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Looking for a better way to match available freight loads with trucks, TransCore Link Logistics in 1990 developed Loadlink, a load board connecting brokers, carriers, owner operators and private fleets in Canada to a real-time database of 15 million loads, shipments and trucks – the largest in the industry. The monthly Canadian Freight Index now defines the freight movement spot market. Look here for the most current update from TransCore Link Logistics by Canadian Freight Index and Data Feed

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David Bradley, President of Canadian Trucking Alliance

Canadians of Eastern European heritage have recorded a long, rich history in the Canadian trucking industry. I am living proof. You wouldn't know it by my last name but I am half-Ukrainian.

Regardless of the decade, the Eastern Europeans that have immigrated to Canada represent a hopeful and promising future. After spending decades of dealing with famine, repression, war and the fight for independence in their homelands, Canada is the Promised Land. Many of those pioneering men and women that chose trucking as a career played an integral part in promoting and preserving the diverse heritage of our industry. They continue to do so. Like Canada itself, trucking is based on strong work ethic from different cultural heritages. Eastern European truckers have much to be proud of for their contributions. Our industry is richer for it.

The impending professional driver shortage means that trucking must continue to diversify if it hopes to grow for future generations and remain the top transportation mode of choice for Canadian businesses. I have no doubt that with the help of your community, as well as industry partners like DorogaRoad magazine, we will solve this and many other important issues in the years to come.

To mark the occasion of the 100th issue of DorogaRoad, I want to thank Serge and the editorial team for all their support of the Canadian Trucking Alliance and the industry at large. Congratulations! And here's to the next 100 issues!

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The latest trucker digest issues

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Uber’s Otto completes first-ever delivery by self-driving truck

The event was a milestoneas as it marked the first ever shipment by a self-driving vehicle in the world

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Drivers to blame for decreasing rates

I guarantee that the first companies to lower rates heard complaints, accompanied by hardly any resignations

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Truck Stop: How One of America's Steadiest Jobs Turned Into One of Its Most Grueling

These changes caused the high levels of turnover and low pay that have characterized the industry for more than three decades now

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Driver Detention: How Do We Fix It?

The vast majority of the carriers surveyed said that detention is one of the 5 biggest problems their companies face

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Ontario Implementing Mandatory Entry Level Training for Tractor-Trailer Drivers

Ontario is leading the way by being the first jurisdiction in Canada to introduce mandatory entry level training for tractor-trailer drivers

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Being generous with your time can pay off

...strong interpersonal relationships with shippers and receivers lead to higher productivity for the individual driver

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Volvo Trucks Delivers 100,000-th Truck Equipped with I-Shift

When we first introduced the I-Shift, many said that it would not be successful in this market," said Göran Nyberg, president, Volvo Trucks North America

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Reefer Carriers Face New Reality with Upcoming Food Safety Rules

Carriers across North America are shifting their operations to comply with customer demands over more stringent requirements related to food safety transportation.

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"In traffic, we struggle to stay human". Tom Vanderbilt.

The alleged mass shooting by a driver in Michigan shows how little we know about the effects of long-term driving on humans.

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Safety and Compliance!

A candid discussion with a 40 year veteran of the Transportation Industry. Kevin Snobel is a well-known in the industry specialist of Safety and Compliance...

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Think you know compliance? Think again

How soon after a random drug test may a driver drive again? When is the only time that an employer is allowed to run a pre-employment screening program?..

2015 trucker digest issues

Issue 99 / December 2015

Flight 1549: Lessons for trucking from a near-aviation disaster

U.S. Airways Flight 1549 took off from La Guardia Airport in New York City one clear but cold January morning nearly six years ago and promptly ran into a flock of geese at an altitude of 3,000 feets...

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Issue 98 / November 2015

Bison Transport opened a new terminal in Ontario

On October 15, 2015 one of the biggest Canadian fleets Bison Transport held a grand opening for its new Mississauga terminal...

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Issue 97 / October 2015

Container Trucking Association of Ontario signs unprecedented deal with industry

The Container Trucking Association of Ontario (CTAO) has finalized a historic agreement on September 16, 2015...

