Today's Trucking

Are your driver drug test records secure?

April 6, 2018 by elizabeth

TORONTO, Ont. – Cross-border drivers face drug tests when they’re hired, after an accident, and randomly throughout the year. But once you give a sample, what happens to the medical data? It’s a similar question to one that researchers from St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto asked in a study of five teaching hospitals, including clinics and physicians’ offices.


Paid Challenger Motor Freight

February 14, 2017 by Martin Smith

Whether you’re looking for consistent daily runs and nightly home time, being on the road for weeks at a time, or anything in between, we have the right fit for you.


Mentoring starts when training ends, panelist says

November 21, 2016 by Peter Carter

By David K. Henry

TORONTO, ON — I have held a professional truck driving license for close to three decades and I have driven trucks on the farm for even longer.
I figured I knew it all.
But this past weekend, I found out I still have a lot to learn.


U.S. plans pilot program with military drivers

August 19, 2016 by John Smith

WASHINGTON, DC – Young members of the U.S. military could secure a fast track to driving jobs under a pilot program being proposed by the U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.


Asia Pacific Gateway challenged by retirement in trucking

July 14, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

VANCOUVER, BC – The trucking sector is identified as requiring future labor supply in a new initiative of the Asia Pacific Gateway Skills Table, which examines labor market information for the Asia Pacific Gateway Corridor of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

The labor project found 34 occupations requiring a boost in the transportation sector, including positions in air, rail, trucking and logistics. Specifically, the labor project estimates that more than 177,375 transportation jobs will need to be filled within the next 10 years.

Not surprisingly, technicians and drivers top the rankings for job openings in the project’s findings.


PMTC makes two more drivers famous

June 23, 2016 by John Smith

KING CITY, ON – Two long-time drivers have been inducted into the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada’s Driver Hall of Fame, first introduced in 2002.


Summit focuses on “women with drive”

March 6, 2016 by John Smith

TORONTO, ON – Barely 3% of Canada’s truck drivers and techs are women, but that is something the organizers of Trucking HR Canada’s second annual Women with Drive summit hope to change.

More than 180 industry representatives packed into a Mississauga, Ontario hotel on March 3, discussing ways to recruit, train and retain more women in a traditionally male-dominated field. “It isn’t very often in our industry that we have this many women together in one room,” said Angela Splinter, CEO of Trucking HR Canada. “Our goal is to keep that conversation going.”

There were plenty of conversations to be had.


TTSAO Launches Carrier Group, First Meeting in February

January 8, 2016 by sehui

HAMILTON, ON — The board of directors of the Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario (TTSAO) has announced the official launch of an effort to improve the education, recruitment and retention for entry level and existing professional drivers.


U.S. to Study Flexible Sleeper Berth Rules for Truckers

January 6, 2016 by sehui

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has decided to spend US$2.5 million to study a flexible hours-of-service safety provision that will allow long-haul truck drivers to split their required sleeper berth time into shorter periods.


Clock Ticking Down for Highway Star Nominations

January 4, 2016 by sehui

TORONTO, ON – Time is running out to nominate a driver for one of the biggest honors of the year and it’s a chance to feel good about yourself.


Canadians Named TCA Driver of the Year Finalists

December 30, 2015 by sehui

ALEXANDRIA, VA — Two Canadians are among five truckers named finalists for the Truckload Carriers Association’s 2015 Driver of the Year competition.


OOIDA Slams U.S. ELD Mandate, Files Lawsuit

December 18, 2015 by sehui

GRAIN VALLEY, MO – Just mere days after the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration unveiled regulations that will take effect in two years requiring most U.S. truckers to use electronic logging devices (ELD) the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has filed a lawsuit to stop the requirement.


Any Prospective Drivers Among The Newly Arrived Refugees?

December 16, 2015 by sehui

OTTAWA, ON — Trucking HR Canada has unveiled a series of free resources for fleets looking to employ newcomers to Canada such as Syrian refugees.


Investigation: Trucker Test Pass Rates Lower in GTA Than Outlying Areas

December 2, 2015 by sehui

TORONTO, ON – “Aspiring truckers have a better chance of passing their road tests at most DriveTest Centres in smaller communities than they do at Toronto-area testing facilities…”


Suspected Fifth Wheel Tampering on Parked Rigs

December 1, 2015 by sehui

EDMONTON, AB — In recent weeks the vital importance of conducting thorough inspections, both pre- and in-trip, hit home for commercial drivers, according to the Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA).