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  • Truck News
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    So that’s how much per hour?

    March 19, 2007 7:55PM by Truck News

    Looking for a new job or a career change is not a desirable task for most people. I’ve recently put together a few resumés for friends desiring a change of pace and not once did I ever hear, “Wow, I

  • Lou Smyrlis
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    Changing trade patterns point to long-term challenge for trucking

    March 13, 2007 11:09PM by Lou Smyrlis

    Costs for Canada’s largest carriers are continuing to rise faster than revenues and that should be cause for concern on two fronts. First, obviously, because cost containment is proving particularly difficult and will remain so because fuel prices remain volatile,

  • Lou Smyrlis
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    Is Canada finally ready to invest in its infrastructure?

    March 7, 2007 10:05PM by Lou Smyrlis

    I’ve been hearing a lot of talk lately from both top ranking transportation ministry bureaucrats and their political bosses that they’re finally ready to start spending the money necessary to give Canada the infrastructure we need for the efficient movement

  • James Menzies
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    The Mexicans are coming – are you worried?

    March 7, 2007 2:26PM by James Menzies

    There’s a lot of concern south of the border about a recently-announced pilot project that will give 100 Mexican carriers the green light to operate inside the US. Like Canadian carriers, they will be forbidden from delivering loads from one

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    Road tolls, market forces and climate change

    February 21, 2007 4:41PM by Truck News

    A news item caught my attention today (posted at the end of this entry). Toronto Mayor David Miller has stated he would consider tolling city roads — as London England did, with great success — in order to reduce commuting,

  • James Menzies
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    XM, Sirius to merge?

    February 20, 2007 10:07AM by James Menzies

    I never thought I’d see the day satellite radio rivals XM and Sirius agreed to merge as one. From a business perspective, the proposed merger makes a lot of sense. Double your subscription base and eliminate the need for half

  • James Menzies
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    Can you help solve this mystery?

    February 13, 2007 11:18AM by James Menzies

    A reader recently submitted a question regarding a strange occurrence at Hwy. 400 and the Anne. St. overpass in Barrie, Ont. Since we, at trucknews.com didn’t have the answer, we thought we’d call upon the power of the Internet and

  • James Menzies
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    Global warming: I’m hopping off the fence

    February 1, 2007 9:16AM by James Menzies

    Global warming is here and it’s real. That’s the message expected to be delivered by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which has been convening in Paris, France this week. Representatives from more than 100 countries are involved in the

  • Lou Smyrlis
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    Is industry consolidation about to slow down? Not a chance

    January 30, 2007 10:32PM by Lou Smyrlis

    Listening to the federal finance minister’s refusal today to either apologize for or reconsider the government’s plan to curb the growing trend towards income trusts, I’m left wondering what this will mean to the pace of industry consolidation in 2007.

  • James Menzies
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    OPP to rein in colourful Sgt. Woolley

    January 19, 2007 9:50AM by James Menzies

    It appears OPP Commissioner Julian Fantino has no sense of humour. According to reports in Toronto-area media this morning, Fantino is reigning in the affable Sgt. Cam Woolley –the longstanding face of the OPP in the media and a frequent

  • James Menzies
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    A small truck blitz – it’s about time!

    January 17, 2007 2:13PM by James Menzies

    It was refreshing to hear about an MTO truck blitz focused on small commercial trucks yesterday. Too often, small commercial vehicles are overlooked when it comes to enforcing truck safety – and they are frequently the worst violators. It seems

  • James Menzies
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    Pay attention, people!

    January 10, 2007 11:01AM by James Menzies

    I was driving along the 401, minding my own business the other day when I nearly got caught up in what NASCAR announcers like to call “The Big One.” It really made me realize how quickly a wreck can occur

  • James Menzies
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    A feel-good holiday story

    January 4, 2007 2:00PM by James Menzies

    Truckers are often villainized in the mainstream news (see my previous blog entry about a column in the St. Catharines Standard for a prime example), so it’s nice when I get a call about a trucker who went out of

  • Lou Smyrlis
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    Hours of Service Delays – they would be “criminal” if they weren’t so “Canadian”

    January 4, 2007 12:57PM by Lou Smyrlis

    I could call what’s happening with the new hours of service legislation in Canada right now “criminal” if there were not a better description for it: totally and utterly “Canadian”. As you’ve likely heard Ontario has moved ahead with implementing

  • Lou Smyrlis
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    THE BASEMENT FILES: Research that should be filed but NOT forgotten

    January 4, 2007 11:53AM by Lou Smyrlis

    I dread the last two weeks of December. That’s when I force myself to my basement office to sift through and clean up the mountain of paper that naturally accumulates when one is involved with 8 to 10 major national