Outdoor equipment retail is booming across the nation, Canadian truck fleets score high on the industry’s Top 20 list and Newfoundland’s construction industry is facing a major cooldown. Here’s this week’s Noteworthy News:
Noteworthy News – February 1, 2017
- Consumer appetite for outdoor equipment and apparel is soaring in Canada, with major players like MEC and SAIL looking to open up new locations across the country. As other retail sectors struggle to stay afloat, could the outdoor retail trend signal a change in consumer lifestyle? Via The Toronto Star
- Firewall management tools are helping to curb cyber security threats to businesses, says new report from FireMon. Firms that manage their firewalls and employ regular audits enjoy more productivity and security benefits – and avoid potential crises. Via Canadian Underwriter
- Are heavy-duty recovery companies cashing in? The Ontario Trucking Association plans to review heavy-duty roadside recovery rates to determine whether or not some carriers are receiving inflated invoices for the service provided. Via Canadian Underwriter
- The results are in – Canadian fleets rank high in this year’s 20 Best Fleets to Drive For. Industry experts CarriersEdge and the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) selected companies that lead the pack in industry innovation and exemplary work environment for drivers and employees. Via Truck News
- Construction to slow and workforce to dwindle in Newfoundland in the coming years. As projects wind down and oil prices continue to fall, construction workers in the province could face a steep decline in employment, pushing more people out of the industry. Via CBC
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