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    PMTC conference sets record numbers

    July 28, 2016 3:26PM by Mike Millian

    The 2016 annual conference of the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) took place in June, and once again proved itself to be the single best educational and networking forum for the private trucking community. This year also saw

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    Technology can’t give a pat on the back

    July 28, 2016 3:13PM by Al Goodhall

    Technology is a wonderful thing. We can’t get by without it in today’s world. But those of us who find ourselves “managed” by that technology would like to try. The problem with truck driving and using technology to measure the

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    Planning to exit the stage

    July 28, 2016 1:36PM by Scott Taylor

    The other day I had the pleasure of speaking to a client who has been with us since 1995. At one time I was his account manager and dealt with him on a regular basis. I happened to answer the

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    The benefits of online driver training

    July 25, 2016 1:33PM by Charlie Charalambous

    Traditionally, the mere mention of training can be met with disapproval among professional drivers, and can cause frustration due to the inconvenience of scheduling. Getting a group together on a Saturday or Sunday morning is not the most ideal learning

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    Fuel for thought

    July 25, 2016 1:23PM by Carroll McCormick

    Industry players visit the test track at Transport Canada’s Motor Vehicle Test and Research Center

  • Raising the bar for driver training

    July 25, 2016 9:44AM by James Menzies

    Ontario has made good on a promise to toughen the process of obtaining a commercial driver’s licence. In late June, it announced mandatory entry-level training (MELT) and for the first time will require new drivers to undergo a fairly rigorous

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    How trucking eats its young

    July 18, 2016 1:30PM by Al Goodhall

    ‘Work the first two weeks without pay and then we’ll pay you 10 cents per mile while training.’ That was an offer made to a newly licensed driver by a potential employer. This information came to me through a trusted

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    The formula for success as an O/O

    July 18, 2016 1:21PM by Mark Lee

    Over the past couple of years I have helped a few friends transition from company driver to owner/operator. As strange as it may sound, it all started because of an ear infection. I was due to fly to Kenworth in

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    Truck dealer Pat Sheehan, known for his kindness, passes away

    July 6, 2016 1:09PM by Sonia Straface

    BURLINGTON, Ont. — In March, the trucking industry lost a former truck driver, an outstanding salesman, and a true trucking ambassador. Pat Sheehan, who owned and operated Sheehan’s Truck Centre – a Volvo truck dealership – in Burlington, Ont. died on

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    ‘Everyone has a season’

    June 22, 2016 3:59PM by Derek Clouthier

    Port of Vancouver USA CEO holds true to his word and steps down after four years

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    Handing over the reins

    June 22, 2016 3:50PM by Derek Clouthier

    Portage Transport will continue to be in good hands, owners say

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    When the media comes calling

    June 22, 2016 3:45PM by Rebecka Freels

    The trucking industry shares its workplace with the public and tractor-trailers are de facto rolling billboards for the company that owns them. Such risk exposure and visibility puts fleets in a tough place should a high-profile incident take place at

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    A roadmap for URS

    June 22, 2016 3:42PM by Sandy Johnson

    Calgary has been my home for the past 30-some years. When I moved here, it was easy to predict how long it would take to get from place to place, barring road construction or a traffic collision. Travel didn’t take

  • Get past the frustrations and embrace new technologies

    June 22, 2016 3:36PM by Derek Clouthier

    Despite the fact that my near-three year old has been honing her mastery of my smartphone for close to two years, and, on the other side of the spectrum, my grandfather, who turns 90 this June, showed off his new

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    Connecting Canada’s north

    June 22, 2016 3:33PM by Derek Clouthier

    Could public-private funding help build year-round roads in the north?