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  • Trucking HR Canada, AMTA team up on career resources

    July 17, 2019 9:01AM by johng@newcom.ca

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Trucking HR Canada and the Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) have joined forces to offer more information for career seekers and under-represented labor groups. The online resources were developed for the Bridging the Gap in Alberta’s Trucking

  • UPDATED: Truck insurance review underway

    July 16, 2019 1:29PM by John G. Smith

    TORONTO, Ont. — A national review by Facility Association – an insurer of last resort for fleets that can’t secure coverage elsewhere – is looking to keep trucking companies from misrepresenting themselves when negotiating insurance premiums. The Ontario Trucking Association

  • Ontario to stop mailing IRP renewal packages

    July 8, 2019 4:20PM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – Ontario will stop mailing renewal packages for the International Registration Plan (IRP), as the jurisdiction embraces a digital-first strategy. As of Jan. 1, renewals will only be available online through the Permitting and Registration for International Registration

  • Rural program to attract newcomers as truck drivers

    June 24, 2019 11:44AM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – Eleven communities will participate in a new Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot, which is looking to attract newcomers to work in occupations like truck drivers. The selected communities are: Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Timmins, and

  • Run on Less Regional fleets named

    June 13, 2019 1:57PM by Truck News

    ATLANTA, Ga. — Ten fleets will participate in the North American Council for Freight Efficiency’s (NACFE) Run on Less Regional program later this year, but none from Canada. Participating fleets include: C&S Wholesale Grocers, Hammond, La.; Hirschbach, Monterey, Tenn.; Hogan

  • Devine defines Top 10 legal issues of 2019

    June 13, 2019 9:51AM by johng@newcom.ca

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – Heather Devine, a lawyer with Isaacs and Co., is advising truck fleets to take a closer look at everything from employment contracts to telematics data as they look to prepare themselves for the year ahead. Here

  • Industry needs to tell its story

    June 2, 2019 5:57PM by Derek Clouthier

    KELOWNA, B.C. – B.C. Trucking Association (BCTA) president and CEO Dave Earle says the trucking industry is not good at telling its good news stories. Opening the BCTA’s AGM and Management Conference in Kelowna, B.C. June 1, Earle said if

  • NACV Show adds educational sessions

    May 27, 2019 8:51AM by Truck News

    ATLANTA, Ga. – The North American Commercial Vehicle Show (NACV) has announced it will host on-floor education sessions for all registered attendees. There will be three new Solutions Theaters, which will showcase topically industry discussions with industry thought leaders. All

  • Several trends could lead to more regional hauls: report

    April 25, 2019 1:57PM by johng@newcom.ca

    LONG BEACH, Calif. – The latest report from the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) is highlighting converging trends from e-commerce to electrification that could lead to growth in regional hauling activities. “If you ask most people to define

  • “You really have some work to do.”

    April 5, 2019 3:39PM by Truck News-West

    Data shows many young workers have mixed feelings about the trucking industry

  • Four takeaways from the TFI International analysts call

    February 28, 2019 10:26AM by James Menzies

    MONTREAL, Que. – TFI International posted record fourth quarter results on Feb. 27, and CEO Alain Bedard expanded on the company’s operations and industry trends in a customary conference call with analysts this morning. Here are some key takeaways from

  • Women in leadership roles remains low in trucking

    February 25, 2019 4:13PM by Truck News-West

    DALLAS, Texas – Ellen Voie, president and CEO of Women in Trucking, says the most successful businesses embrace women in high level executive roles. Citing several studies as evidence during the Omnitracs Outlook User Conference in Dallas today, Voie pointed

  • Young “hackers” help Canada Cartage fight cargo theft

    February 5, 2019 7:11AM by Truck News

    HAMILTON, Ont. – Canada Cartage recently engaged Ontario university students to help fight cargo theft. More than 600 students participated in 30-hour non-stop “hack-a-thon” event called DeltaHacks on Jan. 26-27. Participating businesses presented the hackers with challenges, and students then

  • PMTC opens latest benchmarking survey

    February 4, 2019 8:24AM by johng@newcom.ca

    MILTON, Ont. – Private fleets looking to compare their performance to peers now have the opportunity to participate in the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada’s (PMTC) third annual Canadian fleet benchmarking survey. “For the last two years, the PMTC

  • Sharp Transportation launches ‘Driver Inc.’ website

    December 4, 2018 4:52PM by johng@newcom.ca

    CAMBRIDGE, Ont. – Sharp Transportation Systems is joining the fight against Driver Inc. – a business structure that misclassifies employed drivers as independent contractors. And it’s using information as its weapon. The fleet has launched a website at www.driverinc.ca to