The 2023 Private Motor Truck Council of Canada Awards Program is now open for entries! The deadline to enter is April 30, 2023. This week’s blog gives an overview of PMTC’s award program.
On March 8, 2023, the nation celebrated International Women’s Day. When it comes to the trucking industry, men have traditionally dominated the workforce. However, a career in trucking is one that more and more women are considering. This week’s blog from Penner International showcases three different women who have made a career with the company and how the trucking industry is one for women with drive.
While Indigenous people in Canada have certain constitutionally protected rights and governance structures, government and industry leaders have not always understood or respected these rights. This week’s Blog from Counsel Public Affairs explores a new training approach – Nibwaakaawin – that helps its clients fulfill their responsibilities to engage with Indigenous peoples and First Nations in Canada.
Labour force data released from the latest Canadian Census is disheartening when it comes to women being underrepresented in trucking. This week’s blog post from WTFC discusses the minimal growth, despite enormous efforts, to increase statistics of women represented in trucking.
As many as 30 eligible participants will receive training to prepare them for jobs as professional truck drivers in the Lower Mainland. This week’s blog post from the Government of British Columbia looks at the new Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction’s Community and Employer Partnerships (CEP) project that focuses on providing occupational training and work experience to immigrants.
Winter has been making plans for your trucks: corrosion, freeze-ups, blockages – all the fun stuff that can reduce your time on the road or leave you stuck. This week’s blog post from Bendix Commercial Value Systems explores different tips to get through winter and help protect against these unexpected stoppages.
Machine Learning Breakthrough Predicts Truck Accidents and Fatigue from ELD Data, Improving Fleet Safety Records
Recent advances in Machine Learning are enabling trucking fleets to predict each driver’s probability of getting in a fatigue-related accident on any upcoming shift – before the driver gets behind the wheel. This week’s blog from Fatigue Science details a Machine Learning breakthrough that will predict truck accidents and fatigue from ELD data, which will improve fleet safety records.
When the PMTC attended the fall Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA) Compliance & Regulatory Affairs Committee (CRA) meetings in Ottawa on November 3, 2022, one of the key discussions was an update on ELD regulation. This week’s blog post from Mike Millian and PMTC takes a look at the latest updates provided at the CRA meetings last week.