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  • James Menzies
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    The spec’ing process has evolved, and you must too

    July 18, 2017 9:23AM by James Menzies

    If you’re still spec’ing trucks the way you used to do it 10 years ago, chances are, you’re doing it all wrong. Powertrains have advanced substantially, especially over the last few years. Smaller engines now produce more power. Faster rear

  • Roger McKnight
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    The continuing struggle over energy in North America

    July 10, 2017 11:50AM by Roger McKnight

    If you want to make a blurry TV picture less blurry, you just have to adjust the contrast. But if you try messing with the colours, then you’ll forget what you were looking at in the first place. The Canadian

  • Dan Goodwill
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    Will Uber take control of the market for freight matching services?

    July 10, 2017 11:45AM by Dan Goodwill

    Freight matching services or “freight exchanges” have become one of the hottest topics in Freight Transportation over the past few years. Venture capital funds, private investors and others have poured at least $200 million — and potentially substantially more —

  • Derek Clouthier
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    Are we taking the advice of health professionals to heart?

    July 5, 2017 8:22AM by Derek Clouthier

    Do we just smile and nod when our health professionals tell us that we need to cut some cholesterol out of our diet, or perhaps sodium, or sugar? Maybe we need to lower our stress levels to manage our blood

  • Roger McKnight
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    Fifty ways to leave your lover – or NAFTA

    July 4, 2017 2:27PM by Roger McKnight

    Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover is the title of a song that I found tedious, so I gave up at number seven. If there were another 43 options, then the relationship was never fully related. But with Canada Day on

  • Isabelle Hétu
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    Managing an aging workforce

    June 27, 2017 8:59AM by Isabelle Hétu

    It’s a fact: Canada’s trucking and logistics workforce is aging at a higher rate than other industries. Take, for example, the truck driver occupation. Based on the Canadian Trucking Alliance’s latest report, the average age of a truck driver in

  • James Menzies
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    Trucking: The industry that gives

    June 23, 2017 2:09PM by James Menzies

    It’s summer time, and that means it’s the season of truck shows, convoys, and fundraising barbecues. It also means trucking is front and center when it comes to raising money for worthwhile causes. I’ve been blown away by the effort

  • Roger McKnight
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    Is our world a little cuckoo?

    June 22, 2017 3:03PM by Roger McKnight

    I am of the belief that we are living in a world of movie sequels, or better put — sometimes it seems that the future of our world is being determined by the theatrical ambitions of our political leaders. When

  • Angela Splinter
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    You’re fired!

    June 12, 2017 2:59PM by Angela Splinter

      You’re fired: Not the words any employee wants to hear, and not the words any supervisor wants to deliver (except for Donald Trump perhaps). The reality, however, is that even the best places to work have to be ready

  • Ray Haight
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    ‘It ain’t nuclear surgery’

    June 5, 2017 1:49PM by Ray Haight

    How many times have you been stuck trying to make a specific task or project perfect and got completely frustrated to the point of quitting, when in fact you had probably nailed good some time ago. My partner Jimmy Papineau

  • Derek Clouthier
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    If family-first is acceptable, why not country-first?

    June 5, 2017 10:54AM by Derek Clouthier

    I wonder how many people are going to get upset by what they’re about to read. Keep in mind that editors write editorials and columns to stir people’s emotions and get them to e-mail either a supportive letter to the

  • Isabelle Hétu
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    How to include flexible work options in your workplace

    May 30, 2017 10:01AM by Isabelle Hétu

    In an industry that runs 24/7, it may be hard to imagine flexible work options that make sense. These arrangements can include a variety of options, from compressed workweeks to part-time hours, load sharing, job sharing, and more. However, all

  • James Menzies
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    Four predictions for the future of trucking

    May 24, 2017 10:23AM by James Menzies

    The North American transportation industry is in the early stages of an era of unprecedented change. Our industry has been inundated with reports of autonomous vehicles, the electrification of trucking and other potential alternative fuels, and the “uberization” of the

  • Roger McKnight
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    NAFTA is an heirloom we should hold on to

    May 23, 2017 9:11AM by Roger McKnight

    Like it or not (I go for curtain two), this is regretfully the season of the garage sale – which in my opinion, should be called a “garbage” sale. In our household, the optics of this event is that of

  • Ray Haight
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    Driver turnover: Is plug and play the right way?

    May 16, 2017 2:10PM by Ray Haight

    The issue of driver turnover has plagued the industry for over four decades now and it seems to me that trucking companies should have made better progress by now in bringing it under control. Fact is that many trucking companies