Truck News


  • Roger McKnight

    Where Does The Money We All Pay For Our Gas Go?

    September 15, 2014 by Roger McKnight

    The other day, in a moment of inexplicable bewilderment, (and while filling up at the local Suncor, Canada’s gas station…. sure), my glassy eyed stare began to focus on that sticker on the pump, my glassy eyed stare began to

  • Roger McKnight

    The U.S. is the Largest Consumer of Crude Oil on the Planet

    September 15, 2014 by Roger McKnight

    If someone “opines,” it means the person is expressing his or her opinion.   Well, in my opinion, the word is a combination of “whine” and “opinion,” so it’s the opinion of a whiner.   Last week, I opined on

  • Carolina Billings

    Merger? Acquisition? New Leadership? When change is eminent where should it begin?

    September 8, 2014 by Carolina Billings

    In an ideal world change would occur linearly – changing goals then culture followed by structure and work processes – textbook if you will, but in my professional experience things very seldom occur linearly, logically or how they are supposed

  • Kevin Snobel

    The Transportation Industry

    August 20, 2014 by Kevin Snobel

    In my almost 40 years in the TRANSPORTATION INDUSTRY, I have been a Vice President of a Steamship Agency here in Toronto. They were one of the first to offer AROUND THE WORLD Steamship service. I have owned my own

  • Ray Haight

    Start with a solid foundation!

    August 20, 2014 by Ray Haight

    I recently started to do some consulting for a small trucking company who’s name shall remain anonymous, there a 50-driver fleet in a specialized niche market, lets call this company “Freight Hauler Express or FHE for this article”. FHE’s story

  • Harry Rudolfs

    Legendary old time trucker Tom Stewart has passed

    August 19, 2014 by Harry Rudolfs

      Trucking giant Tom Stewart has passed. I just found out a few days ago, but evidently he suffered a heart attack after attending a retirement dinner in Milton on June 19. Died with his boots on as they say,

  • Mike McCarron

    Bottom Line: Middle-man mania

    August 15, 2014 by Mike McCarron

    Second-generation executives are proving themselves in the field

  • Lou Smyrlis

    Why I’m taking a wait and see approach to the Transforce-Contrans mega deal

    August 10, 2014 by Lou Smyrlis

    Ever since the end of the Great Recession, industry executives have been talking about the need to consolidate the industry as a way to soak up excess capacity, provide top shippers with the large scale transportation network they desire, and

  • Ray Haight

    Focus, But Where?

    July 30, 2014 by Ray Haight

    If you’re like most entrepreneurs there are situations that you will find yourself in that eat up a lot of your time and lead you to ask yourself “what has this got to do with trucking”. These are the distractions

  • Roger McKnight

    A Spaceman Visits a Petroleum Analyst

    July 30, 2014 by Roger McKnight

    So there I was at the drive-through window, waiting to order my Eleganté Colosochino Frapatelli Insignifiaco medio latte (eat your heart out auto-correct!), which I had budgeted for at $11.50. When suddenly there was a tap on my car window.

  • James Menzies

    Technology is making trucking cool again

    July 18, 2014 by James Menzies

    I’m not a complete idiot. I know it’s unwise to shake a tree while standing underneath a hornet’s nest. Still, I’m going to go out on a limb and contend that emerging technologies which relieve drivers of the more mundane

  • Dan Goodwill

    The “Fun” is Back in the LTL Freight Industry

    July 18, 2014 by Dan Goodwill

    As I look at the LTL freight transportation today, it is hard to believe that just a few years ago, this was one of the most battered sectors of the freight industry. The LTL freight industry took a tremendous pounding

  • Earl Galavan

    Supervisor? Me?

    July 16, 2014 by Earl Galavan

    I sat by and watched an accident being created and I was powerless to help. An uncomfortable place for any safety person. Let me explain. I was sitting in a public place and watched a contractor arrive to complete the

  • Roger McKnight

    Fortune Cookies and Global Light Oil Supply

    July 14, 2014 by Roger McKnight

    I recently opened the world’s longest sentence ever found in a Fortune Cookie, which read: “Only shoot the messenger when you don’t like the message – not when you don’t understand it.” I like those super-sized cookies! Recently, many people

  • David Benjatschek

    Help Choose 2 More Trucks for Canada’s Big Rig Calendar

    July 13, 2014 by David Benjatschek

    Since 2008 the Wowtrucks® Calendar has celebrated 13 Canadian drivers and their rigs.  For the past two years a contest on the Wowtrucks® Facebook Page has helped select some of the winners into the calendar.  This year’s voting just started