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Let’s Talk About the Driver Shortage:  How to Make Life Worth Working For Long Haul Truck Drivers
Let’s Talk About the Driver Shortage: How to Make Life Worth Working For Long Haul Truck Drivers

Posted by Denis Medeiros on October 13th, 2017

Those of us inside the Industry knew it was just a matter of time: a driver shortage was coming. Estimates are pointing to Canada having a whopping 48,000 driver shortage by 2024. We’ve been here before. In 2008, slow economic growth hit the industry hard causing a freight market recession. For the five years that […]

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Trucking Industry Rallies to Provide Support During Natural Disasters
Trucking Industry Rallies to Provide Support During Natural Disasters

Posted by admin on September 29th, 2017

This year has been a tough one for people across North American and the world. In fact, 2017 came in second as the Worst Hurricane Season in the last 40 years falling behind 2005 which was host to the infamous Hurricane Katrina. Since 1900, 2017 ranked 17th. But it’s not just hurricanes that have been […]

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5 Unique Tourist Spots for Truckers
5 Unique Tourist Spots for Truckers

Posted by admin on August 27th, 2017

Given the nature of the transport industry, many of our drivers find themselves crossing state lines and provincial borders for extended periods of time. While every province, state, city and town has something beautiful to offer, it’s hard to find those hidden gems when the majority of your day is spent inside your rig. So […]

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JBT Transport Spotlight: Kathy McMahon
JBT Transport Spotlight: Kathy McMahon

Posted by admin on August 15th, 2017

Women represent close to 48% of Canada’s labour force, but only 3% of Canada’s truck drivers, technicians, and cargo workers are women. Not at JBT. Female drivers represent 12% of JBT Transport’s fleet and 50% of our office workers. We’re proud to have a diverse team that represent every walk of life imaginable. One of […]

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Life on the Road: Why Our Industry Depends on Driver Health and How You Can Improve Yours
Life on the Road: Why Our Industry Depends on Driver Health and How You Can Improve Yours

Posted by admin on July 30th, 2017

At JBT Transport, we’re part of an industry that relies heavily on a commitment to long shifts, and ever-changing routines. Many truckers experience irregular sleeping patterns, while often relying on greasy food to keep them going. Unlike a job where you’re stuck behind a computer all day, truckers aren’t exactly able to step out for […]

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38th Annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree Draws More than 44,000 Attendees
38th Annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree Draws More than 44,000 Attendees

Posted by Denis Medeiros on July 20th, 2017

The 38th Annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree took place last weekend and brought more than 44,000 truck drivers and their families together for a weekend of celebrations, fun, and trucks.






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A Move to e-Logs is a Move to Leveling the Playing Field in Trucking
A Move to e-Logs is a Move to Leveling the Playing Field in Trucking

Posted by Natalie Martin on September 30th, 2016

  (Excerpts Featured in Truck News) A panel of industry partners met this year at the TransCore Link Logistics annual meeting to discuss key industry topics. I was particularly intrigued by the panel’s comments on Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) and the foreseen impact they will have on the trucking industry across North America. Transport Canada […]

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September: A Month to Celebrate Trucking, Appreciate Drivers & Highlight Vehicle Safety
September: A Month to Celebrate Trucking, Appreciate Drivers & Highlight Vehicle Safety

Posted by Natalie Martin on September 6th, 2016

This month marks a number of important occasions in the trucking industry! Firstly, we are celebrating National Trucking Week here in Canada from September 4-10. This trucking week was launched by the Canadian Trucking Association in partnership with the provincial trucking associations to highlight the significant contributions made by those who work in our industry […]

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Asphalt Cowgirls: Part 3
Asphalt Cowgirls: Part 3

Posted by Natalie Martin on August 15th, 2016

It’s quite incredible to see the camaraderie that women have for each other in this industry through social media and other networking platforms. I’ve never seen anything quite like it in other fields. It’s become apparent to me that women who work in trucking tend to be good communicators and willing to help others who […]

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Asphalt Cowgirls: Part 2
Asphalt Cowgirls: Part 2

Posted by Natalie Martin on August 1st, 2016

To continue our discussion from Part 1, I’m interested to know which women are driving in the industry today and how to encourage more women to sign up. Currently women make up less than 6% of truck drivers in North America. In the face of a looming driver shortage, I’m concerned that there aren’t more […]

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