Feature Stories

Trucks don pink for Ontario convoy

WOODSTOCK, Ont. – On Oct. 5, more than 80 pinked-out trucks gathered at the TA Travel Centre in Woodstock, where they formed a convoy that would travel along Hwy. 401 in a head-turning display of solidarity against breast cancer.
Nov 1, 2013


Snowball fight in the capitol

GATINEAU, Que. -- A dozen rigs blocked Ottawa’s Champlain Bridge this summer as part of a fight by the Greater Ottawa Trucking Association (GOTA) to restrict Quebec dump truck access to Ottawa snow removal work this winter.
Nov 1, 2013


Autumn brings seemingly annual diesel crunch to west

EDMONTON, Alta. -- Diesel fuel was in shorter supply than normal across the west as September rolled over into October. And it looks as if the crunch may be an annual occurrence for diesel supplier Suncor and its Petro-Canada wing.
Nov 1, 2013


Before you sign your next contract, understand the dangers of indemnity clauses

Risk transfer is an accepted financing technique usually associated with purchasing insurance to transfer the risk to an insurance company.
Oct 10, 2013


FleetSmart's third Mark Dalton novel is now On Ice

Mark Dalton rides again in “On Ice”, the third and final full-length novel which is now available free from Natural Resources Canada's FleetSmart program  Mark Dalton is the trucker-private detective character created by author...
Oct 1, 2013


Don't let these three common mistakes kill your next work truck spec'

At its most basic level, a work truck is a piece of equipment that helps your employees do their jobs. Since well-designed equipment enhances productivity, your objective when designing a work truck is to optimize the vehicle to achieve the...
Sep 17, 2013


Ghost bridges and missing highways

Ronald Reagan left a legacy of at least three things: deregulation, the war on drugs, and public access to GPS satellites. The jury is still out on the wisdom of the first two initiatives, but overall GPS has been a boon to humanity, and...
Sep 1, 2013


Debating BYOD

An interesting debate is percolating about the viability of driver-owned smartphones and tablets to serve as on-board computers, performing critical functions such as dispatch and the electronic logging of hours-of-service.
Sep 1, 2013


One-man TV show

TORONTO, Ont. -- A 40-year safe trucking career, and we almost ruined it. When Truck News called Than Vermilyea of Belleville, Ont. to inform him he was selected as our 2013 Owner/Operator of the Year, we didn’t yet know he was an...
Sep 1, 2013


Natural gas interest spreading to shunt trucks

When it comes to shunt trucks, you don’t often get splashy new truck launches, complete with elaborate Formula 1-style curtain raisings. What you do get is continuous improvement of existing models.
Aug 1, 2013


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