Truck News

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    Tax Rx: Three tips for deducting medical expenses

    March 1, 2012 12:00AM by Scott Taylor

    When you’re sick, the last guy you want to see is your accountant (he’s probably the only person who can deliver worse news than your doctor). But as you prepare your income tax return, it’s important to understand how medical…

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    What lies beyond the low-hanging fruit?

    February 1, 2012 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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    Giving tires some TLC

    January 1, 2012 12:00AM by James Menzies

    WINDSOR, Ont. – When fuel prices began skyrocketing in the mid-2000s, it forced truck fleets to re-evaluate every aspect of how they consume the precious resource. Surcharges were put in place, drivers were trained on efficient driving and…

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    A/C service? In November?

    November 1, 2011 12:00AM by Gary Hansen

    If there’s one thing you can do to get rolling faster on a cold morning, it’s to have your air conditioner inspected at the start of the heating season. Your truck’s defroster uses the air conditioner to pull excess moisture out of the cab. A…

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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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    Why dogs make the best travelling companions

    August 1, 2011 12:00AM by James Menzies

    I wasn’t planning to write about this subject this month, but circumstances have warranted a short out-of-route detour.I have just spent a sleepless night beside my eight-year-old mutt Monty, whose constant whimpering signaled, unmistakably,…

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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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    Is biodiesel really the best option?

    June 1, 2011 12:00AM by Lou Smyrlis

    Many times I have used this column to promote green transportation practices. Not only are sustainable transportation practices the right thing to do, they are the smart thing to do. A quick look at diesel pump prices over the past few months…

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    Looming driver shortage threatens the bottom line

    June 1, 2011 12:00AM by Rick Geller

    As challenging as the recent economic downturn has been, it may be masking a bigger threat that’s still to come – in the form of a looming driver shortage.

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    This is not tongue in cheek

    April 1, 2011 12:00AM by Karen Bowen

    Why does your doctor ask you to stick out your tongue? Because it offers many clues to your overall health.

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    Snow and gravel and freight, oh my!

    April 1, 2011 12:00AM by James Menzies

    TORONTO, Ont. – Imagine hauling road salt in one direction and auto fluff on the return trip. Or trash one way and snow on the back haul. Or how about hauling gravel outbound and palletized freight back home?

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    Jumper’s knee

    February 1, 2011 12:00AM by Dr. Christopher Singh

    At first glance, truck driving may not seem like a profession that would be prone to knee injuries. However, due to the physical demands of their job, many drivers develop painful and sometimes debilitating knee conditions.

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    Economic outlook

    January 1, 2011 12:00AM by Lou Smyrlis

    TORONTO, Ont. – The driver shortage, which is expected to get much worse in the years ahead, could prove a vital aid in helping trucking companies improve their profitability and find a way to pay the…

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    Is Ontario fleet optimism wavering? (December 01, 2010)

    December 1, 2010 12:00AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The majority of Ontario fleets responding to the Ontario Trucking Association’s Q4 Business e-Pulse Survey are still optimistic, but some are less optimistic than they were just three …

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    Perception matters

    October 1, 2010 12:00AM by David Bradley

    Still to this day, one of the great preoccupations for the trucking industry is its relationship with the motoring public and public perceptions of the industry.