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    Trucking executive outlook: Wendell Erb, Erb Group of Companies

    As 2022 comes to an end, TruckNews.com reached out to several trucking industry executives to ask about the biggest challenge their fleets will face in the coming year, and how they plan to address these issues. In this installment, Erb Group of Companies president and CEO Wendell Erb offers his insights. Wendell Erb (Photo: Supplied) Q1: What is the single greatest challenge that your business will face in 2023?  With the slowing of the economy we are seeing, how far down will it go and how long will it last? Several factors are in play. People — I really do not see a quick solution to our people shortages. Equipment…

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    Trucking executive outlook: Scott Tilley, Tandet Group

    As 2022 comes to an end, TruckNews.com reached out to several trucking industry executives to ask about the biggest challenge their fleets will face in the coming year, and how they plan to address these issues. In this instalment, Tandet Group of Companies president Scott Tilley offers his insights. Scott Tilley (Photo: supplied) Q1: What is the single greatest challenge that your business will face in 2023?  The biggest issue the trucking industry faces for 2023 is – there are too many issues! This is causing a very significant levels of stress and uncertainty within our teams. These issues include: operating older trucks, because new truck supply is limited; trucks…

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    Trucking executive outlook: Derek Koza, Wellington Group of Companies

    As 2022 comes to an end, TruckNews.com reached out to several trucking industry executives to ask about the biggest challenge their fleets will face in the coming year, and how they plan to address these issues. In this installment, Wellington Group of Companies president and CEO Derek Koza offers his insights. Derek Koza, Wellington Group of Companies (Photo: Supplied) Q1: What is the single greatest challenge that your business will face in 2023? Wellington Group of Companies’ single greatest challenge that we will face in 2023 is further developing our contingency and succession planning as an organization. Our group has grown considerably over the past few years and received additional…

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    Trucking executive outlook: Ron Tepper, Fastfrate Group

    As 2022 comes to an end, TruckNews.com reached out to several trucking industry executives to ask about the biggest challenge their fleets will face in the coming year, and how they plan to address these issues. In this installment, Ron Tepper, executive chairman of Fastfrate Group, offers his thoughts. Ron Tepper, Fastfrate Group (Photo: Supplied) Q1: What is the single greatest challenge that your business will face in 2023?  Our biggest issue — one of many at the moment — is dealing with the economic slowdown that appears to be coming. This is a period of inflation. Wages are higher. Oil remains very expensive, even though the price per barrel…

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    Trucking executive outlook: Marilyn Daniel, Titanium Transportation

    As 2022 comes to an end, TruckNews.com reached out to several trucking industry executives to ask about the biggest challenge their fleets will face in the coming year, and how they plan to address these issues. In this installment, Titanium Transportation chief operating officer Marilyn Daniel offers her insights. (Photo: James Menzies) Q1: What is the single greatest challenge that your business will face in 2023?  Market volatility and effects of inflation on cost control. The market is very volatile from a revenue perspective and there are swings in pricing.  However, we do feel that pricing for responsible, sustainable operators will not see large change as costs remain high and…

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    Used truck sales slide in November, ACT Research reports

    U.S. truck dealers experienced a drop in used Class 8 sales this November, along with a dip in prices. Used Class 8 retail volumes (same dealer sales) were down 19% in November when compared to October, according to data from ACT Research’s latest State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks report. Average mileage was down 1%, with average price down 3% and age up 2%, month over month. Longer term, average price and miles were higher year over year, with age up 7%. Steve Tam (Photo: ACT Research) “Used truck sales typically see a meaningful fall off in November when compared with October, so the decline was in line with…

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    McKee focused on solving challenges in Atlantic Canada

    The “new guy” at the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association, as he calls himself, is no stranger to the trucking industry and keen to reach out to members and provide solutions to issues they face. Chris McKee stepped into the role of APTA executive director on Dec. 1, connected with many board members and is planning to visit members next month. “Outreach is a big goal for me. I would like to meet members face-to-face and be collaborative and inclusive,” said McKee, who spent six years working with APTA in a communications and member services role between 1999 and 2005. Chris McKee (Photo: APTA) The Riverview, NB resident decided to throw…

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    Trucking executive outlook: Doug Munro, Maritime-Ontario

    As 2022 comes to an end, TruckNews.com reached out to several trucking industry executives to ask about the biggest challenge their fleets will face in the coming year, and how they plan to address these issues. In this instalment, Maritime-Ontario CEO Doug Munro offers his insights. Doug Munro (Photo: Maritime-Ontario) Q1: What is the single greatest challenge that your business will face in 2023?  Our client base is dealing with very difficult times with respect to inflation, and our challenge is to provide our clients with the most efficient costs possible. Q2: What are some of the steps you are you taking to address that challenge? We are doing that…

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    Trucking executive outlook: Trevor Bent, Eassons Transport

    As 2022 comes to an end, TruckNews.com reached out to several trucking industry executives to ask about the biggest challenge their fleets will face in the coming year, and how they plan to address these issues. In this installment, Eassons Transport CEO Trevor Bent offers his insights. Trevor Bent, CEO, Eassons Transport (Photo: Leo Barros) Q1: What is the single greatest challenge that your business will face in 2023? Freight volume volatility will be a significant challenge in 2023. Due to the forecasted economic slowdown, volume will likely soften over the first two quarters of 2023. Given the high labor, equipment, parts, fuel, insurance, and other operating costs, carriers will…

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    Trucking executive outlook: Gene Orlick, Orlicks Inc.

    As 2022 comes to a close, TruckNews.com reached out to several trucking industry executives to ask about the biggest challenge their fleets will face in the coming year, and how they plan to address these issues. In this instalment Gene Orlick, president of Alberta-headquartered Orlicks Inc., offers his insights. Gene Orlick, president, Orlicks Inc. (Photo: Supplied) Q1. What is the single greatest challenge that your business will face in 2023? I have given this a lot of thought, and I feel that the biggest issue in Orlicks’ business for the next year is labor. Not just the imminent driver shortage due to the demographic swing, and us baby boomers, but…