MONTREAL, Que. – Recruitment and retention challenges took center stage at the Canadian Fleet Maintenance Summit in Montreal this year. According to Bernard Boulé, general manager of Camo-Route, there are currently 1,485 vacant heavy vehicle mechanic positions in Quebec. About […]
MONTREAL, Que. – Canada’s forestry sector is worth an estimated $20 billion a year, but those who haul logs from the forest to sawmill are experiencing the weight of factors from wildfires to lumber tariffs.
ATLANTA, Ga. – Some fleets look at a truck’s creature comforts as an added cost, but it might be time to see such spec’s as an investment in driver recruiting and retention. Like any investment, though, some will deliver a bigger return than others.
TORONTO, Ont. – A new year is on the horizon. Given that, we thought it was a good time to choose the trucking industry’s Top 10 Newsmakers of 2018.
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.
AUSTIN, Texas – Bob Costello, the chief economist for the American Trucking Associations, is confident that the second-longest economic expansion in U.S. history will continue – despite some signs of softening in recent months. “There’s no reason to worry,” he […]
AUSTIN, Texas – American Trucking Associations president and CEO Chris Spear went on the offensive during his annual state of the industry address today, calling for changes to everything from minimum driving ages to new drug testing tools and a massive infrastructure investment.
TORONTO, Ont. — Shelley Uvanile-Hesch is a rarity. Of the 181,330 tractor-trailer drivers working in Canada’s trucking industry in 2016, barely 3% were women, according to Newcom Media’s Changing Face of Trucking research. In contrast, women made up about half (47%) the entire workforce overall.
TORONTO, Ont. — Canada’s trucking industry appears to be bullish about the state of the economy this year, findings of the monthly Today’s Trucking Pulse Survey show. Still, people remain aware about potential threats. The driver shortage was cited by […]
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – When Canadian Trucking Alliance president Stephen Laskowski took his turn at the mic during the annual Surface Transportation Summit, he was quick to refer to trucks parked against fences along nearby Dixie Road. They’re not idled because of a lack of business opportunities, he stressed. It’s because of a lack of truck drivers.
In recent years, a significant share of truck drivers include those who have crossed borders in their career paths — immigrants, Temporary Foreign Workers, and new Canadians all.
In particular, a massive share of those who turn wheels for a living now wear turbans rather than the traditional trucker cap.
TORONTO, Ont. — Immigrants from South Asia have accounted for a massive shift in the demographics of Canada’s truck drivers, according to an unprecedented research project conducted by Newcom Media’s editorial teams, drawing on more than 25 years of Canada Census data.
TORONTO, Ont. — Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker program offers a path to recruit experienced drivers from other countries. But it’s no easy path to take.
I was disappointed when I read headlines about the “Indian” driver who was criminally charged for the horrific Saskatchewan accident that involved the Humboldt Broncos’ team bus. If guilty he should face justice, but I’m not sure where he was born has anything to do with it. I’m guessing if the driver were Italian it would not have been mentioned.
LA MALBAIE, Que. – Alain Bedard, chief executive officer of TFI International, is emphasizing the value of a stable workforce — and warning carriers to avoid the temptation of adding capacity at a time when the demand for transportation is exceptionally strong.