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  • Mark Borkowski
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    Now is the time to do a management buyout

    February 10, 2016 9:29AM by Mark Borkowski

    In the film Dead Poets Society, Robin Williams plays a gifted and dedicated teacher in a school with a long and distinguished tradition. In one scene, he takes his class of boys down to the school entrance hall, which is decorated with

  • Ray Haight
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    InGauge answers the age-old question: Where do I focus?

    February 9, 2016 1:32PM 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

  • Doug Marcello
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    The case for in-cab cameras

    February 7, 2016 6:42PM by Doug Marcello

    In-cab video cameras can be an invaluable resource. They can absolve your driver of any fault for the accident, reduce litigation expenses, and protect your company from punitive damages predicated on claims of inadequate supervision. I reached this opinion by

  • Mark Borkowski
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    Is preparing my transportation business for sale like rehearsing for a theatre performance?

    February 4, 2016 2:07PM by Mark Borkowski

    When entering the centre stage spotlight, both a business owner and a star performer must know their roles, the script, the story, as well as the other major players and the rolls they will play. The goal of both is

  • Mark Borkowski
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    Payroll services: Benefits of outsourcing administrative processes

    February 2, 2016 11:34AM by Mark Borkowski

    For small businesses, outsourcing is assigning non-core, non-revenue-producing activities to specialists. It differs from contracting in that outsourcing is a strategic management tool that involves structuring an organization around what it does best, often described as “core competencies.” There are

  • Roger McKnight
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    Enjoy low gas prices now but beware the Ides of April

    January 28, 2016 11:40AM by Roger McKnight

    I’m no agrarian, but I hear you need a three-legged stool to milk a cow. Anything less than three legs and the cow gets nervous – and that’s the wrong end of the cow to start psyching out because a

  • Lou Smyrlis
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    OOIDA’s irresponsible stance on ELDs

    January 27, 2016 12:47PM by Lou Smyrlis

    Five years ago, when the issue of mandating electronic logging devices first started to heat up, I commented in this space that I found the “consistent and loud opposition coming from the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) puzzling, if not

  • Mark Borkowski
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    Why the Loonie could swan dive in 2016

    January 22, 2016 8:55AM by Mark Borkowski

    2015 was a busy year for Canada.  We witnessed a change in leadership, hosted the Pan-Am games, and experienced the most memorable postseason for Canadian baseball in recent memory. But 2015 was not kind to the Loonie. Over the course

  • Ray Haight
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    Dear Ray

    January 19, 2016 11:48AM by Ray Haight

    I probably receive five to six calls or e-mails per month from drivers and O/Os wanting advice on one issue or another, and I quite enjoy talking to folks. Some want to just pick my brain on issues of the

  • Harry Rudolfs
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    The Canadian Economy, is it really that bad?

    January 11, 2016 12:34PM by Harry Rudolfs

    Looking at the job numbers that just came out for December: Ontario’s manufacturing base seems to be back and has now offset some of the job losses the oil patch has been experiencing. Ontario’s net gain of 34,900 jobs accounted

  • Harry Rudolfs
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    “Go get a coffee and call me in 15 minutes”

    December 12, 2015 6:54PM by Harry Rudolfs

    I noticed a story in my local community paper about a family’s problem with a Tim Horton’s outlet on Highway 7 in Halton Hills, Ont. This is one of those gas stations / convenience / coffee dispensaries, and it seems

  • Harry Rudolfs
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    Diesel Cheaters Shouldn’t Prosper

    October 23, 2015 5:38AM by Harry Rudolfs

    Volkswagen has dug itself a huge hole. It’s quite clear that the European car maker used specially-designed software to fool the EPA into thinking that its diesel engines were USA-compliant. The scandal will no doubt cost VW billions, and may

  • Roger McKnight
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    Bending the rules of supply and demand

    October 22, 2015 4:03PM by Roger McKnight

    With all the air conditioners now in hibernation and the furnaces about to click on – ready to begin their trudge until April – we are now in the shoulder period of little requirement for cooling or heating. The same

  • Roger McKnight
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    Lifting the ban on U.S. crude exports

    October 22, 2015 4:00PM by Roger McKnight

    Depending on how fast they are turning, revolving doors can be dangerous – Unless you get your timing right, you may miss the chance to get in as well as get out. Such is the case I am seeing now

  • Carolina Billings
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    Why do people run away from conflict? This is something that for the life of me I will never understand.

    September 28, 2015 11:59PM by Carolina Billings

    Is someone who is never at conflict or wants peace above all else a pacifist or someone in denial? There is a term I have grown to know quite intimately which I refer to as “artificial peace”. Artificial peace is