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26

Apr

US truck parking program may get federal boost

Efforts to create a national truck parking management system in the U.S. may soon be getting some extra help from the U.S. Department of Transportation as truck parking is increasingly being viewed as a way to address driver fatigue issues

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23

Apr

Circle Check tool helps fleets review HR practices

Trucking HR Canada has unveiled a free online tool that will help fleet managers analyze and improve human resources practices.

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17

Apr

Alta truckers working on enhanced driver training standard

The Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) will begin developing a minimum commercial driver training standard, including a special licence designation recognizing drivers who’ve met the new standard

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4

Apr

Trucking HR Canada officially launches

A new, valuable resource aimed at addressing trucking’s HR challenges is now available through the official launch of Trucking HR Canada.

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3

Apr

R&R for Real: Carrier rewards top drivers with 'dream trips'

Having tried the usual package of banquet, pins, gift cards and plaques to reward good drivers and maintain recruitment-retention rates, one fleet owner upped the ante with an annual all-expenses paid “dream vacation” to his top wheelmen

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26

Mar

Trimac's Task

How Trimac Transportation plugged up its driver leak by embracing values of the Blue Ribbon Task Force on the Driver Shortage

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23

Mar

Capacity, rate expectations increase, but tempered

Nearly two-thirds of the carriers surveyed by Transport Capital Partners indicate they plan to increase capacity in the next 12 months, up from 51 per cent last quarter. Carriers remain conservative, however, in estimating how much capacity they will add, TCP reports in its first quarter Business Expectations survey.

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23

Mar

Carrier panel sees drop in driver applications

The driver shortage is already intensifying, with the number of both new and experienced driver applicants down over the last couple of months, as economic signs lead to improved optimism about increases in freight and rates this year, according to a panel discussion of three major truckload executives Tuesday at the Truckload Carriers Conference annual convention in Las Vegas.

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23

Mar

US Trucking Execs: New HoS exacerbating driver shortage

A looming driver shortage, is already manifesting in a significant drop of applicants for driving jobs and enrolments for driving schools, according to a recent panel discussion with Derek Leathers, president and CEO, Werner Enterprises, Dan England, chairman of C.R. England and Max Fuller, chairman and CEO of U.S. Express.

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23

Mar

Manitoba sets wheels in motion to certify truck driving profession

The report suggests companies have had challenges recruiting drivers for a number of reasons, including the profession has never had any official standing. Creating a certification process and making truck driving a designated occupation won’t be a magic bullet, the WFP article notes, but provincial and industry officials believe it won’t hurt.

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