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  • Rolf Lockwood
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    Opinion: Governments failing us when it comes to driver training

    December 2, 2019 12:00AM by Rolf Lockwood

    Driver training should not be the huge problem that it is. It just shouldn’t. If we were truly serious about it, we would have resolved the issue decades ago. Yet here we are, needing the Humboldt tragedy to focus our collective mind on solutions. And even with that impetus, we’re really nowhere close to doing it right.

  • Roger McKnight
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    Time for Quebec politicians to rethink pipeline?

    November 29, 2019 7:58AM by Roger McKnight

    There’s an elephant in the room of the politicians involved in the Paris Accord. But first, here in Canada… In this report, I will go with the position that the pipeline is half full, as opposed to half empty –

  • Derek Clouthier
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    Kudos to an industry that continues to help those in need

    November 25, 2019 7:54AM by Derek Clouthier

    There is no shortage of good causes available to the trucking industry if it wants to help, and for the most part, the industry steps up to the plate when needed. Most recently, the Missing Children Society of Canada (MCSC)

  • John G Smith
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    Opinion: Changes at Today’s Trucking and TruckNews.com will deliver you more

    November 15, 2019 12:00AM by John G Smith

    Forty years after publishing its first printed page, and about 20 years after posting its first online story, the eastern and western editions of Truck News will completely shift to an online presence. TruckNews.com itself is being extensively redesigned to incorporate new tools to enhance the reader experience. There will be more columnists, more videos, more extensive coverage of every topic you can imagine.

  • James Menzies
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    Cheating doesn’t pay… anymore

    November 14, 2019 1:56PM by James Menzies

    Cheating, in life and in business, shouldn’t pay. But for too long in trucking it has. There are signs, however, that this could be about to change. Those who abuse hours-of-service regulations are soon going to be forced to comply,

  • Angela Splinter
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    Dollars and sense

    November 8, 2019 8:43AM by Angela Splinter

    Everyone wants to be paid well and paid fairly. And employers want to be competitive with their compensation. It’s good business to make sure what you’re offering is up to date, on trend, and able to both meet the needs

  • Mike McCarron
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    Opinion: Join in the fight against human trafficking

    November 8, 2019 12:00AM by Mike McCarron

    The industry has a role to play in the fight against human trafficking, and Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) can help.

  • Jaclyne Reive
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    Opinion: 8 trends in Canadian carrier contracts

    November 8, 2019 12:00AM by Jaclyne Reive

    A decision to agree to shipper-friendly terms will come down to factors such as whether the terms will fit a carrier’s business model, the customer’s importance, and the risk a carrier is willing to assume. But a growing number of shippers are also looking to introduce more terms in their favor.

  • Ray Haight
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    Why not us? How to improve fleet performance

    November 1, 2019 1:47PM by Ray Haight

    I have done a dozen or more Retention Action Plan rollouts over the past couple of years. One of the key questions that I pose to folks during the onsite workshops revolves around the TCA’s “Best Fleets to Drive For”

  • Roger McKnight
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    Aye, aye Captain, forget the torpedoes hit the rocks ahead!

    October 25, 2019 7:33AM by Roger McKnight

    One thing I garnered, or a better word to use would be, “guessed” from this past election pose-a-rama, was that none of the leaders – and I use that term wincingly – has ever played or paid for a son

  • Derek Clouthier
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    Uniform marijuana laws needed to make life easier for carriers

    October 21, 2019 7:05AM by Derek Clouthier

    For the sake of Canadian and American truck drivers, carriers across North America, and law enforcement, the U.S. federal government really needs to step up and make a decision on whether to legalize recreational marijuana use. Say what you will

  • James Menzies
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    Driver pay among list of top industry issues

    October 17, 2019 7:59AM by James Menzies

    Last month in this space, I wrote about the impact driver and equipment detention is having on the industry. This year, for the first time, the issue appeared on the American Transportation Research Institute’s (ATRI) annual list of top industry

  • Angela Splinter
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    Join us as Women with Drive hits the road

    October 15, 2019 8:11AM by Angela Splinter

    Including more women in the trucking and logistics industry is an important issue for fleets across the country. Our Women with Drive networking initiative is designed to help, and we’re pleased to tell you that the program is expanding thanks

  • Rolf Lockwood
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    Opinion: Temporary Foreign Worker Program needs better policing

    October 15, 2019 12:00AM by Rolf Lockwood

    We now have unscrupulous immigration consultants feeding equally unscrupulous trucking companies with innocent newbie drivers who pay as much as $30,000 for the chance to become a Canadian. By first becoming a truck driver. Experience? Not important. Training? Not supplied.

  • Mike McCarron
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    Opinion: Bad ink shouldn’t be a permanent stain

    October 8, 2019 12:00AM by Mike McCarron

    The first weekend in October started like every other weekend: my chair, an espresso, and TSN SportsCenter. Then I picked up the Saturday Globe and Mail.