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  • James Menzies
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    National training standard a long time coming

    February 21, 2019 10:11AM by James Menzies

    Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau and his provincial counterparts emerged from a Council of Ministers meeting in Montreal on Jan. 21, with a promise to implement a national training standard for entry-level truck drivers by 2020. It’s about time. It

  • Ray Haight
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    The delusion of driver turnover

    February 20, 2019 10:21AM by Ray Haight

    Question: how do we deal with the mass delusion that driver turnover is inevitable? When nothing could be further from the truth. Driver turnover is a manageable business challenge like any other. The only thing standing in our way of

  • Roger McKnight
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    Canada needs an energy information report

    February 15, 2019 8:58AM by Roger McKnight

    I don’t know about you, but I fill up my tank, or begin to squint with nervous suspicion, when the fuel gauge says it’s only a quarter full. The only indication we have of where the prices of gasoline and

  • Angela Splinter
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    Why we need women with drive

    February 14, 2019 8:29AM by Angela Splinter

    The numbers don’t lie. The representation of women in the trucking and logistics industry remains well below their representation in Canada’s workforce as a whole. Just 3% of truck drivers are women. 11% of the industry’s administrators are women. 18%

  • Roger McKnight
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    Back to the future

    February 4, 2019 8:14AM by Roger McKnight

    Am I seeing things or has the Canadian energy sector, specifically Alberta, been forced into an economic version of Back to the Future? Recently, Alberta premier Rachel Notley proudly “podiumed” that the province will provide $400 million in loan guarantees

  • 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