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Dinner

I know, I know, I'm a terrible creature of habit...

About to eat dinner.

All that remains of a bean burrito...

Dinner before unloading in a short while.

Waiting to unload.

Late lunch has arrived.

Loaded next door, eating a very late lunch.

Eating dinner.

Waiting to unload here tomorrow morning.

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  • TransCore’s Canadian freight volumes increase
    TORONTO, Ont. – TransCore Link Logistics revealed today that volumes for Canadian and cross-border loads stayed strong through the second quarter of 2016. Compared to last month, volumes were flat, down marginally by two percent month-over-month. Year-over-year volumes were lower…
  • What makes Canada different from the United States?
    I recently had a client visit here from the United States. After a long discussion, I gleaned the following. It’s not just the weather that’s cooler in Canada. He made some observations. You live next door to a clean-cut, quiet…
  • Teletrac launches new fleet management platform
    GLENVIEW, Ill. — Teletrac Navman released its latest software platform called Teletrac Navman Director this week. The platform is now available worldwide and it intelligently tracks assets and collects valuable data to meet a range of business needs and to drive…
  • Nexiq Technologies rolls out eTechnician software combo
    ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. — Nexiq Technologies rolled out the latest release of eTechnician recently, which now includes two PC-based software applications— eTechnician Heavy Duty Standard (HDS) and eTechnician Light and Medium Truck (LMT). The company said in a release that the…
  • Maxion Wheels rolls out five-year warranty on on commercial vehicle steel wheels
    NOVI, Mich. — Maxion Wheels announced recently that it is introducing a five-year standard warranty with its MaxCoat Extra multi-layer finish on the company’s hub-piloted single and wide-base tubeless disc steel wheels sold in North America. The MaxCoat Extra multi-layer finish…
  • Dana Holding Corp. to change name to Dana Incorporated
    MAUMEE, Ohio — Dana Holding Corp. announced this week that beginning August 1, it will change the company name to Dana Incorporated. Dana says that this change was made to better reflect how the company conducts its business in the global…
  • TransForce posts Q2 results
    MONTREAL, Que. — TransForce’s Q2 earnings were affected by the slowing Canadian economy and weakness in the North American freight market. The company reported adjusted net income of $54.9 million compared to $66.6 million over the same period last year.…
  • Mack Trucks gives business update, provides details on new DME-fuelled trucks
    NEW YORK, N.Y. – Despite the soft market, there are plenty of positives surrounding Mack Trucks this year. That was the message executives of Mack Trucks gave to trucking journalists this week at a press conference in the place the…
  • Mullen Group positioning for oil and gas recovery
    OKOTOKS, Alta. — The time has come to start preparing for a recovery in the oil and gas segment and to position Mullen Group for growth. That was a message from Mullen Group CEO Murray Mullen to analysts during a…
  • Mullen Group grows profits despite “pretty deep recession” in Alberta
    OKOTOKS, Alta. — Mullen Group posted second quarter earnings that exceeded analyst expectations, even on shrinking trucking revenues. Total revenue came in at $247 million, down 13.3% from last year’s Q2. The oilfield services segment saw revenue drop by $31.7…
  • DON’T FIGHT THE ELD MANDATE
    David Bradley tells attendees of the OTA Council Summit what small fleets are missing when they fight against the ELD mandate.
  • Trailer orders declined in June
    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Trailer net orders fell 10% in June, to 11,900 units, according to the latest figures from FTR. Orders were 56% off last June’s pace, marking the weakest June since 2009. Elevated dry van cancellations were also noted.…
  • P.S.I. inks distribution deal for new aero system
    SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Pressure Systems International (P.S.I.) has announced an investment in a new aerodynamic system from Plasma Stream Technologies. P.S.I. has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with Plasma. The new system uses plasma actuator technology to reduce…
  • Volvo names new senior v.p. of sales
    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Volvo Trucks North America has named Jeff Lester its new senior vice-president of sales. Lester will take over the new role Aug. 1 and will lead the North American regional sales organization. “Jeff has successfully served in…
  • Shell to bring PC-11 oils to market early
    New category a proposal no more, Shell says, as it launches CK-4 engine oils
  • US truck tonnage declined in June
    ARLINGTON, Va. — US for-hire truck tonnage dropped 1.5% in June, but was 2.1% stronger year-over-year, according to the latest data from the American Trucking Associations (ATA). The decrease followed a revised 2.9% gain in May. Year-to-date, tonnage is up…
  • Home Hardware once again shines at Ontario championships
    Shawn Matheson named Grand Champion after taking hotly contested tandem-tandem category
  • How trucking eats its young
    ‘Work the first two weeks without pay and then we’ll pay you 10 cents per mile while training.’ That was an offer made to a newly licensed driver by a potential employer. This information came to me through a trusted…
  • The formula for success as an O/O
    Over the past couple of years I have helped a few friends transition from company driver to owner/operator. As strange as it may sound, it all started because of an ear infection. I was due to fly to Kenworth in…
  • PMTC to host half-day conference in Nova Scotia
    MILTON, Ont. —  The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) revealed the date of its next regional seminar today. The next seminar being jointly hosted by the PMTC and Trucking Human Resource Sector Council Atlantic, will be held on Wednesday,…

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