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Tread Safely: Maximum speeds, inflation play roles in tire performance
Tuesday May 31, 2016 4:09 PM
When it comes to vehicle safety, a lot of attention is being focused on the one truck component that actually touches the road. The Rubber Manufacturers Association proclaims the first week...
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Demographic Demands: The business case for diversity
Tuesday May 24, 2016 5:35 PM
Recruiters in Canada’s trucking industry appear to be overlooking massive labor pools, and a recent report from Trucking HR Canada is making the business case to connect with several under-...
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Prepare to be Schooled
Monday May 9, 2016 5:10 PM
A Class 1/A licence falls well short of proving that someone is ready to work as a truck driver. Ask any industry recruiter. Hang around a busy loading dock long enough, and you’ll likely...
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Cocooning -- In conversation with WABCO's Jon Morrison
Wednesday April 27, 2016 6:51 PM
LOUISVILLE, KY -- We’re approaching an era when trucks act more like trusted co-drivers than equipment alone. Optional Collision Warning Systems and Lane Departure Systems use things like...
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Everything Sells -- The Ritchie Bros. auction begins
Tuesday April 26, 2016 6:20 PM
EDMONTON, AB – Everything sells. It’s a firm rule at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, and there is plenty on hand for the highest bidder. About 10,600 pieces of equipment will move through the...
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Runaway and Repeat
Wednesday April 20, 2016 2:49 PM
I’m experiencing a new day and new job at Today’s Trucking, but there is no escaping the sense of déjà vu. Yes, I still lean on my GPS to find the office, and I think it will be several...
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Time is US $9.26 at a roadside scale
Sunday April 10, 2016 10:57 AM
Time is money, and this is particularly true when you’re stuck at a roadside scale. Even if everything is in running order, drivers still have to wait their turn before being waved on their...
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Orlick's term as CTA chair begins with search for chief
Monday March 28, 2016 5:01 PM
Gene Orlick’s tenure as chairman of the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) can still reasonably be counted in days. The owner of Alberta-based Orlicks Inc. assumed the role just last week,...
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