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  • 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

  • Truck News
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    New Year, new wishes

    January 4, 2007 11:32AM by Truck News

    I’m sure near the top of a wish list for many truckers would be a spot for improved roads and more places to safely pull over along the highway. In the world of Alberta politics these wishes fall under infrastructure

  • James Menzies
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    A campaign worth supporting – let’s do our part

    January 2, 2007 9:28AM by James Menzies

    One thing that has to be said about Canada’s minority Conservative government, is that it’s not tip-toeing around the issues. While many suspected a minority government would shy away from any controversial issues, Stephen Harper and his Cabinet have made

  • James Menzies
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    Cheers, to those of you on the road

    December 28, 2006 4:35PM by James Menzies

    The Christmas season is one of my favourite times of the year and this year has been no exception. Once the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping was behind us, it was nice to settle down with family and enjoy

  • 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

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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

  • Truck News
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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,