DorogaRoad is a magazine about trucks, cars, and ground transportation.
Published monthly and distributed in the Greater Toronto Area,
provinces of Ontario and Manitoba.
• Trucker Digest •
Volume 11 • Issue 117 • June 2017
Trucker Digest • Для Тех, Кто За Рулем • Established in 2007
Traffic Congestion Costs Trucking Industry $63 Billion Annually
In its report, the “Cost of Congestion to the Trucking Industry: 2017 Update,” the research arm of the American Trucking Associations, calculated that congestion delays on U.S. highways are for more than 996 million hours of lost productivity.
Trucker Digest BLM
This Trucker Digest show is about the BLM Transportation Group.
This well-known trucking company is looking for new drivers.
BLM is proud to offer new equipment, plenty of miles, good work/life balance, an attractive pay package and genuine respect.
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
2013 HOS Rule Is Gone for Good.
The 2013 version of the 34-hour restart rule required drivers to be off-duty for two periods from 1AM to 5AM before they could go back to work, and the restart could only be used once per week.
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!
President of Canadian Trucking Alliance
The report shows carnage on the roads in two states where the recreational use of marijuana is now legal — Washington and Colorado — has doubled and tripled among drivers who tested positive for marijuana.
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...
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...