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  • Feature Human Resources


    February 18, 2014 12:00AM by Truck News

    Are the days of tenure-based pay systems for drivers close to being history? That’s what Tom Kretsinger Jr., president of American Central Transport, chair of the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and the most recent guest of the…

  • The hour has arrived — or has it?

    February 11, 2014 9:50AM by Truck News

    It’s a rare thing for employees to say they would be willing to accept less money, but a Kriska Transportation driver recently offered that very thing. The driver was happy enough with his annual take, amounting to about $60,000 a year,…

  • Inaugural Top Fleet Employers program accepting applications Jan. 1

    December 10, 2013 9:03PM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. — The inaugural Top Fleet Employers program, administered by Trucking HR Canada, will be accepting applications beginning Jan. 1, organizers have announced.

  • Canada Cartage hit with $100-million lawsuit over overtime pay

    November 13, 2013 11:13AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — The debate over unpaid overtime in the trucking industry is heating up, with a $100-million class action lawsuit launched against Canada Cartage.

  • Trimac’s tough task

    May 6, 2013 11:34AM by Truck News

    The driver shortage is real, it’s already here, and – despite certain opinion that razor-tight capacity is good for the long-term prospects of trucking – a capacity crunch costs carriers and will reign in their ability to grow…

  • Six Canadian trucking companies named Best Fleets to Drive For

    February 7, 2013 2:35PM by Truck News

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Six Canadian trucking companies have made the 2013 list of the top 20 Best Fleets to Drive For by the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and CarriersEdge. The annual survey and contest, now in its fifth year, identifies…

  • Driver pay not the answer to the driver shortage dilemma

    October 9, 2012 1:24PM by Truck News

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Driver pay may be an important issue, and perhaps the one the gets the most attention when addressing the driver shortage, but it’s not the best answer, according to a panel of US trucking executives speaking at the ATA…

  • The story behind ‘Best Fleets to Drive For’

    April 24, 2012 10:07AM by Truck News

    Having completed its fourth year, the Best Fleets to Drive For competition has already become one of the most sought after awards a North American trucking company can win.

  • It’s time to re-examine pay per mile vs pay per hour

    March 1, 2011 12:00AM by Al Goodhall

    At the time of writing this column, diesel prices have been on the rise for seven straight weeks and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has newly proposed rules for hours-of-service (HoS) and for electronic on-board…

  • COMPETITION WATCH: Cascade O/Os to walk off job Friday

    February 23, 2011 7:47AM by Truck News

    EDMONTON, Alta. — Owner/operators for Cascade Carriers have followed through with a threat to walk off the job, filing a strike notice Feb. 21, which will see them parking their trucks at 1 p.m. Friday.

  • Brampton trucker hits lotto payday

    December 16, 2010 7:49AM by Truck News

    BRAMPTON, Ont. — Like many Ontario truckers, Brampton truck driver Adelino De-Sousa was dealing with adverse weather on Dec. 11 and likely dreaming of someplace warm when he checked a print-out of the winning Lotto 6/49 numbers in the cab of…

  • 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…