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    Bread and butter issues still a staple

    September 1, 2010 12:00AM by David Bradley

    To be sure, there are a host of massive policy and regulatory initiatives underway that could have a massive impact on how business is conducted in trucking for decades to come.

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    Change is good…in the right direction

    August 1, 2010 12:00AM by Joanne Ritchie

    Going back to the days when I was the trucking industry analyst at Industry Canada, many of the calls and letters I received were from frustrated truckers who felt they were getting ripped off, and wa…

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    You never pay tax? I’m sorry to hear about it

    July 1, 2010 12:00AM by Truck News

    Quick: how much tax have you paid this year? If you’re an employee, you probably won’t know until you get your T4 slip next January or February.

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    Blowing a fuse over AMPS?

    April 1, 2010 12:00AM by Truck News

    Remember way back in 2002, when the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) introduced the Administrative Monetary Penalty System or AMPS as it has become affectionately known?

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    Real-Time Driver’s Licence Verification Now Available

    February 1, 2010 12:00AM by James Menzies

    TORONTO, Ont. – It seems unthinkable that a commercial driver with a suspended licence would get behind the wheel of a tractor-trailer and deliver a load. However, the reality is that it’s easier than…

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    VerX: Not Just A Trucking Solution

    February 1, 2010 12:00AM by Truck News

    If you’ve rented a car recently, chances are good that your driver’s licence status was verified by VerX Direct as you stood at the counter, completely oblivious.

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    Don’t Be Caught Napping

    January 1, 2010 12:00AM by James Menzies

    TORONTO, Ont. – Imagine if 24% of your drivers were suddenly placed out-of-service due to health issues. That’s a frightening scenario that could play out if the US Federal Motor Carrier Safety Admini…

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    Depressed And Drowsy

    October 1, 2009 12:00AM by Truck News

    What’s next, smelly feet? Bad breath? There appears to be an assault underway on our persons under the guise of human factors in truck accident causation that may leave no stone -or ingrown hair -untu…

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    Trucking Escapes WSIB Rate Hikes

    September 1, 2009 12:00AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Board has released its preliminary rates for 2010, giving employers advance notice of what they can expect to be paying in premiums next year…

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    Border-Bound? Be Ready This Month For HVUT, HUT Filings

    August 1, 2009 12:00AM by Truck News

    Two important permitting renewals come due at the end of August. The confusing part is they have similar acronyms: Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT) and Highway Use Tax (HUT). The HVUT is a US federal tax …

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    CFMS Shop Talk

    July 1, 2009 12:00AM by James Menzies

    TORONTO, Ont. – The popular Shop Talk information-sharing session was back at the Canadian Fleet Maintenance Seminars this year, with an overview of Vehicle Maintenance Reporting Standards (VMRS) kick…

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    Membership Has Its Privileges

    June 1, 2009 12:00AM by Truck News

    So, Long Combination Vehicles (LCVs) are finally coming to Ontario, and with them comes a new twist on the old economic regulation theme.

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    Truck Dealers, Service Shops Ponder Role In Speed Limiter Enforcement

    March 1, 2009 12:00AM by James Menzies

    TORONTO, Ont. – With speed limiter laws now on the books in Ontario and Quebec, truck dealers and service centres are beginning to wonder about their legal responsibilities.

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    People (March 01, 2009)

    March 1, 2009 12:00AM by Truck News

    With great sadness we report that John Van Lubeek passed away on Jan. 29, at Headwaters Hospital in Orangeville, Ont. after a brave fight with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). His wife Lisa and daughters C…

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    So, How Do They Do It?

    February 1, 2009 12:00AM by Truck News

    Mark Seymour, president of Kriska Transportation, said the best way to implement a safety program is to ask around and borrow best practices from other carriers. To that end, each of the companies rep…