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Eating lunch.

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.

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  • Fleet Advantage reveals Q2, 2016 Truck Lifecycle Data Index
      FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Fleet Advantage released its second quarter, 2016 Truck Lifecycle Data Index (TLDI) today, that compares all-in operating costs of early model Class 8 trucks to all-in operating costs of current model year replacements. The TLDI…
  • International Truck introduces Accelerator Write-Up mobile application
      LISLE, Ill. — Navistar announced today that it will provide its new Accelerator Write-Up – a mobile application that will expedite customers’ service visits by streamlining the write-up and diagnostic process – to its service departments at all 700 International…
  • TTSAO reveals date for second annual conference
    HAMILTON, Ont. — The Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario (TTSAO) has announced the date for its second annual conference. The TTSAO ‘Striving for Excellence in Training’ Conference will be held February 15-16, 2017 at the Centre for Health and…
  • Total cost of ground transportation declines
    TORONTO, Ont. — The total cost of ground transportation for Canadian shippers decreased by 0.9% in May compared to April according to results published today by the Canadian General Freight Index (CGFI). As well, the base rate index, which excludes…
  • Volvo Trucks names regional v.p. for Canada
    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Volvo Trucks North America recently announced that Paul Kudla has been named regional vice-president for its Canada region. In his new role, he will oversee commercial sales and marketing operations. “Paul is very well-known within the industry,…
  • How to tell if your transportation company is being acquired by another company
    Are you asking yourself the question ‘Is my company being acquired?’ Should you be? Lots of activity in the transportation industry. The industry is getting smaller. In earlier blogs here, I have said that it is critical to take a…
  • Ritchie Bros. Alberta auction breaks records
    LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – Records were broken in Lethbridge last week, as Ritchie Bros. sold more than $24 million worth of equipment in two days. Traditionally the company’s southern Alberta site has focused on agriculture auctions, but this month’s sale featured more construction…
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    Vocational upfit solution also offered for Metris and Sprinter vans
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    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Polaris Transportation celebrated the one year anniversary of its collaborative association with the Ivey Business School at Western University and Lazaridis School of Business and Economics of Wilfrid Laurier University. The partnership is known as the Leadership…
  • Look at your cards
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  • Ready to make the round?
    Three years after the first pre-publication, the regulation amending the Quebec safety standards for road vehicles have been adopted. Now the new regulation is aligned with the National Safety Code standards. In addition, the regulations have the effect of replacing…
  • The benefits of online driver training
    Traditionally, the mere mention of training can be met with disapproval among professional drivers, and can cause frustration due to the inconvenience of scheduling. Getting a group together on a Saturday or Sunday morning is not the most ideal learning…
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    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Petro-Canada Lubricants announced the launch of its ‘The Tougher. The Better.’ campaign today. The new campaign reveals its PC-11 branding in advance of the introduction of two new categories of heavy duty engine oils in December. “Durability, strength…
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    The leaders that shaped the trucking industry of today were forged in the cauldron of deregulation in the late 1980s. At a time of regulatory upheaval which saw once powerful companies get mired in outdated thinking and become paralyzed by…
  • Raising the bar for driver training
    Ontario has made good on a promise to toughen the process of obtaining a commercial driver’s licence. In late June, it announced mandatory entry-level training (MELT) and for the first time will require new drivers to undergo a fairly rigorous…
  • 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…
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    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…

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