Opinion: In search of change-makers
The trucking industry has been grappling with a shortage of workers over many years. Right now unemployment is low, many millennials remain uninterested in trades and heavy-duty diesel trucks are viewed as significant contributors climate change. These are trends we need help to address.
Trucks bring the roar to the Honda Indy
TORONTO, Ont. – The Honda Indy brings a chest-rumbling roar to Toronto’s lakeshore this weekend, as IndyCar drivers like Canada’s James Hinchcliffe take to the streets in open-wheeled monsters that boast top speeds of close to 370 km/h. But the specialized equipment isn't limited to the cars.
Driver retention begins with the hiring process: Panel
GUELPH, Ont. – Ensuring prospective hires are a good fit for your company before hiring them is key to reducing costly driver turnover. That’s especially true of entry-level drivers, who may not fully grasp the realities of life on the road, a panel reports.
5 tips to amp up your truck driver recruiting ads
An intensifying shortage of truck drivers continues to top the list of challenges cited by carriers. But with so many people chasing many of the same drivers, how can carriers stand apart from the competition? Here are a few tips that will help enhance your recruiting ads.
Drivers face tougher tests with legal marijuana
MILTON, Ont. – Cross-border truck drivers who already face drug screening are not the only ones who face restrictions under Canada’s new framework for legalized recreational marijuana. Impaired driving rules have been refined at federal and provincial levels, said Alex Bugeya of Frontline Commercial Vehicle Solutions, during a presentation hosted by the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC).