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Opinion: Fleet safety begins at home

October 7, 2019 John G. Smith

Fleet yards are designed to be safe spaces. It’s where trucking activities can be segregated from the outside world. There are still dangers, though.

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Truck driver safety risks are not limited to the highway

September 30, 2019 by John Smith

CAMBRIDGE, Ont. — Sharp Transportation driver Chris Hesch died on the job, but not on the road. Those left behind want other fleets to understand the risks.

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Fleet safety gains driven by telematics data

June 18, 2019 by John Smith

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – The John Deere fleet already has an impressive safety record. Its trophy case includes no fewer than seven annual private fleet safety honors from the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC). But there’s always room to improve. The data doesn’t lie.

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Young leaders share thoughts for the top

June 14, 2018 by John Smith

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – Kimberly Biback was new to the trucking industry when she attended her first annual meeting of the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC). But a year later, the corporate relations and marketing specialist with Sharp […]

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Guiding Star, Shelley’s Destiny

April 2, 2018 by John Smith

AYR, Ont. – Shelley Uvanile-Hesch is beaming like anyone who receives the keys to a brand new truck. But the Sharp Transportation driver is particularly proud of the message her Western Star 5700XE will soon carry back and forth to the U.S. The truck is wrapped with pictures of women who have found a place in Canada’s trucking industry, and promotes the Women’s Trucking Federation of Canada.

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Time Trials: ELDs and our experience so far

March 16, 2018 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. — Three months in, the worst of the American ELD rollout is probably behind us. Some fleets have discovered that the devices they bought at the very last minute didn’t work as advertised. Inspectors were flummoxed by some devices …