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    Most economic indicators remain in positive territory

    December 1, 2013 12:00AM by James Menzies

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Despite all the negativity on the news, and the uncertainty involving the US debt load and credit rating, most trends are pointing to a steadily growing economy that bodes well for trucking’s future.

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    Freight volumes strong, but overcapacity remains an issue: M-O’s Munro

    December 1, 2013 12:00AM by James Menzies

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Freight volumes are higher than they’ve been in “many, many” years, but there remains excess capacity in the marketplace and continued downward pressure on rates.

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    Keeping your liver fit and trim

    November 1, 2013 12:00AM by Karen Bowen

    We often link liver disease to excessive drinking. However, the most common chronic liver disease in North America, Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD), is experienced by people who drink little or no alcohol. With this condition, because…

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    Private fleets meet to learn and honour

    August 1, 2013 12:00AM by Bruce Richards

    The 2013 annual conference of the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada, which took place in June, once again proved to be the single best educational and networking forum for the private trucking community.

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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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    Putting your best foot forward can help prevent plantar fasciitis

    April 1, 2013 12:00AM by Karen Bowen

    When you first step out of your rig after a long drive, do you ever feel a stabbing pain in your heel?  If so, you may have plantar fasciitis.  

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    Removing earwax blockages isn’t a do-it-yourself project

    February 1, 2013 12:00AM by Dr. Christopher Singh

    Earwax: While some might consider it disgusting, it’s an important part of your body’s defense system.

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    Let’s have a heart-to-heart

    February 1, 2013 12:00AM by Karen Bowen

    In February, we use Valentine hearts to show others we care. Why not think about caring for your own heart since heart disease is one of the main causes of death in North America?

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    What lies beyond the low-hanging fruit?

    January 1, 2013 12:00AM by James Menzies

    The trucking industry is about to step into a bold new age for fuel- and weight-saving technologies.

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    Coping with corns and calluses

    October 1, 2012 12:00AM by Dr. Chris Singh

    Due to the work demands of the professional truck driver, corns and calluses can become a significant issue. Although in most cases they are not a serious medical condition, corns and calluses can become very irritating and painful, making life…

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    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…

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    In an industry that’s overregulated, why is this one key regulation missing?

    June 1, 2012 12:00AM by Bill Cameron

    As one of the higher populated provinces, truck drivers in Ontario hold the dubious distinction of being the most overregulated by government.

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    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…

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    For truck drivers, an overactive bladder is more than an inconvenience

    June 1, 2012 12:00AM by Christopher Singh

    An overactive bladder can be a debilitating problem for a professional truck driver as washroom facilities are not always readily available.

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    Taxes can be so taxing: Part 1

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

    There was another letter from the government. This one, like the one before, was from the Canada Revenue Agency. He put it aside atop the pile of junk mail he’d just cleaned out of his post office box.