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    New Smart Freight Centre launches in Peel Region

    May 17, 2019 9:56AM by Truck News

    BRAMPTON, Ont. — It’s been estimated that approximately $1.8 billion worth of goods move through the region of Peel every day by trucks alone. So, it’s no wonder that a new Smart Freight Centre has been created in order to

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    Changes coming to WSIB

    May 17, 2019 9:46AM by Janine Dyck

    Beginning on Jan. 1, 2020, Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) will introduce a new way of setting premium rates for almost 300,000 businesses across the province. Our new model will make it easier to understand how your business

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    A shining example

    May 17, 2019 9:40AM by James Menzies

    Highway Star of the Year enjoys paying it forward

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    Back to basics

    April 26, 2019 10:20AM by Sonia Straface

    SOUTH MOUNTAIN, Ont. — Edwin Duncan’s motto for his business is simple, yet effective: We get it there, with time to spare. And it’s one that his company, JED Express, takes seriously. Close to 99% of all JED’s deliveries have been

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    Safety first: Part 3

    April 24, 2019 10:13AM by Edo van Belkom

    THE STORY SO FAR Mother Load is in need of her annual safety inspection and while Mark is talking about that with another driver, a third man approaches and tells Mark he knows a mechanic that does inspections for $500.

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    Medium trucks require big decisions

    April 24, 2019 9:53AM by James Menzies

    TORONTO, Ont. — The medium-duty truck market has been steady over the past year; healthy, but lagging the historical pace of orders seen in the Class 8 segment. Medium-duty Classes 5-7 truck orders declined in March, according to the latest preliminary

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    Is trucking giving you a headache?

    April 24, 2019 9:19AM by Dr. Chris Singh

    As spring arrives and the weather begins to change, some drivers will experience an increased frequency of headaches. Although there is no conclusive scientific evidence to link changes in weather to headaches, there certainly seems to be some anecdotal evidence.

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    Put your best foot forward

    April 22, 2019 3:24PM by Karen Bowen

    Safety at work is a priority and well-fitting work boots are necessary components of your personal safety equipment. CSA-certified boots offer many features, including a protective toe cap and the following protections: sole puncture, electric-shock, static-dissipation, metatarsal (top of the

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    Looking out for number one

    April 22, 2019 3:08PM by Joanne Ritchie

    Just when you thought there couldn’t possibly be anything new to say about the “driver shortage” issue, some fuel gets thrown on the fire. The long-standing myth vs. crisis debate heated up once again a few weeks ago, when an

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    The private fleet advantage

    April 22, 2019 2:59PM by Mike Millian

    A recent Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) panel concluded that to reduce driver turnover, carriers must pay drivers adequately and on time. While this is no doubt true, the fact that a panel has to point this out would indicate adequate

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    The federal skills and training budget

    April 22, 2019 2:58PM by Angela Splinter

    The 2019 federal budget introduced in March is indeed a skills and training budget. It promises money for big-ticket items that can improve human resources management for trucking and logistics employers, while making it easier for workers to get the

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    Road Runners founder passes the baton

    April 18, 2019 2:03PM by Harry Rudolfs

    OSHAWA, Ont. — Craig Irwin knows his best years are behind him. The founder of Road Runners Equipment of Oshawa, Ont., is seriously ill, but he takes comfort in the fact that the business is in good hands, signed over to

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    Why refuse a helping hand?

    April 18, 2019 1:58PM by Al Goodhall

    One of my pleasures every Saturday morning is listening to the Trucker Radio News and Talk podcast with Stan Campbell. This podcast is a great way to stay current with industry news. So, back on the first Saturday in March,

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    Tremcar reaches a milestone

    April 18, 2019 1:33PM by Carroll McCormick

    SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, Que. — An object of stainless steel and red enamel beauty was the centerpiece of a March event in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu to celebrate the 20,000th tank trailer Tremcar has built since its founding in 1962. Some 200 people converged on the

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    Keep or toss?

    April 16, 2019 2:51PM by Scott Taylor

    There’s nothing like a good Spring cleanup. Hauling out all the things you let pile up in the garage over the winter. Sweeping up dirt and tacking up a shelf for stuff worth keeping off the floor. Putting items in