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  • Roger McKnight
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    Apathy persists as federal election nears

    August 30, 2019 6:24AM by Roger McKnight

    I don’t know if it’s true or not, but I’m told and have been told since grade school that there are a myriad of ways to cure hiccups. One way is to breathe into a paper bag – the color

  • Blog

    Opinion: In search of change-makers

    August 29, 2019 12:00AM by Dave Earle

    The trucking industry has been grappling with a shortage of workers over many years. Right now unemployment is low, many millennials remain uninterested in trades and heavy-duty diesel trucks are viewed as significant contributors climate change. These are trends we need help to address.

  • Terry Shaw
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    Steering government in the right direction

    August 26, 2019 7:30AM by Terry Shaw

    As we enter into an election period, both provincially and federally, the output from governments has screeched to a halt. As I’m sure you already know, this is due to election laws that prevent governments from making certain announcements during

  • Derek Clouthier
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    Could prejudice be another factor in driver shortage?

    August 20, 2019 11:29AM by Derek Clouthier

    Underlying prejudices tend to be a subject no one particularly enjoys talking about, but it’s something that needs to be discussed, including within the trucking industry. That’s not to say trucking is full of bigots. In fact, the vast majority

  • Roger McKnight
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    Trump’s see-saw China policies rattle oil markets

    August 19, 2019 7:12AM by Roger McKnight

    Admonish the thought (out, damned spot!) that there is no political element in the day-to-day changes in the value of crude oil or its refined derivatives. To compensate, add the thought that I am convinced U.S. President Donald Trump and

  • James Menzies
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    Making driver appreciation a year-round event

    August 15, 2019 10:40AM by James Menzies

    National Trucking Week will be celebrated across Canada Sept. 1-7, but winning fleets – and even manufacturers – have come to the realization driver appreciation should be celebrated year-round. Don’t get me wrong, I applaud all fleets and suppliers that

  • Rolf Lockwood
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    Opinion: The risk of hacking connected vehicles is real

    August 13, 2019 12:00AM by Rolf Lockwood

    Safety-critical vehicle systems are being connected to the internet, but that poses real security risks, according to one report.

  • John G Smith
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    Opinion: Why do we overlook National Trucking Week?

    August 8, 2019 12:00AM by John G Smith

    National Trucking Week is in the first week of September. We should do more to offer thanks for the 400,000-plus Canadians who work in trucking.

  • Mike McCarron
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    Opinion: Truck fleets should quit ‘disturb me’ marketing

    August 8, 2019 12:00AM by Mike McCarron

    Historically the trucking industry has relied on outbound marketing to attract new business. But inbound marketing can be an effective tool for fleets.

  • Roger McKnight
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    The news story that just won’t go away…

    July 30, 2019 7:23AM by Roger McKnight

    There’s this one particular news story that just won’t go away, and it has a surprise ending — or is it just the beginning? I think, in the media world (a world within itself), this is called a teaser. An opening

  • Derek Clouthier
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    Third-party certification for ELDs a no-brainer, but comes with side-effects

    July 29, 2019 9:00AM by Derek Clouthier

    So, electronic logging devices (ELDs) are finally coming to Canada in 2021. A little bit behind our neighbors to the south, but perhaps a blessing in disguise. It will be two years this December since the U.S. ELD mandate was

  • Ray Haight
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    Tackling Driver Retention – Part 7: The circle of success

    July 26, 2019 11:02AM by Ray Haight

    Here we are at the end of this series. If you were to try and follow this process from beginning to end, I would suspect that the whole process would take six to 12 months. If done correctly, you should

  • Roger McKnight
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    Oil politics: It’s like arguing with the mirror

    July 19, 2019 8:33AM by Roger McKnight

    Water runs downhill and so does crude oil. Well, at least oil is running south of the border. This, despite the efforts of the foreign-funded E-Wacks, and our very own energy denier, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, ironically the owner of

  • James Menzies
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    A dead-end street to owning a fleet

    July 16, 2019 8:51AM by James Menzies

    The insurance industry’s crackdown on insurability, and its aversity to risk, is making it all but impossible for new ventures to flourish. But unfortunately, a widespread lack of awareness about the changing dynamics in the trucking insurance industry is snuffing

  • Jim Park
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    Maintenance wizard Arthur Fraser passes away

    July 15, 2019 12:00AM by Jim Park

    They cut people from slightly different cloth in Northern Ontario, and Arthur Fraser (Art to his friends), was a fellow who cut his own cloth. He had a way with heavy equipment, and he seemed to be able to figure up a way through just about any mechanical conundrum. He was one of those guys you could always go to for an answer.