Global Perspectives November, 2019

Global Perspectives November, 2019

The effect of the current CN Rail strike could have both positive and negative impacts on the trucking industry in Western Canada when it comes to the movement of grain products like wheat, barley, and canola. Though trucking and rail can often be competing modes of...
Global Perspectives October, 2019

Global Perspectives October, 2019

A dangerous scheme is steering newcomers into Canadian trucking jobs—and putting lives at risk. Mahan Singh, who comes from Amritsar, in northwestern India, had never experienced ice or snow. He’d never considered being a truck driver, either, but Canadian immigration...
Global Perspectives September, 2019

Global Perspectives September, 2019

On June 13 of this year, the Canadian Electronic Logging Device mandate was announced by March Garneau, Canada’s Minister of Transport. The mandate, with a compliance deadline of June 12, 2021, requires the use of ELDs by all federally regulated commercial truck and...
Women Can End The UK Driver Shortage

Women Can End The UK Driver Shortage

As noted elsewhere (see “Overdrive”), the combination of a serious trucker shortage and an overwhelmingly male workforce is leading U.S. transportation companies to get serious about recruiting women. This idea is also being talked about across the Atlantic, where...
Canada Now on Board with Electronic Logging Devices

Canada Now on Board with Electronic Logging Devices

Canada’s long-awaited ELD mandate, which was announced June 13 and will take effect in June 2021, includes a proviso that ELDs must be certified by a third-party group. This requirement differs from U.S. regulations, under which ELD vendors self-certify that their...
Inauguration of Autotransporte de Carga

Inauguration of Autotransporte de Carga

Earlier this spring, officials from Canacar (Camara Nacional del Autotransporte de Carga, Mexico’s counterpart to the American Trucking Association), Cecati 84 (workforce/training agency for the State of Baja California), and U.S. truck manufacturer Kenworth Trucks...