Saturday, October 19, 2019
Softly humming the “Backhaul Blues,” doubles driver John Doe peered intently through a veil of rain that somewhat limited his view of Pennington Parkway, a four-lane highway with a grassy median, posted at 65 mph. Due to the inclement...
Diesel fuel prices across the U.S. remained stagnant during the week ending April 1, falling by just two-tenths of a cent during the week, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report. The nation’s average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel...
In a recent letter to the Ontario Provincial Police, Ministry of Transportation and the Ontario Police Commercial Vehicle Committee (representing regional and municipal police forces), OTA highlighted ways like-minded safety stakeholders can work to make Ontario roads even safer by adding efficiencies to...
WorkSafeBC wants truck drivers to be safe, and has released a new video series and information sheets to help them do just that. According to WorkSafeBC, the truck driver occupation in B.C. had more than 20,700 time-loss injury claims and...
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...
The Alberta government has stretched out the due date to consent to the region's required passage level driver preparing (MELT) program to ranchers and homestead specialists in the horticulture business. Producing results March 1, any business driver hoping to acquire...
When spec’ing tractors and trailers, there are a lot of things to consider. More than anything else, the fleets we reached out to touted reliability as their main concern, with more than 80% agreeing. Weight reduction and ease of...
Starter Class 8 truck requests totaled 16,700 units in February, denoting the second continuous month of curbed orders. Requests were up 5% contrasted with January yet down 58% year-over-year, FTR detailed. January and February were the most reduced two-month...
North American exchange is being led in an "atmosphere of doubt and striking back" and isn't probably going to improve at any point in the near future. That was the calming message from Dr. Laura Dawson, chief of the Canada...
The Alberta Motor Transport Association's (AMTA) backing endeavors keep on satisfying, with the administration's declaration of three new rest stops to be developed in the area. Alberta's pastor of transportation, Brian Mason, go along the message amid the affiliation's...

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