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    End of an era

    December 23, 2018 10:00AM by Harry Rudolfs

    OSHAWA, Ont. — When General Motors announced on Nov. 26 that it was shutting down the last Oshawa, Ont., assembly plant at the end of 2019, most of us were gobsmacked. GM has been an integral part of that community for

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    A Canadian first

    December 23, 2018 9:37AM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. — Truck platooning has been successfully demonstrated on Canadian public highways for the first time. The tests took place between Oct. 29 and Nov. 2, and were conducted by PIT Group, Transport Canada, Auburn University, and Minimax Express Transportation.

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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