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    Understanding and combating driver fatigue

    August 1, 2013 12:00AM by James Menzies

    You may not yet realize it, but July 10 marked an important day in Canadian trucking history. The otherwise ordinary day marked the long-awaited launch of the North American Fatigue Management Program (NAFMP).

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    Natural gas interest spreading to shunt trucks

    August 1, 2013 12:00AM by James Menzies

    When it comes to shunt trucks, you don’t often get splashy new truck launches, complete with elaborate Formula 1-style curtain raisings. What you do get is continuous improvement of existing models.

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    Shop class in session

    July 1, 2013 12:00AM by Adam Ledlow

    BRAMPTON, Ont. – Students enrolled in Bramalea Secondary School’s Truck and Bus program now have an impressive classroom to call home after the recent opening of a multi-million-dollar truck maintenance facility on school grounds….

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    Is natural gas a natural fit?

    July 1, 2013 12:00AM by Lou Smyrlis

    Is natural gas a natural fit to replace diesel as the fuel of choice in trucking? Skip back three decades to the early 80s and Canada was a pioneer in supporting the development of natural gas vehicle technologies.

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    Lessons from the best in the biz

    July 1, 2013 12:00AM by James Menzies

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Just being nominated as a Best Fleet to Drive For and then going through the extensive evaluation process is an eye-opening process of self-awareness for fleets that have had the opportunity. Mark Murrell, president of…

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    Drivers need to actively participate in the rulemaking process

    July 1, 2013 12:00AM by Al Goodhall

    We’re now into our sixth year since the amended Canadian hours-of-service regulations came into effect on Jan. 1, 2007. Remember those heady days? I remember being impressed by the sleep research that had been done leading up to those…

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    On the road to a berry good summer

    July 1, 2013 12:00AM by Karen Bowen

    Whether you like berries fresh from the field, sprinkled on your cereal, or blended into a smoothie, now is the season to enjoy the health benefits of these tasty fruits. Raspberries, currants, loganberries, strawberries and blueberries are all…

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    Talking ’bout the next generation

    July 1, 2013 12:00AM by David Bradley

    Can’t we all – as in motor carriers and shippers – just get along? Well, who says we can’t? In fact, despite popular folklore, many successful companies these days are pretty sophisticated in dealing with competing…

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    Good times and some good causes

    July 1, 2013 12:00AM by Rob Wilkins

    Every two years, associate publisher Kathy Penner and I strap on our lobster bibs and head east to the Atlantic Truck Show. It represents a great opportunity to get reacquainted with our East Coast friends as well as to sample some of the…

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    July 1, 2013 12:00AM by James Menzies

    LISLE, Ill. – Navistar International has started a new chapter in its long history, rolling out the very first MaxxForce 13 engines with selective catalytic reduction (SCR) in its best-selling ProStar tractor.

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    The importance of having a support network

    May 1, 2013 12:00AM by Al Goodhall

    So you found that deep desire to make a lifestyle change, then you took it one step further and put a plan together to tackle that change. Doing this filled you with energy and motivation for the first month but you’re discovering that…

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    Trying to maintain a positive outlook

    May 1, 2013 12:00AM by Mark Lee

    Taking my own advice, I’m going to be positive this month, so I apologize in advance for any disappointment this may cause.First up, a shout-out to Bison Transport, for listening to their drivers. A friend of mine works there and came…

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    Important days for private trucking

    May 1, 2013 12:00AM by Bruce Richards

    One of, if not the most important benefits of membership with the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada is the readily available opportunities that such membership provides to learn from experts in a wide variety of fields and from the…

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    There actually is a free lunch with fuel economy

    May 1, 2013 12:00AM by Joanne Ritchie

    It’s a mystery to me why saving fuel is still a perplexing prospect for so many folks. It may not be easy, especially after you’ve picked all the low hanging fruit like aerodynamics, limiting speed, and idle-reduction technologies,…

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    Is trucking in your DNA?

    May 1, 2013 12:00AM by Rob Wilkins

    I had the most interesting conversation the other day with an old friend of mine. He recently signed up for DNA testing and his results had just come in.