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Sample Sidebar Module

This is a sample module published to the sidebar_bottom position, using the -sidebar module class suffix. There is also a sidebar_top position below the search.

at Canadian Waste and Recycling Expo 2018

Mack Trucks featured its Mack® LR and Granite® models in its booth at the Canadian Waste and Recycling Expo 2018, October 24-25 at the Enercare Centre in Toronto.

Featuring a comfortable yet functional driver-focused design for improved productivity and enhanced visibility for increased safety, the LR model is available in two configurations: A 6x4 configuration and a 4x2 configuration for a lighter and more maneuverable option. The LR can be powered by diesel or natural gas.

The LR model displayed in Mack booth No. 1600 featured the new multi-position seat, developed exclusively for Mack Trucks by Sears Seating. The seat is engineered to improve driver comfort and ergonomics for operators in a right-hand stand-up/sit-down drive configuration. The Granite model in the Mack booth also features Sears Seating.

Mack Over The Air (OTA) is also now available on refuse vehicles, including the LR and Mack Granite models equipped with 2017 or newer Mack engines. Mack Over The Air enables software updates for powertrain components and vehicle parameters like road speed limits.

Mack Over The Air is powered by Mack’s fully integrated telematics solution, Mack GuardDog® Connect, which delivers software updates directly to customers when it’s convenient for their operations.

GuardDog Connect proactively monitors truck performance, detecting fault codes and enabling real-time diagnosis of issues that could lead to unplanned downtime. Working with the Mack ASIST online service management system and Mack OneCall™ uptime agents in Mack’s 24/7 Uptime Center in Greensboro, North Carolina, GuardDog Connect maximizes customer uptime by scheduling repairs and confirming that needed parts are in stock and ready to install, all while the truck is still on the road.

All of Mack uptime services are part of Mack Connect, a comprehensive suite of tools that integrates intelligent software, predictive analytics, and driver assist technologies to help customers manage productivity and profitability.Refuse vehicles in the Mack booth at the Enercare Centre included:

 

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.