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  • Feature Transportation

    Tools and technique keep cargo secure

    February 1, 2014 12:00AM by David Goruk

    Freight needs to move. The business of trucking depends on it.

  • Blog Uncategorized

    New Year’s Resolution # 1 – Establish an Effective Crisis Management Program

    January 5, 2014 11:49AM by Dan Goodwill

    One of the distinguishing features of 2013 was the number and range of crises that took place in many parts of the world. We witnessed the terrible collapse of a building in India that was filled with garment workers, the

  • Manitoba Trucking Association names associate of the year

    November 19, 2013 7:23AM by Truck News

    WINNIPEG, Man. – The MTA / Payne Transportation LP Associate of the Year Award was presented to Bert Wiebe, of Marsh Canada at the Manitoba Trucking Associations (MTA) Annual Fall Awards Banquet on Thursday November 14, 2013.

  • OTA inducts 2013 Pioneer Club and Century Club members

    November 15, 2013 2:12PM by Truck News

    Members of the trucking industry who are celebrating their Silver and Golden anniversaries working in trucking were inducted into the Ontario Trucking Association’s Pioneer and Half-Century clubs yesterday.

  • Feature Transportation

    Safe and secure practices can protect fleets from cargo crime

    November 1, 2013 12:00AM by David Goruk

    The estimated cost of cargo crime is staggering. Across Canada, losses amount to as much as $5 billion a year, most of which disappears along the corridor between Windsor and Montreal. Thefts in the Greater Toronto Area alone are valued as high…

  • Don’t be blindsided by supply chain disruptions; learn how to tame unpredictability

    August 23, 2013 12:34AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — Having depth and breadth of specialized logistics knowledge is the key to predicting and manoeuvring the disruptions that strike our global and domestic supply chain logistics ecosystems, says CITT’s president Catherine…

  • Feature Transportation

    Pre-trip inspection tips can ensure nothing is overlooked

    August 1, 2013 12:00AM by David Goruk

    Pre- and post-trip inspections play vital roles in fleet safety and maintenance programs alike, and there is little wonder why. These regular circle checks can uncover emerging mechanical defects long before the issues morph into costly…

  • Feature Transportation

    Regular performance reviews enhance driver behaviours

    July 1, 2013 12:00AM by Albert Zimbalaltti

    Every driver’s seat offers the promise of an open road, but it can still be an isolated workplace. Ask any long-haul trucker who leaves a fleet yard for weeks at a time, receiving little or no feedback other than e-mails, text messages…

  • Feature Transportation

    Collision review committees can look much deeper than a single crash

    April 1, 2013 12:00AM by Kevin Cole

    Every crash site tells a story. Skid marks can be used to calculate vehicle speed, direction, and where the brakes were applied. Gouges in the road, when matched to damaged equipment, help determine the direction and force of impact.

  • Is technology the answer to reducing crashes?

    February 25, 2013 8:46PM by Truck News

    The technology revolution is well upon us. Almost daily, risk managers are bombarded with new technology-based products, services, and concepts targeting truck design, improved fuel efficiency, and overall system efficiency.

  • Is technology the answer to reducing crashes?

    February 12, 2013 8:26AM by Truck News

    The technology revolution is well upon us. Almost daily, risk managers are bombarded with new technology-based products, services, and concepts targeting truck design, improved fuel efficiency, and overall system efficiency.

  • Feature Transportation

    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…

  • Blog Uncategorized

    Transportation Trends in 2013

    January 11, 2013 8:16AM by Dan Goodwill

    Here are some of the key trends to watch for in 2013. 1. The fiscal crisis may determine the level of the economic recovery in 2013 America is facing a number of economic headwinds (e.g. high unemployment and underemployment, mismatch

  • Feature Transportation

    Carrier report cards deserve some added attention

    January 1, 2013 12:00AM by Kevin Cole

    Fleets can learn a lot from the report cards that emerge through carrier safety rating systems. The underlying data can be used to track everything from how well a business complies with regulations, to trends in mechanical problems that are…

  • Feature Transportation

    Reflect on these handy tips to improve your visibility

    December 1, 2012 12:00AM by Albert Zimbalatti

    As important as the view through a windshield may be, the threats beside and behind a truck can hardly be ignored. About one-third of all the collisions reported to Northbridge Insurance involve situations like sideswiping a vehicle or backing…