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  • Lou Smyrlis
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    Step up and break the stereotype

    May 25, 2016 11:39AM by Lou Smyrlis

    You know the stereotype: Truckers eat too much, don’t exercise enough and die too young. A quick look around your business and you likely see how the stereotype came about. Nearly 40% of the people on this continent do no

  • Mark Borkowski
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    Where is Canada’s economy going?

    May 25, 2016 10:22AM by Mark Borkowski

    How far are we from being six feet under?  The degree to which Canada’s economy is doomed has been one of great discussion and one of varied response.  Our current situation dictates that the key to our survival depends upon

  • Roger McKnight
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    Why I don’t have great expectations when it comes to market analysts’ predictions of crude oil

    May 24, 2016 3:40PM by Roger McKnight

    During my 30 years in the oil industry’s downstream operations, I have learned but one thing, and that is not to have great expectations of the market analysts’ expectations, because in more cases than I care to count, these expectations

  • Mark Borkowski
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    Succession planning for private transportation company owners

    May 22, 2016 9:25AM by Mark Borkowski

    Canadians are aging and Canadian entrepreneurs are aging even faster. According to the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association, over the next eight years, more than half of the country’s medium sized business owners are expected to retire. In

  • Mark Borkowski
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    Don’t ignore a non-complete clause

    May 18, 2016 9:10AM by Mark Borkowski

    Ignoring a non-compete clause can be very tempting, especially if you left your employer feeling that you weren’t given proper notice or that you were owed wages or commissions. Don’t let this type of situation cloud your better judgement because ignoring an

  • Roger McKnight
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    How the Fort Mac fires may impact the cost of gasoline at the pumps

    May 16, 2016 8:58AM by Roger McKnight

    I’m sure you’ll all be pleased to learn that I have my first blister of the almost summer. This is thanks, once again, to my ‘easy-start-feather-lite, no-problems-whatsoever-with-this-puppy’… lawn mower, that I have now named the Marauder!  I take solace in

  • Mark Borkowski
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    All about cyber crime

    May 15, 2016 9:12AM by Mark Borkowski

      It’s not if you will get hacked, it’s when you get your private business data hacked and stolen. Do you have the insurance coverage for a cyber attack?” The transportation industry is the number one target for hackers. Entire data

  • Mark Borkowski
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    A gift for business owners: The small business capitals gains exemption

    May 11, 2016 1:19PM by Mark Borkowski

    In the many conversations I have regularly with owners of privately owned businesses, I am constantly surprised that they are virtually unaware of the tax benefits when they are thinking of a succession plan or selling the shares of their

  • Mark Borkowski
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    Selfless means to a selfish end

    May 5, 2016 1:46PM by Mark Borkowski

    Adding value to your customer relationships is the only way to ensure long-term survival

  • Charles Sheppard
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    Dealing with the escalating cost of cross-border transport

    May 2, 2016 3:45PM by Charles Sheppard

    Despite efforts to harmonize laws and integrate processes, there remain costly barriers to cross-border freight movement. Carriers require a financial strategy to manage the ongoing and escalating costs.

  • Ray Haight
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    Unsung heroes

    May 2, 2016 1:17PM by Ray Haight

    I wonder sometimes how difficult it is for the person who is just about to make the leap into this industry to get a good start. When I think back to my start I really had it all mapped out

  • Roger McKnight
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    Where are crude oil prices heading?

    May 2, 2016 12:00PM by Roger McKnight

    Last week, this scribe lashed out at the speculative commune who gathered to talk about their month-end manipulation of crude prices. I also pondered, ever so pondifferously, on the thought processes that must have been eddying in the minds of

  • 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