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  • Derek Clouthier
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    Accepting that no one is to blame could be hard pill for public to swallow

    March 24, 2017 11:38AM by Derek Clouthier

    While I was at Omnitracs Outlook 2017 in Phoenix recently, I was part of a media luncheon that included a handful of representatives from US media outlets – I was the lone Canadian at the table – and various executives

  • James Menzies
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    Trailer companies should be applauded for safety improvements

    March 22, 2017 1:27PM by James Menzies

    You don’t often leave a truck equipment press conference feeling as though you’ve been punched in the gut. But that’s exactly how I felt after hearing the heart wrenching story of Marianne Karth, who lost two children – aged 13

  • Angela Splinter
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    Competitive compensation: 3 tips to get started

    March 21, 2017 8:41AM by Angela Splinter

    Everyone wants to be paid well and fairly. And trucking employers want to be competitive. This should be simple math, resulting in competitive compensation all around. In reality, it’s not that easy. In trucking, pay and benefits go well beyond

  • Ray Haight
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    Driver mentoring programs: Are they for you?

    March 14, 2017 2:03PM by Ray Haight

    I have attended many trucking association events for many years now.   The one I attend on a regular is TCA Truckload Carriers Association annual — I haven’t missed one for 26 years now. Others I attend more sporadically are

  • Angela Splinter
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    Views from the summit

    March 7, 2017 8:35AM by Angela Splinter

      March 8 is International Women’s Day, a time to celebrate the many remarkable achievements by women and to recognize the all too many challenges still ahead. That Trucking HR Canada’s Women with Drive Leadership Summit is held around this

  • Dan Goodwill
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    How to prepare for the next wave of automation and robotics

    March 6, 2017 8:34AM by Dan Goodwill

    Many thousands of jobs have been lost throughout North America in recent years and the trend will likely accelerate in the years ahead. Some blue and white collar jobs are being lost to cheaper labor in China and/or Mexico. But

  • Angela Splinter
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    Why all fleets need an HR lead 

    February 27, 2017 8:21PM by Angela Splinter

    In the past, trucking companies figured that human resources (HR) was mostly about paying people on time, keeping track of who was working when, and dealing with basic administrative matters. That just doesn’t fly today. HR involves recruitment, retention, compensation,

  • Derek Clouthier
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    Today’s trucking technology could be yesterday’s news before you know it

    February 26, 2017 4:26PM by Derek Clouthier

    When I first started this job more than a year ago, I never would have imagined that technology would be such a huge part of what I write about. Well now it seems the race to put the first all-electric

  • James Menzies
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    Ontario’s LCV program has been a success

    February 24, 2017 7:49AM by James Menzies

    Ontario in late January lifted a number of restrictions that were placed on long combination vehicles (LCVs) operating in the province, paving the way for the more widespread use of double 53s. Key changes included the removal of the cap

  • Roger McKnight
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    The politics of pipelines

    February 23, 2017 1:39PM by Roger McKnight

    I like to think that everyone has a skill of some kind. That’s until I thought, “Wait, everyone has one? That means politicians, too?” This just cannot be – the only skill required is to be a lawyer, educated in

  • Charles Sheppard
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    Why use recourse factoring vs non-recourse factoring

    February 14, 2017 2:41PM by Charles Sheppard

    Once a carrier has made the decision to use freight bill factoring to improve cash flow, it quickly becomes a choice between using recourse or non-recourse factoring. At first glance, non-recourse factoring presents an attractive benefit; the apparent absence of

  • Dan Goodwill
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    Positive signals from Prime Minister Trudeau’s first meeting with President Donald Trump

    February 14, 2017 8:37AM by Dan Goodwill

    Yesterday, the Prime Minister of Canada met with the President of the United States (#TrudeaumeetsTrump) for the first time. For President Trump, it was one in a series of meetings and phone calls that he has had with foreign leaders.

  • Angela Splinter
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    Women in the Workforce: Trump, Trudeau and Trucking

    February 13, 2017 1:05PM by Angela Splinter

    President Trump and Prime Minister Trudeau certainly have a lot of important issues to talk about during their first meeting. So I was pleasantly surprised, and encouraged, to read that one of the highlights is a roundtable with women business

  • Roger McKnight
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    Rebalancing global crude supply

    February 6, 2017 8:50AM by Roger McKnight

    A little known Grouchoidian factuelle is… “When most people are successful in passing their driving test, they immediately look for any excuse to drive anywhere for whatever reason as fast and carefree as possible.” Throw on some World War I

  • Angela Splinter
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    Those missing millennials

    January 31, 2017 10:43AM by Angela Splinter

    Millennials, or those aged 18 to 35, are the largest cohort in Canada’s workforce. Yet they represent a very small percentage of the trucking workforce. Ten years ago, 18% of our drivers were 25 to 34 years old. Five years