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    Bob Smith of Mackie Moving Systems presented with safety award

    July 1, 2012 12:00AM by Harry Rudolfs

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Bob Smith, safety and compliance manager for Mackie Moving Systems of Oshawa, Ont., was awarded this year’s Motor Transportation Safety Award at the Motor Vehicle Safety Association banquet held in Mississauga,…

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    Riding shotgun with a paraplegic truck driver

    June 1, 2012 12:00AM by James Menzies

    BELLEVILLE, Ont. – On a mild mid-April day, owner/operator Mike Dingler is shooting the breeze with fellow drivers, while waiting for his paperwork before setting out on an afternoon run. Paperwork in hand, he says his farewells and then…

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    Taxes can be so taxing: Part 1

    April 1, 2012 12:00AM by Edo van Belkom

    There was another letter from the government. This one, like the one before, was from the Canada Revenue Agency. He put it aside atop the pile of junk mail he’d just cleaned out of his post office box.

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    Stealing the deal

    March 1, 2012 12:00AM by Julia Kuzeljevich

    TORONTO, Ont. – Cargo fraud is a $5-billion a year problem in Canada, ($25 billion a year in the US), and is on the rise. For one thing, it’s extremely profitable, and perpetrators have not only a low risk of being caught, but…

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    Trucks for Change Network bridges gap between charities, trucking companies

    November 1, 2011 12:00AM by Adam Ledlow

    TORONTO, Ont. – While it would seem like common sense that goods donated to charities eventually find themselves in the hands of those in need, many charitable donations are, in fact, routinely rejected and end up in a place most would find…

  • Law needed to protect carriers from shipper indemnification clauses in freight contracts

    October 1, 2011 12:00AM by David Bradley

    There has been a growing trend, particularly amongst large shippers, to include an indemnification clause in their freight contracts with carriers.

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    Cargo crime crunch

    September 1, 2011 12:00AM by Carroll McCormick

    MONTREAL, Que. – It’s a criminal free-for-all featuring cargo theft, fraud, cyber-fraud, identity theft, extortion, robbery, drug and weapons smuggling, brokerage fraud, Internet crime, credit card theft, gun violence, kidnapping, murder,…

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    WSIB wars

    June 1, 2011 12:00AM by James Menzies

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Taking on the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) of Ontario is the classic David and Goliath scenario. However, they do make mistakes and when they do, they are beatable.

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    Insurance matters

    June 1, 2011 12:00AM by Harry Rudolfs

    TORONTO, Ont. – Truck insurance is as highly specialized and finely nuanced as the industry it serves. But once the slip gets tucked into the ownership pouch, it usually doesn’t get much attention until renewal time comes around – or something…

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    Is CSA just days away?

    January 1, 2011 12:00AM by James Menzies

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – If all goes according to plan, and in government that’s never guaranteed, the US Federal Carrier Safety Administration’s new carrier safety measurement system CSA will be in place a…

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    Heroism, passion recognized during OTA awards presentations

    January 1, 2011 12:00AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association held its annual convention Nov. 19, taking the opportunity to issue some of the industry’s most prestigious awards.

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    Major freight hub planned for Windsor airport; Landstar says it’s not involved

    October 1, 2010 12:00AM by Truck News

    WINDSOR, Ont. – Landstar System released a statement clarifying early media reports that indicated it was involved in the construction of a major multi-modal transportation and logistics facility at t…

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    TransX welcomes new US division president, Web site

    August 1, 2010 12:00AM by Truck News

    WINNIPEG, Man. – TransX Group of Companies has recently appointed Ron Joseph as president of is US division, TransX USA. Company officials say Joseph is responsible for the expansion of the US trucklo…

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    Western Express orders 900 Cascadias

    July 1, 2010 12:00AM by Truck News

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Freightliner has landed another major deal with a US fleet, with Western Express placing an order for 900 Freightliner Cascadias with EPA2010-compliant Detroit Diesel DD15 engines.

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    Used Truck Market Creates Opportunities

    March 1, 2010 12:00AM by Harry Rudolfs

    TORONTO, Ont. – Used truck prices have never been lower. If you can find the work, or have your eye on a carrier where you’d like to hang your shingle, this might be the best time to jump into truck o…