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    Katrina and Alison: Two women, one truck

    October 22, 2014 1:52PM by Sonia Straface

    If there ever was a year for Katrina Mapplebeck and Alison Theriault to remember, it’s 2014. The year has been great to Mapplebeck, 25, and Theriault, 30, who run team at Clarke Road Transport in Halifax, N.S., a job they

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    Puttin’ on the blitz: Part 2

    October 22, 2014 1:49PM by Edo Van Belkom

    THE STORY SO FAR Mark gets a nice gig shuttling the contents of a factory and warehouse from Montreal to Toronto. Among the trucks making the runs with Mark is a green rig with an off-colour door and fender that

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    Be prepared for long hours

    October 22, 2014 1:27PM by Bill Cameron

    Sometimes I feel like an unwilling version of Ann Landers. I don’t feel qualified to offer advice, but periodically I hear of someone starting a trucking company or becoming an owner/operator, who seems to be overlooking a lot of unpleasant

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    Getting familiar with turnpike doubles

    October 22, 2014 1:18PM by Mark Lee

    Well, I’ve done my first month pulling turnpike doubles out west, otherwise known as long combination vehicles. It’s been an interesting month to say the least, and from a business (money) point of view it has more than met my

  • Mentors play key role in rentention

    October 22, 2014 1:12PM by Kevin Brandon

    Few teachers are more effective than life experience. As much as can be conveyed through formal training, seminars and manuals, the missing pieces come together when applying the lessons in everyday life. It is where drivers pick up details such

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    Are border checks going too far?

    October 22, 2014 1:02PM by Al Goodhall

    For a large number of Canadian drivers, crossing the US border is part of the regular driving routine. This past September I was pulled in for a secondary inspection at the port of Pembina, N.D. This is not unusual. I

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    Let’s eliminate the excise tax on diesel

    October 22, 2014 12:45PM by David Bradley

    Consultations on the 2015 federal budget are in full swing. What’s different this time is the Minister of Finance has virtually guaranteed the country will have balanced its books and in all likelihood the government will find itself in a

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    Finance cost must-knows

    October 22, 2014 12:27PM by Scott Taylor

    Most expenses involve something tangible. Fuel, tires, a place to stay for the night – you get a real product or service in exchange for your hard-earned buck. Then there are “soft” costs like interest, fees, and other charges on

  • Psoriasis: It’s more than skin deep

    October 22, 2014 11:39AM by Sonia Straface

    The cold weather is here, bringing you the risk of developing psoriasis – a chronic skin condition that changes the normal life-cycle of skin cells. The signs and symptoms of psoriasis vary. Psoriasis may appear on the skin as small

  • Is Ebola a threat to drivers?

    October 22, 2014 11:33AM by Dr. Chris Singh

    I have recently had a few patients in my practice ask me about the Ebola virus. Due to this fact as well as all the news coverage and worldwide concern about the Ebola virus, I thought that it would be

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    Energotest rolls on as PIT eyes US expansion

    October 22, 2014 11:01AM by Carroll McCormick

    BLAINVILLE, Que. — In yet another installment of its Energotest fuel-savings trials, Project Innovation Transport (PIT) of FPInnovations Group, spent nearly a week this September at the Transport Canada Motor Vehicle Test Centre in Blainville, Que. Tests ranged from aerodynamic

  • Make safety your choice

    October 22, 2014 10:52AM by Lou Smyrlis

    Safety doesn’t happen by chance, it happens by choice. It’s an often used truism and was most recently voiced by Goran Nyberg, president of Volvo Trucks North American sales and marketing, in presenting this year’s Volvo Trucks Safety Award. And

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    Kriska-Mullen could be a special marriage

    October 22, 2014 10:48AM by James Menzies

    A 3:30 a.m. wake-up call in Hannover, Germany for a 6 a.m. flight to Amsterdam and after a two-hour layover, the eight-hour trek from there back to Toronto. I arrived home jetlagged and sleep-deprived and ready to hit the hay

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    Canada does truck convoys

    October 22, 2014 10:44AM by Sonia Straface

    PARIS, Ont. –For many, September marks the end of summer and back to school. But for the trucking industry, September is the month the truck convoys across the country begin to roll. From the east coast to the west coast,

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    Louisa McAlpine: From registered nurse to trucking professional

    September 24, 2014 3:29PM by Sonia Straface

    Typical is not a word one could use to describe Louisa McAlpine’s life, her outlook on the trucking industry, or how she broke into trucking. In fact, she jokes that she rarely even has a typical day. McAlpine is the