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    Whose loss is it anyway?

    February 1, 2013 12:00AM by David Bradley

    Imagine a carrier who dispatches a tractor to pick up a trailer at a shipper’s loading dock. The trailer is sealed for security reasons and the driver merely hooks on and proceeds towards the delivery point. Happens thousands of times a…

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    Survival tips for road-weary professional drivers

    February 1, 2013 12:00AM by Angelo Diplacido

    I can’t stand a cup of coffee when I’m using it to stay alert and will usually opt for a cup of tea to keep my stomach stable on my daily long drive. After 30 years, I position myself on a regimented routine to start my daily run.

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    Deconstructing a deal

    January 1, 2013 12:00AM by James Menzies

    ETOBICOKE, Ont. – On Oct. 23, 2012, Wheels Group announced it had acquired MSM Transportation in a major deal worth $18.6 million.The announcement came as a surprise, in part because Mike McCarron, managing partner and the public face of…

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    Finding Christmas spirit through film

    January 1, 2013 12:00AM by Rob Wilkins

    So here we are, Christmas 2012. Once again, I find myself spending my evenings surfing up and down the digital remote looking for a holiday movie that will help me find the spirit of Christmas.

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    Out-of-service rates for new engines tough trade-off for cleaner air

    January 1, 2013 12:00AM by Mark Lee

    It’s that time of year again. Hopefully you have all overindulged over the holidays and are now starting your New Year’s Resolutions. I have a couple.

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    Coping with stress at home and on the road

    January 1, 2013 12:00AM by Al Goodhall

    I’ve been feeling pretty stressed out over the last couple of weeks. The reason being, our 16-month-old grandson was undergoing a major surgical procedure.

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    Keep an eye out for this potential health problem

    January 1, 2013 12:00AM by Christopher Singh

    Professional truck drivers rely heavily on their eyes to perform their jobs safely and effectively. Therefore, eye conditions can be devastating or even career ending. This month I am going to discuss cataracts, which are a common eye condition…

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    Collision Course: Part 3

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

    THE STORY SO FAR…Mark is driving along Steeles Avenue in Brampton with a clear road ahead of him. Suddenly a car pulls in front of him and slams on the brakes. Mark rear-ends the car and five people get out, all injured. Mark calls Bud for…

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    Tread carefully

    December 1, 2012 12:00AM by Lou Smyrlis

    Said it before, I’ll say it again: tires have to be the most complicated “basic” products you will find on a commercial truck.

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    How to find tax deductions in your financial documents

    December 1, 2012 12:00AM by Scott Taylor

    You can’t fuel a trucking business with enthusiasm and good intentions. You need money. And if you’ve ever taken out a line of credit or financed a truck – or refinanced an existing loan – you know that borrowing can be…

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    Professional drivers caught in the middle of a perfect storm

    December 1, 2012 12:00AM by Al Goodhall

    Well, here we are heading towards the end of another tough year. There’s still lots of economic uncertainty to go around and austerity measures are all the rage. Is that what we have to look forward to in 2013? I sure hope not.

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    Risk of lactose intolerance rises with age

    December 1, 2012 12:00AM by Dr. Christopher Singh

    Lactose intolerance is a condition that causes people to become unable to fully digest milk or dairy products.

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    The small fleet’s dilemma

    November 1, 2012 12:00AM by Bill Cameron

    As if there were not enough maddening challenges to being a small carrier in recent years, probably the biggest is rearing its ugly head lately. You’ve survived the speed limiter debate. The EOBR debate continues, but I believe we have…

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    EOBRs are fine, but should be accompanied by hourly pay

    November 1, 2012 12:00AM by Mark Lee

    It’s been a while, so I thought it was time for me to wade into the EOBR debate once again. As usual, I heard something that triggered my renewed interest in the subject. The thought provoking comment was that EOBRs ‘make the roads…

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    It’s time to wake up to obstructive sleep apnea compliance requirements

    November 1, 2012 12:00AM by David Bradley

    Driver wellness is an increasingly important issue. It is recognized as such in the report from the CTA Blue Ribbon Task Force on the Driver Shortage.