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  • James Menzies
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    Four predictions for the future of trucking

    May 24, 2017 10:23AM by James Menzies

    The North American transportation industry is in the early stages of an era of unprecedented change. Our industry has been inundated with reports of autonomous vehicles, the electrification of trucking and other potential alternative fuels, and the “uberization” of the

  • Roger McKnight
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    NAFTA is an heirloom we should hold on to

    May 23, 2017 9:11AM by Roger McKnight

    Like it or not (I go for curtain two), this is regretfully the season of the garage sale – which in my opinion, should be called a “garbage” sale. In our household, the optics of this event is that of

  • Ray Haight
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    Driver turnover: Is plug and play the right way?

    May 16, 2017 2:10PM by Ray Haight

    The issue of driver turnover has plagued the industry for over four decades now and it seems to me that trucking companies should have made better progress by now in bringing it under control. Fact is that many trucking companies

  • Angela Splinter
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    Giving is good

    May 16, 2017 8:34AM by Angela Splinter

    Everyone likes being a part of something good. At Trucking HR Canada, we focus a lot on the importance of workplace culture—the core values, practices, and attitudes unique to your organization that help make it an enjoyable and positive place

  • Dan Goodwill
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    Building a leadership team to drive your business

    May 8, 2017 9:21AM by Dan Goodwill

    Over the past few years, I have noticed a disturbing trend as I meet with both our shipper and carrier associates. They have changed their leadership team again. The VP of Transportation or Logistics (in manufacturing and retail organizations) or

  • Angela Splinter
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    Some things never change

    May 2, 2017 8:44AM by Angela Splinter

    The trucking industry is always changing, and the real leaders in this industry are the ones who can be innovative, adaptable, educated, and focused while guiding their people through change at the same time. Today, new technology—specifically automation and the

  • Justin Bailie
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    Artificial intelligence will change trucking forever

    May 2, 2017 8:35AM by Justin Bailie

    With or without driverless trucks

  • Derek Clouthier
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    In 25 years we’ll be having same conversation as we do today

    April 25, 2017 11:40AM by Derek Clouthier

    All those theatre classes in university appear to have paid off. I moderated my first panel discussion – with the help of the magazine’s director of business development, Lou Smyrlis, I should add – during the Manitoba Trucking Association’s AGM

  • Dan Goodwill
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    Technology is driving the freight brokerage industry in 2017

    April 24, 2017 9:31AM by Dan Goodwill

    The freight brokerage industry has been near and dear to my heart for many years. Earlier in my career, I had the privilege of running one of Canada’s largest 3PL operations. My current company has had the distinct pleasure of

  • Ray Haight
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    Just ask

    April 18, 2017 11:21AM by Ray Haight

    There are a many ways to create a driver-centered culture and if done properly they are all capable of being fun and effective. With driver turnover cost estimates ranging from $6000.00 dollars up to $12,000 dollars per person it makes

  • James Menzies
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    Banning dangerous goods shipments in bad weather impractical

    April 17, 2017 3:47PM by James Menzies

    So, the Mayor of Prescott, Ont. wants dangerous good shipments banned in bad weather. Mayor Brett Todd, whose town is situated in Eastern Ontario alongside Hwy. 401, Canada’s busiest highway, called for the ban at a City Council meeting after

  • Angela Splinter
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    United we learn

    April 17, 2017 8:29AM by Angela Splinter

    The last thing any company wants, or can afford, is a PR nightmare. Just ask United Airlines. You’ve no doubt seen video of the United passenger being dragged up the aisle by police after he was randomly selected to give

  • Roger McKnight
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    Cap-and-Trade’s first stage show is not a sold out performance

    April 10, 2017 9:26AM by Roger McKnight

    If you’re lucky enough to secure a sold out concert or theatre ticket, then Mama Martha assures us that this is a good thing. Aha! But if the customer is sold-out then Martha gets all grumpy, the mashed potatoes go

  • Dan Goodwill
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    Autonomous trucks: The technologies and the players

    April 4, 2017 1:37PM by Dan Goodwill

    In my previous blog,  I outlined the market forces driving the launch of autonomous trucks; this blog will focus on the emerging technologies and companies that are shaping this big change in trucking. They include: • Retrofit Kits for Existing

  • Angela Splinter
    Blog

    Why mentorship matters

    April 4, 2017 8:35AM by Angela Splinter

    The concept of mentorship is not new. It is how age-old artisanal crafts and skills have been passed on through generations; it is the heart of the apprenticeship learning model; and it is cited most often by successful people as