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    Managing the ups and down and sticking to a winning formula

    June 16, 2017 11:38AM by Derek Clouthier

    SURREY, B.C.  — You would have a strong argument if you said continuous growth and profitability are the primary goals of any company in the business world, and by those measures, Len’s Transportation Group is a B.C. trucking industry success

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    You hiring?

    June 16, 2017 11:35AM by Derek Clouthier

    Industry’s employment outlook for Western Canada strong with downturn in rearview mirror

  • Be prepared for a social media crisis

    June 15, 2017 11:30AM by Rebecka Freels

    Your company’s reputation is quite literally priceless, which is why it is essential you be prepared to recover from a social media crisis. Since the trucking industry shares its workplace with the public, taking social media seriously isn’t just important,

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    Wading through the speculation

    June 15, 2017 11:11AM by RogerMcKnight

    One of the many good things about spring is the dramatic falloff in those calls from Karachi-based call centers offering professional duct cleaning services by a crew that happens to be in your neighborhood next week. This is almost as

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    Change for the better

    June 15, 2017 11:08AM by Sandy Johnson

    The term “change management” sounds menacing, but in fact, we manage change every day. Maybe your regular route to work is blocked by construction. It’s a pain, but you find a new way and, as it happens, there’s less traffic

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    Don’t hold your breath

    June 13, 2017 10:59AM by Derek Clouthier

    Panel agrees that autonomous trucks a decade or more down the road

  • More can be done

    June 13, 2017 10:41AM by Derek Clouthier

    More women are entering the trucking industry, but stereotypes remain

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    Softwood skirmish

    June 9, 2017 10:33AM by Derek Clouthier

    Canada cries foul over increase in US-imposed duties on Canadian softwood lumber exports

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    After 60 years running, Dafoe Trucking keeps its pedal to the metal

    May 5, 2017 1:40PM by Derek Clouthier

    CALGARY, Alta. — It’s been a long time since Dafoe Trucking made the move from B.C. to Alberta in search of bigger and better things, but 60 years later, the Calgary-based company is projecting this will be its best year yet.

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    Dealing with difficult people

    May 5, 2017 1:11PM by Derek Clouthier

    EDMONTON, Alta. — You may not come across a situation where you have to negotiate a hostage situation in the workplace, but for Gary McDougall, it’s just one aspect of his expertise when it comes to dealing with difficult people, both

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    Preparing for ELDs

    May 3, 2017 11:48AM by Derek Clouthier

    EDMONTON, Alta. — Though there is not yet a definitive date for when electronic logging devices (ELDs) will become a legal requirement in Canada, it will certainly happen sooner rather than later, and a recent group of panelists urged carriers to

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    Sending out an SOS

    May 3, 2017 11:45AM by Sandy Johnson

    It was 105 years ago last month that the RMS Titanic struck an iceberg and sank in the North Atlantic, sending more than 1,500 people to their doom. To me, the most amazing thing about the Titanic disaster wasn’t the

  • Changing of the guard

    May 3, 2017 11:42AM by Derek Clouthier

    WINNIPEG, Man. — If there was one area that was agreed upon during a panel discussion on the future of technology in the trucking industry it was that no one knew what the future would hold, other than the fact that

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    Using technology correctly

    May 1, 2017 11:40AM by Derek Clouthier

    MTA panel says training, education, and proper data collection key to seeing benefits

  • Rural roads need some love too

    May 1, 2017 11:32AM by Derek Clouthier

    STA welcomes highways and infrastructure spending, but concern for rural roads remain