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  • Isabelle Hétu
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    Why we need Women with Drive

    January 15, 2018 8:33AM by Isabelle Hétu

    The topic of women in the workforce has been, and continues to be, a trending topic. Our representation in trucking shadows our male counterparts: federal labor statistics show that women comprise just 27% of the transportation workforce. Of this 27%,

  • Roger McKnight
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    Another year, another fuel price increase

    January 10, 2018 2:19PM by Roger McKnight

    Ah yes, a new year and a new opportunity for new thoughts or thought processes … at least that’s what I believed on New Year’s Eve. But thinking is a foreign invader in the lexicon sanctity of governmental direction. I

  • Derek Clouthier
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    Using electric trucks for what today’s technology allows

    January 2, 2018 1:36PM by Derek Clouthier

    Whether you like it or not, the biggest news in the industry this past month was the release of the Tesla Semi. In dramatic fashion, Tesla’s Elon Musk flaunted the electric truck, using comparisons to the traditional diesel powertrain in

  • James Menzies
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    Here’s your chance to improve Ontario truck parking

    January 2, 2018 10:01AM by James Menzies

    Truck parking in Ontario is woefully inadequate. We all know that. But encouragingly, there’s an effort underway to improve the situation. The province has commissioned a survey to provide insight into the problem, and to highlight specific areas where improvements

  • Ray Haight
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    Driver retention masterclass

    December 19, 2017 9:18AM by Ray Haight

    Over the past six months I have been meeting with various carriers all over North America. The purpose of my visits is to facilitate workshops for our recently released program called Driver Retention Masterclass through Vertical Alliance. The training I

  • Roger McKnight
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    Wake up Canada! We need to move oil across this country to tidewater – and soon!

    December 11, 2017 9:45AM by Roger McKnight

    Let’s face it, changing your mind is just re-targeting to a more ‘hittable target,’ or focusing on the ‘focusable.’ Recently, two people come to mind who have changed their minds and are re-focusing — Alberta’s Premier, Rachel Notely, and me

  • Derek Clouthier
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    Reel them in when they’re young

    December 7, 2017 11:08AM by Derek Clouthier

    I took part in a live Facebook panel to celebrate the 10th anniversary release of Wowtrucks’ annual calendar a few weeks back. Truck drag racer Gord Cooper, who drives the Smokin’ Gun, was also part of the panel, and in

  • Roger McKnight
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    Wheels coming off the logic wagon with Clean Energy Canada

    December 7, 2017 9:44AM by Roger McKnight

      I often wonder if in the days before the webernet, and even before Prime Minister Trudeau’s, “Say, hey! What you say, don’t you love my sunny ways?’ decriminalization of marijuana, what the difference was between real and surreal. Shortly

  • Derek Clouthier
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    Finding help with tuition tough for aspiring drivers

    November 6, 2017 9:15AM by Derek Clouthier

    The more I talk to people in the industry, the more I hear concern about what is perceived as a lack of funding for those looking to attend a driver training school for their Class 1 license. It’s muddy waters

  • Ray Haight
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    Driver wages part 2: Win/win

    October 27, 2017 10:40AM by Ray Haight

    I have been out and about since the last article, couple times to Texas, Toronto last week to the Surface Transportation Seminar and next week off to Mississauga to the Bridging Boarder Barriers session, presented by Truckload Carriers Association. I

  • James Menzies
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    The biggest risk of the ELD mandate isn’t what you think it is

    October 26, 2017 2:29PM by James Menzies

    “Day two of ELD use. I’m done…Sooo frustrating. Not planning on using it again until someone can tell me more on how this thing works. One video two days before I get my unit operational and I’m supposed to figure

  • Derek Clouthier
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    There is no substitute for experience in the engine manufacturing game

    October 3, 2017 11:52AM by Derek Clouthier

    By now you’ve all heard that Cummins has released a concept fully-electric heavy-duty truck, beating Tesla past the finish line in this market. I was down in Columbus, Ind. for the unveiling in August – so if you haven’t heard

  • James Menzies
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    Make driver appreciation a year-round event

    October 2, 2017 1:00PM by James Menzies

    As I write this, it’s National Trucking Week, and that means it’s time for politicians to write letters thanking Canada’s hardworking drivers, for fleets to host barbecues, and for truck stops and suppliers to provide giveaways to let drivers know

  • Ray Haight
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    Bridging border barriers/TCA/TPP and why carriers should be there

    September 26, 2017 5:53PM by Ray Haight

    If forced to identify the top few highlights of my tenure in this great industry, I’d have to admit that one near the top would have to be my time spent with the Truckload Carriers Association. I would also admit

  • Harry Rudolfs
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    Deleted emissions systems are trouble for the reseller

    September 26, 2017 5:36PM by Harry Rudolfs

    I was talking to Ron Lynds, used truck sales manager for Nova Truck Sales in Truro, Nova Scotia. I’ve never met the man, but I can tell that he’s a real character after a few minutes on the phone. Ron