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  • Time to tighten trucking’s Temporary Foreign Workers Program

    November 15, 2019 7:26AM by Mike Millian

    A recent article in the Globe and Mail has shone a light on some very unsavory and unsafe practices that are occurring in our country when it in comes to the Temporary Foreign Workers Program (TFWP). While many in the

  • Don’t let yourself slip

    November 15, 2019 7:16AM by Karen Bowen

    Have you ever hurt your ankle while jumping down from your rig? Although ankle injuries are often considered sports injuries, any activity that forces your foot or ankle into an unnatural position can cause an ankle strain, sprain, or break.

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    The unstoppable Ross Mackie

    November 14, 2019 2:39PM by Harry Rudolfs

    OSHAWA, Ont. — At 85, you’d think Ross Mackie would be happy to take it slow during his golden years. After all, the Mackie companies are in the capable hands of his four sons, he’s got a barn full of

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    Truck News – East November 2019

    October 24, 2019 1:52PM by Lori Thompson-Reid

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  • Driver shortage? Look at the numbers

    October 24, 2019 7:00AM by Angela Splinter

    “If I had a dollar for every time I heard the term, ‘truck driver shortage,’ I wouldn’t be here today.” Those are the words of Kristen Monaco, associate commissioner at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Office of Compensation and

  • Tax Talk: Put incorporation on the menu

    October 21, 2019 8:00AM by Scott Taylor

    As an accountant, I deal with a lot of numbers all day long. But a few figures stand out. Twenty years ago, 36% of our owner-operator clients were incorporated while 64% were sole proprietors. Today, those percentages have flipped. Roughly

  • The Last Word: Keeping our head in the game

    October 21, 2019 7:30AM by Al Goodhall

    You can make sure your phone is in airplane mode when you drive, never snack when you’re behind the wheel, always have both hands on the wheel, and yet still be a distracted driver. Keeping your head in the game

  • Keep on rollin’

    October 21, 2019 7:15AM by Andrew Snook

    Few things take as bad a beating on jobsites as the tires for fleets of heavy equipment. So, what can operators and fleet managers do, in terms of tire management, to ensure their operations run as smooth as possible? Well,

  • VNR Electric to make California greener

    October 18, 2019 9:10AM by Abdul Latheef

    DUBLIN, Va. — Southern California will soon see the deployment of electric rigs, produced by Volvo Trucks North America in partnership with 15 stakeholders, with some of the funding coming from the California Air Resources Board. The first Volvo VNR

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    Mark Dalton: Bud’s bail buddy – Part 1

    October 17, 2019 9:57AM by Edo van Belkom

    Mark was on his way back from a nice easy trip to Calgary where he’d been able to stay a couple of nights between loads, and take in a Calgary Flames home game and have one of the best steak

  • The man behind Volvo Dynamic Steering

    October 17, 2019 8:51AM by Abdul Latheef

    DUBLIN, Va. — It happened almost 13 years ago. Technology specialist Jan-Inge Svensson and his colleagues at Volvo’s Advanced Steering Systems in Gothenburg, Sweden, were brainstorming about making truck steering controls more driver-friendly when an idea struck them. They had experienced

  • Seeing the light

    October 17, 2019 8:47AM by James Menzies

    TORONTO, Ont. — When it comes to keeping a clean safety record, and reducing maintenance costs, a good light management program is essential. Spec’ing quality light emitting diode (LED) lights, and properly maintaining them is the key. A holistic approach Lights

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    Truck News – East October 2019

    September 27, 2019 10:05AM by Lori Thompson-Reid

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  • Coping with panic attacks

    September 23, 2019 7:15AM by Dr. Christopher H. Singh

    Last winter, I had a driver come into my clinic complaining of shortness of breath, rapid heart rate and chest pain. He reported it started about an hour before, when he was driving in heavy traffic during a snowstorm. Naturally,

  • Don’t wait ’til year’s end for tax planning

    September 23, 2019 7:00AM by Scott Taylor

    While most people circle April 30 as the most important tax deadline on their calendar, if you operate a business the more pressing date is Dec. 31, just three months away. Dec. 31 is the deadline to make personal deductions