The youth in trucking
“Trucking HR Canada is calling on all employers and employees in the Canadian trucking industry to have their say and complete its youth in trucking survey”
The main goal of this survey is to get better ways to attract, recruit and keep young workers in the trucking industry.
Trucking HR Canada mention that the participation will help to resolve the issues and concentrate their efforts.
With all the information collected on the survey, Trucking HR Canada should be able to plan a complete national development strategy for young people in the industry.
Within the survey there are three main themes: attraction, engagement, and challenges.
The online survey takes approximately 10 minutes to complete, is completely anonymous, and is open to anyone with an opinion on this subject matter, including; managers, HR personnel, drivers, etc.
There are actually two types of surveys, one for the employer and another one for the employee.
Direct link to the employer survey:
Direct link to the employee survey:
Since we receive questions about job offer on our LinkedIn profile, we thought it would be useful for truck drivers to know where to find trucking jobs. If you are looking for a career opportunity in North America, The following links may or will interest you!
https://www.alltruckjobs.com/ (US based company only)
On this well-managed career website, you will be able to define your researches specifically. It allows you to browse truck jobs by freight or by the driver type and skills. Please notice that you also select the location of the company or where you want to travel.
https://www.driverlink.com/ (CAN based company only)
The closest equivalent tool to AlltrucksJobs in Canada is probably driverlink.com! They have a very user-friendly website. They have almost a hundred current job offers all across Canada for drivers or operator of all kind. You can also download their mobile application on the App store if you’re using an Apple device.
Truck News is one of the best all-around resources regarding any topics around the trucking industry. Basically a web magazine, that includes a Driver recruitment section. You can select from a varieties of companies across North America. The application system is based on a repertoire of companies and their links to job offers.
Indeed.com is the only general jobs offer website on the list but the number of opportunities are huge. Also, the characteristic of the applications are well described. Both Canadians and Americans companies published their offers and you can choose the salary range you want.
123Loadbord is probably one of the largest data base to find truck loads in North America. You definitely have to check out this website if you are a truck owner. It also comes with a mobile app to see in real time all the available loads and where to pick them.
3 days ago, CarriersEdge and Truckload Carriers Association come together to release a top 20 list of best fleets to drive for. The 20 finalist are well known for the work environments and the professionalism of their drivers and employees. The selection process was based by the nominations of Drivers adding interviews and surveys.
Criterias included: corporate direction, policies and programs, total compensation, health benefits, pension plans, professional development opportunities and opportunities for advancement.
“These companies represent the best of the best in truckload. As industry innovators, they bring fresh ideas that not only create a desirable workplace for employees, but also propel trucking to exciting new terrains,” said TCA president John Lyboldt.
The top large and small fleet will be announced at the TCA’s annual convention in late March. The complete list of finalists are:
- Bison Transport, Winnipeg, Man.
- Boyle Transportation, Billerica, Mass.
- Central Oregon Trucking Company, Inc, Redmond, Ore.
- Challenger Motor Freight Inc., Cambridge, Ont.
- Fremont Contract Carriers, Inc., Fremont, Neb.
- FTC Transportation, Inc., Oklahoma City, Okl.
- Garner Trucking, Inc., Findlay, Ohio
- Grand Island Express, Inc., Grand Island, Neb.
- Halvor Lines, Inc., Superior, Wisc.
- Interstate Distributor Co., Tacoma, Wash.
- Kriska Holdings Ltd., Prescott, Ont.
- Landstar System, Inc., Jacksonville, Fla.
- Maverick Transportation, LLC, North Little Rock, Ark.
- Motor Carrier Service, LLC, Northwood, Ohio
- Nussbaum Transportation, Hudson, Ill.
- ONE For Freight, Milton, Ont.
- Prime Inc., Springfield, Mo.
- Smokey Point Distributing, Arlington, Wash.
- TLD Logistics Services, Inc., Knoxville, Tenn.
- TransPro Freight Systems Ltd., Milton, Ont.
Registration is now open for the Canadian Fleet Maintenance Summit, to be held April 13 in conjunction with Truck World. The event is being hosted by Newcom Business Media and PIT Group.
The event will be held in Toronto Wednesday, April 13 and will represent the first industry-wide supported CFMS. It will bring together the Automotive Transportation Service Superintendents’ Association (ATSSA), Canadian Transportation Equipment Association (CTEA), Transportation Maintenance & Technology Association (TMTA) and the Ontario Trucking Association (OTA).
“Canada’s maintenance managers and service professionals deserve a premier educational event dedicated to their needs. With CFMS we are bringing all industry stakeholders – service professionals, manufacturers, researchers and enforcement officials – under one roof to discuss the industry’s most pressing issues and point the way forward,” said Rolf Lockwood, vice-president, editorial, Newcom Business Media.
Register for the Summit by Feb. 29 to enjoy early bird pricing of $349. Registration includes a full conference pass, a Kick-Off Breakfast ticket and access to Truck World. For more information on the Canadian Fleet Maintenance Summit, visit www.trucksummit.ca
In a teleconference update with industry and media on the ongoing Nipigon River Bridge closure, Ontario Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca says he is confident the bridge will open to two lanes (one each way) by the end of February.
He said experts and engineers will soon decide on one of two options to reconnect the bridge. That construction work will then proceed over the next six weeks or so. During this period, Del Duca warned there will be occasions – mostly during off-peak times and overnight – when the bridge will be fully closed temporarily. He said industry will be notified in advance of full closures and additional restrictions – identifying OTA as a prime source for helping to keep the industry updated.
There is still no alternative road around the bridge other than to enter through the U.S. Continue reading Nipigon River Bridge – MTO Hopeful of 2 Lanes Open by End of February posted by RTET