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  • James Menzies
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    Readers are getting pee’d off over roadside messes

    May 14, 2007 11:51AM by James Menzies

    It must be spring, because I’m getting more and more e-mails from road users voicing their disgust in an all too common practice out on the road. Of course I’m talking about drivers who relieve themselves into juice bottles, windshield

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    Problems with the Ice Core data

    May 4, 2007 8:45AM by Truck News

    A few days ago I posted a Blog entry and also a website news item at www.hazmatmag.com and www.solidwastemag.com about a documentary from the UK entitled The Great Global Warming Swindle, which takes apart the conventional wisdom about man-made climate

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    The Great Global Warming Swindle

    April 30, 2007 1:37PM by Truck News

    Please find below the link to the video documentary you may have heard about from the UK entitled “The Great Global Warming Swindle.” Be prepared to have your assumptions about global warming seriously rocked by this documentary. I was told

  • Lou Smyrlis
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    Baird’s fears about Kyoto are worth considering but so are the many answered questions

    April 21, 2007 10:42PM by Lou Smyrlis

    What to make of the Harper government’s conviction that meeting our Kyoto commitment would drive the country into recession and leave thousands unemployed and facing soaring gas and energy prices? According to federal environment minister John Baird, the deep reductions

  • James Menzies
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    Cops in trucks? Now that’s a great idea!

    April 19, 2007 8:30AM by James Menzies

    I recently came across an article from the Associated Press about a new program in Kansas that puts cops in the cabs of trucks to enforce traffic laws. You can read about it here. What a great idea. Basically, police

  • James Menzies
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    Spring’s an ugly time of year thanks to litterbugs

    April 16, 2007 12:07PM by James Menzies

    Driving along Hwy. 401 on the weekend, I couldn’t help but shake my head as I passed by literally thousands of pieces of trash along the highway. The ditches are covered in debris tossed aside by inconsiderate motorists who treat

  • James Menzies
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    US trucking industry says ‘We’ll pay more tax’

    April 5, 2007 11:03AM by James Menzies

    In a surprising move, the US trucking industry has actually said it would welcome higher fuel taxes. The caveat being, the money would have to be set aside for infrastructure funding. And we’re not talking bicycle paths here, which sadly

  • James Menzies
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    Jumpers ruin other lives on their way out

    March 30, 2007 8:25AM by James Menzies

    I spent a good half-hour in traffic this morning as the express lanes of the 401 were closed due to reports of a ‘jumper’ who apparently leapt to his death into traffic around 6 a.m. just past the DVP. For

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    Report from Americana 2007

    March 30, 2007 7:24AM by Truck News

    I thought readers might be interested in notes I made at Americana 2007, where I was the “waste analyst” for the conference sessions pertaining to waste management. Despite spending quite a bit of time on the trade show floor, I

  • James Menzies
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    Live, from Louisville

    March 21, 2007 5:31PM by James Menzies

    Well, it’s that time of year again. The time of year when industry suppliers and those who write about them converge in Louisville, Ky. for three jam-packed days of new product announcements. It’s the Mid-America Trucking Show, and as journalists,

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    So that’s how much per hour?

    March 19, 2007 7:55PM by Truck News

    Looking for a new job or a career change is not a desirable task for most people. I’ve recently put together a few resumés for friends desiring a change of pace and not once did I ever hear, “Wow, I

  • Lou Smyrlis
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    Changing trade patterns point to long-term challenge for trucking

    March 13, 2007 11:09PM by Lou Smyrlis

    Costs for Canada’s largest carriers are continuing to rise faster than revenues and that should be cause for concern on two fronts. First, obviously, because cost containment is proving particularly difficult and will remain so because fuel prices remain volatile,

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    Is Canada finally ready to invest in its infrastructure?

    March 7, 2007 10:05PM by Lou Smyrlis

    I’ve been hearing a lot of talk lately from both top ranking transportation ministry bureaucrats and their political bosses that they’re finally ready to start spending the money necessary to give Canada the infrastructure we need for the efficient movement

  • James Menzies
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    The Mexicans are coming – are you worried?

    March 7, 2007 2:26PM by James Menzies

    There’s a lot of concern south of the border about a recently-announced pilot project that will give 100 Mexican carriers the green light to operate inside the US. Like Canadian carriers, they will be forbidden from delivering loads from one

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    Road tolls, market forces and climate change

    February 21, 2007 4:41PM by Truck News

    A news item caught my attention today (posted at the end of this entry). Toronto Mayor David Miller has stated he would consider tolling city roads — as London England did, with great success — in order to reduce commuting,