This Month in Trucking: March 2024
By: Leigh M

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Recent Developments in Canada’s Trucking Industry

In the past few weeks, several significant updates have emerged in Canada’s trucking industry, from labour market insights to government initiatives, there is lots to cover, let’s dig in:

Job Vacancies Projection

Trucking HR Canada projects that by 2030, there could be 40,400 vacant jobs in the industry if ongoing efforts and support are not sustained. Read More.

Government Initiatives

 The Government of Canada has launched a project to identify internal trade and labor mobility barriers in the trucking sector, aiming to address key challenges within the industry. Read More

Industry Growth and Challenges

 Despite growth in Canada’s heavy-duty aftermarket in 2023, challenges persist. The country currently has 375,000 Class 8 trucks on the road, with projections indicating a slight decrease to 373,000 units by 2028. Read More

Innovations and Achievements

 Noteworthy advancements include the successful completion of a 519-km round-trip from Edmonton to Calgary by Alberta Motor Transport Association’s Nikola hydrogen fuel-cell-electric vehicle (FCEV) without needing to refuel. Read more

New Rest Areas

 The Canadian Trucking Alliance highlights the importance of truck rest areas along the national highway system and identifies the lack of them specifically, in the Territories. Read more

The recent developments in Canada’s trucking industry reveal a landscape characterized by both growth prospects and persistent challenges. Addressing the projected job vacancies, navigating governmental initiatives, and adapting to the evolving industry dynamics are critical for sustainability. The path forward demands a strategic, collaborative effort to ensure the sector’s resilience and efficiency in the face of an ever-changing landscape.