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    Braving the hardships of the past to keep moving forward

    December 7, 2018 9:40AM by Derek Clouthier

    EDMONTON, Alta. — Starting a trucking company was never a sure thing for Murray Schur. And, considering the heartbreak he has endured, few would blame him for his apprehension. Schur got his start in trucking in 1993; a few years after

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    The house that IFTA built

    December 7, 2018 9:26AM by Sandy Johnson

    Do you watch home improvement shows? Mike Holmes wouldn’t build a house on anything less than a solid foundation, and neither should you. The same is true for your fleet tax compliance house. In the fleet tax world, the distance

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    SM Freight goes the extra mile

    December 2, 2018 2:58PM by Sonia Straface

    BLENHEIM, Ont. — If there’s one thing Steve Hibbert believes in, it’s treating his employees and customers like gold. SM Freight was founded at the turn of the millennium by a local Blenheim, Ont., resident. By 2007, he sold the company

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    Dalton is hailed a cab: Part 2

    December 2, 2018 2:54PM by Edo van Belkom

    The story so far After returning from a long haul to the west coast, Mark Dalton’s dispatcher Bud asks him for a favor. He reluctantly agrees to do some local work… • The next day, Mark showed up at the

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    Tips to spare

    November 30, 2018 2:52PM by Eric Berard

    Canadian fleets share tire purchasing advice

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    Communication the biggest barrier drivers face

    November 30, 2018 2:44PM by Al Goodhall

    I did something at the end of October I haven’t done for a very long time – I attended a trucking symposium. Sponsored by the Women’s Trucking Federation of Canada (WTFC), it brought together drivers and staff from operations, safety,

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    Revamped Bill 148 should balance economy and wages

    November 30, 2018 2:41PM by Steve Laskowski

    Within minutes of his election as Ontario Premier, Doug Ford declared Ontario is open for business. The provincial government’s announced review of Bill 148 is definitely a step in the right direction. The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA), with its hundreds

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    Protect your eyes

    November 27, 2018 2:05PM by Dr. Chris Singh

    Professional truck drivers rely heavily on their eyes to perform their jobs safely and effectively. Therefore, eye conditions can be devastating, or even career-ending. This month I am going to discuss cataracts, a common eye condition that involves the clouding

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    Core values

    November 27, 2018 2:02PM by Karen Bowen

    Now that winter and slippery walking conditions are just around the corner, it’s a good time to take a fitness inventory. Make sure your balance and flexibility are good enough to keep you upright on ice and snow. Maintaining a

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    Combating the mental illness stigma

    November 27, 2018 1:44PM by Sonia Straface

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — The workplace plays an important role in mental health. For some, work gives a sense of purpose and the chance to feel productive, but for others, work can be the cause of stress which can lead to mental

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    Adding women to the mix

    November 23, 2018 1:29PM by Mike Millian

    TORONTO, Ont. — The Canadian trucking industry is in the midst of a demographic transformation, but it has had limited success increasing the number of women behind the wheel. Only 3% of professional drivers and technicians are women, despite women being

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    The changing face of trucking

    November 23, 2018 1:00PM by Mike Millian

    Readers of industry publications are no doubt aware of the reporting that Newcom Media has done, on the changing demographics in the trucking industry. The stats were reported on in great detail in recent issues of Today’s Trucking and Truck

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    With PSBs, Driver Inc. doesn’t make sense

    November 23, 2018 12:40PM by Scott Taylor

    Looking through past columns, I’ve written about driver services and self-employed drivers four times in the past 12 years. This is the second-to-last column I’ll write about it, and, because this is a two-parter, next month will be the last.

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    Truck News December 2018

    November 22, 2018 11:47AM by Lori Thompson-Reid

    Click here to download the December 2018 Truck News Digital Edition

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    A look at the numbers

    November 21, 2018 12:35PM by Kasia Malz

    Why risk being a contract driver, when you can make more money as an owner-operator?