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Issue 96 / September 2015

A fast and furious future for trucking

Trucking has always had a strained relationship with technology. On one hand, technology allows trucking to exist and perform as required. On the other hand, technology is...

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Issue 95 / August 2015

Barry Searcy: Your staff makes your business

On July 29, 2015 Volvo Trucks Canada added one more facility for their dealers' chain in Canada – the new Beaver Truck Center dealership in Brandon, Manitoba...

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Issue 94 / July 2015

Five Things Your Drivers Don't Know About Roadside Inspections

Andy Blair was a municipal police officer for 26 years and received DOT training through the Pennsylvania State Police...

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Issue 93 / June 2015

Truck Driving Would be a Great Job if You Got Paid

The Driver Shortage is Not Just About Being Away from Home.

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Issue 92 / May 2015

The dangers of trucking

Phillip Whitmer spends his days getting in and out of big trucks, teaching new drivers the rules of the road...

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Issue 91 / April 2015

Figuring Out Why Drivers Quit

Over the years, there has been a major problem in the trucking industry over driver turnover and the driver shortage that carriers face...

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Issue 90 / March 2015

1. Truckers and pedestrian suicide: "I can't stop screaming about dead people when I sleep"

Earlier this month, a 16-year-old girl died on Route 78 after she was struck by a tractor-trailer, less than a month after a young woman died in the same manner on that highway...

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2. "Let's talk about small things" by Serge Vankevich


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Issue 89 / February 2015

Driver shortage makes capitalizing on low oil hard for truckers

A chronic shortage of drivers means America's long-haul trucking companies are struggling to capitalize on cheap fuel prices that could allow them to take goods shipments away from railroads...

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Issue 88 / January 2015

Chinese Truckers Forced to Pick Between Profits and Law

The suicide of a truck-driving couple in Minquan County, Shangqiu, Henan province is drawing attention to the dark side of China's booming logistics industry...

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2014 trucker digest issues

Issue 87 / November 2014

Cambridge driver calls for mandatory safety training

The 60,000-kilogram tractor-trailer on your tail on Highway 401 is probably being driven by a professional who did an extensive safety check of the truck before getting behind the wheel. Or maybe not...

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Issue 86 / October 2014

Trucking companies raise wages as driver shortage grows

"Under the new pay scale, I'm looking at probably making over $60,000 a year," Walters, 40, said while waiting for a tire repair in Hagerstown, Maryland. "That's pretty exciting."

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Issue 85 / September 2014

Where have all the truckers gone?

Swift Transportation's 20,000 workers haul goods in almost 14,000 big-rig trucks that travel the interstates and back roads of the United States every day...

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Issue 84 / August 2014

Canada's trucking sector faces uncertainty

High personal debt levels and rising taxes in Ontario and Quebec are constraining Canadian economic growth needed to support a recovery of the trucking sector...

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Issue 83 / June 2014

The Fight to Clean Up the Truck Broker Industry

Traditionally, every second year during a few days in mid-April, the trucking community of Ontario gathers for the Truck World exhibition...

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Issue 5 (82) / May 2014

Notes from TruckWorld 2014

Traditionally, every second year during a few days in mid-April, the trucking community of Ontario gathers for the Truck World exhibition. It takes place at the International Centre in Toronto...

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Issue 4 (81) / April 2014

State of Trucking: From Corruption to Innovation

There is one word for the current state of the trucking industry: corrupt. No one wants to say it, but they can't deny it. I'm sure most of you were prepared for a typical article on the transportation industry...

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Issue 3 (80) / March 2014

Canada Cartage. Celebrating 100 year

In 1914, the beginnings of what is now one of North America's largest transportation companies started with a single horse...

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Issue 2 (79) / February 2014

Trucking May Save $168 Billion Annually With Driverless Vehicles

A new "blue paper" by the research department of investment bank Morgan Stanley estimated that autonomous - "self-driving" - vehicles could save the freight transportation industry $168 billion annually...

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Issue 1 (78) / January 2014

Trucking company to pay more than $100,000 to blacklisted driver

Company found to have violated anti-retaliation protection provided whistleblowers...

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