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What’s that in your bag? Swag

April 26, 2018 by elizabeth

Gratuit. Livre. Zadarmo. However you say it, it’s free. At conventions it’s the Stuff We All Get – SWAG.

At every trucking convention, nearly every booth features some kind of giveaway, and Truck World 2018 was no different. With more than 500 exhibitors – including more than 75 companies in the two-day recruiting pavilion – my mission was clear: hit every booth and come away with as much free stuff as possible.

There was one simple rule – I couldn’t take for anything that wasn’t available to everyone. I didn’t include draws where there was only one prize awarded at the end, but did include gifts which required something from the giftee, as long as it was a simple ask and there were enough prizes for most people who completed the task. I also included prizes available only to children, although I didn’t take them home with me.

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Truck World ’18: Day Three Recap

April 24, 2018 by Jim Park
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Nearly half of drivers report exceeding HoS to find parking

April 23, 2018 by elizabeth

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — There’s no doubt about it – North America has a truck parking problem. With the introduction of mandatory electronic logging devices (ELD) in the U.S. last December the issue has become critical.

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Truck World ’18: Day Two Recap

April 21, 2018 by Jim Park
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Westcan driver named 2018 Highway Star

April 21, 2018 by elizabeth

TORONTO, Ont. – Doug McGowan of Westcan Bulk Transport has been named the 2018 Highway Star of the Year – recognizing Canada’s top truck driver or owner-operator.

Selected through a national search by Newcom Media’s Today’s Trucking, Truck News, and Truck West magazines, the driver was presented with the honor during the Truck World trade show in Toronto.

“It’s a great honor … there are a lot of excellent drivers out there,” said McGowan. “I’d also like to take this time to promote retiring military personnel towards driving positions, using myself as an example.”