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  • Angela Splinter
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    United we learn

    April 17, 2017 8:29AM by Angela Splinter

    The last thing any company wants, or can afford, is a PR nightmare. Just ask United Airlines. You’ve no doubt seen video of the United passenger being dragged up the aisle by police after he was randomly selected to give

  • Roger McKnight
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    Cap-and-Trade’s first stage show is not a sold out performance

    April 10, 2017 9:26AM by Roger McKnight

    If you’re lucky enough to secure a sold out concert or theatre ticket, then Mama Martha assures us that this is a good thing. Aha! But if the customer is sold-out then Martha gets all grumpy, the mashed potatoes go

  • Dan Goodwill
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    Autonomous trucks: The technologies and the players

    April 4, 2017 1:37PM by Dan Goodwill

    In my previous blog,  I outlined the market forces driving the launch of autonomous trucks; this blog will focus on the emerging technologies and companies that are shaping this big change in trucking. They include: • Retrofit Kits for Existing

  • Angela Splinter
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    Why mentorship matters

    April 4, 2017 8:35AM by Angela Splinter

    The concept of mentorship is not new. It is how age-old artisanal crafts and skills have been passed on through generations; it is the heart of the apprenticeship learning model; and it is cited most often by successful people as

  • Dan Goodwill
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    Autonomous trucks: The next big thing in trucking

    April 3, 2017 11:57AM by Dan Goodwill

    There are approximately 3.5 million professional truck drivers in the United States, according to the American Trucking Association; there are an estimated 250,000 professional truck drivers in Canada (source: Toronto Globe & Mail). This places the position of truck driver

  • Derek Clouthier
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    Accepting that no one is to blame could be hard pill for public to swallow

    March 24, 2017 11:38AM by Derek Clouthier

    While I was at Omnitracs Outlook 2017 in Phoenix recently, I was part of a media luncheon that included a handful of representatives from US media outlets – I was the lone Canadian at the table – and various executives

  • James Menzies
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    Trailer companies should be applauded for safety improvements

    March 22, 2017 1:27PM by James Menzies

    You don’t often leave a truck equipment press conference feeling as though you’ve been punched in the gut. But that’s exactly how I felt after hearing the heart wrenching story of Marianne Karth, who lost two children – aged 13

  • Angela Splinter
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    Competitive compensation: 3 tips to get started

    March 21, 2017 8:41AM by Angela Splinter

    Everyone wants to be paid well and fairly. And trucking employers want to be competitive. This should be simple math, resulting in competitive compensation all around. In reality, it’s not that easy. In trucking, pay and benefits go well beyond

  • Ray Haight
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    Driver mentoring programs: Are they for you?

    March 14, 2017 2:03PM by Ray Haight

    I have attended many trucking association events for many years now.   The one I attend on a regular is TCA Truckload Carriers Association annual — I haven’t missed one for 26 years now. Others I attend more sporadically are

  • Angela Splinter
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    Views from the summit

    March 7, 2017 8:35AM by Angela Splinter

      March 8 is International Women’s Day, a time to celebrate the many remarkable achievements by women and to recognize the all too many challenges still ahead. That Trucking HR Canada’s Women with Drive Leadership Summit is held around this

  • Dan Goodwill
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    How to prepare for the next wave of automation and robotics

    March 6, 2017 8:34AM by Dan Goodwill

    Many thousands of jobs have been lost throughout North America in recent years and the trend will likely accelerate in the years ahead. Some blue and white collar jobs are being lost to cheaper labor in China and/or Mexico. But

  • Angela Splinter
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    Why all fleets need an HR lead 

    February 27, 2017 8:21PM by Angela Splinter

    In the past, trucking companies figured that human resources (HR) was mostly about paying people on time, keeping track of who was working when, and dealing with basic administrative matters. That just doesn’t fly today. HR involves recruitment, retention, compensation,

  • Derek Clouthier
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    Today’s trucking technology could be yesterday’s news before you know it

    February 26, 2017 4:26PM by Derek Clouthier

    When I first started this job more than a year ago, I never would have imagined that technology would be such a huge part of what I write about. Well now it seems the race to put the first all-electric

  • James Menzies
    Blog

    Ontario’s LCV program has been a success

    February 24, 2017 7:49AM by James Menzies

    Ontario in late January lifted a number of restrictions that were placed on long combination vehicles (LCVs) operating in the province, paving the way for the more widespread use of double 53s. Key changes included the removal of the cap

  • Roger McKnight
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    The politics of pipelines

    February 23, 2017 1:39PM by Roger McKnight

    I like to think that everyone has a skill of some kind. That’s until I thought, “Wait, everyone has one? That means politicians, too?” This just cannot be – the only skill required is to be a lawyer, educated in