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  • Measured Optimism: Despite challenges those involved with construction and oil and gas fleets like the future of those industries

    December 17, 2014 3:37PM by Carolyn Gruske

    Temporary foreign workers, pipeline development, and Quebec’s Charbonneau Commission are all topics that have led national newscasts and have formed the basis for countless headlines in newspapers and magazines. But they are also topics of key importance to fleet managers

  • Feature Transportation

    What’s up with that new cab card?

    December 16, 2014 2:25PM by Sandy Johnson

    If you renewed a prorate fleet this month, you’re in for a big change – for the better. Any fleet with a registration year beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2015, is subject to FRP (Full Reciprocity Plan) provisions under

  • Feature Transportation

    AMTA finds its leader

    December 16, 2014 2:18PM by Jim Bray

    Lorraine Card brings mix of government and industry experience to the position

  • Feature Transportation

    All its trucks in a row

    December 16, 2014 1:57PM by Sonia Straface

    Q-Line Trucking of Saskatoon is a company that seems to have everything all figured out

  • Feature Health & Safety

    Betty Taylor: Three decades of safety

    December 16, 2014 1:51PM by Sonia Straface

    The expression “safety comes first” is something heard a lot in the transportation industry, but for Betty Taylor, it is an expression she lives and breathes by. Taylor has been involved in the transportation sector of Ontario’s health and safety

  • Feature Transportation

    Yes, it is about the money

    December 16, 2014 1:47PM by Truck News

    Dear Editor: Re: The seven elephants in the driver shortage room, December Truck News ‘People don’t leave because of pay?’ Huh? Of course people not only leave reputable companies such as Kriska, but they also leave the trucking industry, because

  • Feature Transportation

    Puttin’ on the blitz: Part 4

    December 16, 2014 1:42PM by Edo Van Belkom

    Mark gets a nice gig shuttling the contents of a factory and warehouse from Montreal to Toronto. Among the trucks making the runs with Mark is a green truck with an off-colour door and fender that is driven by a

  • Try collecting these surcharges

    December 16, 2014 1:34PM by Bill Cameron

    At the peak of the recession, I read an article featuring the various different surcharges larger trucking companies were collecting, sometimes maybe, in lieu of respectable freight rates. Fuel and detention time, obviously, were the basics, but some of the

  • 60-foot containers: Here we grow again

    December 16, 2014 1:29PM by Joanne Ritchie

    The trouble with normal is it always gets worse, or so said Bruce Cockburn back in the 1980s. It’s a warning of sorts that if we don’t tackle our problems, we’re on a slippery slope. If you’re skeptical of a

  • Feature Transportation

    Cautionary tales of tax evasion

    December 16, 2014 1:23PM by Scott Taylor

    Recently I was speaking to a bunch of owner/operators at their annual carrier meeting and I started my presentation with the basics of how a business income statement works. A business income statement shows your gross income less all of

  • Feature Transportation

    Trailers wanted

    December 16, 2014 1:16PM by James Menzies

    Everyone wants new trailers. Here’s why that is both good and bad news for your trucking business.

  • How to perform a proper hip check

    December 16, 2014 1:12PM by Karen Bowen

    Your hip, your body’s largest ball-and-socket joint, is designed to withstand repeated motion and a fair amount of wear and tear. Whenever your hip moves, a cushion of cartilage helps prevent friction while the hip bone moves in its socket.

  • What about national standards?

    December 16, 2014 1:09PM by David Bradley

    Canada’s Minister of Transport, Lisa Raitt, has launched a statutory review of the Canada Transportation Act to provide an independent assessment of how federal policies and programs can best ensure that the national transportation system “has the capacity and nimbleness to support

  • How organized paper trails can protect you

    December 16, 2014 1:07PM by Kevin Dutchak

    Documenting fleet operations can seem like a daunting task at the best of times. Canada’s National Safety Code and the US Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations on their own require files to include preventive maintenance records, driver qualification files,

  • Feature Transportation

    Technology will not slow down

    December 16, 2014 1:05PM by Al Goodhall

    A new year and a clean slate. Many of us view Jan. 1 as the opportunity for a fresh start when it rolls around each year. It is the time of year that we re-affirm our personal goals and aspirations