Kindess as a driving skill

Kindness isn’t something we would normally discuss as a required ‘skill’ when it comes to driving. We discuss road rage a great deal, however, and recognize that anger sitting firmly in the mind of a driver is not something that leads to the skillful operation of a motor vehicle. So, we are well aware that […]

More needs to be done to attract women to industry, says WBF panel

EDMONTON, Alta. – Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) president Chris Nash believes companies that do not embrace diversity and inclusiveness will soon struggle to find talent. “Diversity will bring more ideas and progression,” Nash said during the Women Building Futures Work Proud Summit in Edmonton Oct. 3. “Going forward, it will be less appealing to […]

How to make healthy comfort food in your truck

With the temperatures dropping, we naturally look to warm, comforting meals to satisfy us, but they often come with a cost: high calories, limited fruits & veggies, and low nutrient density. Whether you’re at home or in the truck, you can whip up healthy “comfort food” with the right ingredients, tools, and a little know […]

Diversity and inclusion in the workplace reliant on each other’s success

EDMONTON, Alta. – Diversity and inclusion go hand-in-hand in the workplace, but don’t be fooled into believing they are one in the same. Trades industries, including trucking, have been looking to diversify their workforces for a variety of reason, whether it is to increase the potential talent pool of new applicants, or bring varying perspectives […]

Driver turnover on the rise: ATA

ARLINGTON, Va. – Driver turnover at large truckload fleets hit its highest level since 2015, according to the American Trucking Associations (ATA). “So far this year, the turnover rate at large truckload fleets is up 10 percentage points,” said ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello. “The extreme tightening of the driver market – driven by solid […]

Tool talk – Truck News

Many times in the past, I have commented on how technology has changed our industry. Mostly, I have complained about the negative impact it has had on our equipment, and today is no different. There is one item of technology that has appeared on my list of things I despise, and it is right at […]

They’re keepers – Truck News

The saying goes, “a good defense is the best offence,” and the same rings true in human resources. A good retention strategy is the best recruitment strategy, at least, according to the experts in trucking, where keeping drivers is just as, if not more, important than hiring new ones. The trucking industry in North America […]

Weather doesn’t dampen spirit for Alberta Truck Convoy

CALGARY, Alta. – Despite chilly temperatures, the Alberta Truck Convoy for Special Olympics rolled on Sept. 22 in Calgary, with 75 trucks taking part and raising $25,000. The money will go to Special Olympics Alberta and Special Olympics Alberta – Calgary for athletes training and competing in the games. In Calgary, 1,700 athletes benefited from […]

Volvo’s electric trucks coming to North America in 2020

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Volvo Trucks has announced it will introduce all-electric trucks to the North American market in 2020. The launch will come through a partnership between Volvo Group, California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), and other industry leaders, the company announced. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) contributed US$44.8 million to the […]

Chasing 10 mpg – Truck News

NEW ORLEANS, La. – With Hurricane Florence out of the way, I flew to Asheville, N.C. Sept. 17 with questions on my mind. A handful of editors were about to embark on a nearly 1,000-mile test drive in the new Mack Anthem, with a focus on fuel economy. I wondered, can I hit 10 mpg? […]