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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

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    Understanding the differences between pardons and waivers

    September 24, 2014 3:15PM by Sonia Straface

    Having a criminal record is hard. But having a criminal record when you drive trucks professionally is even harder.  If you’re a driver, or if a driver in your fleet has a criminal record, it is important that they have

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    Mark Dalton: Puttin’ on the blitz

    September 24, 2014 3:09PM by Edo Van Belkom

    Mark was glad to be finished with the United States for the time being. Obviously the SmartWay rules had been phased in over time, but if you didn’t drive the US on a regular basis a lot could change in

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    Good maintenance saves time and money

    September 24, 2014 3:04PM by Ken Bastien

    Obviously as a technician and business owner my perspective will be different from that of O/Os, drivers, and that of the many businesses that use trucks in their operations. From where I sit, the things that make trucks reliable are

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    Book review: ABAJAM Chronicles

    September 24, 2014 2:58PM by Sonia Straface

    Aliens, spaceships and telepathy…oh my! When a trucker sets out to write a novel, one expects an autobiography, a travelogue, or an exciting tale that closely resembles the adventures of Sal Paradise. But for Alfy R.E. Meyer, a veteran truck

  • Feeling a little full?

    September 24, 2014 2:54PM by Dr. Chris Singh

    Indigestion is not a disease or illness but rather a collection of symptoms that may be experienced by an individual. The medical term for indigestion is dyspepsia which is a general term that is used to describe discomfort in the

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    Go Greek this fall for your health

    September 24, 2014 2:44PM by Karen Bowen

    If you are looking for a convenient, healthy snack to tide you over until your next stop, consider including yogurt as a staple for your lunch pail. You’ve probably enjoyed a few spoonfuls of regular, American yogurt at your kitchen

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    A silent response speaks volumes

    September 24, 2014 2:41PM by Bill Cameron

    Rodney Dangerfield must have owned a small trucking company. It would sure explain his famous phrase, “I don’t get no respect.” If you’re as naive as I once was, you might assume that the fact that you are an employer,

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    Why I decided to run Canada only

    September 24, 2014 2:38PM by Mark Lee

    It’s all downhill from now on; I’ve had the best time of year for fuel mileage, nice sunny days, light winds and summer blend fuels. From now on I can expect to see my numbers drop significantly. They say that

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    R-E-S-P-E-C-T where it’s due

    September 24, 2014 2:32PM by Bruce Richards

    Respect for individuals in business is difficult to earn. Usually it develops over a long period of time and is most often the result of attributes such as consistent performance, exceeding expectations, demonstrating integrity, and the respect that is shown

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    Much to celebrate during NTW

    September 24, 2014 2:25PM by David Bradley

    One of the good things of sitting in my chair as long as I have is the benefit of seeing how far things have come. When I came up with the idea of National Trucking Week (NTW) all those years

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    Technology: scourge or saviour?

    September 24, 2014 2:19PM by Joanne Ritchie

    We don’t need to look too hard to find someone whose ability to earn a living has been temporarily suspended by a faulty sensor. Trucks, it seems, are regularly humbled by even the most innocuous parts, sometimes not even directly

  • Asking all the right questions

    September 24, 2014 2:17PM by Kevin Cole

    Few things predict future losses better than past performance. Citations for aggressive driving, tailgating or speeding often emerge before collisions. Close calls on a loading dock eventually lead to workplace injuries. A spike in customer complaints? That inevitably precedes lost

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    Putting the truck in park for good

    September 24, 2014 2:08PM by Scott Taylor

    It’s never easy to shut down a business to which you’ve dedicated so much time, effort, and money. Some owner/operators have to stop working due to age, health, or finances. Others decide to pursue some other opportunity or passion. The

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    Coming to terms with depression

    September 24, 2014 2:04PM by Al Goodhall

    Driver health issues now receive more attention and are given a higher priority than at any time in the past and that awareness continues to grow. We tend to focus on the benefits of a healthy diet and regular exercise