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  • 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

  • Julia Kuzeljevich
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    Trucking needs a baby boom

    March 6, 2006 4:23PM by Julia Kuzeljevich

    I’ve been reading a lot of articles lately about something that has suddenly gotten put on the radar: the fact that in many industrialized countries, seniors will soon outnumber the younger, working-age population. In Canada, for example, (according to a

  • Lou Smyrlis
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    2006: Another record year for truck sales or cause for concern?

    March 6, 2006 9:20AM by Lou Smyrlis

    Class 8 truck sales hit a record 35,984 units in 2005, easily surpassing the previous record of 30,984 set back in 1999. Can 2006 possibly be better? I’ve been asked that question a lot lately. To be honest I’m struggling

  • James Menzies
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    Slipping and sliding in Michigan

    March 2, 2006 10:18AM by James Menzies

    I just returned from a couple days in Houghton, Michigan where I had the chance to drive some trucks on hard-packed snow and ice. Driving on snow and ice may not sound like a lot of fun to most of

  • Lou Smyrlis
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    Is our coverage of the speed limiter debate fair?

    February 24, 2006 9:42AM by Lou Smyrlis

    A recent letter from an owner/operator’s association criticizing our report on the Ontario Trucking Association’s poll showing most Ontarians support speed limiting for trucks has left me wondering why the speed limiter debate has turned so nasty of late. The

  • James Menzies
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    Things are warming up in Tampa

    February 15, 2006 10:27PM by James Menzies

    Well, the weather in Florida is gradually becoming more Florida-like and I think we’ve finally hit the 70s. The news here has also gotten hotter. Two significant announcements have come out of TMC thus far. Firstly, Volvo announced it will

  • James Menzies
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    Surf’s up at TMC

    February 13, 2006 12:47PM by James Menzies

    Welcome to the Truck News blog! The addition of the blog to trucknews.com not only makes the Web site more interactive, but it will also provide you with a look behind the scenes of Canada’s largest trucking newspaper. In addition

  • Julia Kuzeljevich
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    Getting the writers on the road

    February 13, 2006 8:28AM by Julia Kuzeljevich

    by Julia Kuzeljevich It often comes up in casual conversation with friends and acquaintances, “What do you do for a living?” and when I tell people I’m a journalist, and more specifically, an editor and writer for a transportation trade

  • Lou Smyrlis
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    Want to improve the shipper-carrier relationship?

    January 30, 2006 11:45PM by Lou Smyrlis

    There appears to be a lot of frustration lately on both sides of the transportation equation. Shippers are grumbling about rising rates and the fairness of fuel surcharges while at the same time remaining concerned about capacity. Carriers of all