Today's Trucking

Fleets changing routes to attract drivers: survey

November 8, 2017 by elizabeth

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.


Trucking costs up in June: FTR

August 24, 2017 by elizabeth

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.


Jobs-A-Plenty In Alberta Oil, Gas, Construction Sectors

December 5, 2014 by TEONA Baetu

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.


CTHRC launches industry information website

October 30, 2014 by Martin Smith

OTTAWA — The Canadian Trucking Human Resource Council (CTHRC) recently launched a new website dedicated to bringing new people into the trucking industry.


Getting kids into trucks

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

TORONTO — Trucking is more than driving. It’s logistics; computer science, psychology, high finance and finally, it can be fun and quite lucrative, too.


BCTA calls for better balance between freight and labor

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

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.