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What Grads of Dispatch Training Courses Should Know About Truck Driver Insurance

March 8, 2018

It’s important for truck drivers to have insurance, including health and even travel insurance, so that they may have peace of mind as they spend their days travelling delivery routes and operating large vehicles. In addition, trucking companies also need insurance in order to recover from theft, damage, accidents, and more. If slippery winter weather

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The Differences Between LTL and FTL Shipping Explained to Students in Dispatcher Training

February 8, 2018

When it comes to transporting goods via truck, businesses have a range of distinct transportation options to choose from. These shipping options are largely built around the division and distribution of goods amongst vehicles. Wholesalers and other businesses that choose the right option, for the right price, can reap the benefits of achieving lean and

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5 Qualities Often Found in Top Dispatchers

January 11, 2018

Have you ever dreamt of communicating with drivers all over the country? Transportation operations specialists often get to do just that, playing an essential role in the trucking and transport sector as they help ensure that goods get delivered on time and in one piece. In fact, there’s a good chance that many of the

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UPS Adds 1,400 New Natural Gas Vehicles to its Fleet

May 7, 2015

Professionals working within the automotive industry have noticed a decided shift towards green technology within the past decade. Auto mechanics have noticed more new electric and hybrid cars on the streets and in garages, auto sales professionals have been selling quite a few more fuel-efficient and eco-friendly vehicles and even truck dispatchers have been managing

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OTA Establishing New Private Carrier Council

April 30, 2015

In an effort to represent all the carrier sectors in the trucking industry, the Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) is expanding its membership to include a whole new list of the top private carriers. There are currently about 50 private fleets that are already members of the OTA, including major companies such as Canadian Tire, Domino’s

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Trucks of the Future

April 16, 2015

We’ve all seen blockbuster films that feature exciting futuristic cars. These are vehicles that auto lovers only dream of driving someday, like the supercars in Transformers, or I, Robot for example. And while it’s not surprising that Optimus Prime probably won’t be gracing our city streets anytime soon, a handful of truck manufacturers have already

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Top 4 Trucking Movies of All Time

April 9, 2015

While studying at an automotive training center for a career as a mechanic or dispatcher, you may occasionally want to take a break from all your hard work and relax with a movie. Why not opt for a film set in the world you hope to work in, around the machines you hope to work

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Dana’s New Tandem Axle Offers Better Fuel Economy and Reduced Drive Train Losses

April 2, 2015

This year at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky, Dana Holding Corporation revealed a brand new dual range disconnect concept tandem axle—the AdvanTek Dual Range Disconnect. A prototype of the AdvantTek system has been undergoing testing during the past two years and it will begin field testing sometime this year. The tandem axle is

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Trucking South of the Border: US Changes Cross-Border Rules for Big Rigs

March 26, 2015

Canada and the US have a long history of cross-border trading and in fact, have the largest trade relationship in the world. Trade between the two countries involves thousands of different goods, and a majority of these goods are imported or exported cross-border via the trucking industry. Recently, there were several rule and regulation changes

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New Federal Money to Help Make the Trucking Industry More Inclusive

March 12, 2015

Students taking dispatcher training courses at an automotive school in Canada will be pleased to hear that the federal government is putting $421,720 into the trucking industry for the purpose of encouraging inclusivity and hiring more women. Students taking auto mechanic training should be aware of similar new efforts in their field to encourage the

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