Why Is Cargo Insurance Necessary?

Your auto business is growing and you’re interested in expanding internationally. The first step is to research shipment methods and services to understand what options are available for your business. From container shipping to RO/RO shipping, there are plenty of options to help transport goods to your buyers. How do you ensure your vehicle transport is secure from dock to deck? Freight forwarding companies, such as ViaMar, offer ancillary services, including marine cargo insurance, to Read more [...]

Self-Driving Vehicles: Reshaping the Auto Industry

Gone are the days where self-driving vehicles exist only in movies. With technological advancement, self-driving vehicles are a reality. Automated vehicles will soon replace their human-operated counterparts. Even Ontario is part of this change, as a pilot project to monitor their performance is already underway. Safety and transportation have been the key factors for the need to advance driverless technology. Safer for Everyone on the Road According to the Canadian Motor Vehicle Traffic Read more [...]

Shortage of Canadian Drivers Could Lead to Looming Shipping Troubles

Shipping and transportation may soon become more difficult in Canada, due to a looming shortage of drivers. According to the Canadian Trucking Alliance, the shortage is set to reach 48,000 drivers in about a decade. According to the data, around 30% of Canada’s truck drivers are 55 or over. The average age of a driver is over 47. It’s no surprise then that the trucking and shipping industry is has amongst the oldest workforces in the country. The Problem Isn’t Only in Canada The situation Read more [...]

Why More Women are Needed in Trucking Transportation

Logistics and transportation are both industries run predominantly by men. In the logistics industry for example, only 35% of graduates are women, the lowest of any business field. There are several historic reasons why the disparity exists, but a major one that continues to this day is the problem of perception. Transportation, and in particular trucking—is typically seen as ‘man’s work’. The stereotype of a trucker being a 6’’ burly man with tattoos, potbelly and unkempt beard Read more [...]

How to Reduce Pollution and Vehicle Emissions in Canada

Increasing pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles are leading to an alarming situation in Canada and other parts of the world. Canada’s estimated GHG emission has increased by 33% from 1990 to 2005. With the increasing number of cars and trucks on the road, it is important to consider environmental concerns, before it’s too late. There are few steps which you can take to reduce pollution and carbon emission made by your vehicle. Maintain Your Vehicle Your car is regularly Read more [...]