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    A beginner’s guide to trucking in Canada

    October 29, 2018 12:29PM by Mark Lee

    A little over 10 years ago, I left behind all I knew in the United Kingdom and started my Canadian adventure. It’s been a learning curve ever since. I was lucky enough to speak the language, mostly. I still struggle

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    Fuel for thought

    October 25, 2018 12:29PM by Carroll McCormick

    Test talk at this fall’s Energotest trials covers interesting ground

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    CSA to get major overhaul

    October 25, 2018 12:15PM by James Menzies

    WASHINGTON, D.C.  — Big changes are coming to the U.S. Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) safety regime. CSA was introduced in 2010 to evaluate a carrier’s likelihood of being involved in a future crash, by assigning points for roadside violations. It relies

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    Commercial traffic to be a priority at new bridge

    October 25, 2018 11:58AM by Ron Stang

    WINDSOR, Ont. — The processing of commercial traffic will be a priority when the new Gordie Howe International Bridge opens in late 2024, officials with the Crown agency overseeing the major infrastructure project linking Windsor and Detroit say. “We feel one

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    Looking overseas to help ease Canada’s lack of young qualified drivers

    October 19, 2018 1:38PM by Derek Clouthier

    BURNABY, B.C. — For Daryl Ee, finding and recruiting new drivers shouldn’t be a “speedee” process. Ee is the CEO of Speedee Transport, a thriving transportation company out of Burnaby, B.C., with a motto that centers on being Western Canada’s

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    Biggest and baddest

    October 17, 2018 1:35PM by Derek Clouthier

    Pacific trucks were uniquely Canadian with their power and strength

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    From disruption, a new road for trucking

    October 17, 2018 1:26PM by Dave Earle

    We live in times of turmoil and change. Climate, technology, demographics, and population growth all influence our lives. We can be overwhelmed by these changes or choose to redefine how we live and work. The trucking industry must continue to

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    The fine print is no small matter

    October 17, 2018 12:01PM by Sandy Johnson

    Disclaimers. They’re everywhere. Every product, contract, and service comes with a warning these days. Want to change lanes on the freeway? Your mirror will tell you that objects may be closer than they appear. As someone who works with fuel

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    Western Canadian roads

    October 12, 2018 11:48AM by Derek Clouthier

    With winder approaching, Western Canada has its fair share of roads in need of upgrading

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    Tapping into the Aboriginal advantage

    October 12, 2018 10:06AM by Derek Clouthier

    SASKATOON, Sask. — Recent statistic show that in 2016 there were 315 truck drivers who spoke a Cree language, and the numbers have been in decline for the last 15 years. More truck drivers in Canada speak Greek, Gujarati, Hebrew, or

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    The proof in the planning

    October 12, 2018 8:36AM by Sonia Straface

    Carmen Transportation finds success in the minute details of delivery

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    Breaking down brakes

    October 9, 2018 3:42PM by James Menzies

    Brakes continue to be the trucking industry’s greatest pain point when it comes to vehicle-related out-of-service defects. However, there are steps fleet managers, maintenance departments, and even drivers can take to greatly reduce a carrier’s brake-related defects. It starts with

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    Let’s take control of the HR narrative

    October 9, 2018 3:36PM by Angela Splinter

    The trucking and logistics industry continues to face some serious human resources (HR) challenges. Workforce shortages, new technologies, and a competitive job market are top-of-mind issues. From Moncton to Kelowna, fleets are struggling to find the drivers they need. Some

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    Greatness is in the eye of the beholder – Part 3

    October 9, 2018 8:26AM by Edo van Belkom

    THE STORY SO FAR Mark travels to New Mexico for a load back to Canada. While he’s there, another driver shows up for a load to Los Angeles. The driver looks Mexican and the shipper was expecting someone white, and

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    Kindess as a driving skill

    October 5, 2018 3:32PM by Al Goodhall

    Kindness isn’t something we would normally discuss as a required ‘skill’ when it comes to driving. We discuss road rage a great deal, however, and recognize that anger sitting firmly in the mind of a driver is not something that