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    Understanding and managing your insurance costs

    July 1, 2013 12:00AM by Nora Hillyer

    In an article in the May issue, Truck News brought to light a number of challenges that owner/operators are facing when it comes to securing insurance at reasonable rates. After reading that article, we felt that it was important to try to…

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    Incorporation: A tale of two circles

    July 1, 2013 12:00AM by Scott Taylor

    Whenever I’m asked to explain what a corporation is, I start by drawing two circles on my notepad. In one circle, I write the person’s name, in the other, I write “corp.” It’s a simple way to illustrate the point…

  • B.C.’s top drivers named at annual driving championships

    June 25, 2013 8:49AM by Truck News

    LANGLEY, B.C. — Canadian Freightways driver Dale Scott of Mission, B.C., was named Grand Champion at B.C.’s 2013 Professional Truck Driving Championships, held at Abbotsford’s Tradex Centre June 22. Scott and his fellow Canadian…

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    Up in the air

    May 1, 2013 12:00AM by James Menzies

    WHITBY, Ont. – Single-truck owner/operators, particularly those serving niche markets, are finding it more difficult – and much more expensive – to find insurance, thanks to a rapidly changing insurance landscape that’s…

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    Confusion by design

    April 1, 2013 12:00AM by James Menzies

    TORONTO, Ont. – Cargo securement regulations are difficult enough to interpret and stay current with. What’s worse is when some suppliers to the industry make matters even more complicated, adding to the confusion rather than…

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    Tax tips: Every bit counts

    March 1, 2013 12:00AM by Scott Taylor

    Usually, it’s easy coming up with topics for this column in March and April. I go to the Canada Revenue Agency Web site, read the “what’s new” bulletins, decide what’s useful or pertinent to Truck News readers, and…

  • Social Media: Understanding its risks, rewards and challenges

    February 8, 2013 7:57AM by Truck News

    WINNIPEG, Man. — Research clearly shows that an increasing number of supply chain professionals are using social media – LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, blogs etc —  to aid them in their day-to-day job functions. Yet, for the…

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    Whose loss is it anyway?

    February 1, 2013 12:00AM by David Bradley

    Imagine a carrier who dispatches a tractor to pick up a trailer at a shipper’s loading dock. The trailer is sealed for security reasons and the driver merely hooks on and proceeds towards the delivery point. Happens thousands of times a…

  • Why insurance companies want your telematics data

    January 18, 2013 3:00PM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Insurance companies love data. They really do. And they’re very good at analyzing and interpreting data. So, it should come as little surprise that insurance providers are looking for ways to tap into the telematics…

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    Deconstructing a deal

    January 1, 2013 12:00AM by James Menzies

    ETOBICOKE, Ont. – On Oct. 23, 2012, Wheels Group announced it had acquired MSM Transportation in a major deal worth $18.6 million.The announcement came as a surprise, in part because Mike McCarron, managing partner and the public face of…

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    The new rail reality

    January 1, 2013 12:00AM by Lou Smyrlis

    At CITT’s recent Reposition 2012 conference, I heard something during a C-Suite discussion on shipping by rail that caught my attention and should interest all motor carriers, whether they see railways as competitors or partners. Until…

  • In conversation with Mike McCarron Part 1: Why he sold his business

    November 27, 2012 1:07PM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — On Oct. 23, 2012, Wheels Group announced it had acquired MSM Transportation in a blockbuster deal worth $18.6 million.

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    Meet Margot, Justin and Randy

    October 1, 2012 12:00AM by Carroll McCormick

    MONCTON, N.B. – Hustling to prepare supper and feed her children, Margot Griffin counts down to the start of another night shift for Moncton, N.B.-based Armour Transport. She will haul loads around the Maritimes all night before returning…

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    Good value or cheap service?

    September 1, 2012 12:00AM by Scott Taylor

    You get what you pay for. The tough part is looking at a price tag and trying to decide if what you’re getting is a good value or just plain cheap.

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    Technology, skilled shunters key to managing a busy yard

    August 1, 2012 12:00AM by Harry Rudolfs

    Shunting is a precision science. A good shunt operation gets the maximum out of available equipment and space. And a fast-paced shipping environment has an intimate relationship with its shunt trucks. Empty doors can cost time and money.