Truck News


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    Construction company not ‘Whisselling Dixie’ when it comes to moving freight

    September 27, 2019 8:00AM by Derek Clouthier

    CALGARY, Alta. — Whissell Contracting doesn’t mess around when it comes to moving freight. Since 1970, this civil construction company has been moving its own equipment and others’ through its trucking division, which specializes in heavy and oversized load transportation.

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    Opportunity aplenty in a thriving trucking industry

    September 27, 2019 7:30AM by Susan Ewart

    The greatest resource the trucking industry has is its people. As technology moves toward various stages of automation, the people in the industry – the truck drivers, dispatchers, shippers, and administrators – are what keep Saskatchewan and Canada ultimately moving. Imports and exports, which involve the

  • MTA makes a friend at the federal level

    September 27, 2019 7:00AM by Derek Clouthier

    WINNIPEG, Man. — The Manitoba Trucking Association (MTA) had the ear of a federal member of parliament recently, taking advantage of the opportunity to address issues in the transportation sector. Blake Richards, Alberta member of parliament for Banff-Airdrie, was recently

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    Serving country and industry

    September 25, 2019 7:15AM by Derek Clouthier

    Manitoba Driver of the Year takes pride in his many years of service

  • Western Canadian highways need upgrades

    September 25, 2019 7:00AM by Derek Clouthier

    WINNIPEG, Man. — Western Canadian roads are in need of their fair share of infrastructure upgrades, something not lost on those traveling this side of Ontario. The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) recently released its 2019-20 Infrastructure Priorities document, with the

  • Coping with panic attacks

    September 23, 2019 7:15AM by Dr. Christopher H. Singh

    Last winter, I had a driver come into my clinic complaining of shortness of breath, rapid heart rate and chest pain. He reported it started about an hour before, when he was driving in heavy traffic during a snowstorm. Naturally,

  • Don’t wait ’til year’s end for tax planning

    September 23, 2019 7:00AM by Scott Taylor

    While most people circle April 30 as the most important tax deadline on their calendar, if you operate a business the more pressing date is Dec. 31, just three months away. Dec. 31 is the deadline to make personal deductions

  • The millennial mind

    September 20, 2019 7:30AM by Angela Splinter

    Millennials – those aged 18 to 36 – represent 10.1 million Canadians and 37% of the country’s working population. Yet they account for less than 15% of truck drivers. Attracting younger workers has long been one of the industry’s greatest

  • Trucking dodged a bullet with Labour Code changes

    September 20, 2019 7:15AM by Mike Millian

    In early August, the trucking industry and supply chain were shocked when Canada Labour Code Part 3 revisions were made public. Specific changes that would do the supply chain irreparable harm were not included in any consultation that occurred prior,

  • Trying to make sense of a workplace tragedy

    September 20, 2019 7:00AM by Al Goodhall

    Safety is something we talk about within the trucking industry, but don’t spend enough time teaching drivers by example. There is far too little repeat, repeat, repeat when it comes to developing deep-rooted, ingrained safety habits for drivers. We don’t

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    The Truck Without a Driver – Part 4

    September 18, 2019 9:38AM by Edo van Belkom

    THE STORY SO FAR Mark is driving across the Prairies and comes across a truck like no other he’s ever seen before. He pulls up alongside of it and realizes the man behind the wheel isn’t driving, but rather he’s

  • The fiber of your being

    September 18, 2019 9:23AM by Karen Bowen

    As fall is almost over, you are probably already preparing your rig for the winter – examining tires, hoses and wires for wear, flushing systems to remove buildups and adding products to improve efficiency. Maintenance is common sense – taking

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    Wonder woman

    September 18, 2019 8:30AM by Sonia Straface

    A peek into the life of trucking’s own one-woman wonder

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    Giant strides

    September 18, 2019 7:00AM by James Menzies

    Tiger Trucking sees rapid growth, to support success of Giant Tiger

  • Companies still searching for cannabis clarity

    September 16, 2019 2:23PM by Abdul Latheef

    OTTAWA, Ont. — Forty-eight percent of safety-sensitive industries have yet to introduce a zero-tolerance policy on cannabis because of a lack of clarity on issues such as privacy and impairment, a survey has revealed. The poll by the Conference Board