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  • Harry Rudolfs
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    How much should truckers make? Is it enough? How much is too much?

    April 9, 2015 5:09PM by Harry Rudolfs

    A recent posting of the Sunshine List of Ontario employees that showed over half of Toronto police employees making more than $100,000 per year in 2014 has  raised some eyebrows. One constable raked in more than $244,000. The thing is

  • Roger McKnight
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    Crude and gasoline prices about to go for a serious nosedive

    April 8, 2015 11:33AM by Roger McKnight

    Late yesterday afternoon the American Petroleum Institute (API) released their U.S. inventory viewpoint saying that national U.S. crude levels increased by 12.0 million bbls for the week ending April 3. The API is not considered the gold standard of accuracy

  • Roger McKnight
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    The financials of opting for rail to move Alberta crude to tidewater markets

    April 6, 2015 10:06AM by Roger McKnight

    It happened again – Every February ends up being the shortest month of the year that seems to take two months to end! So I cashed in all of my Frequent Snow Shoveler points and bought a book called The

  • Jimmy Sandhu
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    Work safely near forklifts

    March 30, 2015 7:19PM by Jimmy Sandhu

    A 36-year-old man died of his injuries after being hit by a forklift in Delta, BC on January 20, 2015. “Emergency responders were not able to help the man, who reportedly died at the scene,” reads this recent story from

  • Ray Haight
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    Don’t confuse working in your business with working on your business?

    March 30, 2015 8:10AM by Ray Haight

    I know from personal experience and talking to many business owners in trucking that they work very hard within their businesses and they find it hard to find enough time to work on their businesses. It is very easy to

  • Tibor Shanto
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    You Can Play Nice or You Can Play To Win

    March 28, 2015 2:25PM by Tibor Shanto

    By Tibor Shanto – tibor.shanto@sellbetter.ca  There are times when you hit a wall in a given sale or opportunity, where you have some though choices to make: do you walk away, do you take a different approach with the buyer, or do you

  • Kevin Snobel
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    Fleet Safety Council

    March 20, 2015 2:08PM by Kevin Snobel

    Those of you who are not members of the FLEET SAFETY COUNCIL (YOUR CLOSEST CHAPTER) I for one think you are missing out on a fantastic, informative and cheap forum. We in the Toronto/Mississauga Chapter have guest speakers every month.

  • Roger McKnight
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    The veto of Keystone XL Pipeline is short sighted and egocentric and a perfect example of someone who can, and has, excelled in rhetoric but failed in reality

    March 12, 2015 11:42AM by Roger McKnight

    One of the more memorable lines in TV commercial antiquity comes when the question is posed to an actor depicting an aging life insurance applicant why a certain insurance company’s offer was chosen over all others; the answer given was,

  • Harry Rudolfs
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    Purolator Trucker Remains Critical After Being Rear-Ended by (allegedly) Impaired SUV Driver

    March 11, 2015 1:08PM by Harry Rudolfs

    I work with 200 other tractor trailer drivers at the Metro West facility in Etobicoke, Ont. After ten years you get to know one another and we watch as kids and grand kids get born, people get sick, people get

  • Earl Galavan
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    Slip Sliding Along

    March 3, 2015 4:20PM by Earl Galavan

    It’s amazing how we come up with answers when we don’t have any data to support them. I suppose it’s a human condition to want an answer, and so many things appear reasonable when viewed from an incomplete perspective. It

  • Tibor Shanto
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    2 Reason To Always Leave Voice Mail

    February 26, 2015 9:55AM by Tibor Shanto

    By Tibor Shanto – tibor.shanto@sellbetter.ca  Given that we are sitting in sub-zero temps in the north east, -25 C in Toronto, any call you’re going to make today is going to be a cold call. But if you’re a complete B2B sales professional,

  • Kevin Snobel
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    How To Be A Better Shipper

    February 25, 2015 6:56PM by Kevin Snobel

    This is a REPRINT of an article I had printed in INBOUND LOGISTICS about 7 years ago.   When employing a carrier to move loads, shippers often do not realize how big a part they actually play in the delivery

  • Kevin Snobel
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    MTO AUDITS

    February 25, 2015 6:54PM by Kevin Snobel

     When is an audit performed How to Prepare for a Facility Audit The facility audit is one of many methods that enable jurisdictions to monitor a commercial vehicle operator’s compliance with requirements for record keeping, driver control and vehicle maintenance,

  • Lee Palmer
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    Things have changed

    February 24, 2015 4:59PM by Lee Palmer

    Things have changed…again! From our perspective, your online marketing is a detail you need to look at more seriously due to the ease, popularity and importance of the various digital media available. Aligning your online message with the reality of

  • Harry Rudolfs
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    More on “Uber” for trucks, and Phil Cahley gazes into the (near) future

    February 19, 2015 8:30PM by Harry Rudolfs

    While Uber and its competitors are battling the taxi industry world-wide, I’m wondering how technology like this will impact the trucking industry in the very near future. As I’ve been researching, Uber-like platforms are already playing in this pool south