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  • Roger McKnight
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    Is our world a little cuckoo?

    June 22, 2017 3:03PM by Roger McKnight

    I am of the belief that we are living in a world of movie sequels, or better put — sometimes it seems that the future of our world is being determined by the theatrical ambitions of our political leaders. When

  • Angela Splinter
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    You’re fired!

    June 12, 2017 2:59PM by Angela Splinter

      You’re fired: Not the words any employee wants to hear, and not the words any supervisor wants to deliver (except for Donald Trump perhaps). The reality, however, is that even the best places to work have to be ready

  • Ray Haight
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    ‘It ain’t nuclear surgery’

    June 5, 2017 1:49PM by Ray Haight

    How many times have you been stuck trying to make a specific task or project perfect and got completely frustrated to the point of quitting, when in fact you had probably nailed good some time ago. My partner Jimmy Papineau

  • Derek Clouthier
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    If family-first is acceptable, why not country-first?

    June 5, 2017 10:54AM by Derek Clouthier

    I wonder how many people are going to get upset by what they’re about to read. Keep in mind that editors write editorials and columns to stir people’s emotions and get them to e-mail either a supportive letter to the

  • Isabelle Hétu
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    How to include flexible work options in your workplace

    May 30, 2017 10:01AM by Isabelle Hétu

    In an industry that runs 24/7, it may be hard to imagine flexible work options that make sense. These arrangements can include a variety of options, from compressed workweeks to part-time hours, load sharing, job sharing, and more. However, all

  • James Menzies
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    Four predictions for the future of trucking

    May 24, 2017 10:23AM by James Menzies

    The North American transportation industry is in the early stages of an era of unprecedented change. Our industry has been inundated with reports of autonomous vehicles, the electrification of trucking and other potential alternative fuels, and the “uberization” of the

  • Roger McKnight
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    NAFTA is an heirloom we should hold on to

    May 23, 2017 9:11AM by Roger McKnight

    Like it or not (I go for curtain two), this is regretfully the season of the garage sale – which in my opinion, should be called a “garbage” sale. In our household, the optics of this event is that of

  • Ray Haight
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    Driver turnover: Is plug and play the right way?

    May 16, 2017 2:10PM by Ray Haight

    The issue of driver turnover has plagued the industry for over four decades now and it seems to me that trucking companies should have made better progress by now in bringing it under control. Fact is that many trucking companies

  • Angela Splinter
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    Giving is good

    May 16, 2017 8:34AM by Angela Splinter

    Everyone likes being a part of something good. At Trucking HR Canada, we focus a lot on the importance of workplace culture—the core values, practices, and attitudes unique to your organization that help make it an enjoyable and positive place

  • Dan Goodwill
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    Building a leadership team to drive your business

    May 8, 2017 9:21AM by Dan Goodwill

    Over the past few years, I have noticed a disturbing trend as I meet with both our shipper and carrier associates. They have changed their leadership team again. The VP of Transportation or Logistics (in manufacturing and retail organizations) or

  • Angela Splinter
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    Some things never change

    May 2, 2017 8:44AM by Angela Splinter

    The trucking industry is always changing, and the real leaders in this industry are the ones who can be innovative, adaptable, educated, and focused while guiding their people through change at the same time. Today, new technology—specifically automation and the

  • Justin Bailie
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    Artificial intelligence will change trucking forever

    May 2, 2017 8:35AM by Justin Bailie

    With or without driverless trucks

  • Derek Clouthier
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    In 25 years we’ll be having same conversation as we do today

    April 25, 2017 11:40AM by Derek Clouthier

    All those theatre classes in university appear to have paid off. I moderated my first panel discussion – with the help of the magazine’s director of business development, Lou Smyrlis, I should add – during the Manitoba Trucking Association’s AGM

  • Dan Goodwill
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    Technology is driving the freight brokerage industry in 2017

    April 24, 2017 9:31AM by Dan Goodwill

    The freight brokerage industry has been near and dear to my heart for many years. Earlier in my career, I had the privilege of running one of Canada’s largest 3PL operations. My current company has had the distinct pleasure of

  • Ray Haight
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    Just ask

    April 18, 2017 11:21AM by Ray Haight

    There are a many ways to create a driver-centered culture and if done properly they are all capable of being fun and effective. With driver turnover cost estimates ranging from $6000.00 dollars up to $12,000 dollars per person it makes