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    Reporting on the rise

    January 23, 2017 2:38PM by Derek Clothier

    After a year in Western Canada, IBC’s cargo theft reporting program viewed favorably

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    Building on its momentum

    January 20, 2017 3:19PM by Derek Clouthier

    AMTA enters 2017 with a rebranded logo, image and identity

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    Warm hearts persist during frigid 18 Wheels of Christmas campaign

    January 12, 2017 9:58AM by Derek Clouthier

    CALGARY, Alta. – Rolling across Western Canada again this year, 18 Wheels of Christmas has been collecting donations to help those in need this holiday season. What started in 2002 as an effort to bring together those in trucking industry,

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    Historic Cochrane building was home to trucking company

    January 12, 2017 9:40AM by Derek Clouthier

    COCHRANE, Alta. – Nestled on the grounds of Cochrane, Alta.’s Historic Ranche site, the Westerson Cabin looks like any other wooden structure you would find in Canada’s west. But few would realize that the tiny log cabin, which was built

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    It’s now or never

    January 9, 2017 9:34AM by Sandy Johnson

    To me, Memphis conjures up images of blues bars and Elvis. But the city’s role as a freight hub makes it a big draw for some of the brightest minds in transportation. Not long ago, I was in town for

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    Looking forward to 2017

    January 9, 2017 9:23AM by Derek Clouthier

    Trucking industry remains ‘cautiously optimistic’ about coming year

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    Hey, Alberta: What are you waiting for?

    January 9, 2017 9:16AM by Derek Clouthier

    Pilot project underway, but use of super singles remains limited

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    Is the company newsletter dead?

    December 20, 2016 10:06AM by Rebecka Freels

    If your company produces an employee newsletter, you may be wondering if it’s time to examine its usefulness. Don’t hold a funeral just yet for this workhorse. The company newsletter is far from dead, but it has evolved. With galloping

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    All about lending a helping hand

    December 9, 2016 3:02PM by Sonia Straface

    PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, Man. – Jake Neufeld started Paraclete Transport in 1993, and ‘praise the Lord’ for that. As current company president Norm Thiessen told Truck West, Neufeld, Thiessen’s uncle, launched the transportation business to do more than move dry

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    Happy IFTA returns

    December 9, 2016 2:14PM by Sandy Johnson

    In what seems like another life ago, I worked as a salesperson at a jewelry store. Of course, December is a big month for jewelry sales because people are buying Christmas presents. Inevitably there would be last-minute shoppers who arrived

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    Use media buzz to promote your brand

    December 5, 2016 2:48PM by Rebecka Freels

    Many trucking companies work hard to stay out of the media by doing everything they possibly can to avoid collisions, and generally keep a low profile when it comes to reporters. While paid advertising is one way to promote your

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    Ice road truckers needn’t fret

    December 5, 2016 1:37PM by Derek Clouthier

    How the use of airships would help the trucking industry

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    Doing it on her own

    November 11, 2016 2:25PM by Derek Clouthier

    KELOWNA, B.C. – Finished with school after Grade 8 with nothing more than a passion for truck driving in her soul, Kelly Ficociello’s journey to MAK Transportation Services was far from easy. Hitting the open road with her father until

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    Got trucks? You’re a trucker

    November 11, 2016 2:20PM by Sandy Johnson

    Have you seen the hilarious TV commercial where the mermaid is trying to convince her other mythical friends that they can actually take a picture of a check with their smartphone and automatically deposit it to their bank account? Step

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    Less black and white when it comes to autonomous vehicles

    November 11, 2016 2:16PM by Derek Clouthier

    Recently having attended the American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) Management Conference and Exhibition in Las Vegas, the issue of autonomous vehicles has become an intriguing topic of late, at least for me it has. Driverless cars and trucks were a big