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It makes the American Transportation Research Institute’s (ATRI) Top Industry Issues report every year.  It is spoken about and described by various organisations like Trucking HR Canada.  Outside of North America, countries grapple with it.  The driver shortage is...
OTA continues to follow developments being reported by the American Trucking Associations (ATA) with respect to the Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA) vaccine mandate impacting US truck drivers. In news shared earlier today with the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA)...
Earlier this Fall, Volvo made some of their own history by accepting the largest order of their fully-electric Class 8 trucks.  The order totaled 16 of Volvo’s VNR Electric Class 8 trucks, and they will be delivered to a...
The American Transportation Research Institute, the trucking industry’s not-for-profit research organization, released its 17th annual Top Industry Issues report, identifying a number of the industry’s key concerns including the driver shortage, driver retention, driver compensation, lawsuit abuse reform, truck...
The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) announced today regulations which mandate third-party certified electronic logging devices (ELD) for all carriers operating in Ontario by June 12, 2022. MTO’s release indicates applying ELDs for all drivers and carriers who are required...
The Ontario Trucking Association would like to extend its condolences to the friends and family of Jack Bennett, owner of Listowel Transport, J.E. Transport and BenLea Leasing. A celebration of Jack’s life will be held at the Galt Country Club,...
In July of 2021, the Port of Montréal accepted the MCS Melissa, a ship which at that time set the record for the largest container ship to ever have navigated the St. Lawrence River.  The Port of Montréal celebrated...
Canadian National (CN) Rail believes that shipments of hydrogen by rail could one day grow to exceed the capacity currently devoted to crude oil shipments.  As North America begins to increase the production and consumption of hydrogen as a...
The Province of British Columbia has announced that Mandatory Entry-Level Training (MELT) is now a prerequisite for Class 1 truck driver exams as of October 18, 2021.  With BC’s MELT implementation, all four Western provinces now have MELT programs...
Trucking HR Canada has recently released their Labour Market Snapshot for October 2021.  In it, they claim that Canada does not have the ability to meet the current needs of the trucking labour market. In this Labour Market Snapshot, one...

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