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Truckers leaning on smartphone smarts: Survey

August 24, 2018 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. — Whether you’re on the road or at home, a phone is likely at your side. Statistics Canada reports that more than three-quarters of all Canadian adults owned a smartphone in 2016. Combine those phones with in-cab telematics […]

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Pulse Survey: Your thoughts on driver training

June 29, 2018 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. – Recent events are shining a light on driver training standards, with concerns that more needs to be done to ensure Class 1/A licence holders can operate safely. In this month’s reader survey, Today’s Trucking asked for opinions […]

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Lack of parking affects driver health; survey needs respondents

January 15, 2018 by elizabeth

TORONTO, ON – A lack of truck parking in Southern Ontario is affecting driver health according to the preliminary results of a survey on the issue.

More than 1,000 drivers have responded to the survey on truck parking being conducted for the Ontario Ministry of Transportation to asses the needs of drivers, but the survey’s adminstrator Ted Harvey is hoping for 2,000 more to answer questions before the Feb. 28 deadline.

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Four-wheelers worse than they think: survey

August 14, 2017 by John Smith

TORONTO, ON – Canadians seem to think they’re good drivers, but that isn’t stopping them from bad habits behind the wheel – including using cellphones, flossing, and being intimate, a new survey conducted for belairdirect has found.

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Trucking Fleet Survey: Upbeat Feelings Despite Pressures

May 20, 2015 by sehui

TORONTO – Expectations for business conditions in trucking remain buoyant despite recent freight market weakness on both sides of the border, ever-tightening capacity, higher wage costs and unprecedented prices for new equipment and maintenance.

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Drivers Handing Out Roses and Razzies to Shipping Facilities

April 29, 2015 by sehui

TORONTO — Two months since its launch, the Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) says its Operation Upgrade campaign is starting to reveal how shipping facilities need to do a better job of removing waste from the system and how drivers value preferred shippers who provide an environment free of harassment when picking up freight. OTA says it has gathered several takeaways since the initial launch of the survey campaign, which attempts to identify the strongest and weakest links in the supply chain by allowing drivers and carriers to assign scores to shippers and consignees based on treatment of truck drivers.

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Drivers Want Less Harassment; Faster Turnarounds

March 20, 2015 by Peter Carter

TORONTO — Truck drivers think that many shipping facilities need to turn drivers around faster and remove waste from the system. They also prefer shippers who provide discrimination-free and harassment-free work environments.

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Online survey: Great Dane seeks your input on GHG rules

January 22, 2015 by Allan Janssen

CHICAGO, IL – Trailer manufacturer creates online survey to hear how transportation companies will be affected by new greenhouse gas phase II regulations.

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Driver Survey Serves up Surprises

October 29, 2014 by Martin Smith

EVANSVILLE, IN – Just hanging with family and listening to some classic rock.

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Carrier optimism continues upward trend

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

TORONTO — According to the latest Business e-Pulse Survey from the Ontario Trucking Association, optimism among carriers continues to rise and is currently at an all-time high.

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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.

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Carrier optimism may be peaking

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

TORONTO — A record number of Ontario carriers are optimistic about prospects for the trucking industry, but it’s only a slight uptick from the second quarter.

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Truckers asked to weigh in on Saskatchewan highways

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

REGINA — Truck drivers in Saskatchewan are being asked to help provide information on the trucks that travel the province’s highways this summer.

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Green trend continues to grow but cost still an obstacle for some

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Interest in the environment is continuing to grow in the trucking community, according to a recent survey.

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Light at the end of Ontario’s truck tunnel?

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

TORONTO — The Canadian freight market continues to be knocked around by recessionary pressures — hold on, hold on, we have some good news this time — but it also may be showing the first indications of stability, according to the Ontario Trucking Association