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    My 2014 wish list

    January 1, 2014 12:00AM by Joanne Ritchie

    It happens every year about this time. With the flip of a calendar page, we’re into a brand new year. Like many folks, I try to remain optimistic, and look forward with hope and resolution to a year that’s better than the one before.

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    Generating savings out of air

    January 1, 2014 12:00AM by James Menzies

    TORONTO, Ont. – “Steer tires mounted two weeks ago were found today at 90 psi. A result of pressure set at indoor temps moving to cooler outdoor temps.”

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    Progressive fleet first in Mexico to receive Volvo I-Shift

    January 1, 2014 12:00AM by James Menzies

    MEXICO CITY, Mexico — The Mexican truck market often gets overlooked when new technologies are introduced to the industry in other parts of the world. It’s a constant frustration for Laura Mandujano Valdes, director commercial with…

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    Prepare former drivers for jobs outside the truck

    January 1, 2014 12:00AM by Matt Graveline

    Choosing an office chair instead of a driver’s seat was not easy.

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    Brutal border backup

    December 1, 2013 12:00AM by Ron Stang

    WINDSOR, Ont. – A nationwide US Customs computer glitch saw truck traffic backed up here more than 20 kms in the kind of delay not seen since the weeks after 9/11.

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    The kids are alright

    December 1, 2013 12:00AM by Daniela Piteo

    It’s do-or-die in the trucking industry.

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    Driver shortage takes centre stage at APTA meeting

    December 1, 2013 12:00AM by DanIela Piteo

    CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I–The ongoing driver shortage obstacle was addressed in a session at the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA) conference.

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    Bringing driver wellness to the forefront

    December 1, 2013 12:00AM by Daniela Piteo

    MONCTON, N.B.–In an American study released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, trucking is ranked as one of the most high-risk occupations – and the perils go beyond highway collisions. It’s also about an unhealthy…

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    Phase 3 SPIF deadline extended five years due to weak economy

    December 1, 2013 12:00AM by Truck News

     

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    Freight volumes strong, but overcapacity remains an issue: M-O’s Munro

    December 1, 2013 12:00AM by James Menzies

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Freight volumes are higher than they’ve been in “many, many” years, but there remains excess capacity in the marketplace and continued downward pressure on rates.

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    Seeking the good life

    December 1, 2013 12:00AM by Al Goodall

    Here we are again, another December and another year under our belts. For those of us on the front lines (and that’s most of us), it’s been a tough year, again. In fact we’ve had five difficult years in a row. Recent reports…

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    As professional drivers, our lives can change in an instant

    November 1, 2013 12:00AM by Al Goodhall

    Last month in this column I posed the question: Is this trucking lifestyle really for me? I know that it is and have come to understand that the daily grind, the amount of time on the job, and the repetition can drag a driver down from time to…

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    Lessons learned as an owner of a small fleet

    November 1, 2013 12:00AM by Bill Cameron

    I sometimes receive e-mails asking for advice on how to start a trucking company. That was covered in the first three Truck News columns I wrote, so we can’t rehash it again.

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    Get SMART when recruiting and retaining drivers

    November 1, 2013 12:00AM by Daniela Piteo

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Recruiting and Retention conference regular Kelly Anderson welcomed industry leaders with his session at the Oct. 2 event, entitled ‘Creating an unfair advantage in your Recruiting Department.’

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    Why lighting systems fail

    November 1, 2013 12:00AM by James Menzies

    A scalpel in the hands of a surgeon can be a vital tool, yet the same device can be used by a madman to inflict harm on others. The same can be said of test probes, when used to troubleshoot lighting systems.