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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ALEXANDRIA, VA — Two Canadians are among five truckers named finalists for the Truckload Carriers Association’s 2015 Driver of the Year competition.
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.
OTTAWA, ON — Trucking HR Canada has unveiled a series of free resources for fleets looking to employ newcomers to Canada such as Syrian refugees.
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…”
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).