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  • Feature Human Resources

    HOW TO BECOME A BEST FLEET TO DRIVE FOR

    April 14, 2015 1:15PM by James Menzies

    If you’ve been wondering what it takes to become recognized by your drivers as one of the best fleets for whom to drive, then wonder no more. Mark Murrell and Jane Jazrawy of CarriersEdge are going to reveal all the secrets

  • IT’LL BE A GOOD YEAR FOR TRUCK SALES, CEOs PREDICT

    March 31, 2015 1:16PM by James Menzies

    CEOs speaking at the Mid-America Trucking Show last week were universally upbeat about the year ahead. Strong Class 8 truck demand is expected to continue through 2015, with production climbing 15-20% over 2014’s healthy volumes, according to Joe McAleese, chairman,

  • Feature Uncategorized

    6×2 TECHNOLOGY ADVANCES, BUT CANADIAN REGULATIONS DO NOT

    March 31, 2015 1:13PM by James Menzies

    Not surprisingly in this era of ultra-efficiency, 6×2 axle configurations continue to advance, providing fleets with significant weight savings, meaningful reductions in fuel consumption and opportunities to reduce tire wear. Just not here in Canada, where such axle configurations are

  • GOODYEAR BRINGS SMART FLEET PROGRAM TO CANADA

    March 31, 2015 1:08PM by James Menzies

    While at MATS I caught up with Jose Martinez, Goodyear commercial digital and solutions manager, to talk about the company’s Smart Fleet program, which as of this month is available in Canada. It’s aimed at small fleets and owner/operators who

  • Feature Equipment

    THREE THINGS THAT BLEW ME AWAY AT MATS

    March 31, 2015 1:02PM by James Menzies

    The collection of trucks and equipment on display at the Mid-America Trucking Show, as always, provided sensory overload for truck journalists there to report on it all. At least for this truck journalist. So much to see and explore. So

  • Feature Health & Safety

    BISON NAMED SAFEST NORTH AMERICAN TRUCKLOAD FLEET

    March 17, 2015 2:19PM by James Menzies

    Congratulations are in order for Bison Transport, which was again named the safest fleet within its division by the Truckload Carriers Association. Bison has finished first in its division a remarkable nine straight times. It’s an unprecedented run. “This is

  • THE TECHNICIAN SHORTAGE IS BECOMING CRITICAL. HERE’S HOW TO WIN:

    March 17, 2015 2:08PM by James Menzies

    We’ve heard the expression, ‘He who has the drivers wins.’ I think it was originally attributed to Dan Einwechter but it has made the rounds since then and been said many times. The same holds true regarding technicians. If you’re

  • Feature Human Resources

    FIVE EASY THINGS WE CAN DO TO MAKE TRUCKING MORE ATTRACTIVE TO WOMEN

    March 17, 2015 1:52PM by James Menzies

    If you attended the Women with Drive Leadership Summit, you heard all the numbers. Women make up half the Canadian workforce, yet represent only 3% of drivers and technicians. Only 11% of trucking managers are women and 18% of dispatchers.

  • Feature Human Resources

    MINISTER LEITCH, ON ITEMS OTHER THAN MAKING TRUCKING A SKILLED TRADE

    March 17, 2015 1:48PM by James Menzies

    The inaugural Women with Drive Leadership Summit was held March 5 and I, for one, enjoyed the high-level discussions that took place throughout the day and the practical tips that were presented on how to make the Canadian trucking industry

  • Feature Equipment

    A TITANIC LEAP FOR mDRIVE

    March 17, 2015 1:42PM by James Menzies

    Mack Trucks came up north for an announcement that’ll be particularly welcomed by the Canadian trucking industry. Its Titan by Mack, serious, badass, heavy-hauler will now come standard with the mDrive HD (heavy-duty) automated manual transmission. Till now, the truck

  • Feature Equipment

    FORD’S FUN NEW F-750

    March 4, 2015 7:20AM by James Menzies

    Ford has come out with a quieter F-650/F-750 medium-duty truck, but it’s making some noise with the introduction by showing it for the first time at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Tonka livery. At idle the truck is 45%

  • Feature Uncategorized

    STICK WITH THE PROGRAM, GREEN FLEETS URGED

    March 3, 2015 3:51PM by James Menzies

    I’ve attended the NTEA Green Truck Summit each of the past few years and watched as the crowds swelled with each passing year. One year, everyone was abuzz about hybrids and the next it was natural gas. This year, the

  • Feature Uncategorized

    DRIVERS, RATE YOUR SHIPPERS

    March 3, 2015 3:43PM by James Menzies

    We’ve all heard the horror stories of drivers being mistreated at shipper and receiver facilities. Often they’re told not to idle – even if it’s the only way to keep warm. They’re routinely kept waiting for hours even when they’ve

  • Feature Uncategorized

    WHY DRIVER TRAINING REQUIRES FOLLOW-UP

    March 3, 2015 3:33PM by James Menzies

    I wrote recently that training drivers on fuel-efficient driving techniques will soon be unnecessary and obsolete, as advanced technologies bring parity to the driving force. I still believe that, but it will be some time before the industry fully transitions

  • Feature Uncategorized

    PRAISE FOR PIT

    March 3, 2015 3:30PM by James Menzies

    Last week I attended the second annual Performance Innovation Transport (PIT) Conference in Toronto. PIT is an engineering and research organization that tests, to the highest TMC/SAE standards, the effectiveness of fuel-saving technologies, systems and theories. The group is most