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    Poll forecasts a bright road ahead for trucking

    June 25, 2019 8:11AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — The road ahead for the Canadian trucking industry remains smooth despite concerns about driver shortages, plant closures and the new North American Free Trade Agreement, a major survey revealed. The poll of carriers, brokers and owner-operators was

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    TTSAO ensuring member schools measure up

    June 25, 2019 8:04AM by James Menzies

    GUELPH, Ont. — Want to be a member of the Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario (TTSAO)? You’ve got to earn it. That was the message from Lisa Arseneau, head of the TTSAO’s insurance group, when providing an update at

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    A Jekyll-and-Hyde market for trucking

    June 25, 2019 8:00AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — For-hire truck tonnage in the U.S. popped in April, but in Canada there were more trucks chasing loads in the spot market than in any other month in history. And overall trucking conditions in the U.S., as

  • Driver retention begins with the hiring process

    June 24, 2019 9:21AM by Truck News

    GUELPH, Ontario — Ensuring prospective hires are a good fit for your company before hiring them is key to reducing costly driver turnover. That’s especially true of entry-level drivers, who may not fully grasp the realities of life on the

  • Truckers show their pride

    June 24, 2019 9:14AM by Sonia Straface

    Woman behind the Rainbow Rider says she wants the truck to be a symbol for the LGBTQ community within trucking

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    In the game

    June 24, 2019 9:04AM by Truck News

    Raptors-inspired graffiti trailer turning heads in Toronto

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    Honesty is the best policy

    May 29, 2019 11:46AM by Sonia Straface

    CAMBRIDGE, Ont. — Client Transport is the small, but mighty carrier you’ve likely never heard of. Based in Cambridge, Ont., the 16-truck fleet is one that prides itself on having superior staff and drivers, all thanks to a little transparency.

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    Safety first: Part 4

    May 28, 2019 11:41AM by Edo van Belkom

    THE STORY SO FAR Mother Load is in need of her annual safety inspection and while Mark is talking about that with another driver, a third man approaches and tells Mark he knows a mechanic that does inspections for $500.

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    Smart moves

    May 28, 2019 11:36AM by Eric Berard

    OTTAWA, Ont. — An expert assessment can efficiently guide a fleet towards reduced fuel use by analyzing what it already does right and how it can improve in other areas, and the government is willing to pay for up to

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    New oil category gets a lukewarm reception

    May 28, 2019 11:24AM by James Menzies

    ATLANTA, Ga. — Doug Kading, vice-president of maintenance for C.R. England would love to use FA-4 engine oils across his entire fleet of 4,000 tractors. Instead, the FA-4 factory fill his new trucks come with is tossed at the very

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    Do no harm

    May 24, 2019 11:22AM by Al Goodhall

    With some of the poor driving skills I’ve been exposed to at the hands of my fellow truckers on Hwys. 401 and 400 over the past year, I thought I would see if there was a code of ethics posted

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    Coping with seasonal allergies

    May 24, 2019 11:19AM by Dr. Chris Singh

    Although we have had a fairly cool and wet spring in many parts of Canada, it is fair to say that summer will eventually arrive. With that being said, allergy season will also soon arrive. Hay fever, also known as

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    Weighty issues

    May 24, 2019 10:28AM by Karen Bowen

    We all know that an active lifestyle really benefits our overall health. Unfortunately, trucking limits your ability to engage in regular physical activity. As a result, occasional weight fluctuations may cause you to temporarily let out your belt a few

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    What your software won’t tell you

    May 22, 2019 10:28AM by Scott Taylor

    This year more than 91% of all T1 income tax returns were filed electronically, either by professional tax-preparers or by individuals using tax-prep software. That’s up from 78% five years ago. While few people relish the idea of preparing tax

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    Is Ontario really open for business?

    May 22, 2019 10:22AM by Mike Millian

    The issues involving spring weight restrictions have not been addressed and need to be brought to the forefront once again. These laws have been around in most Canadian provinces since 1949. They vary by jurisdiction, but for the most part