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Fight the Good Fight: It turns out you can fight city hall, and should

If the signs are any indication, municipalities would rather find a way to live without trucks. No parking. No idling. No Jake brakes. No trucks on this street or that. It’s like we’re...

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Clear the Way: Bypass programs perfect carrot to offset enforcement stick

I was introduced to the concept of a hospital triage by watching episodes of MASH in the 1970s and early ‘80s. Centered around the happenings of a Mobile Army Surgical Hospital during the...

Filed under: scalebypassinspectiontransponderssafetyenforcementWeigh2GoBCDrivewyzePartnersinCompliancePIC
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It's Howie Time: Football hero makes it into a trucking magazine

If there’s one rule that I have for the pages of Today’s Trucking, it’s that every word needs to focus on trucking. It’s the reason we exist, and why the word “trucking” is splashed in bold...

Filed under: HowieLongRaidersNTEAWorkTruckShowGreenTruckSummit
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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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