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Transport Topics, the trucking and freight industry’s transportation news leader, added a new national radio show to the SiriusXM weekly line-up as of September 8.

Airing on SiriusXM’s Road Dog Trucking channel 146 Saturdays, 1:00-3:00 pm ET, Transport Topics Radio brings listeners the latest industry news from government, business, and logistics. Each week, the show provides a venue for award-winning Transport Topics journalists and newsmakers to go beyond the headlines and deep into stories that impact the trucking community.

Hosted by veteran broadcaster and Transport Topics Associate News Editor Dan Ronan, the show also features other members of Transport Topics senior team including Executive Editor Joe Howard, Managing Editor Lorrie Grant, and Managing Editor for Features Seth Clevenger. Transport Topics’ team of experienced reporters also make regular appearances. Ronan is a familiar voice on SiriusXM, as the regular back up host on Road Dog Trucking News with Mark Willis and Road Dog Live with KC Phillips.

“This is an exciting time to be covering the trucking, freight and logistics industry, and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to host Transport Topics Radio on SiriusXM channel 146,” said Ronan. “Transport Topics has a deep bench of experienced journalists who are industry experts. I look forward to speaking with my colleagues and interviewing newsmakers each Saturday as we discuss some of the most important stories in trucking.”

Current News

New Research Findings: Labour Market Impacts of COVID-19 for Canada’s National Trucking Industry

Trucking HR Canada released the second report in a series focused on assessing labour market impacts of COVID-19. This report includes updated insights of how COVID-19 is affecting trucking and logistics employment, and what can be expected for employers in the industry in the next three years. This second stage of the report presents a labour market forecast and shares results based on the ramifications of COVID-19. In the forecast, we learn that:

  • Over the first two quarters of 2020, employment in the trucking and logistics sector is expected to contract by 10.4%, or 72,000 jobs, due to COVID-19. We expect a 10.9% contraction among truck drivers and 10.0% decline among non-truck driver occupations.
  • Given anticipated retirements and other labour outflows from the truck driver occupation, there is a strong indication that, by 2023, labour demand is unlikely to be fully met, which would mean a return to driver shortages.
  • We estimate that COVID-19 and its economy-wide impacts will result in declines in truck driver employment that cost the truck transportation industry approximately $3.2 billion in sales in 2020.

On July 9, the Government of Canada held a briefing to share this important update with officials and ultimately aid in good decision making for the industry. Trucking HR Canada partnered with The Conference Board of Canada to undertake research assessing the labour impacts of Covid-19 on the trucking and logistics sector. This forecast is designed to help us better understand what employers might expect down the road in terms of post-COVID economic rebound projections, forecasts of employment as well as estimates on expected employment losses.

You can download the report at truckinghr.com.

Trucking HR Canada is a national, non-profit organization, advancing modern HR solutions for the trucking and logistics workforce. We collaborate, partner, and work with a dynamic network including industry associations, government departments and industry professionals to ensure Canada’s freight transportation network has the skilled workforce needed for today and into the future.