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    Put your best foot forward

    April 22, 2019 3:24PM by Karen Bowen

    Safety at work is a priority and well-fitting work boots are necessary components of your personal safety equipment. CSA-certified boots offer many features, including a protective toe cap and the following protections: sole puncture, electric-shock, static-dissipation, metatarsal (top of the

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    Looking out for number one

    April 22, 2019 3:08PM by Joanne Ritchie

    Just when you thought there couldn’t possibly be anything new to say about the “driver shortage” issue, some fuel gets thrown on the fire. The long-standing myth vs. crisis debate heated up once again a few weeks ago, when an

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    The private fleet advantage

    April 22, 2019 2:59PM by Mike Millian

    A recent Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) panel concluded that to reduce driver turnover, carriers must pay drivers adequately and on time. While this is no doubt true, the fact that a panel has to point this out would indicate adequate

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    The federal skills and training budget

    April 22, 2019 2:58PM by Angela Splinter

    The 2019 federal budget introduced in March is indeed a skills and training budget. It promises money for big-ticket items that can improve human resources management for trucking and logistics employers, while making it easier for workers to get the

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    Road Runners founder passes the baton

    April 18, 2019 2:03PM by Harry Rudolfs

    OSHAWA, Ont. — Craig Irwin knows his best years are behind him. The founder of Road Runners Equipment of Oshawa, Ont., is seriously ill, but he takes comfort in the fact that the business is in good hands, signed over to

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    Tremcar reaches a milestone

    April 18, 2019 1:33PM by Carroll McCormick

    SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, Que. — An object of stainless steel and red enamel beauty was the centerpiece of a March event in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu to celebrate the 20,000th tank trailer Tremcar has built since its founding in 1962. Some 200 people converged on the

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    A tribute to Bill MacKinnon

    April 16, 2019 1:33PM by David Bradley

    On March 22, after a long illness and a brave fight, Bill MacKinnon passed away at home, as was his wish. The MacKinnon family has lost a dear husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. The trucking industry has lost one of

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    A perfect storm

    April 15, 2019 2:30PM by James Menzies

    TORONTO, Ont. — A perfect storm is embroiling the Canadian trucking insurance industry, preventing trucking start-ups from entering the business and limiting who established fleets can hire. Increasing risks and evasive profits have chased some insurance providers from the transportation segment,

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    Truck News – East April 2019

    March 26, 2019 2:30PM by Lori Thompson-Reid

    Click here to download the April 2019 Truck News-East Digital Edition

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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