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  • Motor carriers asked to weigh in on CSA

    July 13, 2011 8:22AM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has launched a survey to identify the impacts of CSA (Compliance, Safety and Accountability) enforcement on trucking operations, as well as carrier perceptions and…

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    The ABCs of summer fruit

    July 1, 2011 12:00AM by Karen Bowen

    At this time of year, the highways are flanked by fields growing a large variety of produce. You may even be delivering a load of it, yourself.

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    July 1, 2011 12:00AM by Dr. Christopher Singh

    Although not often discussed, hemorrhoids are a very common condition. In fact, it is estimated that half the adults in North America over the age of 50 have suffered from hemorrhoids at some point in their lives.

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    Sleep apnea screening

    July 1, 2011 12:00AM by Evelyn Cartmill

    The threat of sleep apnea might seem like a safety manager’s worst nightmare.

  • Study looks at handling of senior drivers across Canada

    June 27, 2011 9:48AM by Truck News

    WATERLOO, Ont. — A new study has highlighted inconsistencies in how provinces licence older drivers, a contentious issue in the trucking industry – especially in Ontario, where commercial drivers are required to do an annual road test after…

  • Home Hardware, John Deere and Maple Leaf Foods win private fleet safety awards

    June 24, 2011 8:18AM by Truck News

    KING CITY, Ont. — The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada and Zurich Insurance awarded three of Canada’s safest private fleets at an industry dinner last night.

  • Three private fleet drivers added to PMTC Hall of Fame

    June 24, 2011 7:59AM by Truck News

    KING CITY, Ont. — Three professional drivers with nearly 100 years of safe driving between them were inducted into the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada Hall of Fame for Professional Drivers.

  • Canadian companies can now vie for international award that lauds safety, innovation

    June 22, 2011 12:06PM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. — Canadian companies now have the chance to compete for the European Transport Training Association’s (EuroTra) prestigious Safety and Innovation Award, which recognizes the best product or service that can be used to improve road…

  • Former FMCSA staffer casts doubt on group’s HoS research

    June 10, 2011 12:39PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. — The former head of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s research division has said the studies provided by the FMCSA to support its hours-of-service proposal contain many problems and can’t be relied on to support…

  • Trucking groups call for examination of truck ‘crashworthiness’ standards

    June 9, 2011 11:55AM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Trucking Associations and the Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association are calling on the federal government to begin researching how standards for crashworthiness for heavy trucks could benefit professional…

  • Moose madness in Newfoundland

    June 7, 2011 11:33AM by Truck News

    ST. JOHN’S, Nfld. — Who needs a moose bumper? Truckers and motorists injured in moose-vehicle collisions in Newfoundland have earned the right to sue the province, according to a Supreme Court ruling.

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    Getting healthy

    June 1, 2011 12:00AM by Al Goodhall

    Alright, enough about burning out and everything that’s wrong with the world. At the beginning of May, I decided it was time to stop procrastinating and get rid of those extra winter pounds.

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    Looming driver shortage threatens the bottom line

    June 1, 2011 12:00AM by Rick Geller

    As challenging as the recent economic downturn has been, it may be masking a bigger threat that’s still to come – in the form of a looming driver shortage.

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    Understanding headaches

    June 1, 2011 12:00AM by Dr. Christopher Singh

    I think it is safe to say that most of us have had a headache at some time in our life. However for an unlucky few, these headaches can become debilitating and affect their ability to function on a day-to-day basis.

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    Take a load off your shoulders

    June 1, 2011 12:00AM by Karen Bowen

    It’s no surprise to you – driving a truck can be physically demanding. During a long haul, the cab’s limited space and restrictive seating create stress for your neck, back and shoulders while bouncing over bumps and potholes for…