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  • Where is Canada’s economy going?
    How far are we from being six feet under?  The degree to which Canada’s economy is doomed has been one of great discussion and one of varied response.  Our current situation dictates that the key to our survival depends upon…
  • Second OEM commits to North American Commercial Vehicle Show 2017 in Atlanta
    Navistar joins Exhibitor Advisory Committee
    Though the Healthy Fleet Challenge has already begun, organizers say it's not too late to join the healthy and fun competition.
  • Bendix remanufactured brake shoe production hits major milestone
    ELYRIA, Ohio – In less than four years, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems’ remanufactured brake shoe operation topped the 4-million-unit production milestone. Thanks to the growing demand from fleets and owner/operators, Bendix’s rate of production has steadily increased. Bendix began production of…
  • Driving for Profit/Best Fleets To Drive For seminar expands
    LONDON, Ont. – Driving For Profit: Best Practices from the Best Fleets, a full-day workshop put together by NAL Insurance and CarriersEdge, is only one week away. “We are thrilled by the response of clients and prospects that will be attending this…
  • Demand for trailers continues to outpace that for tractors: ACT Research
    COLUMBUS, Ind. — Trailer net orders were up 12% month-over-month in April, but 7% lower than the same month last year, according to ACT Research. “New orders continued to meander in April, the result of fleet caution about current freight…
  • Dalton Timmis makes donation to help Fort Mac evacuees
    ANCASTER, Ont. — Dalton Timmis Insurance is joining the long list of businesses within the transportation industry that are donating money to Red Cross help the victims of the Fort McMurray wildfire. Dalton Timmis Insurance is donating a total of…
  • Why I don’t have great expectations when it comes to market analysts’ predictions of crude oil
    During my 30 years in the oil industry’s downstream operations, I have learned but one thing, and that is not to have great expectations of the market analysts’ expectations, because in more cases than I care to count, these expectations…
  • ATA truck tonnage index falls in April
    ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Trucking Association’s seasonally adjusted for-hire truck tonnage index decreased 2.1%  in April after a 4.4% drop in March. In April, the index equaled 134.8 (2000=100), down from 137.6 in March. The all-time high was 144…
  • Andy Transport opens new office in Montreal
    SALABERRY-DE-VALLEYFIELD, Que. — Thanks to its rapid expansion, Andy Transport has opened a new office in Montreal the company announced today. The new office is approximately 5,000 sq.-ft. and is the third home for Andy Transport’s team. It is located 3950…
  • Interstate Distributor converts to CarriersEdge for technician, driver training
     MARKHAM, Ont. — CarriersEdge revealed today that Interstate Distributor is using its platform to provide customized maintenance training.  “We moved our entire maintenance training program to the CarriersEdge platform and used their expertise to review and adjust those materials so they are presented…
  • Sanitary Cold Chain offers training for food carriers
    PALM BAY, Fla. — Sanitary Cold Chain is offering FDA FSMA required compliance training for all carriers in all food transportation operations. According to Sanitary Cold Chain, it has established a flexible 3.5-hour training package to provide training certificates for all…
  • Toronto Trucking Association makes donation to help Fort Mac wildfire evacuees
    TORONTO, Ont. — The Toronto Trucking Association announced today that it has donated $5,000 to the Red Cross for the Fort McMurray wildfire relief. Connie Burbidge, the executive director with the Toronto Trucking Association said the TTA’s Board of Directors…
  • More than a third of US truck parking available during peak times: Trucker Path
    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — An analysis of truck parking availability in the US by Trucker Path has shed new light on the issue. Trucker Path, which developed a widely used app that allows truck drivers to upload truck parking spot…
  • Montrose Trailers announces new product line
    MONTROSE, Mich. — Montrose Trailers announced a new product line recently that features the  Low Profile Power Tilt technology for its high performance custom-built enclosed aluminum trailers. This fully-enclosed power tilt trailer with 365-degree access is unlike anything in the market to date, the…
  • Chief introduces heavy-duty collision repair line
    MADISON, Ind. — Chief has rolled out a new product line called Chief Heavy-Duty that was designed to help heavy-duty body shops improve technician ergonomics, shop efficiency, repair quality and cycle times. According to a release, the new Chief heavy-duty product…
  • CarriersEdge introduces new driver training course on fuel economy
     MARKHAM, Ont. — CarriersEdge  announced it has added a new Maximizing Fuel Efficiency course to its driver training courses. The announcement was made at the Truckload Carriers Association 2016 Safety & Security Division Annual Meeting. The course was designed to help drivers understand…
  • Merrick Murphy named new president of Alcoa Wheels and Transportation Products
    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Merrick Murphy was named president of the Alcoa Wheel and Transportation Products (AWTP) business recently. Murphy will be reporting to Tim Myers, who recently assumed the role of group president, Alcoa Transportation and Construction Solutions (TCS). The appointment…
  • Dana 44 front axle added to Dana Crate Axle program
    MAUMEE, Ohio — Dana Holding Corp. announced recently it has added the Dana 44 front axle to its Crate  Axle program. The new offering delivers performance for a variety of applications, including off-road vehicles, forklifts, pickup trucks, pushback tugs, and…
  • Conference to examine Internet of Things and its effect on transportation
    TORONTO, Ont. — The inaugural Internet of Things (IoT) Conference scheduled for June 21-22 plans to address the importance of IoT on the Canadian transportation sector. The event will be held at the Sheraton Toronto Airport. It will feature a…

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:

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