The trucking industry gets ready for a big shift to electronic logging, housing construction is gaining momentum in Canada and oil rigs are finally coming back to Alberta as intermediate oil companies act on optimism. Here’s this week’s Noteworthy News:
Noteworthy News – March 8, 2017
- The looming electronic logging device (ELD) mandate in the U.S. means it’s time for drivers to turn their attention to preparation and compliance as they get ready to make the switch from a traditional log book to the comprehensive new system. Via Truck News
- Healthy Fleet’s spring campaign to encourage healthy habits in the trucking industry is set to kick off in April with their new health coaching app. This year, participants can lean on some clever technology to get through the May and June challenge. Via Today’s Trucking
- February’s construction gains are a good omen for the spring season: the pace of home construction across Canada has picked up, mostly in Ontario, where more single detached homes are going up to counter Toronto’s short supply. Via CTV News
- Bringing more women into manufacturing is a key to growing the domestic labour pool and keeping Canada competitive, says Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME). The new Women in Manufacturing Working Group hopes to help the organization reach its goal to double manufacturing output by 2030. Via CME
- Oil rigs are beginning to come back to Alberta as intermediate oil companies start to spend money in Canada again, sparking new optimism in the Calgary oilpatch since the number of drilling rigs bottomed out at 35 last May. Via Financial Post
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