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  • James Menzies
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    There is such thing as bad press

    November 29, 2006 10:02AM by James Menzies

    The old saying ‘There’s no such thing as bad press’ doesn’t necessarily ring true in the trucking industry. This is an industry that has a bad rap – and for the most part, undeservingly so. Negative stories about the trucking

  • James Menzies
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    The top 25 stories in 25 years

    November 21, 2006 11:29AM by James Menzies

    Since its inception, Truck News has been a trusted source of information for all-things trucking. The publication has broken many big stories throughout the years and has helped truckers learn about and understand changes that affect them. I’ve pored through

  • James Menzies
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    Cabotage urged for Prairie provinces, Mid-west states

    October 23, 2006 11:02AM by James Menzies

    Imagine being able to haul loads from point-to-point in the US, reducing empty miles and improving your vehicle utilization. If a trio of forward-thinking transportation professionals have their way, the practice of cabotage will be permitted – at least on

  • Truck News
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    CSR opposes LCBO deposits

    September 13, 2006 7:39AM by Truck News

    CSR:Corporations Supporting Recycling has recently issued two news releases expressing opposition to, and concern about, the Province of Ontario’s decision to place LCBO wine and liquor containers on deposit, starting in the New Year. Details about the new deposit program

  • James Menzies
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    Are you afraid?

    August 1, 2006 2:33PM by James Menzies

    It seems truck hijackings are happening more and more frequently these days. It’s a scary thought, especially since the thieves seem to be getting more brazen. And they’re so organized that they often get away with their crimes. Recently, Donald

  • Truck News
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    Gummy Bears fight global warming

    July 23, 2006 11:44AM by Truck News

    Here’s an odd article but very detailed and interesting for our understanding of the carbon cycle. I’ve always wanted a detailed explanation of how phytoplankton convert atmospheric CO2 into their skeletons, and how this eventually re-enters either the ocean water

  • James Menzies
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    Time to crown Owner/Operator of the Year is near

    July 18, 2006 3:05PM by James Menzies

    Trucking can be a thankless job. The independent nature of trucking means that often nobody is there to witness the little things you do on a daily basis to get your loads where they’re headed on time in a safe

  • Truck News
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    Ambrose position on Kyoto

    June 20, 2006 9:34AM by Truck News

    You’ve likely encountered recent media coverage of Canada’s Federal Environment Minister Donna Ambrose and her government’s admission (to its citizens and international bodies) that it’s unrealistic for Canada to attain its Kyoto commitments, and that the country instead will develop

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    The fight over papermill sludge

    June 13, 2006 9:28AM by Truck News

    Here’s an interesting development from the world of recycling, in this case the hauling of papermill sludge (a byproduct of paper recycling) and disposing of it on land. It’s worth thinking about whether what you’re hauling is a material or,

  • James Menzies
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    Ontario lights a fire under smokers

    May 25, 2006 2:21PM by James Menzies

    Anti-smoking activist Heather Crowe died on Monday without ever having smoked a cigarette. You may recognize her from the TV commercial where she spoke of her battle with lung cancer – a disease she was stricken with after working in

  • Julia Kuzeljevich
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    Driver’s seat

    May 19, 2006 12:04PM by Julia Kuzeljevich

    Summer season is almost here and, as I’m sure all the truckers are dreading, with it the increased traffic of daytrippers and holidaymakers on their way to the cottage or campgrounds. Whatever route they might take, it’s bound to be

  • Julia Kuzeljevich
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    Working the Crowds

    May 5, 2006 12:01PM by Julia Kuzeljevich

    A day in the life of a trucker as we all know is not often a picnic. But a day in the life of a trade magazine editor can also be a trying affair! For example, when we’re not in

  • Lou Smyrlis
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    Slack capacity? It won’t last long

    April 12, 2006 9:51PM by Lou Smyrlis

    Have you been finding it harder of late to find freight, particularly for US bound hauls? Perhaps you’re seeing competitors easing off on rate increases, maybe even backing off on some accessorial charges? Many motor carriers are reporting a lacklustre

  • Julia Kuzeljevich
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    The truth about cats and dogs

    April 11, 2006 4:41PM by Julia Kuzeljevich

    My brother-in-law announced at dinner the other day that he’d take a 5 % pay cut if he could bring his dog to work. Apparently, so would a third of people who got surveyed recently in a poll for the

  • James Menzies
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    Sign up today for your free Shell ROTELLA SuperRigs 2006 calendar

    March 29, 2006 1:44PM by James Menzies

    Trucknews.com and Shell Canada Products are offering visitors to the blog a free Shell ROTELLA SuperRigs 2006 Calendar. While it may already be March, this calendar is a true collector’s item. It features some of the snazziest work trucks from