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    Smart moves

    May 28, 2019 11:36AM by Eric Berard

    OTTAWA, Ont. — An expert assessment can efficiently guide a fleet towards reduced fuel use by analyzing what it already does right and how it can improve in other areas, and the government is willing to pay for up to

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    New oil category gets a lukewarm reception

    May 28, 2019 11:24AM by James Menzies

    ATLANTA, Ga. — Doug Kading, vice-president of maintenance for C.R. England would love to use FA-4 engine oils across his entire fleet of 4,000 tractors. Instead, the FA-4 factory fill his new trucks come with is tossed at the very

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    Do no harm

    May 24, 2019 11:22AM by Al Goodhall

    With some of the poor driving skills I’ve been exposed to at the hands of my fellow truckers on Hwys. 401 and 400 over the past year, I thought I would see if there was a code of ethics posted

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    Coping with seasonal allergies

    May 24, 2019 11:19AM by Dr. Chris Singh

    Although we have had a fairly cool and wet spring in many parts of Canada, it is fair to say that summer will eventually arrive. With that being said, allergy season will also soon arrive. Hay fever, also known as

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    Weighty issues

    May 24, 2019 10:28AM by Karen Bowen

    We all know that an active lifestyle really benefits our overall health. Unfortunately, trucking limits your ability to engage in regular physical activity. As a result, occasional weight fluctuations may cause you to temporarily let out your belt a few

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    What your software won’t tell you

    May 22, 2019 10:28AM by Scott Taylor

    This year more than 91% of all T1 income tax returns were filed electronically, either by professional tax-preparers or by individuals using tax-prep software. That’s up from 78% five years ago. While few people relish the idea of preparing tax

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    Is Ontario really open for business?

    May 22, 2019 10:22AM by Mike Millian

    The issues involving spring weight restrictions have not been addressed and need to be brought to the forefront once again. These laws have been around in most Canadian provinces since 1949. They vary by jurisdiction, but for the most part

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    Labor market information

    May 22, 2019 10:16AM by Angela Splinter

    Why it matters

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    New Smart Freight Centre launches in Peel Region

    May 17, 2019 9:56AM by Truck News

    BRAMPTON, Ont. — It’s been estimated that approximately $1.8 billion worth of goods move through the region of Peel every day by trucks alone. So, it’s no wonder that a new Smart Freight Centre has been created in order to

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    Changes coming to WSIB

    May 17, 2019 9:46AM by Janine Dyck

    Beginning on Jan. 1, 2020, Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) will introduce a new way of setting premium rates for almost 300,000 businesses across the province. Our new model will make it easier to understand how your business

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    A shining example

    May 17, 2019 9:40AM by James Menzies

    Highway Star of the Year enjoys paying it forward

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    Back to basics

    April 26, 2019 10:20AM by Sonia Straface

    SOUTH MOUNTAIN, Ont. — Edwin Duncan’s motto for his business is simple, yet effective: We get it there, with time to spare. And it’s one that his company, JED Express, takes seriously. Close to 99% of all JED’s deliveries have been

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    Safety first: Part 3

    April 24, 2019 10:13AM by Edo van Belkom

    THE STORY SO FAR Mother Load is in need of her annual safety inspection and while Mark is talking about that with another driver, a third man approaches and tells Mark he knows a mechanic that does inspections for $500.

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    Medium trucks require big decisions

    April 24, 2019 9:53AM by James Menzies

    TORONTO, Ont. — The medium-duty truck market has been steady over the past year; healthy, but lagging the historical pace of orders seen in the Class 8 segment. Medium-duty Classes 5-7 truck orders declined in March, according to the latest preliminary

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    Is trucking giving you a headache?

    April 24, 2019 9:19AM by Dr. Chris Singh

    As spring arrives and the weather begins to change, some drivers will experience an increased frequency of headaches. Although there is no conclusive scientific evidence to link changes in weather to headaches, there certainly seems to be some anecdotal evidence.