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    Road Runners founder passes the baton

    April 18, 2019 2:03PM by Harry Rudolfs

    OSHAWA, Ont. — Craig Irwin knows his best years are behind him. The founder of Road Runners Equipment of Oshawa, Ont., is seriously ill, but he takes comfort in the fact that the business is in good hands, signed over to

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    Why refuse a helping hand?

    April 18, 2019 1:58PM by Al Goodhall

    One of my pleasures every Saturday morning is listening to the Trucker Radio News and Talk podcast with Stan Campbell. This podcast is a great way to stay current with industry news. So, back on the first Saturday in March,

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    Tremcar reaches a milestone

    April 18, 2019 1:33PM by Carroll McCormick

    SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, Que. — An object of stainless steel and red enamel beauty was the centerpiece of a March event in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu to celebrate the 20,000th tank trailer Tremcar has built since its founding in 1962. Some 200 people converged on the

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    Keep or toss?

    April 16, 2019 2:51PM by Scott Taylor

    There’s nothing like a good Spring cleanup. Hauling out all the things you let pile up in the garage over the winter. Sweeping up dirt and tacking up a shelf for stuff worth keeping off the floor. Putting items in

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    A tribute to Bill MacKinnon

    April 16, 2019 1:33PM by David Bradley

    On March 22, after a long illness and a brave fight, Bill MacKinnon passed away at home, as was his wish. The MacKinnon family has lost a dear husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. The trucking industry has lost one of

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    Active safety systems work

    April 15, 2019 3:12PM by James Menzies

    Unless drivers interfere with them

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    A perfect storm

    April 15, 2019 2:30PM by James Menzies

    TORONTO, Ont. — A perfect storm is embroiling the Canadian trucking insurance industry, preventing trucking start-ups from entering the business and limiting who established fleets can hire. Increasing risks and evasive profits have chased some insurance providers from the transportation segment,

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    The benefits of CK-4 and FA-4 oil

    March 29, 2019 2:09AM by Eric Berard

    CK-4 and FA-4 oils delivering better shear stability, longer drain intervals

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    Emerging issues are hiding in your oil analysis reports

    March 28, 2019 2:04AM by Eric Berard

    Regular oil analyses readings can identify issues as they emerge – and before it’s too late

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    Draining day

    March 27, 2019 3:02PM by Eric Berard

    There’s more to an oil change than simply draining the fluid

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    Climbing one step of the ladder at a time

    March 25, 2019 3:13PM by Derek Clouthier

    SASKATOON, Sask. — There’s a saying in the Punjabi language that says, “sarab saanijhi,” which means “every employee is an owner and they work in the same way.” This is not only the motto of SST Trucking, but also where the

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    No spring fling

    March 25, 2019 2:40PM by Derek Clouthier

    RICHMOND, B.C. — Many drivers may not think transitioning into spring driving is a big deal. After all, winter is when road conditions are at their worst, right? But in many areas, particularly in B.C., spring weather can be temperamental, with

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    Addressing B.C.’s labor shortage takes innovation

    March 25, 2019 2:28PM by David Earle

    Road transportation isn’t the only sector suffering from a labor shortage. The B.C. Trucking Association (BCTA), which represents both freight and passenger carriers in our province, has been focusing on ways to address the shortage of commercial vehicle drivers for

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    Political patience running on empty

    March 25, 2019 11:19AM by Roger McKnight

    I don’t know about you, but I fill up my tank, or begin to squint with nervous suspicion, when the fuel gauge says it’s only a quarter full. The only indication we have of where the prices of gasoline and

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    Lafarge forges ahead with safety in mind

    March 22, 2019 10:32AM by Sonia Straface

    The saying goes, if you bought it, a truck brought it. But the industry goes so much deeper than that. Not only is trucking responsible for having store shelves fully stocked, it’s the trucks that also supply the materials to