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  • Navistar introduces new truck designed for disaster relief efforts

    November 19, 2014 11:31AM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. –Navistar and Terranova GTS showcased its new International DuraStar multi-purpose vehicle at this week’s Aid and International Development Forum Disaster Relief Summit in Washington, D.C. The new truck was designed to help in disaster relief efforts. It has

  • Heroic trucker prevents major fire on highway in N.S.

    August 15, 2014 11:27AM by Truck News

    THOMSON STATION, N.S. – A major disaster was avoided this week after a trucker used some quick thinking while driving along Nova Scotia’s Cobequid Pass. According to the news and police reports, a truck driver of Air Liquide Canada was

  • HR Q&A: Why a reference check is necessary – both before and after hiring

    April 8, 2014 1:19PM by Truck News

    Question:  Anne referred her friend John for a new IT position. Anne doesn’t work in IT, but says he is a great fit. John is hired—without reference checks—starts work and is fired three months later because he…

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    The Lac-Megantic Effect

    March 1, 2014 12:00AM by James Menzies

    When an unmanned 74-car freight train carrying crude oil careened into the small Quebec town of Lac-Megantic July 6, burning much of it to the ground and killing 47 people, it was easy to dismiss it as a rail issue. After all, though transport…

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    Dealing with driver fatigue

    August 1, 2013 12:00AM by James Menzies

    KING CITY, Ont. — Driver behaviour is to blame for as many as 90% of commercial motor vehicle crashes – a startling fact that has sent Transport Canada’s Pierre Thiffault in search of scientific ways to reduce crashes.

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    It’s time to get a handle on emissions-related breakdowns

    March 1, 2013 12:00AM by Mark Lee

    I would like to use this  column as a way of sharing some of the things I’ve learned over the years, mostly about improving fuel economy and lowering maintenance and operating costs.

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    Prime Inc. travelled a rocky road to prosperity

    February 1, 2013 12:00AM by James Menzies

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – From the highest highs to the lowest lows and then back again, the eventful history of Prime Inc. is probably best told by its founder and CEO Robert Low. With his quick wit and self-deprecating sense of humour, Low…

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    Trailer repair ship’s invention looks to prevent trailer-top tumbles

    October 1, 2012 12:00AM by Adam Ledlow

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Trailer roof repairs are a common practice in truck and trailer yards, but a simple misstep can spell disaster for both the company and the technician. To avoid the injury-related – and, ultimately, legal –…

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    Getting an A/Z licence has become far too easy

    July 1, 2012 12:00AM by Bill Cameron

    In last month’s column, I suggested that truck driving schools should be forced to follow a legislated, standardized curriculum in an effort to cultivate a safer crop of new drivers. However, there is still an unofficial feeder system of…

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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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    Unspectacular growth numbers nothing to panic about, top economists advise

    July 1, 2011 12:00AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The global and Canadian economies are shifting from a period of acceleration to a period of cruise control, according to top economists, and that is certain to create temporary headwinds for carriers looking to aggressively…

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    Montreal bridges at risk of falling down?

    May 1, 2011 12:00AM by Carroll McCormick

    MONTREAL, Que. – It must be an everlasting frustration to frenzied reporters that they can do little to make the decrepit condition of Montreal’s Champlain Bridge sound worse than it really is.

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    Remember, shippers are not the enemy

    January 1, 2011 12:00AM by Lou Smyrlis

    Is it me or are tempers becoming as frayed lately as profit margins? I’ve been to a number of events and hosted several others over the past couple of months and that’s the distinct impression I’m get…

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    Did you know? (December 01, 2010)

    December 1, 2010 12:00AM by Truck News

    Our annual Transportation Buying Trends Survey of Canadian shippers has just been completed and the results are encouraging. They indicate that after five straight years of declines in the number of s…

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    Is Windsor-Detroit ferry the best option for hazardous materials?

    September 1, 2010 12:00AM by Ron Stang

    WINDSOR, Ont. – A University of Windsor professor says a chemical spill from a truck using the Windsor-Detroit truck ferry, which carries hazardous material, is “just a matter of time” and would be fa…