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    Happy Birthday, Bulldog!

    November 1, 2012 12:00AM by Rob Wilkins

    One of trucking’s most widely recognized symbols celebrated a birthday earlier in the month. The Mack bulldog turned 80 on Oct. 11.

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    Starting from scratch

    November 1, 2012 12:00AM by Jim Bray

    SASKATOON, Sask. – They’ve been in business for barely two years, yet Saskatoon’s TimeLine Logistic is already making a name for itself.TimeLine was born in September 2010, after Troy Stimpson, Bob Grunow and Murray Schumacher…

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    Driver health and wellness: A fine balance

    November 1, 2012 12:00AM by Joanne Ritchie

    I recently checked my Canada Calling notes to see what we were talking about five years ago, the first year of our twice-weekly gig on the Dave Nemo show on SiriusXM radio. It won’t come as any surprise that many hot topics on the list…

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    Collision Course: Part 1

    November 1, 2012 12:00AM by Edo van Belkom

    Mark had been doing a lot of local driving the past two weeks as he’d been recruited to be one of a few dozen drivers moving the contents of an entire warehouse – stock and fixtures – from an old building down by the lake in…

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    Protecting your knees against bursitis

    November 1, 2012 12:00AM by Dr. Chris Singh

    Bursitis of the knee is simply an inflammation of one or more of the bursae that are located near the knee. A bursa is a fluid-filled sac that is located around the joints of the body.

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    Meet Margot, Justin and Randy

    October 1, 2012 12:00AM by Carroll McCormick

    MONCTON, N.B. – Hustling to prepare supper and feed her children, Margot Griffin counts down to the start of another night shift for Moncton, N.B.-based Armour Transport. She will haul loads around the Maritimes all night before returning…

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    Thermo King unveils Precedent line of EPA-compliant reefer engines

    October 1, 2012 12:00AM by Adam Ledlow

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Thermo King is looking to set a “precedent” with its new trailer temperature control program, going as far as to say it has “staked (its) legacy” on the reefer unit’s performance. The new…

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    London’s embracing of trucks was my Olympic moment

    October 1, 2012 12:00AM by David Bradley

    Like most people on the planet for a couple of weeks this past August during the London 2012 Olympics I became a fan of sports that normally I wouldn’t pay any heed too. (I am basically a hockey guy with a bit of baseball thrown in to get…

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    Applying the Smith System for defensive driving to everyday life

    October 1, 2012 12:00AM by Al Goodhall

    Sometimes you just need to step back and view the world through a different lens. I was reading over The Smith System for defensive driving and started thinking about how we can apply those proper visual habits to the issues we face in our…

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    Coping with corns and calluses

    October 1, 2012 12:00AM by Dr. Chris Singh

    Due to the work demands of the professional truck driver, corns and calluses can become a significant issue. Although in most cases they are not a serious medical condition, corns and calluses can become very irritating and painful, making life…

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    The age of character

    October 1, 2012 12:00AM by Alfy Meyer

    I recently read your coverage about how the Ontario government was planning to change the discriminatory licence renewal practice for senior drivers. Due to the protracted driver shortage that has plagued this industry for years now, this news…

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    Trailer repair ship’s invention looks to prevent trailer-top tumbles

    October 1, 2012 12:00AM by Adam Ledlow

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Trailer roof repairs are a common practice in truck and trailer yards, but a simple misstep can spell disaster for both the company and the technician. To avoid the injury-related – and, ultimately, legal –…

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    Common sense solutions for the pursuit of fuel economy

    October 1, 2012 12:00AM by Angelo Diplacido

    With so much talk recently about the importance of maximizing fuel economy, I would like to share some observations with you that I have discovered over the years.

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    TSQ: How concerned are you about sun exposure while driving?

    September 1, 2012 12:00AM by Adam Ledlow

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – The various health concerns affecting truck drivers have prompted industry groups to take notice of late, in some cases – like that of the current sleep apnea epidemic – even dedicating entire conferences…

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    The downsides to being fuel-efficient

    September 1, 2012 12:00AM by James Menzies

    It ain’t easy being green. Just ask Henry Albert. He’s the fuel-savvy owner/operator from North Carolina who has gained fame through his involvement with Freightliner’s Slice of Life program. Henry’s been out there…