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    Triton Transport: One colossal company making major moves

    July 22, 2015 10:00AM by Sonia Straface

    CHILLIWACK, B.C. – Triton Transport’s motto may as well be “go big or go home” because if its drivers don’t haul the big stuff, they can park their rig in the driveway. Triton is a transportation company based in British

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    Full steam ahead for B.C. forestry fleet

    July 22, 2015 9:56AM by Jim Bray

    KAMLOOPS, B.C. – Third-generation trucker Greg Munden of Kamloops, B.C.-based Munden Ventures, thinks his business and the log market at large are poised for growth over the next few years and he plans to be there to help. Munden Ventures

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    Saskatchewan’s hot economy extends to forestry

    July 22, 2015 9:50AM by Jim Bray

    Road conditions, lack of qualified drivers remain issue for log haulers and producers in Saskatchewan

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    Alberta forestry companies becoming power players

    July 22, 2015 9:48AM by Jim Bray

    EDMONTON, Alta. – With a green-focused new government in power, some members of Alberta’s business sector may be gun-shy about making new investments, but that doesn’t appear to be the case with the province’s forest industry, which is supposedly not

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    B.C. forestry sector poised for steady growth

    July 22, 2015 9:38AM by Jim Bray

    SALMO, B.C. – British Columbia has traditionally been one of Canada’s leading regions for the forest industry and despite some major challenges – not all of which are related to the economy – it appears to be poised for continued

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    Five big myths about fleet taxes

    July 22, 2015 9:29AM by Sandy Johnson

    My mom made the best roast beef on the planet. She would always cut it in half before putting it in the pan, and it was yummy and juicy and had a lot of flavour. When I started cooking on

  • NEWFOUNDLAND CAR CARRIER DEVELOPS WIN-WIN HYBRID PAY STRUCTURE

    July 21, 2015 11:09AM by James Menzies

    I recently had a nice chat with Gerry Dowden, president of East Can Transport Services, a Newfoundland-based trucking company that delivers automobiles. We were talking about the industry’s predominantly mileage-based pay structure and how it leaves many drivers feeling shorted,

  • THEY ARE THE CHAMPIONS

    July 21, 2015 10:53AM by James Menzies

    On Saturday, July 11 I spent the day at the London Flying J for the Ontario Professional Truck Driving Championships. I won’t go into too much detail here, because I’ve already posted my reports online. You can read about the

  • IS THE EXCHANGE RATE MAKING NEW TRUCKS UNAFFORDABLE?

    July 21, 2015 10:48AM by James Menzies

    The Loonie’s wings have been clipped and it’s making new equipment purchases extremely painful. The Canadian dollar, as I write this, is worth about 77 cents compared to the US greenback, which is down 17% since this time last year.

  • Hitting pay dirt

    July 20, 2015 4:25PM by James Menzies

    A Newfoundland auto hauler has developed a productivity-based pay structure that increased profitability while better compensating drivers

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    Miles to go before I sleep: Part 3

    July 20, 2015 1:39PM by Edo van Belkom

    THE STORY SO FAR Mark gets a regular route from Edmonton to Yellowknife transporting supplies for the winter ice roads. Halfway through his first trip he gets sleepy and nearly drives off the road. When he takes a break and

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    Who’s watching who’s watching you?

    July 20, 2015 1:17PM by Joanne Ritchie

    I wish this tale was just the product of someone’s over-active imagination, but sadly, it’s true. Names have been changed to protect everyone involved, because there’s more than a little blame to be laid on several heads. Here’s the gist

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    Roadcheck results are meaningless

    July 20, 2015 12:01PM by Bill Cameron

    As I write this, it’s exactly one week since the end of our annual North American June safety blitz, Roadcheck. I’ve yet to hear any results and I don’t care, because frankly, they’re irrelevant. If you want an accurate, realistic

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    Check rides still have value after you hire

    July 20, 2015 12:00PM by David Goruk

    Experienced recruiters spend a lot of time and effort trying to ensure they hire the right people for the job. Candidates are screened based on qualifications and abstracts alike. There are reference checks and road tests. Then everything is followed

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    Service vehicles: log it or lose it

    July 20, 2015 11:57AM by Scott Taylor

    I want to build on last month’s column because I get so many questions about how to deduct expenses for the business use of your personal car, pickup, or van. This is one of the most misunderstood types of claims