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    Braving the hardships of the past to keep moving forward

    December 7, 2018 9:40AM by Derek Clouthier

    EDMONTON, Alta. — Starting a trucking company was never a sure thing for Murray Schur. And, considering the heartbreak he has endured, few would blame him for his apprehension. Schur got his start in trucking in 1993; a few years after

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    Recruiting Aboriginal workers

    December 7, 2018 9:31AM by Derek Clouthier

    EDMONTON, Alta. —  It’s not rocket science – building relationships within Indigenous communities is no different than it is with any other culture. It just takes a bit of effort. That was the message from a Women Building Futures panel held

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    The house that IFTA built

    December 7, 2018 9:26AM by Sandy Johnson

    Do you watch home improvement shows? Mike Holmes wouldn’t build a house on anything less than a solid foundation, and neither should you. The same is true for your fleet tax compliance house. In the fleet tax world, the distance

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    Road tour

    December 4, 2018 9:19AM by Derek Clouthier

    Kenworth makes two Albert stops on its road tour to show off the new W990

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    U.S. midterms could resurrect pipeline drama

    December 4, 2018 9:10AM by Roger McKnight

    With the U.S. midterms completed, it now means we’re at the halfway point in this political three-ring circus. The clown costumes may have changed, but they’re still clowns, and clowns can be scary. With the Democrats now in control of

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    Reflections and foresight

    December 4, 2018 8:36AM by Derek Clouthier

    Western associations highlight greatest achievements of 2018, challenges for coming year

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    SM Freight goes the extra mile

    December 2, 2018 2:58PM by Sonia Straface

    BLENHEIM, Ont. — If there’s one thing Steve Hibbert believes in, it’s treating his employees and customers like gold. SM Freight was founded at the turn of the millennium by a local Blenheim, Ont., resident. By 2007, he sold the company

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    Dalton is hailed a cab: Part 2

    December 2, 2018 2:54PM by Edo van Belkom

    The story so far After returning from a long haul to the west coast, Mark Dalton’s dispatcher Bud asks him for a favor. He reluctantly agrees to do some local work… • The next day, Mark showed up at the

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    Tips to spare

    November 30, 2018 2:52PM by Eric Berard

    Canadian fleets share tire purchasing advice

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    Communication the biggest barrier drivers face

    November 30, 2018 2:44PM by Al Goodhall

    I did something at the end of October I haven’t done for a very long time – I attended a trucking symposium. Sponsored by the Women’s Trucking Federation of Canada (WTFC), it brought together drivers and staff from operations, safety,

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    Revamped Bill 148 should balance economy and wages

    November 30, 2018 2:41PM by Steve Laskowski

    Within minutes of his election as Ontario Premier, Doug Ford declared Ontario is open for business. The provincial government’s announced review of Bill 148 is definitely a step in the right direction. The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA), with its hundreds

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    Protect your eyes

    November 27, 2018 2:05PM by Dr. Chris Singh

    Professional truck drivers rely heavily on their eyes to perform their jobs safely and effectively. Therefore, eye conditions can be devastating, or even career-ending. This month I am going to discuss cataracts, a common eye condition that involves the clouding

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    Core values

    November 27, 2018 2:02PM by Karen Bowen

    Now that winter and slippery walking conditions are just around the corner, it’s a good time to take a fitness inventory. Make sure your balance and flexibility are good enough to keep you upright on ice and snow. Maintaining a

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    Combating the mental illness stigma

    November 27, 2018 1:44PM by Sonia Straface

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — The workplace plays an important role in mental health. For some, work gives a sense of purpose and the chance to feel productive, but for others, work can be the cause of stress which can lead to mental

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    Adding women to the mix

    November 23, 2018 1:29PM by Mike Millian

    TORONTO, Ont. — The Canadian trucking industry is in the midst of a demographic transformation, but it has had limited success increasing the number of women behind the wheel. Only 3% of professional drivers and technicians are women, despite women being