Truck News


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    Bypass at the heart of the West

    February 3, 2018 10:28AM by Eric Berard

    REGINA, Sask. — Congestion on Victoria Avenue. Endless traffic lights and then a left turn on the Trans-Canada Highway. Even though it already had a ring road designed to mitigate traffic headaches, Saskatchewan’s capital was due for some infrastructure treatment and

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    Honoring his service

    February 3, 2018 8:48AM by Derek Clouthier

    Manitoba trucking pioneer Red Coleman has always had a love affair with trucking

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    The Chain’s in Command – Part 2

    February 2, 2018 3:03PM by Edo van Belkom

    THE STORY SO FAR Mark is traveling to Winnipeg on Hwy. 17. He checks the forecast and it looks bad, so he chains up long before the snow. After driving a while Mark is wondering if the snow will ever

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    Nothing’s automatic

    February 2, 2018 2:58PM by Derek Clouthier

    “Try it and you’ll like it” has been a common theme in the trucking industry of late with new advancements being made in the world of technology. Automated transmissions are no different, and with approximately 70% of new trucks coming

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    Brian Kurtz Trucking looks ahead

    February 2, 2018 10:50AM by Sonia Straface

    Kurtz excited about the future of the trucking industry

  • 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