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  • Focusing on the soft skills

    January 31, 2018 2:55PM by Angela Splinter

    The nature of work is always changing. Today, as technology and demographics evolve, our skills have to keep up or else we risk being automated out of a job. But some talents simply cannot be replaced by technology. I am

  • Finding the right carrier

    January 31, 2018 2:52PM by Al Goodhall

    The trucking industry as a whole doesn’t display much empathy for its drivers. Drivers are about the passion for what they do day in and day out. Corporate trucking is about profit. The ground between these two poles is a

  • Movin’ on up

    January 31, 2018 2:46PM by Sonia Straface

    Trucking industry provides room for advancement

  • Feature Health & Safety

    Are you feeling SAD?

    January 29, 2018 2:42PM by Dr. Chris Singh

    Have you ever noticed that your mood is affected by the weather? Often, our spirits are lifted on a bright sunny day while a dull, cold, and rainy day may make us feel a little gloomy. Although these are normal

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    Avoid heart pump failure

    January 29, 2018 2:32PM by Karen Bowen

    As a trucker, you know it’s vital to keep all your rig’s pumps functioning well. February, Valentine’s Day month, is a great time to consider the maintenance of your body’s major pump – your heart. Your heart, about the size

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    Marijuana legalization will create new challenges for fleets

    January 29, 2018 2:27PM by Mike Millian

    As the anticipated date for legalization of marijuana gets draws closer – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has recently flinched on the July 1 date, instead saying sometime in the summer of 2018 – more provinces and territories are announcing their

  • Electric trucks will attract new breed of driver

    January 25, 2018 2:23PM by Mark Lee

    The evolution of trucks, has until recently, been a gradual process. Take a truck from the late 1960s and compare it to a truck from the turn of the century – in 40 years there wasn’t much on the surface

  • The perilous path to autonomy

    January 25, 2018 2:06PM by Joanne Ritchie

    My biggest automotive concern over the holidays was the crummy fuel economy my new gasoline-powered car was getting. With my scandalous Volkswagen TDI, I could go 1,000 kilometers on a 50-liter tank of fuel, and was shocked to find myself

  • Movin’ on? Do it right

    January 23, 2018 2:23PM by Scott Taylor

    One advantage of being an owner-operator is that when you see a better job you can pretty easily take your truck and move on. But it’s more complicated if you decide to switch careers entirely. Or you have to stop

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    Girder migration

    January 23, 2018 2:05PM by Carroll McCormick

    MONTREAL, Que. — Dozens are packed in laydown areas, a couple wait on a barge and a few sit high in the air atop pearly white Y-shaped pier caps. These and hundreds more box girders will soon draw a brilliant white

  • Pay day

    January 23, 2018 1:33PM by James Menzies

    Carriers increasing driver pay to take advantage of strong market

  • On the clock

    January 23, 2018 1:24PM by James Menzies

    Canada to require ELDs by 2020

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    Family values top priority for ‘the little company that can’

    January 11, 2018 10:33AM by Derek Clouthier

    WINNIPEG, Man. — They may be small, but no freight is too big for “the little company that can.” Specializing in hauling dimensional cargo that may be too wide, too long, or too high for the other guy, Winnipeg’s Fast Lane

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    Left or right?

    January 11, 2018 9:38AM by Derek Clouthier

    SALMON ARM, B.C. — Whether you’re on the left or right is a common distinction in the political arena, but what about which lane trucks should be relegated when passing through town? Shuswap resident J. Edgar Murdoch penned a letter to

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    Major work can mean hefty tax

    January 9, 2018 9:37AM by Sandy Johnson

    William Shakespeare knew how to turn a phrase. As many as 50 expressions used in our everyday language were coined or popularized by The Bard. “Break the ice,” “Greek to me,” and “dead as a doornail” are just a few