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

    November 26, 2014 1:27PM 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

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    Joanne Mackenzie is pretty in pink

    November 21, 2014 4:34PM by Sonia Straface

    Pink – the colour of bubble gum, (most) little girls’ bedrooms, and flamingos. Of course, for those who have been or are affected by breast cancer this colour takes on a whole new significance and meaning the second the diagnosis has

  • Weighing in on MELT

    November 21, 2014 4:32PM by Joanne Ritchie

    There was much fist-pumping and high-fiving when Steven Del Duca, Ontario’s Minister of Transportation, announced last month that the province will be moving forward with mandatory entry-level training for Class A truck drivers. For the pro-mandatory training lobby, this long

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    Puttin’ on the blitz: Part 3

    November 21, 2014 4:30PM 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

  • Mandatory training is finally here

    November 21, 2014 4:27PM by Bruce Richards

    In my last column I expressed concerns with the manner in which the Toronto Star newspaper had covered a criminal trial, describing the individual charged as a ‘truck driver’, when in fact his occupation had absolutely nothing to do with

  • An idea whose time has come

    November 21, 2014 4:25PM by David Bradley

    In early October, Ontario’s new transportation minister, Steven Del Duca, announced his commitment to introduce mandatory entry-level training for truck drivers seeking to become licensed in his province. This makes Ontario the first jurisdiction in Canada, indeed in all of

  • When the shoe doesn’t fit

    November 21, 2014 4:22PM by James Menzies

    When the initial lining wears off your truck’s brake shoes, to maximize their life you’ll want to have them relined or remanufactured. Just don’t think those two terms are interchangeable. Many fleets choose to have their brake shoes relined, which

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    Seven tech toys I want on my trucks

    November 21, 2014 4:17PM by Bill Cameron

    We smaller operators have a considerably different wish list than the big trucking companies. Rates, roads, ambitions, etc. are the obvious, but the one that really comes to mind lately, for me, is the available technological improvements and changes to

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    Brighter, lighter, cheaper

    November 21, 2014 4:11PM by Harry Rudolfs

    Truck lighting systems keep getting better: brighter, lighter, cheaper and more durable. The latest generation of LED lighting is going to have great longevity. Burned out headlamps should become a thing of the past. GE’s LED Nighthawk is designed to

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    Five last minute tax tactics for 2014

    November 21, 2014 3:59PM by Scott Taylor

    Come the New Year, you’re not just turning the page on the month gone by, you’re taking down an entire calendar and replacing it with a fresh one. For a day or two, life is a series of empty boxes

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    Buying practical accessories for your rig will help you be safe

    November 21, 2014 3:53PM by Mark Lee

    I think I may have bought a lemon! There’s nothing wrong with my truck mechanically, the fuel mileage continues to impress me and I can’t really complain about any of the important things, but there are quite a few little

  • In-cab distractions waste precious time

    November 21, 2014 3:51PM by Albert Zimbalatti

    The danger of distracted driving appears to be a tough lesson to learn. Despite increasing fines and enforcement efforts alike, we still see drivers with phones stuck to their ears. At night we can see their faces lit by glowing

  • Plan for happy, healthy holidays

    November 21, 2014 3:47PM by Karen Bowen

    We will soon be enjoying the Christmas season with all its parties and holiday treats. Now is a good time to plan to control your eating habits for the holidays and to reduce your risk of ever developing diabetes mellitus.

  • All about stress fractures

    November 21, 2014 3:45PM by Dr. Chris Singh

    Recently, a patient came into my clinic complaining of foot pain. The patient reported that he first noticed the pain about two months ago and the pain had slowly worsened. During the history portion of the examination, it was revealed

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    In praise of good mentorship programs

    November 21, 2014 3:36PM by Al Goodhall

    The dry swirling snow had packed itself under my rig. The steady growl of the truck’s diesel engine, muffled by the snow, was now a low hum. The road in front of me was a ribbon of unbroken snow. The