Truck News


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    Terrance Smith: A driver worth noticing

    July 23, 2014 by Sonia Straface

    With millions of truck drivers across the US and Canada it’s pretty hard to stand out and be recognized by the Truckload Carriers Association, which gives out just a mere handful of prestigious awards every year. However, the TCA has

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    Mark learns the SmartWay part three

    July 23, 2014 by Edo Van Belkom

    The story so far… Bud is off for a couple of days so Mark gets a load from his replacement. It’s a sweet load of cowhide into California. Mark is concerned that the trailer he’s given to use is not

  • Start training with careful evaluations

    July 23, 2014 by Bill Cowan

    In the words of rock icon Alice Cooper, school’s out for summer. With the exception of a few students attending summer classes, many kids will give little thought about their studies until fall. There are no such breaks in the

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    Private fleet professionals gather

    July 23, 2014 by Bruce Richards

    The 2014 annual conference of the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada 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’s seminars, all led

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    Canada needs both trucks and trains

    July 23, 2014 by David Bradley

    In the arena of public scrutiny it’s been a rough couple of years for Canada’s railways. First, there was the federal government’s review of rail service and subsequent legislation. Then there was the tragedy at Lac-Megantic, Que., the fallout from

  • Prevent oral thrush

    July 23, 2014 by Dr. Chris Singh

    Oral thrush is a fungal infection in the lining of the mouth, which is caused by a fungus called Candida albicans.  Although anyone can develop oral thrush, some individuals are at higher risk – infants and those with compromised immune

  • Make sure you love the skin you’re in

    July 23, 2014 by Karen Bowen

    Clear, sunny, summer days can boost our spirits. On the downside, too much sun can lead to skin cancer. We all need to think about it because nearly half of all North Americans who live to age 65 will develop

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    Phishy e-mail? Don’t take the bait

    July 23, 2014 by Scott Taylor

    A few months ago Canada Revenue Agency issued a notice about a scam in the United States where taxpayers were receiving an unsolicited e-mail that appeared to be from the Internal Revenue Service saying they had been selected for an

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    Changing the trucking game

    July 23, 2014 by Al Goodhall

    Jason Jannetta, aka @speedywellness on Twitter, uses the #changethegame hashtag in his posts to promote the adoption of a healthy trucking lifestyle.  Hashtags are search terms used on the micro blogging site. When you search a hashtag on Twitter it

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    Why mentor programs aren’t the answer

    July 23, 2014 by Bill Cameron

    We have a problem in this industry. Okay, we have a lot of them, but a new one just dawned on me, and I think it’ll be a big one. As I’ve written in the past, insurance companies won’t allow

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    Canada’s roads are falling apart

    July 23, 2014 by Mark Lee

    One of the things that led me towards purchasing the truck I did was the fuel economy results achieved by drivers I know who run the same truck. I struck lucky with my gearing set-up, as the one I bought

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    The ultimate road partner

    July 23, 2014 by Harry Rudolfs

    Dash cams provide extra insurance for vulnerable professional drivers

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    The effectiveness of Ontario’s CVOR system reviewed

    July 23, 2014 by Sonia Straface

    KING CITY, Ont. — Deloitte, a Canadian consulting and advisory services firm, recently submitted a report on the effectiveness of Ontario’s Commercial Vehicle Operator’s Registration (CVOR) system and it had many suggestions for the Ministry. At the annual PMTC conference

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    Going vertical

    July 23, 2014 by Carroll McCormick

    At this Quebec plant unloading is a fast ride

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    Customers complain about bridge’s new tolling system

    July 23, 2014 by Ron Stang

    WINDSOR, Ont. — The Ambassador Bridge’s new electronic A-Pass toll system in its early rollout has been met with some criticism from customers being billed incorrectly. The system, which uses an overhead truss to capture RFID windshield tags on trucks