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    Stress in the city

    April 1, 2013 12:00AM by Carroll McCormick

    MONTREAL, Que. – The traffic was light, the roads dry and motorists were oddly sedate. We were first at every loading dock. Our rig rode like a Bentley. If this was stress incarnate, I sure wasn’t feeling it. Fortunately, I…

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    A culture of wellness the secret behind Erb’s weight loss success

    April 1, 2013 12:00AM by Adam Ledlow

    NEW HAMBURG, Ont. – The scales have been tipped in Erb Transport’s favour, with the New Hamburg, Ont.-based firm winning the company portion of the Truckload Carriers Association’s (TCA) second annual Trucking’s Weight…

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    Confusion by design

    April 1, 2013 12:00AM by James Menzies

    TORONTO, Ont. – Cargo securement regulations are difficult enough to interpret and stay current with. What’s worse is when some suppliers to the industry make matters even more complicated, adding to the confusion rather than…

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    A film worth watching

    April 1, 2013 12:00AM by Rob Wilkins

    As we all know, this industry has witnessed an incredible evolution in engine technology over the past decade. Granted, many of us went into this period of environmental responsibility kicking and screaming.

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    Don’t set sights too high when striving for better health

    April 1, 2013 12:00AM by Al Goodhall

    Last month I introduced you to my personal doctrine that has improved my health and quality of life on the road. This personal wellness program has three principles: First you have to answer the question, ‘Do I really want to…

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    The path of least resistance

    April 1, 2013 12:00AM by Joanne Ritchie

    February saw the release of yet another report on Canada’s driver shortage. This one, Understanding the Truck Driver Supply and Demand Gap and Its Implications for the Canadian Economy, is meant to “quantify driver supply…

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    Like a lamb to slaughter: Part 2

    April 1, 2013 12:00AM by Edo van Belkom

    THE STORY SO FAR…Mark has put the accident in Ontario behind him and delivered a load of snowmobile parts to Vancouver. Bud gives him a load of livestock from B.C. to Quebec, and a return load back to B.C., to be driven in a convoy with two…

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    TSQ: Is the industry trending towards a substantial driver shortage?

    April 1, 2013 12:00AM by Adam Ledlow

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – A recently-released report from the Conference Board of Canada surmises that the driver shortage is not only real, it’s dire, with the Canadian trucking industry facing a shortage of up to 33,000 drivers by the…

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    Tax tips: Every bit counts

    March 1, 2013 12:00AM by Scott Taylor

    Usually, it’s easy coming up with topics for this column in March and April. I go to the Canada Revenue Agency Web site, read the “what’s new” bulletins, decide what’s useful or pertinent to Truck News readers, and…

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    Achieving a healthy lifestyle begins with an aspiration

    March 1, 2013 12:00AM by Al Goodhall

    I closed off my February column with a commitment to share some thoughts about how I keep myself motivated to exercise and eat right while dealing with the rigors of the trucking lifestyle. I started laughing at myself over this.

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    It’s time to get a handle on emissions-related breakdowns

    March 1, 2013 12:00AM by Mark Lee

    I would like to use this  column as a way of sharing some of the things I’ve learned over the years, mostly about improving fuel economy and lowering maintenance and operating costs.

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    Late for the party

    March 1, 2013 12:00AM by Adam Ledlow

    The stunning collapse in the value of many Internet companies near the turn of the century – known as the burst of the “dot-com bubble” – had far-reaching consequences, with many still being felt to this day. The most…

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    February 1, 2013 12:00AM by Jim Bray

    WINNIPEG, Man. – It was a show that gave Winnipeg-area insomniacs – as well as those involved and interested rubberneckers – a trio of opportunities to witness something that doesn’t come along every day: the sight of…

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    Don’t get discouraged if your healthy living goals have been derailed

    February 1, 2013 12:00AM by Al Goodhall

    So how are you making out with those New Year’s resolutions you made? No doubt there were more than a few drivers that resolved to shed a few pounds, take a daily walk, or cut back on the junk food. If you resolved to adopt a healthier…

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    Walk this way

    February 1, 2013 12:00AM by Joanne Ritchie

    There’s an old adage that says a journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step. I took that first step last fall, and as of mid-January I’d hiked over 780 kms, and placed one foot in front of the other no less than 1,319,418…