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Truck Driver Salary in Canada: How Much Can You Earn?

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If you’re thinking of becoming a truck driver in Canada, you may be wondering how much money you can earn. Truck driving is a great way to make a good living, and the salaries for truck drivers vary depending on your experience and the company you work for. Let’s take a look at the average salary for truck drivers in Canada, as well as some of the factors that can affect your earnings.

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The Importance of Regional Highway Truck Services: How They Keep Our Economy Running

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Did you know that regional highway truck services play a vital role in our economy? These trucking companies help to keep goods and products moving throughout the country, and they are essential to the success of many businesses. In this blog post, we will discuss the importance of regional trucking services and how they help to keep our economy running. We will also take a look at some of the challenges that these companies face on a daily basis.

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Cool Trucking Industry Stats In Canada

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You might see a lot of trucks on the highway and notice them delivering your online shopping, but do you know the true impact trucking has on Canada? Let’s explore some cool trucking industry stats and how it’s an essential part of Canada’s economy!

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What Are The Benefits Of Having A Fleet Service Mechanic?

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Your trucks are more than pieces of equipment – they’re the lifeblood of your business. Proper, consistent maintenance is a must if you’re going to keep the fleet in top shape, and the best way to do that is with a fleet service mechanic.

Going with an outside provider for regular fleet maintenance has amazing benefits. It can save your company money, boost productivity, and give you expert insight from an outsider’s perspective.

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Do Truckers Pay For Their Own Fuel?

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Fuel is one of, if not the largest operating expense in trucking. The amount of fuel varies per truck, but a semi-truck can hold between 800 and 1000 litres of diesel. This fuel is pumped into dual tanks that sit on either side of the tractor, giving them the name “saddle tanks.” They make sure that the weight of the amount of fuel is balanced. 

If the average is roughly three kilometres per litre, it will be 3,000 kilometres before refuelling is necessary. But when you’re driving 60 hours a week over seven days, that can be a lot of refuelling. If we use an average diesel fuel price of $1.20 (the average at the time of writing), this means that it can cost more than $1200 to fuel up just once. For a large fleet, this is tens of thousands of dollars per month, so who is paying at the pump?

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Are Truck Drivers In Demand In Canada?

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Trucking is the lifeblood of many Canadian industries, as just about every major store relies on it to receive new goods from distributors. The reliance on transport trucks is only going to increase, and this means that truck drivers are in big demand in Canada. 

The catch? There aren’t enough new drivers joining the fleets. Unless major changes are made soon, the industry will be facing a severe driver shortage that could impact every major industry in our country. 

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Popular Diesel Diagnostic Equipment

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Many drivers believe diesel engines to be easier fixes because the components of most trucks are now controlled with computers. You get the impression that because a diesel engine is computerized, the mechanic should be able to hook up a tool and see what is going on almost immediately.

Some specific engine problems are easy to diagnose, yes, but there are still many issues that require a lot of know-how and special equipment. You’ll find this special diesel diagnostic equipment in many mechanic shops, including ours!
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How Did Recent Carbon Tax Laws Impact Truckers?

On April 1, 2019, the federal government imposed the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (GGPPA) on the four provinces that had not yet passed their own carbon tax laws – Ontario, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and New Brunswick. Now every province is under a carbon pricing scheme, and this will impact what trucking companies will pay at the pumps, what they’ll pay when filing taxes, and what consumers will pay at the store.

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What Will The Future Of Trucking Look Like?

What does the future hold for the trucking industry? It’s not hard for us to slip into daydreams about what the next few decades will look like. Will our team soon be interacting with a computer system alone on the side of the road instead of a driver? Or will trucking stay as it has for the past half-century? There are many trends we have to watch very closely if we want to make accurate predictions for the future!

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