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  • HR Q&A: Occupational Health and Safety policies and practices

    April 23, 2014 5:50PM by Truck News

    Question: We are a small organization without a Human Resources department.  When is an organization required to have an Occupational Health and Safety policy and who is responsible?

  • Expedite Plus expands Asian presence

    April 10, 2014 8:53PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — Manitoulin Group’s Expedite Plus has expanded its presence in Asia, opening a Hong Kong office and establishing a presence in Mainland China with new service centres in Shanghai and Beijing.

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    The big chill on driver supply

    March 1, 2014 12:00AM by David Bradley

    Who had ever heard the term “polar vortex” until this winter? Here in Canada, we’re supposed to be used to cold, snowy weather. But, the winter blitz and higher than expected freight demand combined to reveal just how strained…

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    Head injuries

    March 1, 2014 12:00AM by Dr. Chris Singh

    Over the past few years, concussions have become a hot topic in professional sports. As a result of this interest, the amount of scientific research and knowledge has recently grown substantially. We now understand concussions in much more…

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    At the table or on the menu?

    February 1, 2014 12:00AM by Joanne Ritchie

    When it comes to making regulations for trucking – or any other aspect of life in a modern democracy, frankly – the title of this column really says it all.

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    For our working class heroes

    February 1, 2014 12:00AM by David Bradley

    What makes certain people extraordinary? What is that thing inside some individuals that makes them ‘heroes’ – whether they rise to the occasion in an emergency situation or, more commonly, they repeatedly and unfailingly…

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    Training needs go beyond those of drivers

    January 1, 2014 12:00AM by Bruce Richards

    Last month in this column we addressed the question of what the industry needs, wants, or can afford in the way of training for entry level truck drivers. It’s at least a three part question: first, I think we can all agree that training…

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    As professional drivers, our lives can change in an instant

    November 1, 2013 12:00AM by Al Goodhall

    Last month in this column I posed the question: Is this trucking lifestyle really for me? I know that it is and have come to understand that the daily grind, the amount of time on the job, and the repetition can drag a driver down from time to…

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    Better brakes, bigger decisions

    October 1, 2013 12:00AM by James Menzies

    Braking systems on today’s heavy trucks are better than they’ve ever been, and maybe ever will be. Advances in drum brake designs and the increased penetration of air disc brakes into the North American market, were two of the…

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    Here’s how to kiss chapped lips goodbye

    September 1, 2013 12:00AM by Karen Bowen

    There are many good reasons to lick your lips during the summer season: ice cream, fresh fruit and vegetables, salads, and/or barbecued meat. However, having chapped lips isn’t one of them. Licking chapped lips only makes lips drier.

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    Some financial facts about Canadian LNG truck ownership

    August 1, 2013 12:00AM by Carroll McCormick

    BOUCHERVILLE, Que. — As questions arise and numbers swirl about the costs associated with owning and operating liquefied natural gas-powered (LNG) trucks, we are learning more from early adopters in Quebec about what to expect.

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    Coping with stress at home and on the road

    January 1, 2013 12:00AM by Al Goodhall

    I’ve been feeling pretty stressed out over the last couple of weeks. The reason being, our 16-month-old grandson was undergoing a major surgical procedure.

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    Ontario may have to pry CBs from our cold, dead hands

    November 1, 2012 12:00AM by Harry Rudolfs

    The modern trucker has an array of communications technology at his or her fingertips. I’ve heard one estimate that half of long-distance drivers carry laptops, 80-90% have cell phones, and some even pack iPhones.

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    TSQ: Do you think the CB radio has run its course?

    November 1, 2012 12:00AM by Adam Ledlow

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Much like popcorn and movies, gin and tonic, and Mom and apple pie, trucking and the CB radio seem to go almost inseparably hand in hand. But the days of this long-time pairing may be numbered – at least if the…

  • Why the CB radio is entrenched in trucking culture

    October 30, 2012 9:07AM by Harry Rudolfs

    The modern trucker has an array of communications technology at his or her fingertips. I’ve heard one estimate that half of long-distance drivers carry laptops, 80-90% have cell phones, and some even pack iPhones. This is not to mention company-issued