Diesel Prices, Peak Shipping Boost Trucking Conditions

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index for November reflects dropping fuel prices and strong freight volumes from a good holiday shopping season, accor... Read More

Final Changes From 2012 Jobs and Growth Act Coming March 2015

Update on recent changes to the Canada Labour Standards Regulations as published in the Canada Gazette on December 31, 2014. The Jobs and Growth Act,... Read More

Lack of Qualified Drivers Squeezing Capacity

A overwhelming majority of carriers surveyed say they are likely to increase wages while expanding their searches for replacement drivers as attractin... Read More

Many Share Blame for Washington I-5 Bridge Collapse

The collapse of an interstate highway bridge that was struck by a truck carrying an oversize load was ultimately caused by a series of deficiencies in... Read More

Required Reading: ATRI Compendium of Sustainable Freight Practices

On September 18, 2014, the American Transportation Research Institute released a compendium of sustainable freight practices ranging from driver train... Read More

TransLink Nixes Changes to New West Truck Route

On July 18, 2014, considering comments from BCTA and others, the TransLink Board of Directors declined the City of New Westminster’s request to... Read More

Researchers Working to Bring Road Signs into Vehicles

Researchers at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute are in the early stages of an idea to move stop and yield signs from the side of the road in... Read More

7 Things Drivers Need to Do at the Scene of an Accident

Fleets should prepare for and practice what to do in the event of a serious accident just like they do for fire drills — from top management to... Read More

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring Truck Drivers

We don\'t have to tell you how important driver recruiting is to the success of your company — hiring truck drivers is priority No. 1 for nearly... Read More

A Good Review for SuperTruck Program

Truck and engine manufacturers report significant efficiency gains as a result of the public-private “SuperTruck” program. An interim a... Read More