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Dear @realDonaldTrump: No #FakeNews here, but we have worries

Dear Mr. U.S. President-Elect, Would it be better to refer to you as @realDonaldTrump? It seems Twitter is your favored way to communicate. So let’s do this 140 characters at a time....

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Trucks and Terror: Recent attacks reinforce the value of sound security measures

Security protocols are nothing new to well-managed fleets. It’s why trucks come with keys, fences enclose yards, and procedures track drivers and loads alike. The threat of cargo and...

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The year in review ... and preview

It has been a newsworthy year in Canada’s trucking industry – and many of the stories of 2016 will also play out in the year to come. Look no further than oil-related topics alone....

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Diesel Dilemma: Are the days of our favorite fuel numbered?

Rudolf Diesel must be rolling in his grave. The 19th-century inventor gave birth to the engine that bears his name. Now the country where he did the work is looking to bring the technology...

Filed under: dieselhybridelectricalternativefuelsemissionsnaturalgaspropanebiodieselNikolaTeslaWright
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Trucks for Change will do you good

TORONTO, ON -- My short-lived career as a competitive picker and packer could be in jeopardy. Newcom Business Media, the publisher of Today’s Trucking, was the defending champion in the...

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Bill Morneau is Wrong: Despite the promise of automation, drivers will be needed for years to come

Suggesting that driving jobs are endangered is even a little insulting. It fails to recognize that duties involve more than gearing and steering.

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Stronger Together: Sometimes it doesn't make sense to go it alone

Those who work in the trucking industry tend to be an independent lot. Maybe it’s a function of a driver’s job. Those who crave crowds would likely struggle in a long-haul life, where human...

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Trucker, Protect Thyself: Formal contracts and paperwork are an owner-operator's best defence

There is a certain pride that every owner-operator should enjoy. Mastering skills at the wheel is just the beginning of their professional journey. Our trucking industry’s hybrid of driver...

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