COLUMBUS, OH – With a strong freight market and tight labor market expected to continue into 2018, fleets are adjusting their business models to compensate, according to CK Commercial Vehicle Research (CKCVR).
The firm conducted a survey of 50 fleets in October, and found companies are shortening the average length of hauls, and implementing more regional hauls, in order to be more attractive to drivers.
The shorter hauls allow drivers to be home each night, a major item on the wish lists of many, and fleets are hoping the changes will mean increased driver recruitment and retention according to CKCVR.
BLOOMINGTON, IN – Trucking was costlier in June, compared to the month before, according to FTR Transportation Intelligence.
The industry forecasting website said June saw costs for labor, fuel, and purchased transport increase over those in May.
CALGARY, AB- Employment in the Alberta’s oil and gas industry and the related construction sector is on the rise and expected to increase about 35 percent by 2023, according to a report by the Petroleum HR Council.
OTTAWA — The Canadian Trucking Human Resource Council (CTHRC) recently launched a new website dedicated to bringing new people into the trucking industry.
TORONTO — Trucking is more than driving. It’s logistics; computer science, psychology, high finance and finally, it can be fun and quite lucrative, too.
LANGLEY, B.C. — More than two-thirds of trucking companies responding to a recent survey in B.C. expect to hire or contract an average of five full-time Class 1 drivers during the next year.