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    Looking overseas to help ease Canada’s lack of young qualified drivers

    October 19, 2018 1:38PM by Derek Clouthier

    BURNABY, B.C. — For Daryl Ee, finding and recruiting new drivers shouldn’t be a “speedee” process. Ee is the CEO of Speedee Transport, a thriving transportation company out of Burnaby, B.C., with a motto that centers on being Western Canada’s

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    Biggest and baddest

    October 17, 2018 1:35PM by Derek Clouthier

    Pacific trucks were uniquely Canadian with their power and strength

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    From disruption, a new road for trucking

    October 17, 2018 1:26PM by Dave Earle

    We live in times of turmoil and change. Climate, technology, demographics, and population growth all influence our lives. We can be overwhelmed by these changes or choose to redefine how we live and work. The trucking industry must continue to

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    The fine print is no small matter

    October 17, 2018 12:01PM by Sandy Johnson

    Disclaimers. They’re everywhere. Every product, contract, and service comes with a warning these days. Want to change lanes on the freeway? Your mirror will tell you that objects may be closer than they appear. As someone who works with fuel

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    Western Canadian roads

    October 12, 2018 11:48AM by Derek Clouthier

    With winder approaching, Western Canada has its fair share of roads in need of upgrading

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    Tapping into the Aboriginal advantage

    October 12, 2018 10:06AM by Derek Clouthier

    SASKATOON, Sask. — Recent statistic show that in 2016 there were 315 truck drivers who spoke a Cree language, and the numbers have been in decline for the last 15 years. More truck drivers in Canada speak Greek, Gujarati, Hebrew, or

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    The proof in the planning

    October 12, 2018 8:36AM by Sonia Straface

    Carmen Transportation finds success in the minute details of delivery

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    Breaking down brakes

    October 9, 2018 3:42PM by James Menzies

    Brakes continue to be the trucking industry’s greatest pain point when it comes to vehicle-related out-of-service defects. However, there are steps fleet managers, maintenance departments, and even drivers can take to greatly reduce a carrier’s brake-related defects. It starts with

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    Let’s take control of the HR narrative

    October 9, 2018 3:36PM by Angela Splinter

    The trucking and logistics industry continues to face some serious human resources (HR) challenges. Workforce shortages, new technologies, and a competitive job market are top-of-mind issues. From Moncton to Kelowna, fleets are struggling to find the drivers they need. Some

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    Greatness is in the eye of the beholder – Part 3

    October 9, 2018 8:26AM by Edo van Belkom

    THE STORY SO FAR Mark travels to New Mexico for a load back to Canada. While he’s there, another driver shows up for a load to Los Angeles. The driver looks Mexican and the shipper was expecting someone white, and

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    Kindess as a driving skill

    October 5, 2018 3:32PM by Al Goodhall

    Kindness isn’t something we would normally discuss as a required ‘skill’ when it comes to driving. We discuss road rage a great deal, however, and recognize that anger sitting firmly in the mind of a driver is not something that

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    Feeling the pinch?

    October 5, 2018 3:28PM by Karen Bowen

    Similar to the intricate and extensive road systems you use while transporting goods across the country to various destinations, your nerves follow an intricate and extensive pathway from your brain and spinal cord throughout your body, carrying the electrical impulses

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    Jumper’s knee a risk to truckers

    October 5, 2018 3:25PM by Dr. Chris Singh

    During the last month, I have treated several truck drivers for knee injuries in my clinic. At first glance, truck driving may not seem like a profession that would be prone to knee injuries. However, due to the physical demands

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    Tool talk

    October 2, 2018 3:15PM by Mark Lee

    Many times in the past, I have commented on how technology has changed our industry. Mostly, I have complained about the negative impact it has had on our equipment, and today is no different. There is one item of technology

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    Putting hours-of-service to rest

    October 2, 2018 3:10PM by Joanne Ritchie

    There are a handful of subjects like the driver shortage, truck parking, and hours-of-service (HoS) that never drop off trucking’s gripe list, they just jockey for position as the industry’s most critical problem. Right now, the most hotly debated issue