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    Curbing added costs

    August 2, 2018 1:53PM by Derek Clouthier

    WINNIPEG, Man. — The Manitoba Trucking Association (MTA) says it’s doing what it can to help mitigate the added costs of the province’s impending carbon levy, set to kick in this September. At the crux of the association’s efforts is increasing

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    The friendly highways

    August 2, 2018 7:44AM by Derek Clouthier

    Groups look at autonomous friendly corridors for self-driving vehicles

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    Permit please

    August 2, 2018 7:39AM by Derek Clouthier

    Fox Creek’s permit enforcement shines light on need for more commercial rest areas

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    Quality over quantity

    July 31, 2018 11:32AM by Sonia Straface

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Larry Young started in trucking in the safety and compliance world. In 1993, he was the go-to guy for many major carriers on how they should be running by the book to stay in the good graces of

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    Greatness is in the eye of the beholder – Part 1

    July 31, 2018 11:17AM by Edo Van Belkom

    Mark spent the last few days driving through the U.S. with a load of electronic components destined for a warehouse in Sante Fe, New Mexico. After that load was delivered, Bud sent him to a food processing terminal in Albuquerque

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    Put it to the test

    July 29, 2018 11:06AM by Karen Bowen

    Driving truck has many perks. It’s interesting – no two days are the same. There’s variety – changing scenes through changing seasons. And independence – you make decisions about loads and routes. Unfortunately, driving truck also brings the risk of

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    Don’t let the bed bugs bite

    July 29, 2018 10:29AM by Dr. Chris Singh

    I recently had a patient who is a professional truck driver tell me that a few trucks in his fleet had bed bugs. As a result, the trucking company had to get all of its trucks professionally cleaned and exterminated.

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    Driver training is key to improved safety and fuel economy

    July 29, 2018 10:04AM by Al Goodhall

    Twenty per cent. That’s the impact on fuel efficiency that can be attributed to a driver’s actions behind the wheel. The thing is, we don’t invest 20% of our training time and training dollars teaching drivers to be fuel-efficient. This

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    Will owner-operators survive the $200,000 truck?

    July 26, 2018 8:45AM by Joanne Ritchie

    I’m not the first to ponder the fate of the owner-operator and I won’t be the last. Every time there’s a significant shift in trucking’s modis operandi, the pundits start ringing the death knell for the small operator – owner-operators

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    In wake of Humboldt, it’s time to reflect and act

    July 26, 2018 8:24AM by Mike Millian

    On July 6, Saskatchewan RCMP announced charges in relation to the tragic accident involving the Humboldt Broncos’ team bus, and a truck owned by Adesh Deol Trucking, a two-truck operation based out of Calgary, Alta. The driver of the truck,

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    Where’s my refund?

    July 26, 2018 7:24AM by Scott Taylor

    It’s hard to get excited about a tax refund. It means that somewhere along the way you paid more than you owe – and the government never says thanks for the loan. The real frustration sets in when Canada Revenue

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    Home shopping

    July 23, 2018 2:22PM by Eric Berard

    Finding the right location for a terminal requires real estate insight

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    A bridge to the future

    July 23, 2018 2:03PM by Ron Stang

    Flex booths, all-in-one plazas coming to Gordie Howe Bridge

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    Family road trip

    July 23, 2018 1:25PM by Harry Rudolfs

    Four generations of Mackies take 90-year road trip

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    It’s impossible to keep a good company down

    June 28, 2018 11:42AM by Derek Clouthier

    NISKU, Alta. — Resiliency. There’s no better way to describe Frank Guy, John Kilmochko, and Rory Hellings of SKS Logistics. After being laid off in 2007 after their branch was closed during an economic downturn, the ball was in their court,