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  • Derek Clouthier
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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

  • James Menzies
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    Haze continues to hang over legalization of marijuana

    June 20, 2018 9:18AM by James Menzies

    Whether or not you agree with the legalization of marijuana, society and our lawmakers have spoken, and it’s coming. Are you prepared? I’m not sure any of us are. There is still a ton of misinformation about how legalization will

  • Angela Splinter
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    Views from Whistler

    June 12, 2018 3:42PM by Angela Splinter

    What a pleasure it was to attend the BCTA Annual Conference and AGM this past weekend in Whistler. I was able to connect with friends and colleagues, and meet some new ones, all while taking in some great speakers and

  • Andrea Morley
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    How to build a healthy kitchen in your truck

    June 7, 2018 7:33AM by Andrea Morley

    If you’re looking to get healthy while working on the road, it can be overwhelming to start when we don’t know exactly what specific changes to make. Additionally, when you spend your days away from home, it can be hard

  • Ray Haight
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    Where do leaders go for advice?

    June 4, 2018 10:02AM by Ray Haight

    Effective leadership in business, politics a family or in any situation or organization is critical to the success of that situation. I have seen and been involved in many situations at many trucking companies, non-profit organizations, and community efforts that

  • Derek Clouthier
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    Let’s try harder to get those on the outside to start looking in

    May 28, 2018 10:52AM by Derek Clouthier

    Trucking is not the only industry with a looming labor shortage knocking at its front door. Several sectors, specifically in the skilled trades, know they will be facing an uphill battle in the coming years as they attempt to attract

  • Isabelle Hétu
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    Why training and professional development matters

    May 28, 2018 9:45AM by Isabelle Hétu

    The shortage of qualified employees, particularly truck drivers, is no secret to anyone who has been in the industry for a while. In fact, it’s been a challenge to recruit and retain individuals for several occupations, whether it is drivers,

  • James Menzies
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    Let’s give military veterans a chance

    May 24, 2018 9:32AM by James Menzies

    One of the highlights of this job, is having the opportunity each year to reward a deserving professional driver. We at Truck News used to do so as part of our long-running Owner-Operator of the Year award, and now we