Author: Abdul Latheef

Poll forecasts a bright road ahead for trucking

TORONTO, Ont. — The road ahead for the Canadian trucking industry remains smooth despite concerns about driver shortages, plant closures and the new North American Free Trade Agreement, a major survey revealed.
The poll of carriers, brokers and owner-o…

A Jekyll-and-Hyde market for trucking

TORONTO, Ont. — For-hire truck tonnage in the U.S. popped in April, but in Canada there were more trucks chasing loads in the spot market than in any other month in history.
And overall trucking conditions in the U.S., as measured by the FTR Trucking C…

Driver retention begins with the hiring process

GUELPH, Ontario — Ensuring prospective hires are a good fit for your company before hiring them is key to reducing costly driver turnover.
That’s especially true of entry-level drivers, who may not fully grasp the realities of life on the road. It was …

In the game

As much of Canada gets wrapped up in supporting the Toronto Raptors during their first-ever championship series, a Toronto trucking firm is taking advantage of the hype to promote its own brand.
Speedy Transport has a Toronto tribute trailer, which fea…

Ryder names Canadian Ken Bilyea Top Tech of 2019

Ken Bilyea during the competition at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. (Photo: Business Wire)

MIAMI, Fla. – A Canadian has been named the 2019 Ryder Top Technician at the 18th annual competition in Indianapolis.
Ken Bilyea of London, Ont….