17 Jul

Turnover rate at large truckload carriers rises

ARLINGTON, Va. — The turnover rate at truckload fleets with more than $30 million revenue rose 5 percentage points to 83% in the first quarter of 2019, the American Trucking Associations said Wednesday. That was lower than last year’s average…

17 Jul

Millennials warming up to non-trucker jobs, says report

BRAMPTON, Ont. – While a longhaul driving career may not be on their radar, a large number of millennials could still be open to other jobs in the trucking industry, a Trucking HR Canada survey has revealed. The survey of…

17 Jul

Peloton drives forward with platooning truck tech

ORLANDO, Fla. – Peloton Technology continues to promote the value of platooning tractor-trailers, and it’s pushing forward to develop the next generation of equipment. CEO Josh Switkes announced the plans during the 2019 Automated Vehicle Symposium in Orlando, referring to…

17 Jul

Trucking HR Canada, AMTA team up on career resources

OTTAWA, Ont. – Trucking HR Canada and the Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) have joined forces to offer more information for career seekers and under-represented labor groups. The online resources were developed for the Bridging the Gap in Alberta’s Trucking…

17 Jul

Design Interactive bringing VR to the shop

ORLANDO, Fla. – Design Interactive is bringing the power of augmented and virtual reality to truck shops, with Virtual Equipment Training that can be used to deploy training materials based on virtual vehicles and equipment. “Virtual Equipment Training gives technicians…

16 Jul

Truck insurance review underway

TORONTO, Ont. – A national review by Facility Association – an insurer of last resort for fleets that can’t secure coverage elsewhere – is looking to keep carriers and brokers from misrepresenting themselves when negotiating insurance premiums. The Ontario Trucking…

16 Jul

Navistar launches hotline for International dealers

LISLE, Ill. – Navistar has enhanced its dealer resources by launching an engineering hotline. The hotline will provide International dealers with direct, rapid access to the product experts who designed the vehicles, the company said on Tuesday. The hotline can…

16 Jul

U.S. imposes lifetime ban on commercial drivers convicted of human trafficking

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation has permanently banned drivers convicted of human trafficking from operating a commercial motor vehicle (CMV). The ruling was issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) on Tuesday. “This is an important…

16 Jul

A million impressions

Truck and trailer graphics offer an effective marketing medium

16 Jul

Driving academy boss recalls futile India school bid

OTTAWA, Ont. — Ontario is said to be considering opening a training center for heavy-duty drivers in the northern Indian state of Punjab, home to thousands of truckers working in Canada. The province recently announced that the trucking industry will…