute. This latest recognition for VFS Canada follows its certification as a Great Place to Work  in July

  • OTA scholarships available

    April 30, 2018 12:57PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) Education Foundation has scholarship opportunities posted on its website. Students can apply for university or college scholarships in the amounts of $1,500 or $1,000 respectively, by visiting www.otaef.com. Applicants must be sponsored

  • Driver iQ survey shows carriers are raising driver pay

    April 26, 2018 8:49AM by Truck News

    TULSA, Okla. – Driver iQ  announced today that carriers taking part in its Q1 2018 Recruitment & Retention Survey are raising driver pay to help improve recruiting and retention efforts. “Not only do recruiters believe that pay must be increased,

  • Recruiting and retention in the era of new technologies

    April 24, 2018 10:19AM by Isabelle Hétu

    According to the mainstream narrative, automation may be the answer to everything from the driver shortage to how we’ll attract younger people into an industry with an aging workforce. From Elon Musk predicting that semi-autonomous vehicles will roam the streets

  • AMTA names its annual award winners

    April 23, 2018 7:00PM by Truck West

    BANFF, Alta. – The Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) doled out a handful of awards this past weekend, including the Volvo Trucks Provincial Driver of the Year Lawrence Reichert. Reichert, of Bushell Transport, was the first heavy haul driver to

  • Schneider’s new spec’ designed for drivers

    April 16, 2018 12:33PM by Truck News

    GREEN BAY, Wisc. – In a bid to attract and retain drivers, Schneider is spec’ing better trucks. The company said its new spec’s include factory-installed fridges and storage cabinets, built-in Sirius XM satellite radio with a subscription, and new eight-inch

  • Okanagan trucking pioneer passes away

    March 29, 2018 2:56PM by Truck West

    PENTICTON, B.C. – Stu Berry, co-founder of Berry and Smith Trucking, passed away in Penticton, B.C. March 21. Along with Ted Smith, Berry started the South Okanagan trucking company in 1954, operating the carrier for 44 years before retiring and

  • Scott Smith named CTA chairman

    March 29, 2018 1:21PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) has named Scott Smith its chairman. Smith is president and CEO of JD Smith, and was elected chairman at the CTA’s annual spring board meeting. JD Smith is a family trucking firm

  • Truxpo conference to focus on sector updates

    March 22, 2018 3:35PM by Truck West

    ABBOTSFORD, B.C. – Western Canadian trucking show Truxpo has announced its lineup of speakers for a half-day executive conference, as well as events throughout the two-day event. With a focus on “B.C. sector updates and opportunities for trucking,” the executive

  • Challenger buys Ed Wiersma Trucking, raises driver pay

    March 21, 2018 10:08AM by Truck News

    CAMBRIDGE, Ont. – Challenger Motor Freight has agreed to acquire the majority of Ed Wiersma Trucking’s assets. The company says the deal is expected to close by the end of March. Challenger said the acquisition will complement its special commodities

  • U.S. driver turnover slips: ATA

    March 19, 2018 2:47PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – Driver turnover at U.S.-based truckload carriers decreased in the final quarter of 2017, but remained at higher levels than the previous year. The American Trucking Associations (ATA) noted the driver market remains tight. “Despite this dip in

  • Fleets negotiating better rates, raising pay

    March 19, 2018 2:26PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Fleets have negotiating power and are increasing driver pay, according to findings from the latest ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index. The index also shows fleet equipment purchase intentions are strong. “February’s index reading suggests that equipment demand

  • Truck driver saves unconscious woman on side of highway

    March 19, 2018 11:20AM by Truck West

    CHEMAINUS, B.C. – Truck driver Gord Price is being heralded a hero for rescuing a woman he found unconscious along the Trans-Canada Highway. Local newspaper the Peace Arch News reported Price was leaving the DCT Chambers Trucking yard in Chemainus,

  • Swedish P.M. visits Hagerstown plant

    March 16, 2018 9:24AM by Truck News

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. – Volvo Group’s Hagerstown powertrain plant hosted Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven this week. Swedish ambassador to the U.S., Karin Olofsdotter also visited, and the delegation was hosted by Volvo Group president and CEO Martin Lundstedt. A discussion

  • Registration for Truxpo now open

    March 1, 2018 5:12PM by Truck West

    ABBOTSFORD, B.C. – Western Canadian trucking show Truxpo is back in 2018 and is promising to offer expanded features for those attending the biennial event. “This year really will be bigger and better than ever for Truxpo,” said national show