Truck News

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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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    A SWIFT solution to the S-word?

    March 1, 2014 12:00AM by Joanne Ritchie

    One thing trucking is good at is making lists of issues; but I wonder at times if we’re not better at cataloguing the issues than we are at actually doing something about them. I mean, most of the top 10 issues have been on the top 10…

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    Controlling drivers vs empowering them

    March 1, 2014 12:00AM by Al Goodhall

    As long-haul truck drivers, we spend the majority of our time observing what is happening around us. Most of us are very good at it. It is a set of skills that extends far beyond the ability it gives us to be safe, professional drivers.

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    In-cab distractions cause threats on road

    March 1, 2014 12:00AM by Heather Blackwell Decker

    Few phrases will sound more familiar to a collision investigator than, “I only looked away for a second.” It has been uttered by some of the trucking industry’s most experienced drivers as they recalled the final moments…

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    The Last Word: Edgar Murdoch

    March 1, 2014 12:00AM by James Menzies

    For Edgar Murdoch, a retired professional driver, schoolteacher and opera singer – yes, you read that right – there was no such thing as an ordinary load. Murdoch, who has held a commercial driver’s licence for 63 years,…

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    Save your breath this winter

    February 1, 2014 12:00AM by Karen Bowen

    During the winter months, people often experience issues with their lungs. Did you know that the average resting adult breathes 12 to 15 times each minute? This means that you take over 17,000 breaths a day and over six billion breaths each…

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    Generating savings out of air – Part 2

    February 1, 2014 12:00AM by James Menzies

    When you purchase tires, do you think of them as an asset or a necessary expenditure? Just how you think of tires at the point of purchase may influence the care and maintenance they receive over their life-cycle. And that, in turn, could…

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    At the table or on the menu?

    February 1, 2014 12:00AM by Joanne Ritchie

    When it comes to making regulations for trucking – or any other aspect of life in a modern democracy, frankly – the title of this column really says it all.

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    For our working class heroes

    February 1, 2014 12:00AM by David Bradley

    What makes certain people extraordinary? What is that thing inside some individuals that makes them ‘heroes’ – whether they rise to the occasion in an emergency situation or, more commonly, they repeatedly and unfailingly…

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    Regulations eroding freedom of the job

    February 1, 2014 12:00AM by Al Goodhall

    “I moved here to be with the love of my life. I hope he realizes on nights like this when I drive home from work, I risk my life to live with him!”

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    Make each day better than the last

    February 1, 2014 12:00AM by Mark Lee

    First, I would like to wish you all a happy and prosperous New Year. I know we’re already a month into 2014, so we can get down to business of making a difference this year now that all the get fit or quit smoking type resolutions have…

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    Are new HoS rules a multi-billion dollar problem?

    January 1, 2014 12:00AM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Just how much are the new hours-of-service rules implemented in the US last summer hurting the trucking industry?

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    High-voltage Volvo

    January 1, 2014 12:00AM by Carroll McCormick

    MONTREAL, Que. — Keep your eyes peeled for a black Volvo cabover with “GLOBETROTTER” printed above the windshield deflector and a moose bumper bolted to the grille. Transport Robert is running two of them under a Transport Canada…

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    Working together

    January 1, 2014 12:00AM by David Bradley & Bob Ballantyne

    A little bit of tension between buyers and sellers always exists regardless of the product or service. A certain degree of tension is a good thing – it keeps everyone honest. This is as true for the buyers and sellers of freight…

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    Accuride launches new coating for steel wheels; extends service life by up to two years

    January 1, 2014 12:00AM by James Menzies

    EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Accuride has announced the development of a new coating technology for steel wheels, which it says will extend service life by two years.