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    Orlick’s success comes from great service, communication

    May 15, 2015 2:04PM by Jim Bray

    Gene Orlick was frustrated when Truck West sat down with him for an interview. The long-time Calgary carrier owner was faced with finding a quick replacement for a driver who quit suddenly after one of his loads was cancelled. Yet

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    Hot shots, wreckers and FRP

    May 15, 2015 1:59PM by Sandy Johnson

    A few weeks ago I got a call from the owner of a hot shot service in Alberta. He read my April column about the Full Reciprocity Plan, or FRP, and had a question. FRP, you might recall, streamlines the

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    B.C. Kenworth dealer cuts a big cheque to interior college

    May 15, 2015 1:54PM by Jim Bray

    KELOWNA, B.C. –  A B.C. truck dealer will see its name displayed prominently and proudly at the Kelowna campus of Okanagan College after it made a $50,000 donation to the school. Inland Kenworth, which opened its West Kelowna outlet recently,

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    AMTA leaders gather for conference

    May 15, 2015 1:50PM by Jim Bray

    LAKE LOUISE, Alta. – The remarkable landscape surrounding Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise may not have contributed to the success of this year’s annual Management Conference for the Alberta Motor Transport Association, but it certainly didn’t hurt. And by the time

  • Measured Optimism: Despite challenges those involved with construction and oil and gas fleets like the future of those industries

    May 15, 2015 10:55AM by Carolyn Gruske

    Temporary foreign workers, pipeline development, and Quebec’s Charbonneau Commission are all topics that have led national newscasts and have formed the basis for countless headlines in newspapers and magazines. But they are also topics of key importance to fleet managers

  • A police officer’s view of cargo crime

    May 15, 2015 10:52AM by Carolyn Gruske

    Constable Trevor Archibald, who works as a detective in the Ottawa Police’s auto theft unit, talks about how cargo crime is perceived and what the trucking industry can do to fight back

  • Play it safe: Why a commitment to safety is the best way to win

    May 15, 2015 10:47AM by Jim Bray

    When operating in trucking’s toughest environments, a commitment to safety is the best way to win.

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    Professional Carriers: Founded for drivers

    May 15, 2015 10:34AM by Sonia Straface

    Starting your own business is something most people approach with caution. But for Richard Boone, with the decision to start his own trucking company back in 2004, caution was thrown to the wind. Boone said his small trucking company that

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    Miles to go before I sleep – Part 1

    May 15, 2015 10:32AM by Edo Van Belkom

    Mark had been driving through Alberta with a load of hot tubs destined for a warehouse in Calgary. The spa tubs were a sure sign that summer was just around the corner and Mark for one looked forward to the

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    Fun with ELDs

    May 15, 2015 10:30AM by Joanne Ritchie

    I got the call today that my new car will be ready for pick-up next week, so by the time you’re reading this, I’ll be driving my new VW Golf Sportwagon. I’ve been waiting months to order this car, available

  • Is your driver’s health protected in the US?

    May 15, 2015 10:26AM by Kevin Brandon

    When describing the advantages of being a Canadian, many people point to the promise of universal healthcare. Even when serious medical conditions arise, they know that help is available without breaking the bank. But while commercial drivers keep their Canadian

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    The underground economy and trucks

    May 15, 2015 10:23AM by Scott Taylor

    In April, Statistics Canada released its latest report on Canada’s underground economy. Typically this is where, with a wink and a nod, the contractor building the deck on your house agrees to take less if you pay cash, or the

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    Taking a position on ELDs

    May 15, 2015 10:20AM by Mike Millian

    Despite Mother Nature’s best attempts to trick us, it is spring, and summer is closer at hand than we realize. And after a long and cold winter, who isn’t excited about that? The PMTC, its members, and the entire private

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    Duplicating US GHG reg won’t work

    May 15, 2015 10:17AM by David Bradley

    Last year saw the coming into force of the first ever fuel economy/GHG reduction standards for heavy trucks in North America. The Canadian rules, introduced by Environment Canada, mirrored those developed and introduced in the United States by the Environmental

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    Thoughts on first year as an O/O

    May 15, 2015 10:14AM by Mark Lee

    My first year as an owner/operator in Canada has passed under the bumper. It’s been a good year, I’m pleased to say, not always going according to plan but without any major problems so far. Prior to signing on with