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  • Derek Clouthier
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    Rest stops increase safety, help attract drivers, and boost economy

    March 25, 2019 8:57AM by Derek Clouthier

    It’s good news that three new truck stops will be constructed in Alberta, potentially four with a privately-funded location along Hwy 2 near Bowden. I’m not sure how these things are budgeted for, but $20 million for three brand new,

  • Ray Haight
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    Tackling driver turnover: Part 2

    March 19, 2019 3:55PM by Ray Haight

    In part one we talked about the delusion of the industry, we talked about the sales job to the inside the walls personnel, and we talked a little about apathy. The next step if you were to follow the process

  • Andrea Morley
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    The value of sleep

    March 19, 2019 9:19AM by Andrea Morley

    We’re always told that we need 8 hours of sleep, but that’s easier said than done! Plus, if we’re not getting good quality sleep, it doesn’t matter how long we’re down for, we won’t be properly rested for the next

  • Angela Splinter
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    Creating a family-first workplace

    March 18, 2019 12:22PM by Angela Splinter

    Modernizing your workforce starts with modernizing your HR approach. In today’s labour market, successful truck fleets and logistics companies know that staying abreast of the issues will help them stay ahead of the competition. Follow our “Modernizing Your HR Approach”

  • Derek Clouthier
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    Tapping into Canada’s gas and oil resources while we can

    March 18, 2019 10:29AM by Derek Clouthier

    So, there was a truck convoy that drove from Red Deer to Ottawa to show support for Canada’s (or should I say, Alberta’s) oil and gas industry. I’m torn on whether to call the oil and gas industry Canada’s or

  • Angela Splinter
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    How do you modernize your HR approach? Revisit your HR plan

    March 8, 2019 8:32AM by Angela Splinter

    “Modernizing your workforce starts with modernizing your HR approach.” In today’s labor market, successful truck fleets and logistics companies know that staying abreast of the issues will help them stay ahead of the competition. Follow our “Modernizing Your HR Approach”

  • James Menzies
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    National training standard a long time coming

    February 21, 2019 10:11AM by James Menzies

    Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau and his provincial counterparts emerged from a Council of Ministers meeting in Montreal on Jan. 21, with a promise to implement a national training standard for entry-level truck drivers by 2020. It’s about time. It

  • Ray Haight
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    The delusion of driver turnover

    February 20, 2019 10:21AM by Ray Haight

    Question: how do we deal with the mass delusion that driver turnover is inevitable? When nothing could be further from the truth. Driver turnover is a manageable business challenge like any other. The only thing standing in our way of

  • Roger McKnight
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    Canada needs an energy information report

    February 15, 2019 8:58AM by Roger McKnight

    I don’t know about you, but I fill up my tank, or begin to squint with nervous suspicion, when the fuel gauge says it’s only a quarter full. The only indication we have of where the prices of gasoline and

  • Angela Splinter
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    Why we need women with drive

    February 14, 2019 8:29AM by Angela Splinter

    The numbers don’t lie. The representation of women in the trucking and logistics industry remains well below their representation in Canada’s workforce as a whole. Just 3% of truck drivers are women. 11% of the industry’s administrators are women. 18%

  • Roger McKnight
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    Back to the future

    February 4, 2019 8:14AM by Roger McKnight

    Am I seeing things or has the Canadian energy sector, specifically Alberta, been forced into an economic version of Back to the Future? Recently, Alberta premier Rachel Notley proudly “podiumed” that the province will provide $400 million in loan guarantees

  • James Menzies
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    Trucks right at home at Consumer Electronics Show

    January 31, 2019 10:42AM by James Menzies

    Billing itself as “the global stage for innovation,” it seems appropriate that the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has drawn the attention of several major truck makers. After all, innovation is rampant in the trucking industry and today’s highway tractors are

  • Angela Splinter
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    Doing more for workplace mental health

    January 29, 2019 2:00PM by Angela Splinter

    In any given year, 1 in 5 people in Canada will personally experience depression, anxiety, PTSD, or other mental health condition, and at some point all Canadians will be indirectly affected through a family member, friend, or colleague. My family

  • Ray Haight
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    Do your homework

    January 11, 2019 2:44PM by Ray Haight

    As a young owner/operator, what I wished for was a shiny truck that didn’t break down and some extra cash when I got some downtime. I accomplished what I wanted, but it was more out of good luck than having

  • Andrea Morley
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    Getting back on track

    December 19, 2018 12:24PM by Andrea Morley

    It’s almost that time of year again that everyone dreads, the time of post-holiday pressure to lose those extra pounds that made their way onto our hips on over the last couple months. If you are wanting to lose a