Sample Sidebar Module

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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.

Top 5 ways mobile tech has changed driving

By RoadPro Family of Brands

Mobile technology has revolutionized truck driving, making drivers more connected than ever before and changing how they work, relax and interact. Here are five ways it’s happened:

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Dream gear for truckers

By RoadPro Family of Brands

In 1899, Charles Duell, commissioner of the U.S. Patent Office, is supposed to have said, “Everything that can be invented already has been invented.” Duell was clearly shortsighted and, just as clearly, not a truck driver. The history of trucking is one of steady technological advancement, and there’s no reason to think it’s reached an end.

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Medium duty truck OEMs meet challenges by listening to customers

In 2016, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) of medium duty trucks continue to tackle the same challenges as in years past: optimizing fuel efficiency and emission control; right-sizing vehicles to meet customers’ needs; adopting new technologies that spawn greater efficiencies; and creating comfortable, safe vehicles for operators.

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Coming Attractions

Better aerodynamics, improved oils, enhanced stability ... and trucks that drive themselves? They may be closer than you think.

“Some of the things that are happening now are making the average driver closer to the best driver.”
– Jennifer Rumsey, Cummins

At first glance there was nothing unusual about the two trucks and three cars merging with other traffic on a highway near Barcelona, Spain, but there was nothing usual about the way they were controlled.

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Big Gains, Super Trucks

Manufacturers close in on trucks which will offer 10 mpg

NASHVILLE, TN -- At a time when a truck’s typical fuel economy floats around 6 mpg (39 litres/100 km), the promise of 10 mpg (23.5 litres/100 km) may seem like a pipe dream.

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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.