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  • Roger McKnight
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    Attention fossil fuel fighters — they are not a luxry in the winter months, they’re a life and death necessity

    July 29, 2016 1:37PM by Roger McKnight

    I’ve got this thing about time lately. Yes, the accidental pun master strikes again! “They,” whoever they are, say that, “Timing is everything.” For politicians, this is true if you want your constituents to remember what you were once responsible

  • Mark Borkowski
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    How to tell if your transportation company is being acquired by another company

    July 27, 2016 2:05PM by Mark Borkowski

    Are you asking yourself the question ‘Is my company being acquired?’ Should you be? Lots of activity in the transportation industry. The industry is getting smaller. In earlier blogs here, I have said that it is critical to take a

  • Ray Haight
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    Look at your cards

    July 26, 2016 9:06AM by Ray Haight

    It’s funny how age effects your decision making. I recall being advised when I was a young lad that to further invest in the trucking industry by applying for operating authorities at that time would be very risky and the smart

  • Roger McKnight
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    You can build a fence but everything still permeates it

    July 25, 2016 11:43AM by Roger McKnight

    I am sure you will all be pleased and interested to know that I have added another pastime to my morning ritual. In addition to retrieving two newspapers from whatever overgrown foliage is the delivery person’s preferred target of the

  • Lou Smyrlis
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    Make way for the quiet leader who listens

    July 25, 2016 9:47AM by Lou Smyrlis

    The leaders that shaped the trucking industry of today were forged in the cauldron of deregulation in the late 1980s. At a time of regulatory upheaval which saw once powerful companies get mired in outdated thinking and become paralyzed by

  • Mark Borkowski
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    What makes Canada different from the United States?

    July 22, 2016 9:56AM by Mark Borkowski

    I recently had a client visit here from the United States. After a long discussion, I gleaned the following. It’s not just the weather that’s cooler in Canada. He made some observations. You live next door to a clean-cut, quiet

  • Mark Borkowski
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    How to survive the tough times

    July 18, 2016 8:58AM by Mark Borkowski

    No doubt about it — it’s getting pretty scary out there. The transportation can feel it more than any other service provider. People are cutting back on expenses, doing more things themselves than they used to “outsource” to transporters and

  • Mark Borkowski
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    Solving the ‘problem’ of rapid growth

    July 13, 2016 8:18AM by Mark Borkowski

    When it comes to identifying a company’s problems, rapid growth rarely makes the list.  That being said, I would like to share this story told to me by Deborah and Peter Browning of Liquid Capital Bancorp Inc., a commercial finance

  • Harry Rudolfs
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    New CEO at Purolator–and he’s a trucker!

    July 11, 2016 12:35PM by Harry Rudolfs

    I’m reluctant to write about Purolator since I waxed poetic about the board unceremoniously dumping Tom Schmitt back in 2012. At the time I was (and still am) wearing the dual hat of journalist and company driver. My blog raised

  • Roger McKnight
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    No normal in the abnormal world of energy

    July 11, 2016 8:00AM by Roger McKnight

    Unlike the rest of the normal world where there is winter, spring, summer, and fall, as I have mentioned previously, with stuttering regularity I might add (now there’s an oxymoron that even Rex Murphy would be proud of!), that the

  • Mark Borkowski
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    Evolving whiners into winners

    July 8, 2016 8:57AM by Mark Borkowski

    When the Canadian transportation industry faced their self-proclaimed “brush with death” experience with the recently once-drooping  Canadian loonie, it starkly exposed the traditional Canadian method of making money – use a cheap dollar and cheap wages (compared to Americans) to

  • Ray Haight
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    When it comes to insurance are you a victim or victor?

    July 5, 2016 1:27PM by Ray Haight

    Let’s talk insurance, it’s not a well kept secret that I have had my share of dust ups with many an insurance executive. During my tenure at a couple carriers I witnessed many a circumstance that thoroughly reinforced my staunch

  • Mark Borkowski
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    What do new transport and logistics entrepreneurs need to know?

    July 5, 2016 9:40AM by Mark Borkowski

    If you are sick of transportation corporate life, knowing that it is inevitable that you are going to jump off the corporate ladder and become an entrepreneur, there has never been a better time to do so.  However, before you

  • Harry Rudolfs
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    Legalized pot: Let’s call the whole thing off

    July 5, 2016 5:18AM by Harry Rudolfs

    This is the new politics of our era–say the opposite of what people expect, they will elect you because they think you are a fresh and contrary voice. Lie if you want to, obfuscate and misdirect. From Rob Ford to

  • Mark Borkowski
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    Why are Canadian transportation businesses failing?

    June 22, 2016 9:03AM by Mark Borkowski

    Business is a series of interactions between individuals that involves the exchange of goods and services for some form of remuneration.  It is a living and breathing organism that must deal with its internal and external environments.  Each individual within