Truck News


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    Core values

    November 27, 2018 2:02PM by Karen Bowen

    Now that winter and slippery walking conditions are just around the corner, it’s a good time to take a fitness inventory. Make sure your balance and flexibility are good enough to keep you upright on ice and snow. Maintaining a

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    Combating the mental illness stigma

    November 27, 2018 1:44PM by Sonia Straface

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — The workplace plays an important role in mental health. For some, work gives a sense of purpose and the chance to feel productive, but for others, work can be the cause of stress which can lead to mental

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    Adding women to the mix

    November 23, 2018 1:29PM by Mike Millian

    TORONTO, Ont. — The Canadian trucking industry is in the midst of a demographic transformation, but it has had limited success increasing the number of women behind the wheel. Only 3% of professional drivers and technicians are women, despite women being

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    The changing face of trucking

    November 23, 2018 1:00PM by Mike Millian

    Readers of industry publications are no doubt aware of the reporting that Newcom Media has done, on the changing demographics in the trucking industry. The stats were reported on in great detail in recent issues of Today’s Trucking and Truck

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    With PSBs, Driver Inc. doesn’t make sense

    November 23, 2018 12:40PM by Scott Taylor

    Looking through past columns, I’ve written about driver services and self-employed drivers four times in the past 12 years. This is the second-to-last column I’ll write about it, and, because this is a two-parter, next month will be the last.

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    A look at the numbers

    November 21, 2018 12:35PM by Kasia Malz

    Why risk being a contract driver, when you can make more money as an owner-operator?

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    It’s the science

    November 21, 2018 12:22PM by Carroll McCormick

    BLAINVILLE, Que. — Left unfettered to do its job, science will perform amazing feats, and this is just what the researchers at Performance Innovation Transport (PIT) Group, with the enthusiastic support of its member fleets, trucking schools and government agencies, have

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    Blockchain delivers

    November 21, 2018 11:29AM by James Menzies

    SUNRISE, Fla. — The first trucking shipment using blockchain and a smart contract has been made. The shipment was made using dexFreight, a decentralized logistics platform. The shipment was a 5,320-lb frozen food load hauled from Preferred Freezer Services in Medley,

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    Running with his sons has been a dream come true

    November 9, 2018 12:24PM by Derek Clouthier

    MOOSE JAW, Sask. – Scott Fogal could not be happier that his oldest son has jumped behind the wheel of one of his company trucks. Fogal Transport is a small operation in Saskatchewan, hauling livestock throughout the province, as well as

  • No place like home

    November 9, 2018 12:13PM by Sandy Johnson

    “Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.” This line from The Wizard of Oz has come to signify that we are no longer in a place we recognize or feel comfortable. When my lawyer of the last 30

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    No changing face here

    November 9, 2018 10:25AM by Derek Clouthier

    South Asians have long been a part of the trucking landscape in B.C.’s Lower Mainland

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    A trucker’s guide to CPP

    November 6, 2018 8:49AM by Scott Taylor

    Most people in Canada between the ages of 18 and 70 who earn more than $3,500 a year contribute to the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) – except in Quebec, where the Quebec Pension Plan provides benefits. Like an insurance plan,

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    Dalton is hailed a cab: Part 1

    November 5, 2018 1:43PM by Edo van Belkom

    Mark was heading east through Ontario, coming to the end of a longhaul run that had taken him from Vancouver, to Calgary, to Regina, and then Winnipeg. Northern Ontario had passed him by in what seemed like no time at

  • Stayin’ small

    November 5, 2018 9:00AM by Sonia Straface

    GUELPH, Ont. — For some, the road to success is a winding one. For others, it’s one that’s straight and narrow. Flash Freight Systems’ road falls closer to the latter. The business was started in 1998 as a part of Spruce

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    Healing the heel

    October 31, 2018 1:35PM by Dr. Chris Singh

    During the past few weeks, I have treated several truck drivers complaining of heel pain. Heel pain is a fairly common occurrence in professional truck drivers. Although there are several causes of heel pain, for the purpose of this article,