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    No spring fling

    March 25, 2019 2:40PM by Derek Clouthier

    RICHMOND, B.C. — Many drivers may not think transitioning into spring driving is a big deal. After all, winter is when road conditions are at their worst, right? But in many areas, particularly in B.C., spring weather can be temperamental, with

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    Addressing B.C.’s labor shortage takes innovation

    March 25, 2019 2:28PM by David Earle

    Road transportation isn’t the only sector suffering from a labor shortage. The B.C. Trucking Association (BCTA), which represents both freight and passenger carriers in our province, has been focusing on ways to address the shortage of commercial vehicle drivers for

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    Political patience running on empty

    March 25, 2019 11:19AM by Roger McKnight

    I don’t know about you, but I fill up my tank, or begin to squint with nervous suspicion, when the fuel gauge says it’s only a quarter full. The only indication we have of where the prices of gasoline and

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    Lafarge forges ahead with safety in mind

    March 22, 2019 10:32AM by Sonia Straface

    The saying goes, if you bought it, a truck brought it. But the industry goes so much deeper than that. Not only is trucking responsible for having store shelves fully stocked, it’s the trucks that also supply the materials to

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    Safety first: Part 2

    March 22, 2019 10:24AM 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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    Power up

    March 22, 2019 10:17AM by James Menzies

    Electric trucks are all the rage, but now the focus turns to charging requirements

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    Five strategies to help you better retain your people

    March 22, 2019 10:10AM by Angela Splinter

    In today’s tight labor market, everyone is working harder to make sure they have the talent they need to run their business. But it takes a lot of time and money to find and hire qualified people, which means replacing

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    The clear-cut case for mileage logs

    March 22, 2019 10:07AM by Scott Taylor

    One of the myths of being self-employed is that you can write off 100% of the lease payment and related expenses on a service vehicle for your business. Another is that the type of vehicle – ie. pickup truck vs.

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    Cutting our emissions is a moral obligation

    March 22, 2019 10:01AM by Al Goodhall

    It was interesting watching two opposing forces at play in February: The United We Roll convoy and the student climate strike protests. One group being in support of fossil fuel expansion and the other diametrically opposed. But what we often

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    What’s the score?

    March 22, 2019 9:59AM by Sonia Straface

    Using driver scorecards and measuring driver performance pays off

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    Humboldt tragedy was not a collision of chance

    March 22, 2019 9:54AM by Stephen Laskowski

    Could any trucking company with a progressive safety management system, equipment maintenance programs as well as driver screening, training, and corrective oversight have experienced a catastrophic collision on a public highway? Yes. Yet, in two-thirds of collisions involving commercial vehicles,

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    Brachial plexus injuries in truck drivers

    March 22, 2019 9:50AM by Dr. Chris Singh

    Last week, I had a patient come into my clinic complaining of arm pain after slipping and falling off his flatbed trailer. He reported that two weeks prior, he was walking on the deck of his trailer and slipped on

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    Bad blood

    March 22, 2019 9:39AM by Karen Bowen

    Fight cholesterol with these simple tips

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    Embracing a philosophy to just say ‘yes’

    March 18, 2019 11:15AM by Derek Clouthier

    LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — Doug Paisley knows one of his company’s secrets to success is to carry on the reputation his father built over decades serving the industry. Doug’s father, Dean Paisley, started in the trucking industry in 1966 before moving with

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    Bezco Trucking feels like home

    February 21, 2019 2:22PM by Sonia Straface

    BRANTFORD, Ont. — As the saying goes, good things come in small packages. Bezco Trucking doesn’t deliver small packages. In fact, it specializes in delivering oversized items like steel and oilfield machinery. The small package is Bezco Trucking itself – just