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    Incorporation: A tale of two circles

    July 1, 2013 12:00AM by Scott Taylor

    Whenever I’m asked to explain what a corporation is, I start by drawing two circles on my notepad. In one circle, I write the person’s name, in the other, I write “corp.” It’s a simple way to illustrate the point…

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    The A-30 has arrived

    February 1, 2013 12:00AM by Carroll McCormick

    MONTREAL, Que. – Forty-four years after construction began on Quebec’s Autoroute 30, the final section, the 54-kilometre ring road around the west side of the Island of Montreal, opened for traffic Dec. 15. Drivers now have a speedy…

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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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    Win some, lose some

    October 1, 2012 12:00AM by James Menzies

    TORONTO, Ont. – It comes as little surprise that Ontario’s speed limiter law, as unpopular as it is among truck drivers, is being challenged on numerous fronts through the provincial court system.

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    Starting a business?

    July 1, 2012 12:00AM by Scott Taylor

    Choosing a structure for your business is a very big deal, and your decision will have a significant effect on how you report your income, the type of returns you file each year, and how you support expenses.

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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.

  • Economic outlook

    December 1, 2011 12:00AM by David Bradley

    The biggest question on most carriers’ minds as we head into 2012 is much like it has been in the last couple of years: What is the economy going to look like?

  • Three decisions to make when you shop for a truck

    October 1, 2011 12:00AM by Scott Taylor

    Shopping for a truck involves three separate decisions. There’s the vehicle itself, the money to pay for it, and the taxes. Like legs on a stool, all three need to bear weight if that truck is going to help you make a good living.

  • Law needed to protect carriers from shipper indemnification clauses in freight contracts

    October 1, 2011 12:00AM by David Bradley

    There has been a growing trend, particularly amongst large shippers, to include an indemnification clause in their freight contracts with carriers.

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    Insurance matters

    June 1, 2011 12:00AM by Harry Rudolfs

    TORONTO, Ont. – Truck insurance is as highly specialized and finely nuanced as the industry it serves. But once the slip gets tucked into the ownership pouch, it usually doesn’t get much attention until renewal time comes around – or something…

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    Brian Taylor, Liberty Linehaul

    January 1, 2011 12:00AM by James Menzies

    AYR, Ont. – Brian Taylor, founder and president of Liberty Linehaul, was elected chairman of the Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) in November -a lofty chair indeed, which has been traditionally occu…

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    New Products (December 01, 2010)

    December 1, 2010 12:00AM by Truck News

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    Do you feel safe pulling over to help fellow motorists?

    December 1, 2010 12:00AM by Adam Ledlow

    BOWMANVILLE, Ont. -The evolution of Good Samaritanism may have taken a giant step backwards recently, after a trucker was severely beaten after stopping to help a fellow motorist.

  • Independent assessment: Don’t leave employment status to chance

    October 1, 2010 12:00AM by Scott Taylor

    I got a call from a truck driver who was recently let go by his employer. He was pretty upset -not about being out of work but because he was unable to collect Employment Insurance (EI).

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    Automotive technology finding a home in heavy trucks

    September 1, 2010 12:00AM by Jim Bray

    RED DEER, Alta. – Computerized technologies such as anti-lock brakes have been helping keep pilots and drivers safe for years, and now one major supplier of commercial truck equipment is upping the an…