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  • Roger McKnight
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    The National Energy Board should take a page from the Liberals’ wacky tabacky concept

    September 25, 2017 9:45AM by Roger McKnight

    I admit that I’m in a strange minority – better known as the minority of the strange. That’s because I actually read a hard copy of the news and, yes, I am equal opportunity strange in that I subscribe to

  • Ray Haight
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    Driver wages: The elephant in the room

    September 12, 2017 10:16AM by Ray Haight

    I have been asked to take on this subject on many times by various readers and although I have touched on it on and off over the years on numerous occasions. I’ve never really gone at it head on so

  • James Menzies
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    The truck as a member of the team

    August 29, 2017 2:25PM by James Menzies

    I recently spent a couple days in sunny California, talking connectivity with members of Daimler Trucks North America and its Detroit Connect team. It’s no secret that today’s trucks are generating reams of data. But just how fleets of all

  • Roger McKnight
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    Stop criticizing and start coming up with good solutions

    August 28, 2017 7:09AM by Roger McKnight

    The critics are annoying because they’re so critical. They point out, with an over bearing pride of their ocular skills, that there’s a hole in the bucket but then they offer no solution on how to fix it. I too

  • Roger McKnight
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    Should crude oil from Alberta be refined in Alberta?

    August 21, 2017 7:13AM by Roger McKnight

    Shortly before the demise of the Alberta Conservative dynasty when they were morphed out – or is it smurfed out – of office by a then and still now palpitating NDP political offering, it was decided that Alberta oil sands

  • Roger McKnight
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    The quest for Wally World inside the world of crude oil refining

    August 15, 2017 7:07AM by Roger McKnight

    It’s with the threat of a tsunami of frustration, impending doom, and boredom that I will attempt to lighten this discussion by using personification to capture your interest, thus preventing terminal glassy-eyed (or should I say gassy-eyed) syndrome, which accompanies

  • Harry Rudolfs
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    Still the best job in the world

    August 8, 2017 7:20AM by Harry Rudolfs

    I spent over a month digesting a New York Times article on trucking lifestyles: “Truckers Feel like Throwaway People” The sub-heading was: “Truck driving, once a road to the middle class, is now low-paying, grinding, unhealthy work.” As usual, the

  • Ray Haight
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    Need and want

    July 25, 2017 8:03AM by Ray Haight

    I heard a phrase the other day and it set my mind to digging deeper into the thought. The individual I was with was talking about his wife’s shopping addiction when he said that she was a “want person and

  • James Menzies
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    The spec’ing process has evolved, and you must too

    July 18, 2017 9:23AM by James Menzies

    If you’re still spec’ing trucks the way you used to do it 10 years ago, chances are, you’re doing it all wrong. Powertrains have advanced substantially, especially over the last few years. Smaller engines now produce more power. Faster rear

  • Roger McKnight
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    The continuing struggle over energy in North America

    July 10, 2017 11:50AM by Roger McKnight

    If you want to make a blurry TV picture less blurry, you just have to adjust the contrast. But if you try messing with the colours, then you’ll forget what you were looking at in the first place. The Canadian

  • Dan Goodwill
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    Will Uber take control of the market for freight matching services?

    July 10, 2017 11:45AM by Dan Goodwill

    Freight matching services or “freight exchanges” have become one of the hottest topics in Freight Transportation over the past few years. Venture capital funds, private investors and others have poured at least $200 million — and potentially substantially more —

  • Derek Clouthier
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    Are we taking the advice of health professionals to heart?

    July 5, 2017 8:22AM by Derek Clouthier

    Do we just smile and nod when our health professionals tell us that we need to cut some cholesterol out of our diet, or perhaps sodium, or sugar? Maybe we need to lower our stress levels to manage our blood

  • Roger McKnight
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    Fifty ways to leave your lover – or NAFTA

    July 4, 2017 2:27PM by Roger McKnight

    Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover is the title of a song that I found tedious, so I gave up at number seven. If there were another 43 options, then the relationship was never fully related. But with Canada Day on

  • Isabelle Hétu
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    Managing an aging workforce

    June 27, 2017 8:59AM by Isabelle Hétu

    It’s a fact: Canada’s trucking and logistics workforce is aging at a higher rate than other industries. Take, for example, the truck driver occupation. Based on the Canadian Trucking Alliance’s latest report, the average age of a truck driver in

  • James Menzies
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    Trucking: The industry that gives

    June 23, 2017 2:09PM by James Menzies

    It’s summer time, and that means it’s the season of truck shows, convoys, and fundraising barbecues. It also means trucking is front and center when it comes to raising money for worthwhile causes. I’ve been blown away by the effort