Truck News


  • A gut feeling

    October 4, 2017 2:47PM by Karen Bowen

    Like most people, you probably experience an occasional upset stomach: indigestion. Although uncomfortable, indigestion (a condition during which a group of gastrointestinal symptoms occur at the same time) can usually be successfully treated with lifestyle changes. Indigestion is usually not

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    The real issues behind the driver retention problem

    October 3, 2017 2:30PM by Al Goodhall

    I’ve been thinking about what’s different in the trucking industry today compared to the autumn of 1998, when I decided to take the plunge into this trucking career. I don’t mean from a hardware or a systems perspective, but from

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    Carriers need to stick up for their drivers

    October 3, 2017 1:44PM by Mike Millian

    While traveling to Ottawa recently, I had the opportunity to listen to a talk radio program geared towards the Canadian transportation industry called Trucker Radio News and Talk. On this particular show, a driver phoned in to raise an issue

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    Beep beep!: Too close for comfort

    October 3, 2017 1:08PM by Joanne Ritchie

    Advanced technology that can prevent crashes may be a dream come true, but if you’re asleep at the wheel, and that technology isn’t on your truck, you may never wake up. That fact was hammered home this past summer when

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    Inbox or mailbox?

    October 2, 2017 1:34PM by Scott Taylor

    My, how things have changed. With CRA’s push to go paperless they hardly ever mail out statements or payment forms anymore. They want more contact to happen electronically. Actually, they don’t always do a good job of that, either. For example, we

  • How to save big bucks on fuel

    October 2, 2017 1:08PM by Sonia Straface

    Real-life drivers explain how you can save money at the pumps

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    Proposed sleep apnea rule canceled

    October 2, 2017 12:53PM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Donald Trump Administration has withdrawn a proposed regulation that would clear up the confusion on how truck drivers should be diagnosed and treated for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The withdrawal was announced in early August by

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    The Goldilocks of trucking

    September 7, 2017 11:42AM by Sonia Straface

    CORNWALL, Ont. — According to its general manager, Villeneuve Tank Lines found much of its success by what is known as the Goldilocks principle. A lot of it has to do with its size, Kevin Ceaser said, it’s not too big,

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    Dalton has a breakdown – Part 3

    September 7, 2017 11:19AM by Edo van Belkom

    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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    The evolution of the powertrain

    September 6, 2017 10:52AM by Derek Clouthier

    Powertrains have come a long way over the past few decades, with ever-improving technology fueling the internal combustion engine as well as driving several more carbon-friendly alternatives into the marketplace. For now, and the foreseeable future, the diesel engine reigns

  • Overturning turnover: Better recruiting = better retention

    September 6, 2017 10:48AM by Joanne Ritchie

    I don’t get it. Does the industry breathe a collective sigh of relief and think the driver turnover problem is under control when the American Trucking Associations (ATA) reports that driver turnover rates, many times the rate of other business

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    Driver services: The gig is up

    September 6, 2017 10:42AM by Scott Taylor

    Although I’ve covered this topic before, I was asked about it twice last month, first by a driver who was told to incorporate as a condition of being hired, then by a for-hire carrier wondering what the competition across the

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    Treating trucker trauma

    September 5, 2017 10:41AM by Carroll McCormick

    A trucker and his wife are bringing help to truckers afflicted with post-traumatic stress disorder.

  • Clearing the air

    September 5, 2017 10:37AM by Karen Bowen

    Over the summer, it’s great to take advantage of air-conditioning to maintain a reasonable temperature in your rig. However, driving long hours with your windows closed may seriously reduce your cab’s air quality and affect your health. Although your unit’s

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    A win-win for carriers large and small

    September 5, 2017 10:34AM by Bill Cameron

    Brace yourself. I’m going to extend an olive branch to the large carriers and their associations. You were warned. When I started in business, I never imagined the level of animosity that exists between large and small trucking companies. I