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  • James Menzies
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    Trucks right at home at Consumer Electronics Show

    January 31, 2019 10:42AM by James Menzies

    Billing itself as “the global stage for innovation,” it seems appropriate that the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has drawn the attention of several major truck makers. After all, innovation is rampant in the trucking industry and today’s highway tractors are

  • Angela Splinter
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    Doing more for workplace mental health

    January 29, 2019 2:00PM by Angela Splinter

    In any given year, 1 in 5 people in Canada will personally experience depression, anxiety, PTSD, or other mental health condition, and at some point all Canadians will be indirectly affected through a family member, friend, or colleague. My family

  • Ray Haight
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    Do your homework

    January 11, 2019 2:44PM by Ray Haight

    As a young owner/operator, what I wished for was a shiny truck that didn’t break down and some extra cash when I got some downtime. I accomplished what I wanted, but it was more out of good luck than having

  • Andrea Morley
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    Getting back on track

    December 19, 2018 12:24PM by Andrea Morley

    It’s almost that time of year again that everyone dreads, the time of post-holiday pressure to lose those extra pounds that made their way onto our hips on over the last couple months. If you are wanting to lose a

  • James Menzies
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    As we prepare to enjoy the holidays, cargo thieves are preparing to take advantage

    December 18, 2018 10:19AM by James Menzies

    As the holiday season approaches, beware the Grinches that are preparing to pilfer your loads. Holiday season is a peak time for cargo theft, according to a new report from Northbridge Insurance, which also sheds new light on the thriving illegal

  • Roger McKnight
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    Oil woes in Alberta

    December 17, 2018 9:11AM by Roger McKnight

    If I were to personify the state of this country’s interest (or lack thereof) of advancing energy production and global investor visage, I would settle on that of a one-handed circus juggler! Yes, the exercise normally incorporates hand-eye coordination using

  • Angela Splinter
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    Make coaching and mentoring work for you

    December 4, 2018 8:09AM by Angela Splinter

    Coaching and mentoring can have a significant positive impact on worker recruitment and retention. In fact, through our Top Fleet Employer program, we are seeing the benefits of coaching and mentoring programs first-hand, including higher rates of driver retention, better

  • Derek Clouthier
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    Solving work-life balance conundrum for drivers necessary for recruitment

    November 23, 2018 9:10AM by Derek Clouthier

    What’s more important when people are looking for a job or career; how much they get paid or having a work-life balance? I’m sure the answer would depend on the individual, but in the never-ending discussion on the driver shortage

  • James Menzies
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    The future of urban delivery

    November 21, 2018 11:48AM by James Menzies

    The way people move in cities is rapidly changing, and so too, will the way that freight moves. I was in Austin, Texas last month for the American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition and was taken aback by the

  • Andrea Morley
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    Supplements for truckers

    November 2, 2018 3:29PM by Andrea Morley

    Whether you eat a perfectly healthy diet full of fruits and vegetables or you rely solely on fast food, it’s important to consider whether you could benefit from any types of supplements. The majority of drivers struggle with getting enough

  • Roger McKnight
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    Trudeau’s carbon tax and pipeline troubles

    October 26, 2018 12:10PM by Roger McKnight

    There’s no denying that more needs to be done to increase the number of women in the trucking industry, but what does success look like? It’s been three years now since I became the editor of Truck West magazine, and

  • Derek Clouthier
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    What constitutes success in effort to get more women into the industry?

    October 26, 2018 10:49AM by Derek Clouthier

    There’s no denying that more needs to be done to increase the number of women in the trucking industry, but what does success look like? It’s been three years now since I became the editor of Truck West magazine, and

  • James Menzies
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    It’s a good time to be small

    October 25, 2018 9:54AM by James Menzies

    The trucking industry is booming, and small carriers are potentially the biggest benefactors. Looking to the U.S., small fleets are growing while larger fleets are not. Speaking at Newcom’s Surface Transportation Summit Oct. 10, Stifel Financial Corp.’s David Ross pointed

  • Ray Haight
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    Time to get serious about safety

    October 23, 2018 10:15AM by Ray Haight

    I have a real issue with complacency from carriers when it comes to driver turnover. I will arrive at this from two different angles. When I look at a motor carrier that has excessive turnover I see any number of

  • Andrea Morley
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    How to make healthy comfort food in your truck

    October 4, 2018 9:44AM by Andrea Morley

    With the temperatures dropping, we naturally look to warm, comforting meals to satisfy us, but they often come with a cost: high calories, limited fruits & veggies, and low nutrient density. Whether you’re at home or in the truck, you