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  • Editorial Comment: Reducing the risk of cargo theft

    June 16, 2014 by James Menzies

    Last month, you may have found within your issue of Truck News a special supplement on cargo security. It was sponsored by SGI and can now be viewed in the Knowledge Centers section of our Web site, We continue

  • The View With Lou: Step up to the Healthy Fleet Challenge

    June 16, 2014 by Lou Smyrlis

    Trucking is known for its long hours, time away from home and stressful situations – all of which can lead to unhealthy eating and exercise habits. And those unhealthy habits can ultimately result in illness and premature death for too

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    Prescription pot and trucking

    June 16, 2014 by James Menzies

    Legal experts weigh in on the medical marijuana debate. And carriers may not like what they said.

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    Retired driver touts benefits of marijuana

    June 16, 2014 by James Menzies

    Edgar Murdoch is a user of medical marijuana. He also knows a thing or two about trucking.  Murdoch, 79, spent four decades plying North American highways as a professional truck driver. He says the career is largely to blame for

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    Saskatchewan represented among Shell SuperRigs winners

    June 16, 2014 by Carolyn Gruske

    Pouring rain and stormy skies created a grey, dreary and wet backdrop at the Charlotte Motor Speedway during the opening day of the Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition, but those conditions just made the orange and blue paint scheme that much

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    All about medical marijuana

    June 16, 2014 by Sonia Straface

    The drug nearly half a million Canadians are expected to be legally using by 2024

  • Are you ready, boots? Start walkin’

    June 16, 2014 by Sonia Straface

    The Healthy Fleet Challenge aims to get drivers and others in the industry to walk the equivalent of a trip around the world in July

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    For whom the bridge tolls

    June 16, 2014 by Carroll McCormick

    A battle rages over tolls on the new Champlain Bridge in Montreal

  • Are your eyes feeling strained?

    June 16, 2014 by Dr. Chris Singh

    The muscles of the eye, just like any other muscle in the body, can fatigue or tire from overuse. In most cases, eye strain is not a serious medical condition and usually goes away once the eyes are given adequate

  • Bring on more wellness advisors

    June 16, 2014 by Al Goodhall

    “Speedy hires new wellness advisor and driver trainer. Will this newly-created, health-focused role become more prevalent in the trucking world?” Truck News asked that question in its June edition under their wellness section. Assistant editor Sonia Straface interviewed Jared Martin,

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    Lies and mistruths have eroded trust

    June 16, 2014 by Bill Cameron

    I can be pretty thick-skinned about a lot of things. Call me any name in the book. It’s been done, and doesn’t really bother me anymore. Everybody has an opinion, and if yours differs from mine, then fire off the

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    Practical ideas for the next border pact

    June 16, 2014 by David Bradley

    With 2014 marking the 20th anniversary of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and talk of perhaps opening the agreement up, or at least a new border agreement, now’s the time to take stock of where we’re at and

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    Exploring my idle reduction options

    June 16, 2014 by Mark Lee

    I had thought long and hard before I took the leap into becoming an owner/operator, to the point where I was certain about which truck I was going to buy, how long I was going to keep it, where I

  • Roadwork season has returned

    June 16, 2014 by Scott Creighton

    Temperatures are rising, the ice and snow melted away weeks ago, and everything has taken on an undeniably greener hue. It’s enough to make a professional driver shudder. These are the signs of construction season. Pylons are now multiplying at

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    What’s in a name? Everything

    June 16, 2014 by Scott Taylor

    Maybe we’re just getting lazy about dotting our i’s and crossing our t’s, but simple mistakes with names on tax forms, finance contracts, insurance documents, and other official paperwork can make life extremely complicated. Whether you’re a sole proprietor or