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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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Two-Thirds of Carriers Plan to Increase Capacity, Only Minimally

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WINDSOR, CO – Transport Capital Partners (TCP) has revealed that 65 percent of carriers surveyed plan to increase their capacity. The numbers remain nearly identical to first-quarter 2013 results.

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More truckers thinking the worst is over

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

TORONTO — As the fourth quarter opened in Canada nearly 20 percent more of Ontario’s trucking population figured the economy had hit rock bottom.

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Driver Efficiency Tops Carriers’ Needs, Survey

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

DALLAS, TX – Carriers rated driver efficiency as the highest return on investment (ROI) of all other fuel-saving initiatives in the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) SmartWay program, Transplace said.

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Carriers showing renewed optimism for the economy

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

TORONTO — The latest instalment of the Ontario Trucking Association’s quarterly survey of company expectations points to growing, if cautious, optimism amongst Ontario trucking companies.

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Trucking’s woes shared with Megan Fox fans

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

TORONTO — So what do you get when you cross a truck driver with a pretty young movie star?

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TCP survey shows one in four carriers consider selling

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The results from Transport Capital Partners (TCP) recent Business Expectations Survey of truckload carriers in the U.S. show continuing confidence in the year ahead, but one in four carriers are still considering leaving the industry over the next 18 months.