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  • Guest Column: How to enhance your fuel management system

    February 25, 2015 9:18PM by Pete Cochefski

    Unstable oil prices have always placed a level of uncertainty behind the fuel management process. Unpredictable fuel prices create huge daily budget challenges. This is especially true for those where processes are not automated and the fuel data management is

  • Taking care of business: Factoring—the over-looked financing option

    February 24, 2015 7:28PM by Mark Borkowski

    Accounts receivable financing isn’t just for businesses in trouble

  • Safety prevention goes high-tech

    February 23, 2015 2:15PM by Carolyn Gruske

    Fleet Safety Council panel discusses new ways to prevent accidents and deal with their aftermath

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    Why so many audits result in penalties

    February 23, 2015 1:47PM by Sandy Johnson

    This month, IFTA and IRP will release their annual reports on 2014 audit activity in their respective member jurisdictions. These reports contain straight-up data on how many IFTA and IRP carriers are in each jurisdiction, how many were audited, how many were

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    AMTA selects new Road Knights team

    February 23, 2015 1:33PM by Jim Bray

    CALGARY, Alta. – You could almost think of them as the Snowbirds of Alberta’s trucking industry. Not that they’re a bunch of senior citizens running to points south and warm for winter, but rather they’re more like the RCAF’s elite

  • John Drury: Dancing his way to health

    February 23, 2015 12:37PM by Sonia Straface

    Like many truck drivers, John Drury of Cincinnati, Ohio has had trouble keeping his health and well-being a top priority. Over the years, the 44-year-old’s weight has fluctuated from 400 lbs down to 350 lbs, down to 270 lbs and

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    Just one of the guys part two

    February 23, 2015 12:26PM by Edo Van Belkom

    THE STORY SO FAR With a storm coming, Mark pulls into the Husky in Dryden. He offers help to a woman driver struggling to install her chains, but she tells him to get lost. Some time later, she enters the

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    Should you be filming that?

    February 23, 2015 12:13PM by Mark Lee

    Technology in trucking has had a huge impact on the way we do things. Unfortunately, when it goes wrong, that impact can have us sitting in the driver’s lounge of a dealership while a computer tries to diagnose what’s gone

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    March Tax Madness: Survive and advance

    February 23, 2015 12:07PM by Scott Taylor

    It’s now March and since you’re an organized owner/operator the only tax-related tasks remaining are to double-check your books and safely tuck away your slips and receipts. Good job! And that’ll do it for this month’s column. Wait. What? Why

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    Mandatory training is here at last

    February 23, 2015 12:04PM by Bill Cowan

    The calls for a better standard of driver training are nothing new. In 1990, Human Resources Development Canada identified a “pressing need” to upgrade the skills of existing drivers. News organizations have reported on schools which barely prepare students to

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    An introduction and an invitation

    February 23, 2015 11:59AM by Mike Millian

    After 21 years of leading the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC), Bruce Richards has decided to step away from the day-to-day operations and take some much deserved time to pursue other interests. Over his 21 years of being

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    Introducing Operation UpGrade

    February 23, 2015 11:56AM by Steve Laskowski

    Driving is a good, rewarding career choice. But let’s not kid ourselves – it’s not an easy job at times. Drivers face many challenges throughout the day in their mission to deliver loads on time for the customers they serve

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    The problem with mandatory training

    February 23, 2015 11:51AM by Bill Cameron

    You’d think that with the whining I do about the lacking abilities of many new drivers, I’d be overjoyed at news that the Ontario government plans to introduce mandatory entry-level training. Not so much. I’d feel better had it not

  • Walnuts: Taking the bitter with the sweet

    February 23, 2015 11:44AM by Karen Bowen

    Are you one of the 94% of North Americans who do not eat any kind of tree nuts at all? If so, you are missing out on an easy nutrition boost.  In a recent nutritional study it was found that

  • Bad breath

    February 23, 2015 11:41AM by Dr. Chris Singh

    Bad breath, or in medical terms halitosis, is generally not a significant medical condition. However in severe cases, bad breath can cause a lot of embarrassment and even anxiety. The odours and severity of bad breath vary from person to