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  • What marijuana legalization could mean for your insurance coverage

    September 15, 2017 2:57PM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – The legalization of marijuana will have significant impacts on the insurance and transportation industry as insurance companies will have to extend coverage offerings and anticipate the risks involved in underwriting and dealing with impairment claims. That was

  • Sponsored ‘The Movement of Anything’ | Is the Canadian Trucking Industry Ready?

    July 20, 2017 10:23AM by Truck News

    The trucking industry in Canada not only prides itself on being relationship focused, but on utilizing traditional operational methods as well. With over 300,000 truck drivers across Canada, many find themselves unsure about how the recent influx of new technologies

  • Provinces harmonize rules for LCVs

    December 1, 2016 2:33PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia have harmonized their requirements for long combination vehicles (LCVs). Harmonizing these rules will now allow carriers to transport goods more easily and efficiently across the four provinces while reducing emissions

  • Examining the broker-carrier relationship

    July 14, 2016 8:34AM by James Menzies

    TransCore panel explores payment terms, the potential effect of ELDs and whether there’s a future for small brokers

  • It’s not easy being independent

    June 21, 2016 1:58PM by James Menzies

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — For many, independence is one of the most alluring aspects of becoming an owner-operator, but just how independent are they? It may depend on whom you ask. Many owner-operators may consider themselves to be independent, but does

  • Bison wins best overall large carrier award in Best Fleets to Drive For contest

    March 8, 2016 2:44PM by Sonia Straface

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. — CarriersEdge and the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) revealed the winners of the best overall fleets in both the large and small carrier categories at the TCA annual convention in Las Vegas today. The best overall large

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    The Lac-Megantic Effect

    March 1, 2014 12:00AM by James Menzies

    When an unmanned 74-car freight train carrying crude oil careened into the small Quebec town of Lac-Megantic July 6, burning much of it to the ground and killing 47 people, it was easy to dismiss it as a rail issue. After all, though transport…

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    When hiring drivers, small fleets are at a major disadvantage

    March 1, 2013 12:00AM by Bill Cameron

    As small carriers, we often watch job applicants leave our offices confused as to why, despite seemingly acceptable credentials, they were not hired as drivers. Maybe I can shed some light.

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    Whose loss is it anyway?

    February 1, 2013 12:00AM by David Bradley

    Imagine a carrier who dispatches a tractor to pick up a trailer at a shipper’s loading dock. The trailer is sealed for security reasons and the driver merely hooks on and proceeds towards the delivery point. Happens thousands of times a…

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    Collision Course: Part 3

    January 1, 2013 12:00AM by Edo van Belkom

    THE STORY SO FAR…Mark is driving along Steeles Avenue in Brampton with a clear road ahead of him. Suddenly a car pulls in front of him and slams on the brakes. Mark rear-ends the car and five people get out, all injured. Mark calls Bud for…

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    WSIB wars

    June 1, 2011 12:00AM by James Menzies

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Taking on the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) of Ontario is the classic David and Goliath scenario. However, they do make mistakes and when they do, they are beatable.

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    Laying It All On The Line

    October 1, 2009 12:00AM by Jim Bray

    WOODSTOCK, Ont. – On Hwy. 21 in southern Ontario, there’s a cross that burns with a bright white light -a lighthouse-like symbol that guides drivers safely through darkness, snowstorms and fog. The cr…

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    Thorough Driver Qualification Files Offer Accurate Picture Of Any Driver

    October 1, 2009 12:00AM by Truck News

    Every business is only as good as its employees, and the trucking industry proves just how true that is. Any fleet will only be as good as the drivers who turn the wheels.

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    No fireworks at this year’s TANS annual general meeting

    June 1, 2007 12:00AM by Adam Ledlow

    TRURO, N.S. – The board and members of the Truckers Association of Nova Scotia enjoyed a relatively low-key annual general meeting Apr. 21, when compared to the venom-filled rants that accompanied the…

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    How to minimize your exposure to cargo theft

    October 1, 2006 12:00AM by Silvy Wright

    Last month, Ontario’s Peel Regional Police force received a report of a major cargo theft. The goods stolen? Seven loads of plastics – valued at $250,000 – bound for a local recycling plant. The thiev…