Truck News



  • Feature Transportation

    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.

  • Feature Transportation

    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…

  • Feature Transportation

    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…

  • Feature Transportation

    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…

  • Feature Transportation

    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…

  • Feature Transportation

    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.

  • Product Transportation

    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.

  • Feature Transportation

    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.

  • Feature Transportation

    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.

  • Feature Transportation

    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

  • Feature Transportation

    Too hot to handle

    September 1, 2012 12:00AM by Karen Bowen

    It sure has been a hot, dry summer – and the weather man promises that it’s going to stay that way a bit longer. Since you can’t spend your days chilling at the beach or a pool, be cool and monitor your body temperature to…

  • Feature Transportation

    Human traffic on the road: Part 3

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

    The story so far:Mark gets a regular run between Toronto and Montreal that gives him two round-trips every three days. He ends up staying overnight at a truck stop near Kingston once every three days and notices the lot lizards working the lot….

  • Feature Transportation

    A dash of salt: Not just a matter of taste

    June 1, 2012 12:00AM by Karen Bowen

    As you’re driving down the road during the long, hot days of summer, how can you make sure you won’t become dehydrated? Pack enough water, for sure. But also monitor your salt intake. Make sure you get enough salt to replace what…

  • Feature Transportation

    Idling alternatives

    June 1, 2012 12:00AM by John G. Smith

    TAMPA, Fla. – Anti-idling laws may be good for the environment and bids to save fuel, but they represent a challenge for trucks that have traditionally put the power of an idling engine to work. Even the largest alternators can struggle…