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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.

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Trucking associations prepping for millennial hires

March 11, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

TORONTO, ON – With baby boomers beginning to retire, and the average truck driver now approaching age 50, the workforce is becoming dominated by younger workers, few of whom see trucking as a viable career path on their radar.

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An Early Take on the Impact of the Hours of Service Changes

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

It is too soon to measure the full impact of the changes in the hours of service rule, but the carriers that will be most affected are high-output truckload fleets that have drivers out on the road for weeks at a time says an economist with FTR Associates.

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Will Fit Drivers

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Licensed drivers are out there. It’s up to you to bring them into the flock, pierced tongues, high expectations and all. Part three of a series on trucking’s labor shortage.

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A Few Wrenches Short of a Toolbox

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Why the heavy-duty technician shortage could cost trucking even more than the lack of drivers.

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Holding Out For Home-grown

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

How one small fleet used the Ontario apprentice program to its advantage

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New Report Shows Youth’s Attitude Towards Trucking

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

OTTAWA – New research shows that young people between 19 and 25 have a positive view of the trucking industry and offers insight in to potential ways to entice them to enter the industry.

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OTA asks feds to OK off-road diesel during shortage

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

TORONTO — Ontario is experiencing a fuel supply crunch and Ontario truckers want regulators to allow them to fill up with off-road diesel in order to keep freight moving.

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Alberta refinery supply still sporadic

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

EDMONTON — A fierce storm nearly two weeks ago in Edmonton cut production at two refineries in the area, and while both are now operational getting fuel supply up to normal could take some time.

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A Few Wrenches Short of a Toolbox

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Why the heavy-duty technician shortage could cost trucking even more than the lack of drivers.