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Tuesday, July 5, 2022
Canadian Labour Minister Seamus O’Regan issued the federal government’s strongest statement yet against the trucking industry misclassification scheme known as Driver Inc.  Speaking in the House of Commons, the Minister stated that Driver Inc “deprives workers of their basic rights” and assured...
The American Transportation Research Institute’s board approved its top research priorities for the year, which include topics focused on impacts on the trucking industry’s workforce, operational impacts from predatory towing, and expanding the driver population through international work permits. ATRI,...
Canadian spot market loads fell slightly in April, though are still much stronger than in previous years Truck to load ratios are hovering just above one truck available for every one load posted. TORONTO – Loadlink Technologies’ Canadian spot market shrank this...
Operating a commercial motor vehicle can be one of the most dangerous occupations in the world. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), 679 large truck occupants were killed on the job in the...
It is no secret, that the Canadian supply chain continues to heavily rely on carriers and professional drivers to transport the increasing demand of freight. Freight will range from retail products, grocery loads, heavy equipment, and more.  With the increased...
The Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA) is announcing a delay in enforcement of the ELD mandate from June 2022 to January 2023. The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is very disappointed by this announcement and has reasonable doubts that the new...
While operations at key border crossings shut down by demonstrators start to return to normal today, the focus is shifting to how downtown Ottawa will recover from the occupation by Freedom 2022 Convoy supporters. As Wednesday morning dawns in Ottawa,...
In an ironic twist of fate, a GoFundMe page has been started to help support Ottawa restaurants suffering from the Freedom 2022 Convoy occupation of downtown Ottawa, which has closed many of these and other businesses for almost two...
The vast majority of the Ontario trucking industry is vaccinated and the overall vaccination rate among commercial drivers closely mirrors that of the general public. Some of the people protesting at Queen’s Park are voicing their concern over the bilateral...
During the past 2 years, truckers have become superheroes for our Nation. Throughout the pandemic, truckers have kept the country going. Truckers braved border crossings, the indignity of being turned away from washroom facilities while on the road, and...

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