Friday, December 6, 2019
Truck driver turnover in the U.S. fell by 9% for large fleets in the fourth quarter of 2018, to 78%. That’s down 10% year-over-year. In 2018, the turnover at large fleets averaged 89%. At smaller carriers, the turnover rate rose...
(June 19, 2019) -- A delegation of the Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) Executive Committee and Manitoulin Transport hosted Minister Todd Smith, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, along with his parliamentary assistant MPP Donna Skelly in North...
Enforcement teams placed 21.6% of commercial vehicles out of service during Level 1 inspections completed for this year’s Roadcheck inspection blitz run from June 5-7. The annual Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) event recorded 67,502 truck and bus inspections in...
Business conditions in 2019 have been more trying for transporters than 2018 – a year that held two of the best quarters of income throughout the entire existence of trucking. Tax breaks in 2017 supported movement to white-hot levels a...
The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) has shifted from conducting random audits to risk-based audits to make sure that everyone is paying their fair share. As a result, the WSIB will look more closely at carriers using the...
The government announced the beginning of a consultation process to redesign the heavy truck emissions control program, including stronger roadside enforcement focused on anti-tampering regulations. OTA’s comments to the government highlighted the high level of compliance currently in the trucking...
(Toronto, Sept, 27, 2019) -- The Honourable Caroline Mulroney continues to work with the trucking industry to assist carriers in every part of the province by listening to ideas intended to eliminate red tape as well as promoting...
Transport Canada this week published its Gazette II notice with respect to changes to PART 7 of the TDG regulations covering Emergency Response Assistance Plans (ERAP). The TDG Act requires any person importing or offering for transport certain higher risk...
Canadian Trucking Alliance president Stephen Laskowski told media that all commercial semi truck drivers should be required to take mandatory training. Laskowski responded to the Saskatchewan government’s decision to grant farmers an exemption from mandatory entry level training. “Safety is...
The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) today announced details at its annual general meeting on 2020 premium rates and confirmed they will be implemented through their new ‘Rate Framework’ system. As carriers will recall, as the WSIB eliminated their...

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