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Mine your ELD data for productivity gains

October 10, 2019 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. — Those who believe that electronic logging devices (ELDs) are productivity killers have yet to exploit the technology’s full potential. When combined with a transportation management system, the devices can provide valuable insights and planning possibilities.


Opinion: The pitfalls of double logs in an ELD world

September 30, 2019 Alan S. Cofman

Electronic logging devices (ELDs) are not yet mandatory in Canada, but many operators have attempted to stay ahead of the curve by implementing them. One issue that may arise in the conversion process, however, is the problem of “double logs”.

Transport Minister Marc Garneau with an ELD

Could ELD data help solve shipper delays?

August 6, 2019 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. — Canada’s long-awaited ELD rules finally in place and a June 2021 implementation deadline on the horizon, many believe that the data carriers will collect can improve the carrier-shipper relationship, especially when it comes to the loading and unloading times known as demurrage.

ELD survey results

Canadian truckers have faith in ELDs, not hours of service: Poll

July 19, 2019 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. – The majority of Canadian truckers believe electronic logging devices (ELDs) will monitor hours of service better than paper logbooks, but question whether the equipment will make a difference in driver fatigue.


Opinion: Truck telematics data offers just part of the answer

July 5, 2019 John G. Smith

Truck drivers who dismiss ELDs and telematics tools as “electronic babysitters” should not be dismissed out of hand. There are human factors to consider.

Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau looks at an ELD

Logbooks fading away as Canada prepares to mandate ELDs

June 26, 2019 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. — Transport Canada announced this month that it will mandate electronic logging devices (ELDs) as of June 2021 – more than three years after the U.S. first required the time-tracking equipment in the place of paper logbooks. And that’s despite the fact that Canada had a head start on developing the underlying technical standards.


Federal safety focus includes ELDs, autonomous tech

June 17, 2019 by John Smith

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – Transport Canada’s Michael DeJong sees a transportation system undergoing a “major transformation” — and the federal government is looking for ways it can support the related technologies that can make a difference. Gains in automated technologies, […]


Opinion: Canada’s ELD mandate is coming, and quick

June 17, 2019 John G. Smith

Everyone knew that Canada was preparing to mandate electronic logging devices (ELDs). It was only a matter of time before the rules took hold. Now we have a timeline. This June, Transport Canada announced that it will mandate ELDs by […]


Canada unveils plans for ELD mandate

June 13, 2019 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. — Transport Canada has unveiled plans to mandate electronic logging devices (ELDs) by June 2021, and there will be significant differences when compared to the rollout of the technology in the U.S.


Trucking’s Newsmakers of 2018

December 29, 2018 by John Smith

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.


Spear goes on offensive in ATA address

October 29, 2018 by John Smith

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.


Nearly half of drivers report exceeding HoS to find parking

April 23, 2018 by elizabeth

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — There’s no doubt about it – North America has a truck parking problem. With the introduction of mandatory electronic logging devices (ELD) in the U.S. last December the issue has become critical.


Sponsored Understand the ever-changing ELD

February 20, 2018 by John Smith

Thanks to government mandates in the U.S. and soon Canada, electronic logging devices (ELDs) have been one of the most talked about aspects of the trucking industry for the past several years.


CTA wants harmony on 11 issues

January 30, 2018 by John Smith

TORONTO, ON – Leaders of the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) and provincial trucking associations have come together to identify 11 industry issues that could benefit from improved harmonization.

The call is designed to support a new task force under the Council of Ministers Responsible for Transportation and Highway Safety, established in September 2016, and complements existing initiatives like the National Task Force on Weights and Dimensions.
“This is a great opportunity for further collaboration between industry and government,” said Stephen Laskowski, president and Chief Executive Officer of the alliance. “CTA commends the provincial trucking associations for their efforts in contributing to our submission and looks forward to working with all interests in addressing the issues identified.”


Creative solutions may be needed for capacity market: FTR

January 11, 2018 by elizabeth

BLOOMINGTON, IN – FTR Intelligence is predicting the strong start for trucking in 2018 will continue, leaving fleets to get creative when solving the problems created by a market already at capacity.

Avery Vise, vice president trucking research, says although fuel rates leveled in the first week of the new year, they aren’t expected to drop dramatically in the near future, contributing to record-level spot rates and rising contract rates he expects will peak and then fall sometime in late 2018 or early 2019, but will still remain high.

The reefer market was also up in the first week of 2018, with a polar vortex creating an increased need for temperature-controlled transport to keep products from freezing.