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  • Mark Borkowski
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    Why you should sell your transportation company sooner rather than later

    September 26, 2016 8:42AM by Mark Borkowski

    With the economy languishing in Canada, many transportation owners are wondering if this is the year to consider selling the business. In most of the major provinces, there are five specific reasons why it would make sense to sell in

  • 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

  • Mark Borkowski
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    The fastest consolidating industry in North America

    September 20, 2016 8:39AM by Mark Borkowski

    The courier industry has gone through numerous changes over the years, starting with homing pigeons, runners and horseback riders and evolving into a modern day industry with several large players, less mid-sized players and countless small and fly-by-night operations.  Four

  • Roger McKnight
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    The United Kingdom is still focused on Brexit, as well as US Presidential race

    September 19, 2016 8:00AM by Roger McKnight

    I spent a portion of my vacation this summer in the UK. For two weeks I scoured the British media in search of opinions or updates on any oil related stories that were Canadian-based. The Times in London is considered

  • Mark Borkowski
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    The 6 things you shouldn’t do if you are raising debt for your transportation company

    September 14, 2016 8:35AM by Mark Borkowski

    I like CEOs — I really do — but when it comes to lending, they sometimes drive us crazy. Granted, every business has clients that cause irritation, so we’re no different from everyone else. Here are a few things to

  • Mark Borkowski
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    Why due diligence is important in a transportation company acquisition

    September 6, 2016 9:43AM by Mark Borkowski

    When you consider acquiring a business, it is essential that you engage a professional with the necessary expertise and experience to perform a due diligence review (DDR). This will always significantly reduce your risk. “I have, on many occasions, found

  • Ray Haight
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    Safety pays and now we can prove it

    September 6, 2016 8:44AM by Ray Haight

    Some recent data released by TCAinGauge has revealed some exciting information; it’s exciting for a couple reasons. First, by way of background, the Truckload Carriers Association’s industry benchmarking program has been measuring individual company operating data for the truckload sector

  • Roger McKnight
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    Where’s the carbon tax for the Number One GHG emitter in the world?

    September 6, 2016 8:39AM by Roger McKnight

    I don’t know about you, but I find magicians annoying. I mean, pulling a rabbit from a hat? I’m convinced magicians are either active or former politicians. In recent reports, I have attempted to give some kind of guidance on

  • Roger McKnight
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    Nebulous is the perfect word to describe the future price of crude

    August 29, 2016 9:37AM by Roger McKnight

    The word nebulous comes in handy when someone has no answer to a question, or needs to defend their answer with the most mysterious answer of all, “Well that’s a pretty nebulous question!” To which the asker, doe-eyed in self-doubt

  • Dan Goodwill
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    Fast track your career by creating your own personal coaching staff

    August 23, 2016 9:25AM by Dan Goodwill

    One of the business trends over the past couple of decades has been the employment of personal coaches to help key leaders and executives enhance their skill sets. These coaches can be engaged to tutor an executive in such areas

  • Mark Borkowski
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    What is your business worth?

    August 22, 2016 11:36AM by Mark Borkowski

    One of the first questions a business owner has when considering selling his/her business is, “What is my business worth?” The reality is that determining the value of a business is anything but a simple question and there are many

  • Charles Sheppard
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    The importance of credit checks

    August 19, 2016 8:21AM by Charles Sheppard

    There is very little in the trucking business that is more frustrating than invoicing a customer for a delivered load and then not getting paid in time, or worse, not getting paid at all. This causes significant financial burden; whether

  • Lou Smyrlis
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    The journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step

    August 18, 2016 11:02AM by Lou Smyrlis

    A few issues ago I wrote about breaking the stereotype of the obese and unhealthy trucker. I said it’s time to throw out the excuses – too many hours behind the wheel or desk, no healthy food at truck stops,

  • Roger McKnight
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    What’s happening in the world of crude oil during these lazy, hazy days of summer?

    August 15, 2016 9:50AM by Roger McKnight

    I understand that we are in the hazy mid-August days of summer, but from the questions I’ve been fielding recently (that is not a “dog day” baseball inference, and I mean it!), many consumers and those in the media are