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    FORD’S FUN NEW F-750

    March 4, 2015 7:20AM by James Menzies

    Ford has come out with a quieter F-650/F-750 medium-duty truck, but it’s making some noise with the introduction by showing it for the first time at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Tonka livery. At idle the truck is 45%

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    STICK WITH THE PROGRAM, GREEN FLEETS URGED

    March 3, 2015 3:51PM by James Menzies

    I’ve attended the NTEA Green Truck Summit each of the past few years and watched as the crowds swelled with each passing year. One year, everyone was abuzz about hybrids and the next it was natural gas. This year, the

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    DRIVERS, RATE YOUR SHIPPERS

    March 3, 2015 3:43PM by James Menzies

    We’ve all heard the horror stories of drivers being mistreated at shipper and receiver facilities. Often they’re told not to idle – even if it’s the only way to keep warm. They’re routinely kept waiting for hours even when they’ve

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    WHY DRIVER TRAINING REQUIRES FOLLOW-UP

    March 3, 2015 3:33PM by James Menzies

    I wrote recently that training drivers on fuel-efficient driving techniques will soon be unnecessary and obsolete, as advanced technologies bring parity to the driving force. I still believe that, but it will be some time before the industry fully transitions

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    PRAISE FOR PIT

    March 3, 2015 3:30PM by James Menzies

    Last week I attended the second annual Performance Innovation Transport (PIT) Conference in Toronto. PIT is an engineering and research organization that tests, to the highest TMC/SAE standards, the effectiveness of fuel-saving technologies, systems and theories. The group is most

  • 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

  • Feature Transportation

    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

  • Feature Transportation

    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

  • Feature Transportation

    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

  • Feature Transportation

    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

  • Feature Transportation

    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