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    Embracing the future, and not ashamed to admit it

    October 10, 2017 2:34PM by Derek Clouthier

    ORMISTON, Sask. — Like a naïve child with a longing to see the world through the looking glass of a “big truck”, Jadran Svestka was unaware what the life of a truck driver would entail. But after 30 years behind the

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    The power of Mother Nature affects all things – even petroleum

    October 10, 2017 11:59AM by Roger McKnight

    The power of Mother Nature is mysterious and frightening. Hurricane Harvey showed little patience and no mercy for the city of Houston, and the people who are the city. The media coverage of this disaster has been emotionally overwhelming throughout

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    What ‘The Beverly Hillbillies’ can teach you about ELDs

    October 10, 2017 11:54AM by Sandy Johnson

    Come listen to a story ’bout a man named Jed, Poor mountaineer barely kept his family fed…If you grew up in the 1960s, you’ll recognize the theme song to The Beverly Hillbillies, the classic TV sitcom where Jed Clampett strikes

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    Rising fuel, labor, and equipment costs affecting trucking companies

    October 10, 2017 11:45AM by Louise Yako

    With National Trucking Week in the rearview mirror, it is important for the industry to continue celebrating its workforce and take a brief bow for the efficient and reliable service it provides to everyone who makes a purchase, visits a

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    Moving on

    October 8, 2017 11:54AM by Derek Clouthier

    BCTA president and CEO Louise Yako moves on to next chapter in her life

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    Getting the right training

    October 8, 2017 11:48AM by Derek Clouthier

    Choosing the best driver training school can be a daunting task for wannabe drivers

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    Learning from the past

    October 8, 2017 11:23AM by Derek Clouthier

    Trucking’s younger generation learns from the past, tailors lessons for future

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    Reinventing the wheel

    October 6, 2017 4:26PM by Sonia Straface

    The phrase “don’t reinvent the wheel” is a funny term to wheel manufacturers in the trucking industry. Because while some think reinventing the wheel is just an idiom for wasting time, to them, it’s a career. Engineers in the commercial

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    Trusting the youth

    October 6, 2017 8:10AM by Sonia Straface

    AYR, Ont. — Liberty Linehaul is a fleet hungry for young blood. And while that doesn’t sound too different from the rest of the trucking companies in the U.S. and Canada, Liberty says it’s setting itself apart by actually doing something

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    Dalton has a breakdown, Part 4

    October 6, 2017 7:55AM by Truck News

    THE STORY SO FAR Mark is transporting a load of high-end farm tractors to P.E.I. and has a major breakdown at the junction of Hwys. 400 and 401. He gets off the highway and pulls onto a side street only

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    Decelerating and downsizing

    October 5, 2017 3:59PM by Bill Cameron

    I need to tell a short personal story, only for the purpose of setting up the main topic. In June 2016, our small company sold our U.S. operation, retaining only my own tractor. I bought an RTAC B-Train, and have

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    Those who truck together, stay together

    October 5, 2017 3:10PM by Sonia Straface

    SAINT JOHN, N.B. — Many professional truck drivers will tell you that one of the selling features of trucking for a living is that every run is an adventure and exploring North America is an experience not many people get to

  • Knee pain? It could be osteoarthritis

    October 5, 2017 2:54PM by Dr. Chris Singh

    One of the most frequent complaints that I encounter in my clinic among professional truck drivers is knee pain. Although there are many possible causes of knee pain, osteoarthritis is the most common cause in my patients over the age

  • Can a six-minute test help you up your safety game?

    October 4, 2017 3:43PM by Sonia Straface

    TORONTO, Ont. — As a fleet owner or human resources manager at a trucking company, wouldn’t it be great to know if the candidate you’re interviewing is the real deal? Wouldn’t you like to know if he or she would

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    Doing it yourself

    October 4, 2017 3:39PM by Mark Lee

    As you’re aware, trucking is not a nine to five operation. This has implications on many aspects of both your personal and business life, including trying to schedule routine maintenance of your truck or trucks. It’s not easy to get