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  • Angela Splinter
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    Mental health matters

    September 17, 2018 3:29PM by Angela Splinter

    In any given week, 500,000 employed Canadians are unable to work due to a mental health issue. Depression, anxiety, PTSD, and other mental health conditions are increasingly responsible for disability claims and account for more than $6 billion in lost

  • Ray Haight
    Blog

    Missed opportunities

    September 17, 2018 7:25AM by Ray Haight

    During initial contact with a new client, I usually start by looking for the low hanging fruit, the quick fixes that involve little investment other than some amount of time and can have a big positive impact, fast. Here are

  • Doug Marcello
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    What you need to know about medical expenses at trial

    September 13, 2018 3:01PM by Doug Marcello

    Medical bills are like the sticker price on a car—very few people pay the full amount. Yet, when your trucking company is sued, the full price of the medical bill is too often used as a barometer of the case’s

  • Andrea Morley
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    The Cost of Unhealthy vs. Healthy Food

    September 1, 2018 9:06AM by Andrea Morley

    A common reason (or excuse) people present for why they can’t eat healthy is the cost. They believe that eating healthy has to be expensive, and that it’s not worth the investment in their health. The idea that eating healthy

  • James Menzies
    Blog

    Predicting future crashes

    August 23, 2018 9:44AM by James Menzies

    What if you could predict which drivers in your fleet are the most likely to be involved in a crash? You could intervene with them ahead of time, address risky behaviors, offer remedial training, and potentially prevent that crash from

  • Roger McKnight
    Blog

    The way ahead now that driving season is over – as far as the refiners are concerned

    August 22, 2018 7:09AM by Roger McKnight

    I am a believer that things go backward because it makes no sense to go forward. Yes, but if you keep looking backward you can’t see where you’re going. Take that Confucius! Confusion would be an appropriate word to describe

  • Ray Haight
    Blog

    Nothing is more expensive than missed opportunity

    August 3, 2018 9:47AM by Ray Haight

    A few months back I wrote an article that suggested that the opportunity to share in financial gains, that did not exist prior to a point in time, with drivers was something that makes perfect sense. I’m talking about paperwork

  • Derek Clouthier
    Blog

    When lives are at stake, is the saying, ‘better late than never’ still acceptable?

    July 30, 2018 2:27PM by Derek Clouthier

    “Better late than never” would likely give little solace to families that lost loved ones as a result of the collision between a tractor-trailer and the Humboldt Broncos team bus. Moments after the police arrested and laid 29 charges on

  • James Menzies
    Blog

    The electrics are coming

    July 23, 2018 1:39PM by James Menzies

    If the industry buzz over the last couple years was about autonomous driving, this year the clear theme that’s emerged as the hottest discussion point is electrification. And despite a high profile unveiling, much media coverage, and more than a

  • Dan Goodwill
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    What to expect from the 10th annual Surface Transportation Summit

    July 19, 2018 12:37PM by Dan Goodwill

    Ten years ago, my colleagues at Newcom Media and Dan Goodwill & Associates set out to create a high quality educational and networking event for Transportation Professionals and Decision-Makers. From humble beginnings, the conference has evolved into Canada’s premier event

  • Andrea Morley
    Blog

    The best workouts for weight loss

    July 16, 2018 9:20AM by Andrea Morley

    When trying to lose weight, it can be hard to know whether to focus on diet or exercise to get results, and what exercises you should actually be doing. This is especially true for drivers, who are dealing with challenging

  • Doug Marcello
    Blog

    FMCSA declines to define ‘personal conveyance’ but knows it when it sees it

    July 10, 2018 10:00AM by Doug Marcello

    A U.S. Supreme Court Justice declined to define “pornography”, instead noting, “But I know it when we see it”. This appears to the FMCSA’s approach to “personal conveyance” in their guidance. Important clarification includes movement when laden, when HOS exhausted

  • Roger McKnight
    Blog

    The elephant in the room

    July 10, 2018 9:49AM by Roger McKnight

    If you thought that one elephant in the room was a, ‘what’s-that-thing-doing-in-the-room?’ conversation topic, how about two of them? No insult by inference, but this week’s 8 cents or so gasoline pump price spike that was levied on consumers across

  • Doug Marcello
    Blog

    Tire and tread off claims

    July 5, 2018 2:17PM by Doug Marcello

    Blown tires and lost treads can cause claims against your company. Fault is not automatic. You can defend against the claims. The berms of interstates are haunted by the ghosts of tire treads past. The useful life runs out and

  • Derek Clouthier
    Blog

    You may be on your own behind the wheel, but you’re not alone

    June 22, 2018 10:56AM by Derek Clouthier

    It’s not often the death of a celebrity – someone I obviously didn’t know personally – has an emotional effect on me, but the recent news of Anthony Bourdain’s suicide has had a strange impact on me. For those who