Truck News

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    Moving dangerous goods by truck not so dangerous: Report

    January 1, 2014 12:00AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. — With the transportation of dangerous goods on the radar of federal Transport Minister Lisa Raitt following a devastating train wreck in Lac Megantic earlier this year, the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is looking at its own…

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    eManifest learning curve ongoing for carriers, Customs, brokers

    September 1, 2013 12:00AM by Julia Kuzeljevich

    OTTAWA, Ont. — The fall 2013 deadline is approaching for the Canada Border Services Agency’s eManifest regulations.

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    Important days for private trucking

    May 1, 2013 12:00AM by Bruce Richards

    One of, if not the most important benefits of membership with the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada is the readily available opportunities that such membership provides to learn from experts in a wide variety of fields and from the…

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    Preparation is key to surviving winter driving season

    November 1, 2012 12:00AM by Al Goodhall

    Winter driving season is upon us. With a few clicks of your computer mouse or a few touches of the screen on your smartphone, you are able to find any number of Web sites with a list of winter driving tips for truckers.

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    Common sense solutions for the pursuit of fuel economy

    October 1, 2012 12:00AM by Angelo Diplacido

    With so much talk recently about the importance of maximizing fuel economy, I would like to share some observations with you that I have discovered over the years.

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    Still no straight shot at bridge

    August 1, 2012 12:00AM by Truck News

    Dear Editor:(Re: Michigan opens long-delayed bridge truck road, Truck News, July) I noticed an error in this story that I was surprised would slip past and get into print. The item I am referring to is about the new ramps at the Ambassador…

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    We can’t continue to roll over and play dead

    July 1, 2012 12:00AM by David Bradley

    Over the past few months there have been a spate of truck rollover incidents all within about 20 kilometres of the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) head office in Toronto. Invariably these have occurred at on- or off-ramps to one of the…

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    They liked it so much…they bought the company!

    July 1, 2012 12:00AM by Harry Rudolfs

    Entrepreneurs have always been a major force in Canadian trucking. I recently went looking for a handful of trucking executives who had invested in technology because they believed in the product. The champion of this kind of leadership has to…

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    The end of the trucking tycoon?

    April 1, 2012 12:00AM by James Menzies

    I was in Indianapolis in early March, covering the Green Truck Summit, when I checked my voicemail and found a message from Steve Russell, chairman and founder of Indianapolis-based Celadon Trucking. He wanted to talk about the company’s…

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    Seeking stability

    April 1, 2012 12:00AM by James Menzies

    HOUGHTON, Mich. – This pretty, historic town located on the Upper Peninsula of Michigan is as good a place as any to demonstrate safety systems co-developed by Volvo Trucks and Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems.

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    Spinning new business through your company Web site

    November 1, 2011 12:00AM by Julia Kuzeljevich

    TORONTO, Ont. – When it comes to business-to-business Web marketing, knowing your audience well will put you ahead of the crowd. But a surprising number of businesses aren’t reaching potential customers, or even properly servicing existing…

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    Four things you should know about filing online

    September 1, 2011 12:00AM by Scott Taylor

    The percentage of people filing their federal tax returns electronically now easily exceeds those who do so the old-fashioned way. According to Canada Revenue Agency, 16 million of the 24.5 million returns it had processed through May 31 were…

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    Pressure points

    June 1, 2011 12:00AM by James Menzies

    MARKHAM, Ont. – The good news is, there’s an easy way to improve your fleet fuel mileage. The bad news is, very few are doing it.

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    Sniffing out the 18-wheel drug mules

    May 1, 2011 12:00AM by Harry Rudolfs

    MILTON, Ont. – On Sunday Feb. 4, 2007, Ned Kelly (not his real name) was working as chief of security for Truck Town Terminals on the industrial fringes of Milton, Ont. He’d just pulled into the yard when his curiosity was piqued by a strange…

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    Big change, bigger brakes

    May 1, 2011 12:00AM by John G. Smith

    TAMPA, Fla. – New North American trucks will soon be required to stop more quickly than ever before, but manufacturers seem ready to meet the revised rules with the help of larger brake components.