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    Incorporation: A tale of two circles

    July 1, 2013 12:00AM by Scott Taylor

    Whenever I’m asked to explain what a corporation is, I start by drawing two circles on my notepad. In one circle, I write the person’s name, in the other, I write “corp.” It’s a simple way to illustrate the point…

  • Shaw Tracking launches new Media Manager app

    June 24, 2013 10:48AM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Shaw Tracking has launched its Media Manager app, which can deliver multimedia content – including PDFs, audio and video – to drivers.

  • Navistar brings engineering groups together at revamped Melrose Park facility

    May 23, 2013 9:13PM by Truck News

    MELROSE PARK, Ill. — Navistar International has nearly completed the integration of all product development activities at its Melrose Park Test Center and Engine Plant.

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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).

  • Trucker who rescued family of six wins Goodyear Highway Hero award

    March 22, 2013 9:16AM by Truck News

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A truck driver who rescued a family of six from a smashed minivan has been named the 30th Goodyear Highway Hero. Chosen from four finalists, Jason Harte of Rogers, Ark., accepted the award during the Mid-America Trucking Show…

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    How to come up roses at tax time

    February 1, 2013 12:00AM by Scott Taylor

    Do you smell that? It’s February, something is brewing, and the aroma is wafting this way. It’s not the sweet smell of snowmobile exhaust. It’s just as toxic and oddly familiar. No, it’s tax season, and that smell is…

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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…

  • The new anti-spam legislation: How can it affect your business?

    January 7, 2013 9:01PM by Truck News

    I recently spoke with Ralph Kroman about Canada’s new Anti-Spam Legislation. Ralph Kroman is a business lawyer with WeirFoulds LLP. He helps his clients deal with intellectual property and technology matters such as the acquisition of…

  • the end of the line

    December 12, 2012 5:21PM by Truck News

    I recently spoke with Jeffrey Carhart, partner of the law firm Miller Thomson. He is a respected expert in the area of corporate Bankruptcy and Insolvency. I asked him some questions and got some interesting answers. 

  • The Guarantee creates new role to showcase the gifts of Magi

    December 6, 2012 8:28AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — The Guarantee Company of North America has appointed Angelique Magi to the newly created role of vice-president of strategic initiatives. In the role, Magi will help the specialty insurance provider to explore a range of…

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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…

  • Zurich Canada teams up with Verisk to combat cargo, equipment theft

    November 19, 2012 11:09AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — Zurich Canada is working with Verisk Crime Analytics divisions CargoNet and the National Equipment Register (NER) to combat cargo and heavy equipment theft. The CargoNet and NER programs are built around national property…

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    If it’s their last ride, let’s make it their best ride

    November 1, 2012 12:00AM by Jason Shiell

    As challenging as different categories of freight can be, you could say that livestock shipments are a different sort of animal.

  • COMPETITION WATCH: Trimac completes acquisition of Liquid Cargo Lines

    July 31, 2012 9:29AM by Truck News

    CALGARY, Alta. — Trimac Transportation has completed its acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding shares in the capital of Liquid Cargo Lines Limited (LCL).  Trimac acquired the shares of LCL from McCaig Real Estate, an affiliate…

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    Starting a business?

    July 1, 2012 12:00AM by Scott Taylor

    Choosing a structure for your business is a very big deal, and your decision will have a significant effect on how you report your income, the type of returns you file each year, and how you support expenses.