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  • Harry Rudolfs
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    OTA putting on the Ritz

    November 11, 2013 10:23AM by Harry Rudolfs

    I look forward to the OTA convention every November, seeing old friends, industry shakers and hangers-on, and fellow journalists at this annual event. But this year I was surprised to find that the venue has been moved off the Dixon

  • Dan Goodwill
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    Intermodal Continues to Deliver Results

    November 10, 2013 11:43AM by Dan Goodwill

    The Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) reported an increase of 4.7 percent in total intermodal traffic in the third quarter of 2013 compared to the same time period in 2012. Continuing to lead intermodal growth, domestic container volume increased

  • Ray Haight
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    It’s Time That I Made Time For That 2

    November 7, 2013 10:39AM by Ray Haight

    Some time ago I wrote an article called “its time that I made time for that”, the main point I was attempting to make was that we all get caught up in getting ahead and at times can forget about

  • Dan Goodwill
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    What were the Biggest Freight Transportation Stories of 2013? / What will be the Top Trends in 2014?

    November 3, 2013 8:47AM by Dan Goodwill

    At the end of each year, I like to take stock of the major freight transportation stories of the past twelve months and look ahead to the major industry trends in the coming year. The two blogs that I write

  • Lou Smyrlis
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    Is there a better way forward on fuel surcharges?

    October 28, 2013 9:08PM by Lou Smyrlis

    Researching and writing about fuel prices and their impact on transportation costs since fuel prices initially started to spike back in the late 90s I’ve come to realize– despite what some fuel experts will tell you – the only truly

  • James Menzies
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    Remote diagnostics is the real deal

    October 28, 2013 2:24PM by James Menzies

    Fleets and owner/operators have had legitimate reason over the past few years to complain about a costly increase in unplanned downtime. Most of the problems can be traced back to the emissions systems installed on 2007 and later model year

  • Carolina Billings
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    “A job is what you make of it”. 7 Tips on how to get out of a Professional Rot.

    October 28, 2013 1:07PM by Carolina Billings

    Either because of the economy, job attrition, lack of proper professional development programs or advancement opportunities at your current place of employment, maybe due to  lack luster leadership, lack of know-how or outright self-pity, a time may come when professional

  • Dan Goodwill
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    Shippers and Carriers – – It’s Time to Talk

    October 27, 2013 1:36PM by Dan Goodwill

    One of the highlights of this year’s Surface Transportation Summit was the impassioned plea from Jacquie Meyers, President of Meyers Transportation Services, for shippers and carriers to collaborate. This is not a new message. In fact, it is a message

  • Dan Goodwill
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    Career Advice from the President of Microsoft Canada

    October 6, 2013 3:52PM by Dan Goodwill

    A couple of weeks ago I had the privilege of listening to Max Long, President of Microsoft Canada as he addressed a group of MBA students and business executives at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of business. He offered

  • Harry Rudolfs
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    Better Start The Revolution Without Me

    October 4, 2013 10:50AM by Harry Rudolfs

    Every few years someone proposes a general strike by truck drivers. Call in sick, book off, make the public realize how crucial this profession is for the common good. The idea gains some traction and a few independent drivers book

  • Ray Haight
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    Truth and Time go Hand in Hand

    September 30, 2013 1:22PM by Ray Haight

    I believe strongly that over the past few decades we have done ourselves a significant injustice in this industry by not paying attention to the changes that happened around us as they relate to where our drivers and Owner Operators

  • Lou Smyrlis
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    Expect more, again!

    September 29, 2013 5:48PM by Lou Smyrlis

    Ten years ago, when I wrote my first editorial for Truck News and Truck West after being appointed editorial director, I wrote that “in a business climate as turbulent and as quickly changing as today’s, to stand still is to

  • Dan Goodwill
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    As October 1 approaches, US Freight Brokers must post a $75,000 Bond

    September 27, 2013 2:36PM by Dan Goodwill

    At the time of this writing, there is less than a week until the new US federal $75,000 financial security requirement for freight brokers and forwarders goes into effect. By now, most everyone has the deadline of October 1st committed

  • James Menzies
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    Adopting a healthier lifestyle: An overdue halftime report

    September 24, 2013 6:53AM by James Menzies

    So, I have written before about my participation in the pilot project for NAL Insurance’s Healthy Trucker program. I realize I’m overdue for a report on my progress. The title of this blog is misleading, since there really is no

  • Dan Goodwill
    Blog

    The Next Big Retail Battleground – Same Day Delivery

    September 22, 2013 11:24AM by Dan Goodwill

    If you haven’t been watching, you may be missing one of the most interesting and important battles in retailing and freight transportation – – – the clash to deliver shipments to consumers on the day they are ordered. Here is