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  • We can learn from U.S. ELDT program

    December 19, 2019 8:01AM by Terry Shaw

    Once again, our American counterparts appear on pace to beat us to the punch when it comes to implementing a much-needed safety initiative. This time, it is the FMCSA’s national Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT), which is supposed to come

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    Mark Dalton: Bud’s bail buddy – Part 3

    December 18, 2019 7:00AM by Edo van Belkom

    The story so far Mark gets a call asking if he’s willing to bail Bud out of jail. He agrees to do it for a few days, because on the 10th, Bud’s brother will be back in town and will

  • The fatal flaw with roundabouts

    December 18, 2019 7:00AM by Al Goodhall

    Several years ago, I sat in a meeting that was presenting the safety advantages of using roundabouts. We talked about how they prevented T-bone collisions that occur at conventional intersections. We also discussed how if a collision does occur, it

  • Taxes on split income hit home

    December 17, 2019 7:51AM by Scott Taylor

    One of the long-held advantages of working for your own company is that you can pay wages and/or dividends to split income among family members. Salaries and wages paid to a spouse, partner, or child have always been subject to

  • Preventive maintenance: Save your breath

    December 17, 2019 7:44AM by Karen Bowen

    Although the winter season offers breathtaking scenery, it can also create an environment that negatively impacts your health. In addition to slips, falls, and overexertion while shoveling, winter’s cold, dry air can also trigger asthma attacks. Asthma is a medical

  • Using high-tech to improve traffic flow along Windsor corridor

    December 17, 2019 7:34AM by Ron Stang

    WINDSOR, Ont. — Locally, it’s known as Truckers’ Tuesday. And Thursday might also be added to the endearing description. Because those are the two days of the week when the volume of truck traffic along Huron Church Road is at

  • MELT and NELT are works in progress

    December 17, 2019 7:16AM by Mike Millian

    In recent months, I have made several presentations on mandatory entry-level training (MELT) and provided updates and information on where we sit in each jurisdiction. I’ve also discussed where the national entry-level training (NELT) standard file is at. MELT is

  • Loving that lease

    December 17, 2019 7:00AM by Derek Clouthier

    Several factors can influence a carrier’s decision to purchase a new or used truck to add to its fleet. And with an ever-changing marketplace that demands flexibility, leasing has become a more viable option for those looking for adaptability, peace

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    A sentimental ride through the 1981 ads

    December 13, 2019 1:44PM by Abdul Latheef

    TORONTO, Ont. — Nineteen eighty-one was an eventful year. The Canadian housing market reeled under sky-high mortgage rates, John DeLorean unveiled his futuristic DMC-12 sports car, Microsoft debuted its operating system MS-DOS and Kim Cranes ruled the airwaves with Bette

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    A look back at Truck News of 1981

    December 13, 2019 1:29PM by James Menzies

    TORONTO, Ont. — “You have in your hands the very first issue of Truck News, a new publication servicing the truck industry in Eastern Canada. It features up-to-date news, stories and important advertising information. We look forward to your continued

  • How Canada’s Top Fleet Employers buck the trends

    November 28, 2019 9:00AM by Angela Splinter

    Trucking HR Canada’s Top Fleet Employers program is not a competition – it’s a way to recognize companies that showcase this industry as a great place to work, attract a new generation of employees, and set standards that we all

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    Your friendly ghost in the transportation industry

    November 25, 2019 8:17AM by Derek Clouthier

    SASKATOON, Saskatchewan — Though it didn’t come in the form of a premonition in the night, Clay Dowling takes pride in his company being “Your Partner with Spirit.” Launched in 1987, Ghost Transportation is the spawn of necessity, and, as

  • Action needed to combat abuse of foreign workers

    November 25, 2019 8:01AM by Dave Earle

    Early in October, the Globe and Mail reported that some trucking companies, primarily based in Surrey, B.C., are profiting from abuse of Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) and the immigrant workers they hire. I was interviewed for the story, which

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    The last word: Raising our standards

    November 19, 2019 7:00AM by Al Goodhall

    I recently read a letter to the editor in an industry publication, in which the writer was expressing his disappointment in the quality of driving he was witnessing on the road around the Greater Toronto Area and the loss of

  • Feature Transportation

    Mark Dalton: Bud’s bail buddy – Part 2

    November 18, 2019 7:00AM by Edo van Belkom

    The story so far Mark gets a call asking if he’s willing to bail Bud out of jail. He agrees to do it for a few days, because on the 10th, Bud’s brother will be back in town and will