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    Let’s take control of the HR narrative

    October 9, 2018 3:36PM by Angela Splinter

    The trucking and logistics industry continues to face some serious human resources (HR) challenges. Workforce shortages, new technologies, and a competitive job market are top-of-mind issues. From Moncton to Kelowna, fleets are struggling to find the drivers they need. Some

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    Greatness is in the eye of the beholder – Part 3

    October 9, 2018 8:26AM by Edo van Belkom

    THE STORY SO FAR Mark travels to New Mexico for a load back to Canada. While he’s there, another driver shows up for a load to Los Angeles. The driver looks Mexican and the shipper was expecting someone white, and

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    Kindess as a driving skill

    October 5, 2018 3:32PM by Al Goodhall

    Kindness isn’t something we would normally discuss as a required ‘skill’ when it comes to driving. We discuss road rage a great deal, however, and recognize that anger sitting firmly in the mind of a driver is not something that

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    Feeling the pinch?

    October 5, 2018 3:28PM by Karen Bowen

    Similar to the intricate and extensive road systems you use while transporting goods across the country to various destinations, your nerves follow an intricate and extensive pathway from your brain and spinal cord throughout your body, carrying the electrical impulses

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    Jumper’s knee a risk to truckers

    October 5, 2018 3:25PM by Dr. Chris Singh

    During the last month, I have treated several truck drivers for knee injuries in my clinic. At first glance, truck driving may not seem like a profession that would be prone to knee injuries. However, due to the physical demands

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    Tool talk

    October 2, 2018 3:15PM by Mark Lee

    Many times in the past, I have commented on how technology has changed our industry. Mostly, I have complained about the negative impact it has had on our equipment, and today is no different. There is one item of technology

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    Putting hours-of-service to rest

    October 2, 2018 3:10PM by Joanne Ritchie

    There are a handful of subjects like the driver shortage, truck parking, and hours-of-service (HoS) that never drop off trucking’s gripe list, they just jockey for position as the industry’s most critical problem. Right now, the most hotly debated issue

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    When do I charge GST/HST?

    October 2, 2018 3:04PM by Scott Taylor

    It’s been 27 years since Canada introduced the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and after all this time people are still trying to figure out when and how to charge, collect, file, and pay it. The Harmonized Sales Tax (HST),

  • Talking ’bout a new generation

    October 2, 2018 11:58AM by Sonia Straface

    How fleets are identifying untapped demographic groups and recruiting their members

  • They’re keepers

    October 2, 2018 11:55AM by Sonia Straface

    How to keep the employees you have

  • Getting onboard

    October 2, 2018 11:52AM by John G. Smith

    Preparing a new driver means more than tossing them the keys

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    A matter of logic

    September 28, 2018 1:26PM by Eric Berard

    STE. JULIE, Que. — Some things in life don’t come with an instruction book, and that’s a challenge that appeals to Pierre-Luc Giguere, a technician with Excellence Peterbilt in Ste. Julie, Que. Though he acknowledges their convenience and often uses computers

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    A visitor from down under

    September 28, 2018 10:51AM by James Menzies

    TORONTO, Ont. — An Australian road safety advocate made a surprise visit to Truck News in early August, to share insights from his global truck safety tour. Rod Hannifey won a Churchill fellowship in Australia, which helps fund an international

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    The evolution of driver scorecards

    September 25, 2018 10:51AM by James Menzies

    Carriers are becoming more creative in how they measure driver performance

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    Coaching the coaches

    September 25, 2018 10:12AM by James Menzies

    Even fuel-efficient owner-ops seeing benefits of in-cab coaching