Incorporating Driver Safety into Your Culture to Increase Retention
Driver turnover has been above 90 percent for more than nine consecutive quarters and shows little sign of slowing down. What’s more is that issues related to management and workplace policies and communication have caused 30 percent of drivers to leave their job.
Canada All Set To Bring In Its Own ELD Mandate
In an attempt to make Canada’s roads safer for travel, The Ministry of Transport, Ontario is all set to roll out its own ELD mandate by the end of this year. ELD, which stands for Electronic Logging Device, was announced by the Canadian Transport Minister Marc Garneau in an attempt to make the truck drivers less susceptible to fatigue.
The Wise Old Man
In a village lived a wise old man, who the villagers reached out to answer all their questions and concerns. It is said that the wise old man had answer for all their question.
Commercial Trucking Insurance in Ontario
Canada’s commercial insurance market is witnessing an intense competition between insurers, brokers, and trucking companies. Owing to the high percentage of claims of continuous under-pricing, insurance companies are struggling to stay afloat. This desperate situation has led insurance companies to undertake different measures such as rate hikes by 30% to 50% and stricter safety-screening practices for fleets even before issuing quotes. Canada’s trucking industry is bearing the brunt of these rate hikes.
CTA Cries Foul Over the Driver Inc. Tax Scheme
Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA), the body which has been developed to address the federal trucking concerns, has labeled the controversial Driver Inc scheme as an unfair means to evade taxes. Under the Driver Inc scheme, the truck drivers work as independent contractors for companies by setting up a PSB (Personal Service Business). They have also issued a T4A income tax slip by the companies. This model mostly incorporates the truck drivers who do not operate, own or lease their own trucks.
Truck drivers: Hire right, hire bright
Written by Sayantan Banerjee – Safety & Compliance Auditor – Vagans Inc
Canadian trucking companies are bracing for the worst-case scenario- not enough men and women to transport freight across the continent, with a projected driver shortage of more than 30,000 by 2020.