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    Compliance Fines Versus Responsibility For Compliance

    February 1, 2009 12:00AM by Truck News

    One of the more insidious things that have crept into the supply chain and therefore into freight distribution is the advent of what are known as ‘compliance fines’ or ‘compliance fees.’

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    Ontario continues to ‘spif up’ remaining truck and trailer fleet

    September 1, 2008 12:00AM by James Menzies

    TORONTO, Ont. – Phase 4 of Ontario’s transition to Safe, Productive, Infrastructure-Friendly (SPIF) trailers is set to begin in 2010, affecting straight trucks and trailers with non-king pin connectio…

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    Driver services: Employee or independent?

    July 1, 2008 12:00AM by Truck News

    The trucking industry has always been under pressure to save costs and time both in the delivery of the service and the administration of it. In today’s world of high fuel prices, the temptation to sa…

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    First conviction made under Bill C-45

    July 1, 2008 12:00AM by Ingrid Phaneuf

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Weeks after a judge ordered Quebec company Transpave to pay a $110,000 fine in the first criminal conviction under Bill C-45 of a company found guilty of criminal negligence causing a w…

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    Carriers consider suing over overpass restrictions

    February 1, 2008 12:00AM by Carroll McCormick

    MONTREAL, Que. – In late January or early February, Quebec carriers affected by the overweight ban imposed on 135 bridges and overpasses last July 19 will learn about their legal options regarding fil…

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    The basics of business structures: Sole proprietorships and partnerships

    February 1, 2008 12:00AM by Truck News

    It’s not hard to establish a corporation in Canada, and more owner/operators are doing it because it separates their personal lives from their business. A corporation is a distinct legal entity. If it…

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    Sell the bad truth, not the good lie

    February 1, 2008 12:00AM by Julia Kuzeljevich

    TORONTO, Ont. – It’s 3 a. m. and you’ve taken the call. One of your drivers has been involved in an accident, he’s on U. S. soil, and things are a mess.

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    Markel announces Let’s Talk seminar lineup for 2008 (February 01, 2008)

    February 1, 2008 12:00AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Markel Insurance Company will address profitability and cargo handling during two Let’s Talk tours in 2008.

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    Hold Harmless clauses can be detrimental to carriers

    December 1, 2007 12:00AM by Truck News

    Hold Harmless clauses in shipper/carrier contracts are the subject of much debate in the US, as carrier associations gain momentum in their drive to outlaw those clauses assigning 100% liability to ca…

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    Firm footing for the leap to incorporation

    December 1, 2007 12:00AM by Truck News

    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.”

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    Line-up revealed for OTA convention

    November 1, 2007 12:00AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association will host its 81st annual convention on Nov. 15 and 16 in Toronto, where best practices in environmental and safety technology will be featured.

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    Been in an accident?

    November 1, 2007 12:00AM by James Menzies

    TORONTO, Ont. – It’s no secret that trucking companies have been identified as lucrative targets for personal injury lawyers, particularly in the US where $30 million rewards have occurred. But are Ca…

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    Developing a claims response protocol

    November 1, 2007 12:00AM by James Menzies

    TORONTO, Ont. – To limit your liability exposure in the event of an accident, it’s crucial to have a detailed claims response protocol.

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    Creating a safety culture

    August 1, 2007 12:00AM by James Menzies

    NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, Ont. – When Mike Millian was hired by Hensall District Co-operative to develop a safety, training and compliance program, he stepped into a fleet that was a ticking time bomb.

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    The dirty truth

    June 1, 2007 12:00AM by Adam Ledlow

    TORONTO, Ont. – “Hello, and welcome to the Dirty Pallet Cafe. May I sprinkle some rat droppings on your salad? Perhaps the lady would enjoy a side of salmonella?” Though you’ll probably never hear the…