BEAMSVILLE, Ont. – The developers at iMVR Canada live in a world that straddles the virtual and reality. Their work spaces overlook actual tractor-trailers pulling through a local truck stop; the trucks on their computer screens travel no further than a hard drive. There is a clear connection between the two worlds, though.
WINNIPEG, Man. — Bison Transport is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and a focus on people remains central to the award-winning strategy recognized by TCA, Trucking HR Canada, and others.
CarriersEdge continues to update its online driver training library, adding two courses on practical cargo securement, as well as training on bloodborne pathogens and the spotted lanternfly.
EDMONTON, Alta. – One of the newest and largest training facilities for Canada’s trucking industry features a few tools that none of the others have. Edmonton’s five-acre test track and truck simulator are rare enough, but they also happen to share space with simulators for training on a 737 or helicopter.
TORONTO, Ont. – Ontario’s decision to dissolve the province’s College of Trades has placed a voluntary apprenticeship program for tractor-trailer drivers in limbo, with some fleets now wondering about the future of tax benefits for apprentices they helped to train.
It was great news to see Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau and his provincial cohorts promise a national training standard for entry-level truck drivers by next year. Raising the bar for driver skills and professionalism can only help the industry […]
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – About 10,500 would-be truck drivers have passed through Ontario’s mandatory entry-level training (MELT) program, but the province’s transportation ministry is still learning lessons along the way.
Canada’s transportation and highway safety ministers promise to develop a national training standard for entry-level truck drivers no later than January 2020. Success will depend on the details.
Few events have shaken Canada’s trucking industry more than last spring’s crash between a truck and Humboldt Broncos bus near Armley, Sask. Families were left to mourn 16 dead and support the 13 wounded. The charges against Adesh Deol Trucking and its driver are now making their way through the courts. But there are already signs that this collision will have a lasting legacy – especially as provinces look to refine the skills of those behind the wheel.
iMVR is bringing a layer of virtual reality to the real world of driver training. Not to be confused with a full-scale driving simulator, the training system and its virtual reality headset immerse users into an animated driving environment in […]
Instructional Technologies and Netradyne have teamed up to launch an automated training system with GetGo Transportation, a fleet located in Toledo, Ohio. The system used driver trends based on alerts generated by Netradyne’s Driveri safety program, which are then translated […]
TORONTO, Ont. — Many Canadian drivers have been known to joke that they have a PhD – standing for professional highway driver. But, as a rule, they are also more formally educated than ever before. The Changing Face of Trucking research […]
MILTON, Ont. – Charlie Charalambous of ISB Canada flashed two seemingly identical truck driver abstracts onto a screen and challenged his audience to spot the difference. It was impossible to distinguish the documents except for a single spelling mistake – […]
TORONTO, Ont. — Equipment editor Jim Park offers five tips for entry-level truck drivers, all of which he learned from his own career on the road. They don’t cover these in most schools.
CALGARY, Alta. – Alberta has been discussing the idea of mandatory entry-level driver training since 2016, but it was ultimately the fatal crash of a truck and team bus that accelerated plans to require such training by January 2019.