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  • Newfoundland truck convoy to raise money for local children’s hospital

    May 9, 2013 3:06PM by Truck News

    ST. JOHN’S, Nfld. — Trucking companies, drivers and owner/operators from across Newfoundland and Labrador will be raising money to support the Janeway Children’s Hospital during the 2013 Teddy Bear Convoy June 2. The event will see…

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    Up in the air

    May 1, 2013 12:00AM by James Menzies

    WHITBY, Ont. – Single-truck owner/operators, particularly those serving niche markets, are finding it more difficult – and much more expensive – to find insurance, thanks to a rapidly changing insurance landscape that’s…

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    Do you know a special owner/operator?

    May 1, 2013 12:00AM by James Menzies

    I knew I was opening a can of worms when I wrote last month that tampering with, or deleting, emissions systems was a short-sighted solution for frustrated fleet owners and owner/operators. I don’t think any one issue has touched the…

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    Too many truckers can’t do basic math

    May 1, 2013 12:00AM by Bill Cameron

    I’ve written in the past that I think driving school practices and commercial driving exams should have a serious overhaul. I think this revamp should include a math test. It seems far too many truck drivers, despite possessing other…

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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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    Surprise! It’s in the contract

    May 1, 2013 12:00AM by Scott Taylor

    As an accountant, I spend a lot of time looking at fine print. Hey, someone has to do it. Most people are put off by legal gobbledegook on a page (probably the writer’s intent all along).

  • Human resources practices play a key role in safety programs

    May 1, 2013 12:00AM by Matt Graveline

    Attracting and retaining qualified employees can be a challenge at the best of times, and there is little hope the situation will improve anytime soon. A recent study by the Conference Board of Canada concludes our industry might be short more…

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    Power plays

    May 1, 2013 12:00AM by John G. Smith

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The next generation of trucks built with the promise of cleaner exhaust will also deliver better fuel economy, and most available engine models will be certified to meet related standards a year ahead of schedule.That…

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    Introducing Maintenance Matters e-zine

    April 22, 2013 10:28AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The publishers of Truck News, Truck West and Motortruck Fleet Executive have launched a new e-zine for maintenance managers, technicians and owner/operators who are responsible for their own maintenance.

  • Canadian O/O finished Boston Marathon 70 minutes before blasts

    April 22, 2013 9:23AM by Truck News

    BOSTON, Mass. — Just 70 minutes after finishing the Boston Marathon Apr. 15, owner/operator Leo McCosham of Summerfield, P.E.I. and his girlfriend Brenda Benson were recovering in a staging area about a half-kilometre from the finish line when…

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    Thin is in

    April 15, 2013 7:16AM by Truck News

    Low-viscosity heavy-duty engine oils are beginning to get some attention as an easy way to improve fuel economy, while maintaining the protective qualities truck owners have come to expect from time-tested 15W-40 oils.

  • Truck News searching for Canada’s top owner/operator

    April 4, 2013 3:09PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — Truck News magazine is searching for nominees for its 20th annual Owner/Operator of the Year Award. The annual prize is given to an owner/operator who exemplifies professionalism while also demonstrating a clean driving record,…

  • Former owner of Harmac Trucking Gord Pryce dies

    April 3, 2013 10:54AM by Truck News

    AURORA, Ont. — Former owner and operator of Harmac Trucking, Gord Pryce, died suddenly March 31, according to an announcement from family. Pryce began his trucking career as an owner/operator in the 1970s, before merging his small fleet of…

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    The pros and cons of driving for a small carrier

    April 1, 2013 12:00AM by Bill Cameron

    As always, there are two sides to every story. Recruitment issues are no exception. Last month, I tried to explain why small carriers can’t or won’t hire certain people. Conversely, there are several reasons why drivers and…

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    Paying yourself and the taxman

    April 1, 2013 12:00AM by Truck News

    You wear a lot of hats as an owner/operator. You’re the boss and an employee, the business manager and the guy at the wheel, the chief cook and the bottle washer. As the big cog at your operation, you deserve your fair share of grease, if…