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  • Peterbilt expands refuse truck lineup
    DENTON, Texas  – Peterbilt Motors Company announced that it is expanding its refuse truck lineup with the new Model 520 that features new seating configurations for route collection versatility, enhanced styling and availability of the Paccar MX-11 engine. “Peterbilt has led…
  • Trison Tarps hosts third annual customer appreciation pig roast
    BRANTFORD, Ont. — For the third consecutive year, Trison Tarps thanked its customers and supporters by hosting a pig roast. Paul Vandenberg, president of Trison Tarps, has cooked more than 20 pigs on his custom-built smoker, mostly for charitable causes.…
  • Tallman Truck Centre to host Kemptville open house
    KEMPTVILLE, Ont. — Tallman Truck Centre is inviting customers to visit its newest facility during an open house June 10. The Kemptville dealership open house will run from 11 a.m. till 3 p.m. and will feature dealership tours, a free…
  • ATRI reveals results of sleep apnea survey
    ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) released the findings of its sleep apnea survey today. Data for the survey was collected from more than 800 commercial drivers. ARTI said it found a lot from the study. It…
  • The tough get going
    Economic times may be challenging but Kelsey Trail keeps on trucking
  • A woman’s touch
    New executive director of STA brings experience and passion
  • Why IFTA is like a trip to the dentist
    Does anyone like going to the dentist? Every visit means getting poked and prodded and then lectured about flossing. Lord help you if they bring out needles and drills. And once you’re done, you’re told to make an appointment so…
  • Investing in Alberta’s roads
    NDP government addresses issues at AMTA conference
  • Stirring the legalization pot
    PMTC offers Alberta session on how to deal with medical marijuana in the workplace
  • Canadian generosity will help Fort Mac rise from the ashes
    It’s been a trying time for the people of Fort McMurray – to say the least. Nothing I could write in this column would be news to anyone in Canada or elsewhere, as the Fort Mac wildfire has been the…
  • Laying her cards on the table
    AMTA president talks wide-base tires, ELDs and David Bradley
  • OTA Council Summit to feature two panels on cargo crime
    TORONTO, Ont. — The Ontario Trucking Association has rolled out a new workshop with the aim of preventing cargo crime. The OTA said it has been estimated that cargo crime has cost the trucking industry more than $5 billion –…
  • Bridgestone appoints new v.p. of marketing for commercial tire business
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Eric Higgs has been named the new vice-president of marketing for Bridgestone Americas’s commercial tire business. Going forward, Higgs will be responsible for leading the marketing strategy and efforts for the commercial group, and will have direct marketing leadership…
  • Total costs continue to increase: CGFI
    TORONTO, Ont. — Total Cost of ground transportation for Canadian Shippers increased by 1.5% in March when compared to February according to results published today by the Canadian General Freight Index (CGFI).  The Base Rate Index also increased by 2…
  • Superior Propane lives up to its name
    With a name like Superior Propane it’s almost necessary to deliver the best in the business. Superior means better than the rest. Better service, better drivers, better product – and that’s what the company strives for – and feels it has achieved,…
  • Dalton undercover: Part 5
    THE STORY SO FAR Bud convinces Mark to go undercover at a trucking firm to see if he can help stop cargo thefts from the company. Mark is hired by Chenai Trucking and shows up to take on his first…
  • Cool runnings
    What to consider when buying a refrigerated trailer
  • A new engine oil era
    As new engine oil category draws near, uncertainty remains about backwards compatibility
  • Three things to include in your tax plan
    With personal income tax-filing season over, it’s time to talk to your accountant or financial advisor about tax planning. This is where your accountant earns his keep. There’s no shortage of people who can prepare a tax return, but a…
  • Make sure you don’t skip a beet
    As we enjoy the warmer temperatures of spring, we also enjoy the fresh vegetables that come along with the season. One spring vegetable, the beet, offers colour, flavour and health benefits in every bite, whether you are enjoying a serving…

Condolences To Todd Cochrane…

My condolences go out to Todd Cochrane and his family. According to a post on Todd’s Geek News Central website, his father died in an automobile accident in Michigan on the morning of Monday August 28, 2006. What an awful thing to have happen and to have to live through.

iFuture of Computing…

Everyone has disparaged Microsoft for Windows being clunky and unstable over the years, how hard it used to be to install device drivers, etc. Microsoft has been fighting the device driver problem for many years. The Linux folks are running into exactly the same problems. Microsoft has finally gotten things pretty stable and fairly simple […]

Virtual Aquarium…

I just posted a “Virtual Aquarium” video of the eye candy program I purchased at www.stardock.com in action. The music in the video is by Ocee Fisher & The Hipp Doggs.

Apple, Trucker Tom Is Here To Help You…

Apple makes great products, no need of convincing me of that. They seem to finally be increasing their worldwide market share, but they’ve got a long ways to go before that share can become significant. I’m here to help them increase their market share. First of all, they’ve got to get rid of the ads […]

Bullies and Cowards…

Bullies (a.k.a. Palestinians, Hezbollah) often see kindness and restraint as weakness. The response to terrorist aggression has to be very harsh and absolutely ruthless. The idea that bold response will just somehow “make more terrorists” is absurd. What emboldens terrorists (a.k.a. bullies) is a tepid, “we all just want to get along” type of response. […]

Mac Mini…

I purchased a year-old Mac Mini from my friend Victor Cajiao and it arrived Thursday afternoon. I’ve got to admit I’m impressed with the Mac Mini and with the Garageband application in particular. Pretty neat stuff!

I’m heading back to work this morning. I’ve got to go over to Memphis, Tennessee to pick up a […]