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  • MTO releases draft training standard for MELT
    TORONTO, Ont. — The Ontario Ministry of Transportation released a draft training standard for Class A Mandatory Entry-Level Training (MELT) today and a formal announcement regarding the introduction of MELT for Class A drivers in Ontario is expected this spring or early summer.…
  • Trailer Wizards teams up with Lethbridge Truck Terminals to expand service in Alberta
    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Trailer Wizards announced today that it has joined forces with  Lethbridge Truck Terminals (LTT) and is adding a new trailer pick-up and drop-off location in Lethbridge, Alberta.  This location is just five minutes from the Crowsnest Highway at…
  • FMCSA hosts webinar on large truck and bus crash facts
    TORONTO, Ont. — During a webinar today titled, “2014 Large Truck and Bus Crash Overview Facts” representatives from the US Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration explained to attendees its research findings on commercial vehicle accident trends in…
  • Pick My Load launches Web site that connects shippers and carriers
      MONTREAL, Que. — A new Web site called that connects shippers, fleet managers and owner/operators is set to launch on June 21, 2016. Pick My Load calls itself a transport on demand solution, that links shippers, who post…
  • Trucking HR Canada to help industry create more accurate driver job ads
      OTTAWA, Ont. — Trucking HR Canada is introducing a new series of tools to help truck driving become a skilled occupation under Canada’s National Occupational Classification. Truck driving is currently listed under the NOC as a “low-skilled” career even though…
  • Paccar Parts names East Penn Manufacturing Co. Supplier of the Year for second year in a row
    RENTON, Wash.– Paccar Parts has named East Penn Manufacturing Company the 2015 Supplier of the Year for North America for its outstanding supplier performance and superior customer satisfaction. Generally, the award recognizes suppliers who demonstrate excellence in operational efficiency, retail sales…
  • Dealing with the Escalating Cost of Cross-Border Transport
    Despite efforts to harmonize laws and integrate processes, there remain costly barriers to cross-border freight movement. Carriers require a financial strategy to manage the ongoing and escalating costs.
  • Unsung heroes
    I wonder sometimes how difficult it is for the person who is just about to make the leap into this industry to get a good start. When I think back to my start I really had it all mapped out…
  • Where are crude oil prices heading?
    Last week, this scribe lashed out at the speculative commune who gathered to talk about their month-end manipulation of crude prices. I also pondered, ever so pondifferously, on the thought processes that must have been eddying in the minds of…
  • Trimac receives privatization offer
    CALGARY, Alta. — Trimac shares were up nearly 10% Monday after the company announced it has received a proposal from its principal shareholder, Trimac Holdings, to privatize the company. The deal would equate to $6.25 per share for shareholders. Trimac…
  • Ritchie Bros.’ Edmonton auction largest in Canadian history
    EDMONTON, Alta. – It was a record week for Ritchie Bros. in Edmonton, as the auctioneers set new company records for online sales, bidders and number of sellers at its largest Canadian auction ever and the second largest overall in…
  • Tallman Truck Centre opens new dealership in Kemptville
    KEMPTVILLE, Ont. – Tallman Truck Centre has opened the doors to its new dealership in Kemptville, Ont. today. The new dealership offers parts, sales and service for both trucks and trailer,  as well as Idealease lease and rental. It has…
  • TTSAO Carrier Group to hold meeting on May 4
    HAMILTON, Ont. – The Truck Training Schools Association (TTSAO) of Ontario Carrier Group is encouraging its carrier members to register for its upcoming meeting that is set to take place on May 4. The meeting on May 4 is at…
  • Passion for the industry and a penchant for honesty
    CTA’s David Bradley talks shop during AMTA Leadership Conference
  • Social media about connecting, not selling
    Trucking professionals get lesson on how to best utilize social media
  • Alberta’s NDP government addresses trucking issues at AMTA conference
    BANFF, Alta. – Alberta’s minister of transportation and infrastructure, Brian Mason, and assistant deputy minister of transportation, Shaun Hammond, addressed and answered questions during the Alberta Motor Truck Association’s (AMTA) Leadership Conference April 29, saying the NDP government has invested…
  • Shedding the negative and helping others
    AMTA Leadership Conference keynote speaker motivates industry to achieve their goals
  • Driver shortage and turnover
    Can companies meet the ongoing challenge of driver shortage and turnover in North America?
  • Terry Smith wins 2016 Steve Bennett Memorial Professional Driver of the Year Award
    MONCTON, N.B. – Terry Smith, a professional driver for SLH Transport, was named the 2016 Steve Bennett Memorial Professional Driver of the Year after completing five million accident free miles. The Nova Scotia Trucking Safety Association (NSTSA) presented Smith with…
  • Mack grows lease network
    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Mack Leasing System added 19 dealers to its network in 2015, expanding its number of locations to 210 full-service Mack Trucks dealers. These dealers offer leasing in addition to traditional sales, parts and service, the company announced.…

HD Video Channel…

I’m experimenting with creating a high-definition Apple TV 720p video feed of various HD podcasts that I have subscribed to including my own HD video podcast. Paste the following link into your podcast aggregator such as iTunes or Juice and everything that I’ve put into the channel will automatically download.

Here’s the iTunes link:


Microsoft Laptop Mult-touch Research Video…

Check out this video of a Cambridge, England Microsoft researcher demonstrating multi-touch using existing a modified off-the-shelf Dell laptop LCD.

Finding America HD and SD Videos…

I am continuing to enjoy my new Sony HC3 HDV camcorder. The videos I’m putting up can easily be accessed at:

The standard iPod versions of the same videos can be found at:

Also be sure to check out Nick Lansley’s awesome London Landscape TV HD video podcast at:


No to McCain-Kennedy, Yes to Border Security – Newt Gingrich

Cancelled O.J. Simpson Book…

My friend Victor Cajiao just sent me the link to the cancelled O.J. Simpson book called “If I Did It.” Here’s the link:

I converted the text using text-to-speech to an MP3 file so I can listen to it on my iPod.

Video iPod Versions of TruckerTomHD Videos…

I’m posting 640 x 480 video iPod versions of the 1280 x 720p Apple TV format videos I’m posting at

Here are direct links to them:

Dogs That Ride Around In Trucks… about 63 megabytes


Sony Cinema Mode Test Video… about 63 megabytes

Dogs Riding Around In Trucks…

A dog waiting in the truck at the T/A Truck stop at Eaton, Ohio for it’s master to return to the truck.

Adam Curry on Bloomburg LateNight…

Adam Curry recently appeared on Bloomburg TV LateNight:

Al Gore Hypocrisy…

Check out this Al Gore campaign speech from 1992 in which he blames George H.W. Bush and the Reagan Administration for failing to be tough enough with Iraq:

Water As A Fuel?…

Check out this Australian TV: