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  • 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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    An introduction and an invitation

    February 23, 2015 11:59AM by Mike Millian

    After 21 years of leading the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC), Bruce Richards has decided to step away from the day-to-day operations and take some much deserved time to pursue other interests. Over his 21 years of being

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    Introducing Operation UpGrade

    February 23, 2015 11:56AM by Steve Laskowski

    Driving is a good, rewarding career choice. But let’s not kid ourselves – it’s not an easy job at times. Drivers face many challenges throughout the day in their mission to deliver loads on time for the customers they serve

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    The problem with mandatory training

    February 23, 2015 11:51AM by Bill Cameron

    You’d think that with the whining I do about the lacking abilities of many new drivers, I’d be overjoyed at news that the Ontario government plans to introduce mandatory entry-level training. Not so much. I’d feel better had it not

  • Walnuts: Taking the bitter with the sweet

    February 23, 2015 11:44AM by Karen Bowen

    Are you one of the 94% of North Americans who do not eat any kind of tree nuts at all? If so, you are missing out on an easy nutrition boost.  In a recent nutritional study it was found that

  • Bad breath

    February 23, 2015 11:41AM by Dr. Chris Singh

    Bad breath, or in medical terms halitosis, is generally not a significant medical condition. However in severe cases, bad breath can cause a lot of embarrassment and even anxiety. The odours and severity of bad breath vary from person to

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    Living by the motto ‘do no harm’

    February 23, 2015 11:32AM by Al Goodhall

    On the morning of Feb. 4, I learned we lost another driver to a collision with an impaired driver along the Hwy. 401 corridor. The driver’s name is Lindsay A. Findlay, of Arnprior, Ont. My first reaction was anger. Anger