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    Who ever said getting a job as a truck driver should be easy?

    September 14, 2016 9:44AM by Derek Clouthier

    OAK BLUFF, Man. – “In my mind there is only one solution to moving trucking away from a ‘last resort’ career choice. As an industry, we need to make it difficult to become a driver.” Ryan Mitchell, president of Manitoba trucking

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    Keep ELDs, URS out of your blind spot

    September 11, 2016 9:39AM by Sandy Johnson

    Maybe this isn’t news if you own a new vehicle, but I was surprised by all the bells and whistles on a car I recently rented. Let me tell you, it could do everything from warning me I was too

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    How to communicate in the information overload workplace

    September 11, 2016 9:35AM by Rebecka Freels

    Information overload is a huge problem in today’s workplace. It’s not uncommon for office workers to begin their day faced with dozens of new e-mail messages. Supervisors and managers have the additional burden of needing to review equipment spec sheets, read

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    Manitoba government changes trip allotment for province’s PTH 6

    September 11, 2016 9:28AM by Derek Clouthier

    WINNIPEG, Man. – The Manitoba Trucking Association (MTA) is applauding an agreement it reached with the provincial government on changes in how the amount of trips are allotted to trucking companies traveling on Provincial Truck Highway 6 (PTH 6). Initiated

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    Going way back

    September 7, 2016 11:39AM by Derek Clouthier

    A piece of trucking history sits in B.C. Ghost Town

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    Have we figured out how to attract a new crop of drivers?

    September 7, 2016 11:27AM by Derek Clouthier

    The feedback I received on my column last month, ‘How would an outsider view truck driving when choosing a career?’ was both great, in the number of you who contacted me (you’ll even see some letters in this issue addressing

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    Leading the way

    September 7, 2016 11:11AM by Derek Clouthier

    Company’s mentorship program aims to ease dwindling pool of experienced drivers

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    Drivers come first

    August 15, 2016 3:00PM by Derek Clouthier

    RDK Transportation employs the adage that drivers are top priority

  • Finding and hiring the right people

    August 10, 2016 2:58PM by Derek Clouthier

    LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – You may think it’s a simple process, but it isn’t. While it certainly depends on what particular position is being applied for, the days of walking into a business with a resume in hand and hearing the

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    Top 3 health concerns

    August 10, 2016 2:55PM by Derek Clouthier

    Darcy Hansen of Healthy Worker lists the trucking industry’s top health concerns

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    Raiders of the lost fuel receipt

    August 7, 2016 2:45PM by Sandy Johnson

    Treasure is defined as a concentration of riches, often ancient in origin, considered lost and/or forgotten until rediscovered. For a fleet tax manager, no treasure is as highly prized as a fuel receipt. It’s our Spanish doubloon or piece of

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    Safety makes sense

    August 7, 2016 2:34PM by Derek Clouthier

    SafetyDriven’s executive director keeps his focus on the tasks at hand

  • How would an outsider view truck driving when choosing a career?

    August 6, 2016 2:31PM by Derek Clouthier

    In an effort to put the topic of ELDs to bed for at least a month and avoid any further damage to my ego (check out the letter to the editor on page 43), I figured I’d shift the conversation

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    Responding to a spill

    August 6, 2016 2:28PM by Derek Clouthier

    VICTORIA, B.C. – In response to what it feels is a lack of adequate information being provided when a hazardous substance spill occurs, the British Columbia government is in the process of amending the province’s Environmental Management Act to ensure

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    Last of its kind?

    August 5, 2016 2:13PM by Derek Clouthier

    Classic Peterbilt makes journey from California to Alberta