Sample Sidebar Module

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

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.

Spec’ing beverage trucks: It’s still safety first

Changing consumers are forcing fleet owners to rethink how they spec beverage trucks.

Shoppers are now buying beer at supermarkets and convenience stores. And they’re looking to restaurants and downtown stores to offer a wider array of drinks, from fresh juice to craft beer.

Read more ...

Must-haves for the new driver

By RoadPro Family of Brands

Everyone who drives for a living has had the experience of needing a certain something on the road and not having it. Whether ‘it’ is a dry pair of shoes, a fuse, a pair of pliers or a cooler, having the right gear can make the difference between a safe, comfortable trip and a difficult, unpleasant one.

Read more ...

It’s time to get your trucks roadworthy

Annual International RoadCheck is just around the corner

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s 29th annual International RoadCheck will take place June 7 to 9, 2016. During this 72-hour period approximately 10,000 CVSA-certified inspectors will randomly be checking out commercial vehicles and their drivers throughout North America. It is by far the largest targeted enforcement program for commercial vehicles in the world, with on average, 17 trucks or buses inspected every minute in Canada, the US and Mexico.

Read more ...

Give diligence its due

Due diligence is a poor defence after the fact, but an excellent policy before things go wrong

One phrase is kicked around quite a bit in the world of occupational health and safety: due diligence. It has often been defined as doing “everything reasonable in the circumstances” to protect people in the workplace. And it is the standard that progressive workplaces apply to their safety management systems.

Read more ...

Online tools help decide private vs. dedicated debate

Canada Cartage guides offer SWOT analysis, calculate and compare total costs

Canada Cartage, a leading supplier of dedicated fleets, is offering a free series of online tools to help businesses measure the ROI of their private fleets.

Read more ...

Let’s talk about sex

Women account for a fraction of fleet employees. You should be worried.

Today’s fleets have a problem with women. To be precise, the problem is a lack of women. While representing 48% of Canada’s labour pool, they account for just 3% of truck drivers, mechanics and cargo workers. Things are only marginally different in office environments, where a mere 11% of managers and 18% of dispatchers are female.

Read more ...

Training Tech

PMTC launches online drivers' academy

Members of the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) will now enjoy discounts on a wide variety of online training options thanks to the new PMTC Online Drivers' Academy.

Read more ...

Border Bound

Prepare for different operating differences if your private fleet is expanding into the U.S.

The prospect of serving the U.S. marketplace is exciting for any company. Our largest trading partner includes more than 300 million consumers and accounts for 25% of the globe’s economic output. Trade across the Ambassador Bridge between Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan will on its own match the trade between the U.S. and Japan.

Read more ...

The Final Foot

Create a better bridge between your trailers and buildings by focusing on dock layouts, maintenance and procedures

Every effort to remain safe and productive on the road can be undone in the final few feet of a trip. It’s why a dock – the all-important bridge between a trailer and building – deserves more attention than it often receives.

Read more ...

The Paper Chase

Auditors find the anomalies and answers hiding in fleet documents

With several maintenance shops at its disposal, Western One Equipment Sales and Rentals had every reason to believe it was caring for all the support vehicles in its private fleet. “We maintain all the equipment we rent to customers. Why wouldn’t we maintain our [own] vehicles?” asks environmental health and safety manager Tanna Duncan, referring to the way activities were traditionally viewed.

Read more ...

Space for Rent

Embrace a for-hire mindset to offset the price of your private fleet

“We’re in the business to turn a profit, and we do.”
- Derek Comfort, Ippolito Transportation

There was a time when the Ippolito Group relied on other businesses to haul its loads of fruit and vegetables. But in 1996 it established a private fleet in the form of Ippolito Transportation. Trucks, trailers and their drivers became rolling brand ambassadors; the control over shipments increased; transportation costs began to drop.

Read more ...

Talk to the Boss

Prepare to influence managers around the boardroom table

There are times when talking to the boss can be a frustrating experience. The best ideas for your fleet might appear to fall on deaf ears while the leaders of other divisions secure scarce budget dollars for initiatives of their own.

Read more ...

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.