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  • Roger McKnight
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    Trudeau and fellow politicians must dilute Canada’s energy taxing position or risk Canada’s national economic equilibrium

    November 28, 2016 8:00AM by Roger McKnight

    Mr. Buell was right! It’s all about titration! My grade nine chemistry class would prove useful all these years later, even though my teacher would be confused at my tie-in with the politics of energy. But Mr. Buell, it does

  • Roger McKnight
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    How OPEC and the new president-elect will affect oil prices

    November 21, 2016 10:47AM by Roger McKnight

    The now mercifully concluded US presidential election offered up a cornucopia of personal observations, which I will now observate on.  President-elect Donald Trump is a 70 storey tower of speculation – his policies based on showmanship rather than thought-out, achievable

  • Derek Clouthier
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    Tapping into the pulse of the industry after one year at the helm

    November 17, 2016 2:40PM by Derek Clouthier

    Wow…it’s been a year. Last November, I walked into this job with a strong confidence in my writing ability and an equally strong apprehension with my lack of knowledge of the trucking industry. I’ve learned a lot in the past

  • Dan Goodwill
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    Canada needs to prepare for negotiations on NAFTA

    November 17, 2016 12:28PM by Dan Goodwill

    The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), came into effect on January 1, 1994, creating the largest free trade region in the world. It was designed to generate economic growth and help raise the standard of living for the people

  • Lou Smyrlis
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    No free lunch on infrastructure spending

    November 16, 2016 10:51AM by Lou Smyrlis

    The federal government is pushing ahead with plans to create an “infrastructure development bank” – an arm’s length organization tasked with attracting and bringing together public and private money to help in financing major projects across Canada such as bridges

  • Dan Goodwill
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    Early business lessons from Trump’s surprising election victory

    November 14, 2016 1:29PM by Dan Goodwill

    It is still the morning after the night before. Thus, it is somewhat early to draw any conclusions about how Donald Trump and The Republican Party achieved such a major victory in the U.S. elections last week. Having said that,

  • Roger McKnight
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    The GOP will do less for carbon emissions

    November 14, 2016 10:35AM by Roger McKnight

    Being of sound mind but far from the maddening crowd of convention, I have “pro-crast-avoided” even a whisp of consideration of a bucket list, until I was hypnotized by the spectacle that is, and always will be, the shock and

  • Dan Goodwill
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    Hillbilly Elegy provides life lessons for those seeking a career in transportation

    November 4, 2016 10:56AM by Dan Goodwill

    Last week, while on a brief vacation, I had the privilege of reading the book, Hillbilly Elegy, by J.D. Vance. The book tells the story of how the author, a self-described hillbilly, rises from a life of poverty and instability

  • Lou Smyrlis
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    Mentoring key to changing of the guard

    October 24, 2016 1:19PM by Lou Smyrlis

    Over the next couple of decades our industry will face a deeply transformative changing of the guard. As baby boomers and then Gen Xers – the people who shaped the current face of commercial transportation – retire, the reins of

  • Harry Rudolfs
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    Where are all the trucking poets?

    October 20, 2016 11:42PM by Harry Rudolfs

    Ran across this poem that puts a spotlight on our profession. I’ve often wondered why are there are so few good trucking poems. Anybody out there got anything to offer? This one at least hits the mark. Near Election, Missouri

  • Ray Haight
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    Driving mentoring programs: Will they work at your company?

    October 13, 2016 1:00PM by Ray Haight

    I have attended many trucking association events for many years now; the one I attend on a regular basis without fail is the Truckload Carriers Association’s annual convention, I haven’t missed one for 26 years now. In this industry one

  • Roger McKnight
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    The unending confusion around the new, upcoming carbon tax

    October 13, 2016 7:42AM by Roger McKnight

    As a kid, I had a fascination and fear of jugglers I watched on TV variety shows. It wasn’t the ones who threw up into the air multiple chainsaws, machetes, frozen barracudas, and so on – the plate spinners really

  • Roger McKnight
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    Why is OPEC cutting crude supply?

    October 4, 2016 8:44AM by Roger McKnight

    As I understand it, “trial balloon” is a term used for a thought or action before being respectively verbalized to a nervous audience, or enacted upon the now even more nervous audience last seen stampeding toward the exits. Come on

  • Roger McKnight
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    Trouble for Diesel on the horizon?

    September 26, 2016 8:00AM by Roger McKnight

    Gasoline continues to outperform diesel in the ‘On-road Demand Sweepstakes,’ for light trucks. Indeed, the sales of these Plus SUV’s, and their funny cousins in the attic, the Crossover, are outselling staid old sedans by two to one. Colour me

  • Lou Smyrlis
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    Small carriers: How well do you know your operation?

    September 21, 2016 9:53AM by Lou Smyrlis

    Know what one of the biggest differences is between large carriers and small carriers? It’s not equipment; I’ve seen small carriers invest in equipment that’s just as good as that of their bigger competitors. It’s not people; although large carriers