Global Perspectives January, 2020

Global Perspectives January, 2020

With thanks to Trucking Truth, we offer you some thoughts about working the night shift around Amsterdam from a trucker named Angelique: I haul car fuels, which basically goes on 24/7. The Netherlands is not that big, and most of the work is in our own part of...
Global Perspectives December, 2019

Global Perspectives December, 2019

In Europe, courtesy of FreightWaves, IVECO’s partnership with U.S.-based Nikola Motor, announced in September, has already yielded its first truck launch. The first units of the Nikola TRE, based on the S-WAY truck design launched by IVECO in July, will be delivered...
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...