Truck News


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    August 18, 2015 10:06AM by James Menzies

    I recently had a chat with Shawn Whitacre, senior staff engineer, technology, with Chevron Lubricants. He has just been named the new chair of the ASTM’s Heavy-Duty Engine Oil Classification Panel, which is tasked with the final development of the

  • Feature Health & Safety


    August 18, 2015 10:04AM by James Menzies

    Steve McPherson of the Ontario Ministry of Transportation has won first place for Level 1 inspections at the CVSA’s North American Inspectors Championship. Ontario tends to fare extremely well at this North America-wide competition. I was at the provincial finals

  • Feature Health & Safety


    August 18, 2015 10:01AM by James Menzies

    Professional drivers have long been known as the Knights of the highway, always willing to pull over and help when they come across someone in distress. But recently a Good Samaritan driver for Mount Pearl, Nfld.-based Atlantica Diversified Transportation Systems

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    August 18, 2015 9:57AM by James Menzies

    Rosenau Transport has a reputation for giving back. Its employees organize the 18 Wheels of Christmas campaign, which collects donated food items from shippers and transportation companies across Western Canada and then delivers it to local food banks. And Michael

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    Are you recession-ready?

    August 17, 2015 4:54PM by James Menzies

    Most signs are pointing towards a Canadian recession. Are you equipped to survive it?

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    Seaway Express: In the hands of a daughter

    August 17, 2015 4:41PM by Sonia Straface

    There is no shortage of father and son stories when we talk about trucking. You know the story – Dad stumbles into trucking looking for work way back when, loves the open road and being able to be behind the

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    Watch for age spots

    August 17, 2015 4:34PM by Dr. Chris Singh

    The medical term for age spots is solar lentigines. In most cases, age spots appear as small flat spots that are usually brown or black in colour. They range in size from very small to more than half an inch

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    Miles to go before I sleep: Part 4

    August 17, 2015 4:22PM by Edo Van Belkom

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

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    Vote for, vote against, but vote

    August 17, 2015 4:18PM by Joanne Ritchie

    According to 17th century English political philosopher Thomas Hobbes, life is “nasty, brutish and short” for individuals in a state of nature, that is, not governed by a strong undivided political power. Replace “short” with “interminably long” and you’ve got

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    Developing a personal brand

    August 17, 2015 3:55PM by Sonia Straface

    BRAMPTON, Ont. — The theme at this year’s 17th annual TransCore Link Conference in Brampton, Ont. was all about branding and networking. Attendees who gathered at the Lionhead Golf & Country Club for the event were challenged to meet new people and

  • Sciatica: Getting on your nerves?

    August 17, 2015 3:51PM by Karen Bowen

    Does lower back pain sometimes get on your nerves? If you have pain that shoots out from your lower back, travels to your buttock and then down the back of one of your legs through your thighs and calves, you

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    Being in tune with your ride

    August 17, 2015 3:42PM by A Goodhall

    This past July I was doing my regular gig, a rounder from our terminal in southwestern Ontario up to Winnipeg and back. It was my first week back after two weeks of vacation and the first leg went off without

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    Where the rubber hits the road

    August 17, 2015 3:40PM by Scott Taylor

    I’ve written about service vehicle expenses for the past two columns and discussed the rules for claiming this expense. But let’s put this all together with some real numbers so you can see what this really means to you. The

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    Taking the business to the next level

    August 17, 2015 3:36PM by Mark Lee

    I’m getting restless. Not because I’ve yet to pull the trigger on an APU. But I have found a solution that works perfectly. It’s so simple I wish I had thought of it before. I’ve just stopped worrying about the

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    Maintaining a personal connection

    August 17, 2015 3:30PM by Steve Laskowski

    Press 1 if you know the extension of the person you want to speak to. Press 2 if nothing on our menu resembles the department you are looking for. Press 3 if you want to travel in a time machine