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  • Mark Borkowski
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    Driver shortage and turnover

    April 29, 2016 3:14PM by Mark Borkowski

    Can companies meet the ongoing challenge of driver shortage and turnover in North America?

  • Mark Borkowski
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    All about DIP financing

    April 27, 2016 8:32AM by Mark Borkowski

    Debtor in Possession (DIP) financing describes the financing obtained by an insolvent debtor while that debtor is restructuring its business. The term DIP financing originated from the American practice in Chapter 11 proceedings under the US Bankruptcy Code. During a

  • Roger McKnight
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    OPEC meeting freeze-a-thon ends up a fizzle-flop

    April 26, 2016 3:52PM by Roger McKnight

    The OPEC-o-pods and Putinoids certainly huffed and puffed and had the Wall Street speculators reacting in confused anticipation of the outcome of the freeze-a-thon that ended up being fizzle-flop. When I was asked if I was surprised that the fretful

  • Mark Borkowski
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    ‘Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be, the last for which the first was made’

    April 24, 2016 10:09AM by Mark Borkowski

    I recently had the pleasure of sitting with an old friend and mentor whose transportation business I had just sold. He was going to retire after many years in the transport industry. I could not help but to think that

  • Lou Smyrlis
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    Spring into fitness with this challenge

    April 21, 2016 10:42AM by Lou Smyrlis

    With the return of longer days and warmer weather, it’s usually not long before thoughts turn to barbecues, beer and lazy days in the summer sun doing pretty much nothing. While doing nothing once in a while can be a

  • Mark Borkowski
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    After the crash

    April 20, 2016 1:29PM by Mark Borkowski

    As a pendulum sways from end to end, sometimes situations in life act in a similar fashion.  We have let things go too far to one end and it is time to bring us back to where things ought to

  • Mark Borkowski
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    Why some transportation companies will not sell

    April 16, 2016 9:53AM by Mark Borkowski

    With over 34 years in the industrial marketplace, Mercantile Mergers & Acquisitions has seen many successes and some initial failures when representing transportation company owners who could not sell their businesses. In these latter examples, they learned a hard lesson and, fortunately

  • Earl Galavan
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    Distractions? What distractions?

    April 13, 2016 11:05PM by Earl Galavan

    Have you ever argued over the difference between hands free and hands on cell phone use? How about the difference between talking to a passenger and using a cell? There is an incorrect perception that hands free cell phone use

  • Mark Borkowski
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    It’s all about freedom in the transportation industry

    April 13, 2016 10:14AM by Mark Borkowski

    No one is handed freedom on a silver platter. According to noted author and professor, Dr. W.W. Dyer. “You must make your own freedom. If someone hands it to you, it is not freedom at all, but the alms of

  • Roger McKnight
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    We need a clearer direction and explanation for the Liberal’s carbon tax policy

    April 12, 2016 11:08AM by Roger McKnight

    Out of frustration, I find myself visualizing the current carbon kerfuffle in the personification of my favourite Peanuts character, Pig Pen. Pig Pen, of course, was always sketched by Charles Schulz with his head peeking out of a constant swirling,

  • Ray Haight
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    Spring is in the air!

    April 11, 2016 10:10PM by Ray Haight

    Now that spring is here I like many of you are looking forward to the warm weather and the turning of things from Grey to green. It is also a time when many of us get a little itchy to

  • Mark Borkowski
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    Selling your transportation business

    April 10, 2016 10:13AM by Mark Borkowski

    Almost every transportation owner or successful entrepreneur comes to the decision point of selling his or her business. For some owners, the consideration to sell a business and turn the risks and responsibilities to someone else is the obvious path.

  • Dan Goodwill
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    How to learn the basics of sales and freight transportation

    April 7, 2016 1:52PM by Dan Goodwill

    Three years ago I posted a blog entitled ‘Tips for the New Transportation Sales Rep‘.  In that blog I consolidated a number of ideas generated in a LinkedIn Sales Management group and added a few thoughts of my own.  To

  • Mark Borkowski
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    How to get a hold of busy people

    April 6, 2016 9:36AM by Mark Borkowski

    Everyone I know these days is busy, busy, busy. That’s great, until the people who are busy are the ones you are trying to call. Sales people suffer this problem every day of their lives. Between voicemail, call screen and

  • Mark Borkowski
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    Raising capital for a new transport company

    April 3, 2016 9:26AM by Mark Borkowski

    Once the smoke has cleared from the stampede of entrepreneurs of the new economy and the uproar from our new hatred of our penalizing tax system dies down, it is my dubious honour to provide an understanding of the basics