Truck News


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    The book-smart owner-operator

    October 24, 2016 1:27PM by Scott Taylor

    So it’s November and all of you organized owner-operators are making adjustments to your business now that you know what your bottom line will most likely be this year. Maybe you increase or decrease your next few monthly tax installments.

  • Getting rid of bad vibes

    October 24, 2016 1:24PM by Karen Bowen

    Every time you head out in your rig, you experience some whole body vibration (WBV), even if the road seems smooth. Whole body vibration occurs when your entire body is resting on and being supported by something that shakes, such

  • Are open door policies overrated?

    October 24, 2016 1:18PM by James Menzies

    How many times have you heard a fleet manager or trucking company representative boast about the company’s open door policy? It may come as a surprise that most drivers don’t care about open door policies. That’s a conclusion that can

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    Innovation and expansion pays off for Gervee

    October 15, 2016 8:00AM by Derek Clouthier

    ST. ALBERT, Alta. – Growth and innovation helped transform what was once a conventional trucking company into the diversified company it is today. Gerald Verstraete got the wheels rolling on Gervee Trucking Ltd. in 1984 hauling feed and meal to

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    ICBC’s new numbers game

    October 12, 2016 8:02AM by Sandy Johnson

    Have you ever been blindsided by a rule you didn’t know existed? Like, ‘Officer, honestly, I didn’t know this was a school zone.’ Or, ‘You mean this contract is for three years?’ Recently, I was blindsided myself by a rule

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    Living in harmony

    October 12, 2016 8:01AM by Derek Clouthier

    MTA stresses to government the importance of national and international harmonization

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    Curbing GHG emissions

    October 12, 2016 8:00AM by Derek Clouthier

    BCTA says industry doing what it can, wants more from government

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    Perfecting the art of trucks delivering trucks

    October 7, 2016 8:01AM by Sonia Straface

    The trucking industry is constantly reminding the public that if it weren’t for trucks, store shelves would be empty, garbage would be piling up along the edge of our driveways and life as we know it wouldn’t really exist. But

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    Goober for Hire: Part 4

    October 7, 2016 8:00AM by Edo van Belkom

    THE STORY SO FAR Mark decides to sign up for Goober, a ridesharing service and make some extra money. Mark’s first ride is terrific – a young musician traveling the country. The second however is a strange moonchild. He hurries

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    How well will truck drivers react to having an assistant?

    October 7, 2016 8:00AM by Derek Clouthier

    I was recently south of the border doing a test drive at the Paccar plant in Washington State when I had one of a few opportunities lately to ride in a truck equipped with some of the latest technology in

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    That’s a wrap

    October 4, 2016 2:50PM by Sonia Straface

    Why you should consider wrapping your trailer with graphics

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    Post-traumatic stress behind the wheel

    October 4, 2016 8:01AM by Ron Harris

    Many people have heard the term Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), but how many of us have a plan in place to deal with the effects? PTSD is a mental and emotional injury, which is not clearly visible, and affects people

  • Wheels of misfortune

    October 4, 2016 8:00AM by Carroll McCormick

    Another dead cyclist, and more hand-wringing about road safety

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    Breakdowns put a dent in retirement plans

    September 29, 2016 8:02AM by Mark Lee

    I have finally experienced something I thought would never happen. I got a phone call from my repair shop giving me an update on my truck and they told me something that made me feel all warm and fuzzy. The

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    Drivers to blame for decreasing rates

    September 29, 2016 8:01AM by Bill Cameron

    For years, I’ve argued for much higher pay for drivers and owner-operators. It seems a stupid argument for a small business owner to make, but at least you know my intentions are genuine. Financially successful employees are easier to work