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    DRIVER FILMS SNAKE ON HIS WINDSHIELD; VIDEO COMES BACK TO BITE HIM

    April 28, 2015 9:53AM by James Menzies

    Warning: The video below may be disturbing if you hate snakes and may even be disturbing if you really like them, so proceed at your own peril. An American truck driver gained international notoriety last week when he posted the

  • Feature Health & Safety

    BE READY FOR ROADCHECK

    April 28, 2015 9:52AM by James Menzies

    The CVSA’s International Roadcheck 72-hour North America-wide inspection blitz is scheduled for June 2-4 and they’ll be keeping a close eye on cargo securement. That’s the theme of this year’s blitz, meaning flatdeckers could be facing some additional scrutiny. On

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    INTERNATIONAL DEBUTS NEW ES SPEC’ AT EXPOCAM

    April 28, 2015 9:50AM by James Menzies

    Another ExpoCam has come and gone and it was a busy one. The floor was packed with exhibitors and there were very few lulls in activity as waves of visitors surged through the Place Bonaventure halls. International introduced at the

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    DRIVING A PAYSTAR WITH ULTRASHIFT PLUS MXP

    April 28, 2015 9:46AM by James Menzies

    The International PayStar is back in business. This workhorse was effectively sidelined for a spell when Navistar was without a 15L engine, however with Cummins back in the fold, the PayStar is enjoying a fresh lease on life. C&G Haulage

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    FIVE TIPS FOR GETTING YOUR TRUCKS SERVICED FASTER

    April 28, 2015 9:43AM by James Menzies

    Marc Poland, service manager at Sheehan’s Truck Centre, gave a presentation at Performance Innovation Transport’s (PIT) annual conference a couple months back and provided what I felt were some useful tips on how to expedite the service of your vehicle.

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    David Henry: Keeping his cool on the ice roads

    April 23, 2015 12:52PM by Sonia Straface

    For most drivers, anxiety and frustration sets in when traffic has you cruising less than 50 km/h on the highway, but for David Henry, 47, of Landmark, Man., moving slowly is all part of his job. Henry has been a

  • Build a sense of security with data

    April 23, 2015 12:48PM by Kevin Cole

    The security procedures that are followed in fleet yards or warehouses are dedicated to exposing criminals who are hiding in the shadows. It’s why lights and video cameras are aimed at parking lots in the first place. But the underlying

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    Just one of the guys: Part 4

    April 23, 2015 12:45PM by Edo Van Belkom

    THE STORY SO FAR With a storm coming, Mark pulls into the Husky in Dryden, Ont. He offers help to a woman driver struggling to install her chains, but she tells him to get lost. Some time later, she enters

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    Two-wheel road warriors

    April 23, 2015 12:41PM by Harry Rudolfs

    Back-road adventurer or urban sightseer, there’s a fold-up bicycle for every truck driver

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    Why the industry is hopelessly screwed

    April 23, 2015 12:03PM by Bill Cameron

    I recently got into an argument with a complete stranger on a trucking industry online chat board. Hard as it may be to believe that I would publicly disagree with someone I don’t even know, the lively discussion that followed

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    Using social media to teach, not shame

    April 23, 2015 12:00PM by Al Goodhall

    sing social media to humiliate others seems to be all the rage these days. I heard an interview on the radio with author/reporter Jon Ronson about his recently published book: So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed. It really got me thinking

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    Weak Loonie puts APU plans on hold

    April 23, 2015 11:52AM by Sonia Straface

    My plan to buy an auxiliary power unit (APU) has been put on hold. Fortunately, the mild weather at this time of year means that I wouldn’t have seen much benefit from having one anyway. The reason I’ve put it

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    The case for policy partnership

    April 23, 2015 11:49AM by Steve Laskowski

    The way governments make policy has changed substantially over the last several years. Gone are the days when government policy shops had legions of engineers, lawyers, mathematicians, and economists. The penetration of government policy into your businesses may have expanded in

  • The great taste of springtime

    April 23, 2015 11:46AM by Karen Bowen

    Winter’s snowy coat has melted away. Finally, our environment is turning green with spring plants sprouting buds and leaves. This is the time to take advantage of asparagus season. Enjoy this nutrition-packed spring vegetable, freshly cut, straight from the field.

  • Open your eyes to the warning signs of glaucoma

    April 23, 2015 11:43AM by Dr. Chris Singh

    A common misconception about glaucoma is that it is a single eye disease, but in fact it is group of eye conditions that eventually lead to optic nerve damage. In most cases, abnormally high pressure inside the eye due to