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    Changing the image — and seeing the future — in trucking

    February 21, 2019 12:04PM by Angela Splinter

    I think it is fair to say that if the trucking industry is to succeed in attracting and recruiting the workers we need, it’s time to tackle the issue we all know too well: we have an image problem. The

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    Trips, slips, and falls

    February 21, 2019 10:59AM by Karen Bowen

    This time of year – the season of slippery, icy surfaces – we all need to watch our step and move carefully to avoid falls. Did you know that truckers experience one of the highest number of falls annually when

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    Human factors

    February 21, 2019 10:25AM by Eric Berard

    The face of trucking equipment manufacturing is changing, too

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    Help for traumatized truckers

    February 21, 2019 10:16AM by Carroll McCormick

    Rapid access to mental health professionals is helping truckers cope with post-accident trauma

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    All for one, ONE for Freight

    February 5, 2019 9:26AM by Sonia Straface

    MILTON, Ont. — Traditional is not in David Carruth’s vocabulary. He’s the president and chief executive officer of ONE for Freight – a transportation service provider that prides itself on being innovative, and a one-stop shop for all of its clients.

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    Dalton is hailed a cab: Part 4

    February 5, 2019 9:22AM by Edo van Belkom

    The story so far Mark arrives at Intra-City Truck Lines yard ready to begin his time as a taxi truck driver. At first all looks good, but instead of a short trailer, Mark is given an older, longer trailer –

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    Today’s automated transmissions smarter, more versatile

    February 5, 2019 9:15AM by James Menzies

    Automated manual transmissions (AMTs) have come to dominate the on-highway trucking segment, but they’re also gaining acceptance in vocational applications. Once shunned by drivers who preferred the reliability and versatility of their traditional stick shift, today’s AMTs can do more

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    A run with Dad

    February 4, 2019 3:20PM by Brian Fields

    I recently went on a trip with my father, who has been driving across North America for more than 45 years. I’ve traveled to many places with him, from the time I was a little boy until I established my

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    We have an image issue, and we are to blame

    February 4, 2019 3:13PM by Mike Millian

    The image of the trucking industry is one of those topics that has been discussed by those inside the industry for as long as I can remember. When I first started driving 28 years ago, the CB chatter was full

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    Putting diversity and inclusion into action

    February 4, 2019 2:45PM by Angela Splinter

    Canada’s labor force is comprised of increasing numbers of women, visible minorities, newcomers to Canada, youth, Indigenous peoples, and people with disabilities. We also know that people come to work with different backgrounds, needs, and expectations. So, it’s important to

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    Download your ELD data other tax-prep priorities

    February 4, 2019 2:36PM by Scott Taylor

    This, of course, is the time of year for gathering up slips and receipts in advance of preparing your 2018 federal income tax return. If you’re a self-employed individual, any taxes you owe are due by April 30 even though

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    Lessons learned from a broken window

    February 4, 2019 2:25PM by Al Goodhall

    My last road trip of 2018 was supposed to be a simple one, a straight run between terminals from southwestern Ontario to Winnipeg and back. But sometimes even the simplest of plans go off the rails for the most unlooked

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    Preventing trucker shoulder

    February 4, 2019 2:23PM by Karen Bowen

    A condition so common among truckers, it was named after them

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    Safeties for sale

    January 31, 2019 9:28AM by Harry Rudolfs

    BRAMPTON, Ont. — Heavy equipment mechanic Mark Waschke has become alarmed, after noticing trucks wearing recently-issued safety stickers with defects that should have disqualified them from being on the road. “I’ve seen fresh stickers on trucks with holes in cab floors,

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    Mine truck data and reap the rewards

    January 11, 2019 2:48PM by Elizabeth Bate

    Set reasonable targets, and reap the rewards