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  • Roger McKnight
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    Rebalancing global crude supply

    February 6, 2017 8:50AM by Roger McKnight

    A little known Grouchoidian factuelle is… “When most people are successful in passing their driving test, they immediately look for any excuse to drive anywhere for whatever reason as fast and carefree as possible.” Throw on some World War I

  • Angela Splinter
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    Those missing millennials

    January 31, 2017 10:43AM by Angela Splinter

    Millennials, or those aged 18 to 35, are the largest cohort in Canada’s workforce. Yet they represent a very small percentage of the trucking workforce. Ten years ago, 18% of our drivers were 25 to 34 years old. Five years

  • Roger McKnight
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    Good news for the Keystone XL Pipeline?

    January 30, 2017 10:00AM by Roger McKnight

      I had visions following the four days of the Condorian Trump-fest. Neil Young was suddenly awoken from his enviro nap! Then I saw Barack Obama, not even lifting his head up when putting on the 20th green of his favorite legacy

  • Roger McKnight
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    Will reworking of NAFTA mean SHAFTA for Canada?

    January 23, 2017 9:33AM by Roger McKnight

    Most times, I guess, balance is inevitable. But that’s a contradiction in terms, which may befit the newly “inauged” president when he takes office on Friday. If we couldn’t predict what he might say yesterday or the day before, the

  • Derek Clouthier
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    Alberta carbon tax: Money grab or economic ingenuity?

    January 20, 2017 10:23AM by Derek Clouthier

    I was looking at Twitter the other day and found a pair of opposing tweets on Alberta’s new carbon tax, which were interesting (and amusing). The first (and I am paraphrasing) read that the NDP government’s new carbon tax is

  • James Menzies
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    Your vehicle as a health device

    January 20, 2017 9:10AM by James Menzies

    In early January, I visited for the first time the sprawling Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nev. This event is the global showcase for new and future technologies that will change the lives of consumers. Vehicle manufacturers had

  • Roger McKnight
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     The chances of Trump demanding a carbon tax to save the world from climate change is, to be polite, remote to non-existent

    January 9, 2017 8:19AM by Roger McKnight

    The introduction, or should I say, the force feeding of the Ontario carbon cap-and-trade, and the Alberta version, which they prefer to term a carbon “levy” were, and will be, dominate factors affecting prices in both provinces as well as

  • Derek Clouthier
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    Nikola seems to be putting its money where its mouth is

    January 5, 2017 10:09AM by Derek Clouthier

    It certainly looks futuristic, so will Nikola Motor Company’s hydrogen-powered, zero-emissions, electric drive truck live up the early hype it has been receiving and reinvent the wheel when it comes to transport truck hauling? Offering all maintenance and service, including

  • Ray Haight
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    Grow your fleet or increase your margins?

    January 3, 2017 8:20AM by Ray Haight

    If I was to ask any trucking company this simple question I would expect to get the same answer from all of them, or I would hope that I would anyway. If In the next twelve months you have only

  • Lou Smyrlis
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    Taking a step back on efficiency is for ‘losers’

    December 19, 2016 1:13PM by Lou Smyrlis

    Smart government policy challenges industry and the public to create and embrace products sensitive to the needs of our environment while recognizing the need for business to remain profitable. Legislation that doesn’t meet both these goals falls short of the

  • James Menzies
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    Embrace technology, it isn’t going away

    December 19, 2016 1:10PM by James Menzies

    It’s that time of year again, when we all find ourselves making small talk with strangers by the fireplace with an egg nog in hand. Usually, these conversations start with, or at least circle around to, work. For me, this

  • Roger McKnight
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    President-elect Donald Trump’s energy plan is really something to wonder about

    December 19, 2016 12:11PM by Roger McKnight

    I can’t help but notice lately the audible and visual politically biased hyperventilating going on that curiously coincides with the upcoming Trump coronation and the OPEC/Non-OPEC coalition cuts. I have avoided commentary on the late November OPEC production cut announcement,

  • Ray Haight
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    On the road

    December 12, 2016 8:17AM by Ray Haight

    I recently returned from the ATA MC&E (Management Conference and Exhibition) that was held in Las Vegas, I was there to share in my dear friend Kevin Burch’s limelight as he assumed the role of Chairman for the 2016/17 term.

  • Harry Rudolfs
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    These are the good old days

    December 12, 2016 8:10AM by Harry Rudolfs

    I was recently privileged to sit with a number of bright young women who were on their way to become truck drivers. This was part of a Trucking HR Canada event that brought together mentors and drivers. The women at

  • Roger McKnight
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    What Canadians need to know about the new cap and trade carbon tax

    December 12, 2016 8:08AM by Roger McKnight

    When it comes to avoiding temptation, the past week has been a tough one for the OPEC gang. Choosing not to frothily spout on the OPEC (oh yeah, we will) production cut was squirmy. This seems like an appropriate word