Truck News


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    Favel hopes to attract the ‘right kind of people’ to join its family

    April 3, 2018 8:04AM by Derek Clouthier

    MOOSE JAW, Sask. — It’s a new age for the trucking industry, and with that comes different ways to find new customers, monitor trucks, save fuel, and find new employees. For Favel Transportation out of Moose Jaw, Sask., dealing with the

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    Indigenous initiative

    March 30, 2018 2:54PM by Derek Clouthier

    WINNIPEG, Man. — North America’s largest inland port is hoping to pave the way for more Indigenous workers to enter the industry. Winnipeg’s CentrePort Canada was recently part of the creation of the Southern Chief’s Economic Development Corporation (SCEDC), which will

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    Finding a solution to truck parking

    March 30, 2018 2:35PM by Derek Clouthier

    ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — In the wake of an online petition calling for increased enforcement of illegal truck parking in Abbotsford, B.C., police say efforts have been made to mitigate the issue, but underlying causes remain. The petition was created by local

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    No change in position

    March 30, 2018 2:18PM by Truck West

    REGINA, Sask. — Saskatchewan may have a new premier, but that doesn’t mean the province is taking a new position on the implementation of a carbon tax. Like Premier Scott Moe, the Saskatchewan Trucking Association (STA) is not waffling on the

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    The zucchini of trucking

    March 30, 2018 2:03PM by Sandy Johnson

    Spring can’t come too soon, especially if you’re a gardener. My dad, who was an old farmer, couldn’t wait to get out and start scratching at the topsoil as soon as the snow melted. The planting, the weeding, the watering…

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    The Chain’s in Command – Part 4

    March 29, 2018 1:19PM by Edo van Belkom

    THE STORY SO FAR Mark is traveling to Winnipeg on Hwy. 17. He checks the forecast and it looks bad, so he chains up long before the snow. After driving a while Mark is wondering if the snow will ever

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    Eyeing the future, remembering the past

    March 29, 2018 11:42AM by Derek Clouthier

    EDMONTON, Alta. — With the Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) celebrating its 80th anniversary at its Leadership Conference and AGM this year, Truck West takes a look at the association’s history, one that stretches back to a time when trucking was

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    Aspiring drivers rejoice

    March 29, 2018 10:15AM by Derek Clouthier

    Manitoba government offers full driver training funding for those with offers of employment

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    Cleaner alternatives

    March 27, 2018 11:40AM by Derek Clouthier

    Alternative fuels and the shift toward electric-powered work trucks

  • Capacity crunch and rates

    March 27, 2018 11:37AM by Mike Millian

    Are ELDs already having an effect?

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    Increased artificial intelligence won’t benefit drivers

    March 27, 2018 11:32AM by Al Goodhall

    The greatest challenge we currently face as drivers, is adapting to changes happening across the trucking industry. What really drives me crazy is how little input drivers have in the design of the systems we use every day. Some days,

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    Nothing new but the tried and true

    March 25, 2018 11:27AM by Scott Taylor

    Every year when tax season fires up we dredge through Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) website for changes that we should be aware of. Obviously, we focus on trucking-specific items but we also look at the General Tax Guide, as everyone

  • Preventing the pain

    March 25, 2018 10:09AM by Sonia Straface

    Truck drivers are at a higher risk for developing musculoskeletal disorders, the most common type of workplace injury

  • All cramped up

    March 25, 2018 10:02AM by Karen Bowen

    Have you ever drifted off in your bunk only to be awakened from a sound sleep with excruciating cramps in your legs? Many people experience painful nighttime leg cramps – involuntary spasms that usually involve the muscles of the calf,

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    Repair frustrations

    March 22, 2018 9:46AM by Mark Lee

    As owner-operators or small fleet managers, we have to have an edge, something that sets us apart from the crowd. That can be a greater need to go to work – the big bills and payments ensure that we have