Truck News


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    It’s the science

    November 21, 2018 12:22PM by Carroll McCormick

    BLAINVILLE, Que. — Left unfettered to do its job, science will perform amazing feats, and this is just what the researchers at Performance Innovation Transport (PIT) Group, with the enthusiastic support of its member fleets, trucking schools and government agencies, have

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    Blockchain delivers

    November 21, 2018 11:29AM by James Menzies

    SUNRISE, Fla. — The first trucking shipment using blockchain and a smart contract has been made. The shipment was made using dexFreight, a decentralized logistics platform. The shipment was a 5,320-lb frozen food load hauled from Preferred Freezer Services in Medley,

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    Running with his sons has been a dream come true

    November 9, 2018 12:24PM by Derek Clouthier

    MOOSE JAW, Sask. – Scott Fogal could not be happier that his oldest son has jumped behind the wheel of one of his company trucks. Fogal Transport is a small operation in Saskatchewan, hauling livestock throughout the province, as well as

  • No place like home

    November 9, 2018 12:13PM by Sandy Johnson

    “Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.” This line from The Wizard of Oz has come to signify that we are no longer in a place we recognize or feel comfortable. When my lawyer of the last 30

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    No changing face here

    November 9, 2018 10:25AM by Derek Clouthier

    South Asians have long been a part of the trucking landscape in B.C.’s Lower Mainland

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    A trucker’s guide to CPP

    November 6, 2018 8:49AM by Scott Taylor

    Most people in Canada between the ages of 18 and 70 who earn more than $3,500 a year contribute to the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) – except in Quebec, where the Quebec Pension Plan provides benefits. Like an insurance plan,

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    Dalton is hailed a cab: Part 1

    November 5, 2018 1:43PM by Edo van Belkom

    Mark was heading east through Ontario, coming to the end of a longhaul run that had taken him from Vancouver, to Calgary, to Regina, and then Winnipeg. Northern Ontario had passed him by in what seemed like no time at

  • Stayin’ small

    November 5, 2018 9:00AM by Sonia Straface

    GUELPH, Ont. — For some, the road to success is a winding one. For others, it’s one that’s straight and narrow. Flash Freight Systems’ road falls closer to the latter. The business was started in 1998 as a part of Spruce

  • Feature Health & Safety

    Healing the heel

    October 31, 2018 1:35PM by Dr. Chris Singh

    During the past few weeks, I have treated several truck drivers complaining of heel pain. Heel pain is a fairly common occurrence in professional truck drivers. Although there are several causes of heel pain, for the purpose of this article,

  • Stay hip

    October 31, 2018 1:22PM by Karen Bowen

    Truck drivers need to take care of their hips due to long hours of sitting

  • We need you, driver!

    October 31, 2018 1:18PM by Mike Millian

    It seems it’s almost impossible to pick up a magazine (trucking industry publications, included) or tune into the news without reading a story about the next great breakthrough in autonomous technologies – complete with opinions on when the vehicles will

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    Support APUs and batteries with solar power

    October 31, 2018 8:12AM by James Menzies

    Sola panels can help power anti-idling systems, extend battery life

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    Building your future workforce

    October 29, 2018 1:11PM by Angela Splinter

    It seems like every trucking association meeting or industry convention has a panel or guest speaker on how to attract the next generation of Canadian workers. Everyone listens intently for solutions: we need to get into the high schools; we

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    Lights on

    October 29, 2018 12:57PM by Eric Berard

    LEDs and incandescent lamps have pros and cons, but maintenance and product quality are key

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    Trucking industry needs to acknowledge role in climate change

    October 29, 2018 12:51PM by Al Goodhall

    We don’t talk a lot about climate change or climate science in our business, which is at odds with the fact the transportation industry is a massive consumer of fossil fuels. What we do talk a lot about is reducing