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  • CTHRC initiatives move forward while feds’ funding refocused

    October 28, 2011 10:04AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. — Federal grants and contribution programs that support the work of the Canadian Trucking Human Resources Council (CTHRC) are in the midst of a comprehensive change, but according to CTHRC officials, several existing initiatives…

  • Canadian companies can now vie for international award that lauds safety, innovation

    June 22, 2011 12:06PM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. — Canadian companies now have the chance to compete for the European Transport Training Association’s (EuroTra) prestigious Safety and Innovation Award, which recognizes the best product or service that can be used to improve road…

  • CTHRC names new executive director

    June 16, 2011 9:19AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. — Angela Splinter has been named the new executive director of the Canadian Trucking Human Resources Council (CTHRC) following a national search by the organization’s board of directors.

  • Changes to Temporary Foreign Worker program coming April 1

    March 25, 2011 3:12PM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. — Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) and Citizenship and Immigration Canada are updating the Temporary Foreign Worker Program that fleets have been using to tackle shortages of long-haul truck drivers.

  • Gauthier resigns from CTHRC

    January 11, 2011 7:37AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. — Linda Gauthier has announced she is resigning from the Canadian Trucking Human Resources Council (CTHRC) in June.

  • Labour Pains

    January 10, 2011 10:45AM by Truck News

    It is difficult to imagine a labour shortage in the midst of economic difficulties, when many trucks are idled by a lack of freight. But hiring requirements echo the peaks and valleys of the economy, and they continue to be influenced by…

  • CTHRC intros new online labour information database for fleets

    January 5, 2011 11:05AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. — The Canadian Trucking Human Resources Council (CTHRC) has introduced a new section on its Web site that provides data on economic indicators and labour trends for fleets.

  • CTHRC’s expertise sought by European trucking industry

    November 15, 2010 8:57AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. — European professional drivers will be receiving some improved training, thanks in part to work done on this side of the pond by the Canadian Trucking Human Resources Council (CTHRC).

  • Feature Human Resources

    BEYOND THE WHEEL: The human resource challenges extend to non-driving positions

    November 1, 2010 12:00AM by Truck News

    When the industry speaks of human resource issues, the talk is almost always centred around the need for drivers. Yet, trucking is experiencing difficulties recruiting and retaining many other key non…

  • My HR Space: Inside the Numbers

    October 1, 2010 10:32AM by Truck News

    It may seem sometimes like the trucking industry gets little respect, whether it’s from the general public, the mainstream media or legislators. But by its sheer size alone, the trucking industry commands respect. Statistics Canada is five…

  • data driven decisions

    October 1, 2010 9:52AM by Truck News

    Trucks may be powered by burning diesel, but the successful business plans behind them require fuel of another sort – and it comes in the form of accurate data.

  • Are you meeting their needs?

    October 1, 2010 7:34AM by Truck News

    Last year, we were alarmed to find that job satisfaction had dropped to its lowest level since the start of the survey, with the national job satisfaction level calculated at a mere 3.13 out of 5. That’s barely a C grade. Even more alarming was…

  • Can you meet their needs?

    October 1, 2010 6:58AM by Truck News

    Sometimes the most pleasant of surprises come during the most dire of circumstances. When we wrote last year that human resource management in 2010 would not be for the faint of heart, we were in the midst of the worst recession of the post-War…

  • Feature Human Resources

    CTHRC, industry reps strategize over HR issues

    September 1, 2010 12:00AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Canadian trucking industry leaders gathered in Ottawa this month to identify emerging human resources-related issues and to help the Canadian Trucking Human Resources Council (CTHRC) de…

  • Feature Human Resources

    Expect real returns on your targeted training investments

    August 1, 2010 12:00AM by Ralph Haigh

    Those who crunch numbers for a living might see training as a “cost” of doing business.There is no question that the price of the related programs can be measured in terms like trainer salaries, training material, and the fuel used for an…