Today's Trucking

news

No University Degree, No Go?

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

TORONTO – Last week, in a story about the Canadian workforce, the Globe and Mail quoted a Doctor Harvey Weingarten, President and CEO of the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO), on the matter of truck driving. Weingarten was quoted as saying he had met a Canadian carrier who insisted his drivers have university degrees.

news

U.S. Calls in Military to Deal with Driver Shortage

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

ARLINGTON, VA – A new bill addressing the growing concern of a driver shortage may prove beneficial for both trucking companies and recent veterans, according to the ATA.

news

New Strike Avoided, Waters Choppy at Port Metro Vancouver

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

VANCOUVER, BC – Tensions are once again increasing at Port Metro Vancouver, but another damaging strike has so far been avoided.

news

U.S. Truck Drivers Still Confused by CSA

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

ARLINGTON, VA – Many truck drivers in the U.S. are still confused over the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Compliance Safety and Accountability (CSA) program, according to a white paper by the American Transportation Research Institute.

news

New TV Show Looking For Foodie Truckers

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

TORONTO – Are you a driver that travels the country? Do you love food and discovering new places to eat while on the road? Have you ever wished people appreciated your underrated cooking ability? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might just end up with your own TV show.

news

Omaha Truckers Join the Fight Against Sex Trade

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Some U.S. truck drivers are working with Omaha law enforcement to stop the sex trade.

news

Ryder Looks at Trucks Designed for Women

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

MIAMI, FL – Ryder is introducing female-friendly trucks to its fleet based on recommendations from Women in Trucking, to encourage more women drivers to join the ranks of fellow truckers.

news

Trans-Canada College Focuses on NB Truck Driver Shortage

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

GW Driver Training is planning on upgrading its services and facilities in order to address the truck driver shortage crisis in New Brunswick, and the first step to the initiative is a change of name, to CollègeTrans-Canada College.

news

Strike Two: Vancouver Port Truckers Reject Deal Again

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

VANCOUVER, BC – Container truckers at Port Metro Vancouver are still striking on Monday after a government and port authority plan to end the job action failed to make headway on the weekend.

news

HOS Regulations, Reality Clash, Truck Drivers Say

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) tells Congress that new hours-of-service (HOS)rules clash with reality of trucking.

news

Manitoba Recognizes Trucking Industry Leaders

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WINNIPEG-The Manitoba Trucking Association (MTA) recognized several industry leaders on Nov. 14 during its annual awards gala.

news

New HOS Rules Cost Truck Drivers and Carriers Bigtime

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

ARLINGTON, VA – Drivers are more tired. They’re making less money. The carriers they drive for are less productive and they need more drivers to haul the same amount of freight. That, according to a new survey, is all a result of the changes to the Hours-Of-Service (HOS) that came into effect July 1.

news

Eastern Truckers Reward Hard Work, Good Hearts

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

DIEPPE, NB – Over 100 members gathered at the Crowne Plaza in Moncton to celebrate the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association’s (APTA) 2012 annual awards banquet.

news

Drivers! Earn $$$ in your Spare Time! Really.

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

BALTIMORE — A team of researchers sponsored by Transport Canada and the FMCSA is looking for drivers willing to get paid to participate in a sleep study.

news

Omaha Truckers Join the Fight Against Sex Trade

December 3, 2013 by Martin Smith

Some U.S. truck drivers are working with Omaha law enforcement to stop the sex trade.