31 Jul

U.S. to make Crash Preventability Determination Program permanent

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) wants to make the Crash Preventability Demonstration Program permanent. The pilot project was launched in 2017, and was originally intended to last just two years. On Wednesday, the agency proposed…

31 Jul

Triple Diamond names Bryan Burningham president

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Bryan Burningham has been named president of Triple Diamond Truck and Trailer, it was announced Wednesday. He will be responsible for supporting the company’s direction and implementing a strategic growth and business development plan. Burningham has more…

31 Jul

Continuing to ‘Impel’ his company forward

WINKLER, Man. — The trials and tribulations of owning and running a trucking company is not lost on Neil Hamm. After launching Impel Transport in 2002 and enjoying some initial success, the economy hit back, forcing Hamm to reconsider the…

31 Jul

Addressing potential concerns with technology

In my last column, I talked about how carriers should consider the technology revolutionizing the trucking industry as an incentive to attract the young workers it needs so badly. In other words, companies need to consider both the finer details…

31 Jul

Spot market load volumes, equipment postings both decline

TORONTO, Ont. – In a month that normally marks an increase in volumes, Canadian spot market load volumes declined 7% in June. June volumes were down 39% year-over-year. However, an even greater decline in truck postings caused truckload capacity to…

31 Jul

Finding work for those with disabilities

WCB claims costs continue to rise, driven by lost-time claims

30 Jul

NACFE urges fleets to invest in idle-reduction technologies

NEW YORK, N.Y. — The organization dedicated to improving freight efficiency in North America is urging fleets to invest in idle-reduction technologies to attract and retain drivers. The recommendation was contained in the latest Confidence Report, released Tuesday by the…

30 Jul

Industry executive warns Congress over USMCA

ARLINGTON, Va. – A trucking industry executive has warned the U.S. Congress that failure to quickly ratify the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement would hurt the sector. “Failing to pass the USMCA would have a negative impact on truck drivers along with…

30 Jul

Trucking HR Canada to pilot job placements

OTTAWA, Ont. – Trucking HR Canada is embarking on a new project focused on supporting employers in better connecting with under-represented groups, the organization announced Tuesday. The initiative will focus on piloting job placements with people with disabilities, it said.…

30 Jul

The news story that just won’t go away…

There’s this one particular news story that just won’t go away, and it has a surprise ending — or is it just the beginning? I think, in the media world (a world within itself), this is called a teaser. An opening…