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    Use media buzz to promote your brand

    December 5, 2016 2:48PM by Rebecka Freels

    Many trucking companies work hard to stay out of the media by doing everything they possibly can to avoid collisions, and generally keep a low profile when it comes to reporters. While paid advertising is one way to promote your

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    Ice road truckers needn’t fret

    December 5, 2016 1:37PM by Derek Clouthier

    How the use of airships would help the trucking industry

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    Truckers without borders: Part 2

    December 5, 2016 1:34PM by Edo van Belkom

    THE STORY SO FAR Bud asks Mark to start taking loads for a new company. At first Mark isn’t interested, but Bud convinces him it would be good for Bud’s other drivers, many of whom are looking for regular, steady

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    Smile!

    November 30, 2016 1:28PM by James Menzies

    More fleets adding in-cab cameras, but doing so, with drivers’ best interests in mind

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    Disc brake adoption on the rise

    November 30, 2016 1:17PM by Truck News

    There are lots of reasons to switch to air disc brakes. Just don’t think they’re maintenance-free.

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    It’s incorporation season

    November 30, 2016 12:58PM by Scott Taylor

    Lots of owner-operators see the new year as a good time to shift from sole proprietorship to incorporated entity. When it comes down to it, the act of incorporating is easy but choosing a business structure is a big decision.

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    Preparing for winter driving conditions

    November 25, 2016 11:52AM by Shelley Chayeski

    Driving on dry roads is as welcoming as a beautiful fall day. Leaves add a touch of color to the landscape. Temperatures fall somewhere between the need for air conditioners and bunk heaters. Road surfaces are clear and dry. All

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    We need bridges, not walls

    November 25, 2016 11:47AM by David Bradley

    Canada is a trading nation. We have to be. Our domestic market is simply too small to sustain our standard of living. We are good at producing some things. We are blessed with an abundance of the natural resources –

  • SPIF rules need to be applied equally

    November 25, 2016 11:44AM by Mike Millian

    I am going to begin this column by providing a bit of background on Safe, Productive and Infrastructure Friendly (SPIF) vehicles in Ontario. These vehicles are covered under the Highway Traffic Act regulation 413/05, Vehicle Weights and Dimensions. The SPIF

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    Technology should empower, not control

    November 22, 2016 11:37AM by Al Goodhall

    Sitting in the driver’s seat relaxing after a walk, I was reviewing information gathered by my Fitbit. Noticing the satellite console to my right, I was struck by the thought of how these two technologies perform the same function. Both

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    Why I’m no fan of associations

    November 22, 2016 11:14AM by Bill Cameron

    Most trucking associations are comprised mainly of large fleets. I want to spell out, for all associations, why guys like me feel detached and are unlikely to ever join. Stop preaching. Changes in any industry must involve some degree of

  • Keep the common cold outside

    November 22, 2016 11:06AM by Karen Bowen

    As the leaves and temperatures drop, we know that winter is approaching. To maintain your health over the next few months, use these common sense tips to avoid (and fight) the common cold. The common cold is a viral infection

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    Making great service standard

    November 17, 2016 2:16PM by Sonia Straface

    You’d never guess that the man behind one of Canada’s most successful ocean container hauling fleets worked at McDonald’s before joining the industry. But that’s the case with Carmel Transport’s president, Robert Volfson. Volfson immigrated to Canada in 1987. He

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    Keep your spine aligned

    November 16, 2016 10:58AM by Dr. Chris Singh

    In order to understand cauda equina syndrome, you must first become familiar with the anatomy of the spinal cord. The spinal cord is basically an extension of the brain that is located in the spinal canal. When the spinal cord

  • Investing in active safety systems pays

    November 16, 2016 10:48AM by James Menzies

    I recently had the chance to drive trucks equipped with the latest active safety systems, including a new Cascadia with the most recent Detroit Assurance and a Volvo VNL with the new Volvo Active Driver Assist (VADA). You really have