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    Inspiring next generation no problem for Berry and Smith Trucking

    December 12, 2017 11:38AM by Derek Clouthier

    PENTICTON, B.C. — Family businesses are special for a reason. There is a special connection one has to a company when it is part of their family, and a desire to carry on that family legacy becomes ingrained. At Berry and

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    A labor of Hercules

    December 11, 2017 1:56PM by Sonia Straface

    TORONTO, Ont. — Living up to a name like Hercules is a hard thing to do considering he is one of the most famous – and strongest – gods in Greek mythology. But Hercules Forwarding is doing quite a good job,

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    AMTA president stepping down

    December 11, 2017 11:08AM by Derek Clouthier

    EDMONTON, Alta. — Lorraine Card has decided to retire after three years as president of the Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA). Card devoted her time with the AMTA lobbying for safer highways for both commercial drivers and the general public, as

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    A real head-turner

    December 11, 2017 10:47AM by Derek Clouthier

    KELOWNA, B.C. — Possibly the oldest of its kind in existence, Doug Small’s 1968 Western Star WD4964 began counting its miles in Western Canada. Now calling The Truck Shop dealership in Auburn, Wash. home, the truck was manufactured in Kelowna, B.C.

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    Canada’s Most Wanted – Part 2

    December 10, 2017 1:48PM by Edo van Belkom

    The story so far The story so farMark gets a call from Bud informing him that the OPP are looking for him. Mark immediately shuts down his phone and does his best to avoid any contact with the police… ***

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    Four elements of a successful tire management program

    December 10, 2017 1:36PM by James Menzies

    Tires represent one of a fleet’s largest operating costs, so having an effective tire management program is essential. But that doesn’t mean it has to be overly complex. Even small fleets without a dedicated “tire guy” can put in place

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    Putting the boots to bullying

    December 10, 2017 10:23AM by Joanne Ritchie

    When Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, unveiled new legislation in early November aimed at cracking down on harassment in federal workplaces, it went largely unnoticed in the trucking world. If you work in a trucking operation

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    The real tax deadline

    December 8, 2017 10:16AM by Scott Taylor

    While everyone traditionally circles Apr. 30 on their calendar, a more pressing tax deadline is really just days away. If you are a sole proprietor, then Dec. 31 is an important deadline for business decisions. If you are incorporated then

  • Are ELDs being implemented for the right reasons?

    December 8, 2017 10:07AM by Al Goodhall

    Implementing the use of electronic logging devices (ELDs) may be the start of a perfect storm within the North American trucking industry. This law will force all drivers to work to rule. Authorities cite improving road safety as the primary

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    Painted with the same brush

    December 8, 2017 8:04AM by Mike Millian

    Recently, the mainstream news has been littered with stories about unsafe transport operators. Even OPP Commissioner Vince Hawkes has taken aim at truckers. A series of fatal incidents lately involving transport trucks on 400-series highways in Ontario has been terrible,

  • Calming a nagging cough

    December 6, 2017 8:04AM by Karen Bowen

    With winter nearly upon us, we are entering the season of snow, ice, and coughs. Although coughing is not particularly pleasant, it is an effective, protective reflex that helps maintain our health by pushing harmful germs, dust, and mucus out

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    Trucks and traffic

    December 5, 2017 3:19PM by Carroll McCormick

    MONTREAL, Que. –Shorter trucks, restricted delivery hours, forbidden zones, and ways to help truckers better see pedestrians and cyclists are part of a buffet of possible changes Montreal is considering to improve safety and traffic fluidity. Last year, the City

  • ELD Day

    December 5, 2017 3:08PM by James Menzies

    As the clock counts down to the Dec. 18 electronic logging device mandate in the U.S., many fleets have yet to implement a solution

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    Life-saving technologies should be more widely adopted

    December 4, 2017 10:52AM by James Menzies

    Why is it that when the trucking industry makes the headlines, for all the wrong reasons, it happens in bunches? Whether it be wheel separations or fatal crashes involving trucks, it seems these things happen in threes or fours, and

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    Papa Harry Trucking ups its game in small-town Alberta

    November 8, 2017 10:50AM by Derek Clouthier

    PONOKA, Alta. —  From the humble beginnings of running a business out of their family home, Papa Harry Trucking has finally found a place to call its own, and a community that has welcomed them with open arms. Launched in 2005