How Is The Trucking Industry Affected By COVID-19?

Truck drivers have always been an important part of Canada’s economy, but never has this been truer than during the current COVID-19 pandemic. The surging demand for food and sanitation supplies has made trucking a necessity, no matter what happens to the wider economy.

It’s clear by the industry’s status in provincial and federal emergency measures. Here in Ontario, businesses and facilities that provide transportation services by road, including support services like logistical support, truck stops, tow operators, and maintenance and repairs, are listed as essential services. But how else has the COVID-19 pandemic affected trucking in Canada?

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Why Today’s Diesel Engines Are More Efficient Than Ever

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Diesel engines have always been the most fuel-efficient choice of engine, as diesel is one of the most energy-dense energy sources commonly available. It contains more usable power than regular gasoline, thus delivering better fuel economy. Despite this, fleets have worked hard to increase their efficiency even further, and the results are nothing short of amazing. 

According to an annual report released this year by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency, the average fuel economy of fleets participating in the study increased by 15% since 2009. They went from 6.27 miles per gallon in 2009 to 7.27 mpg in 2018, and on a long haul, that’s a lot of savings.

Today’s diesel trucks are more efficient than they’ve ever been because, in recent years, diesel engines have changed in small but very important ways!

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The Top 10 Fleet Management Software Programs For 2020

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Fleet management is important for Canadian trucking companies. Fortunately, the internet and cloud-based software programs have made this job easier, and many great programs help managers keep an eye on their assets. The best programs monitor performance, fuel efficiency, and safety, but they all have their unique strengths and features!

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What Is The Oldest Trucking Company?

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Trucking is a much older profession than most people think. Several trucking companies in the United States are more than 100 years old, and the legacy of Canadian trucking is almost as long. Believe it or not, the oldest trucking companies still around today were formed before trucks became available. They diversified fleets of horses and early cars into trucks at the right moment, proving that innovation is key to success in the industry!

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How We Guarantee Roadside Truck Repair Safety

Roadside truck repair is an unpredictable job, and our team has to be prepared for a lot of different conditions. This means we’re not just truck mechanic experts, but safety experts too. When the common place to do business is on the side of a busy highway, you had better believe that we take precautions! 

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