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Thursday, December 8, 2022
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Foodflation

There's a new word in the dictionary, "Foodflation", defined as the continuous rise in the price of food, and is higher than the general inflation level. The Canadian inflation rate stands at almost 7%, but foodflation, the rising cost...
The calendar may say fall, but winter driving conditions have already arrived. In Canada, winter driving conditions last almost half the year. Snow and ice make roads hazardous, increasing everyone's workload. We need to concentrate and be more attentive,...
This week we remember those who served with our forces to protect the peace and freedom we enjoy in Canada and other nations too. Sometimes in the mayhem of our day-to-day lives, it becomes too easy to forget how...
Over the past 2 and a ½ years we have witnessed so many changes that affect the trucking industry; from covid restrictions like wearing masks and gloves to mandatory vaccinations and pre border clearance using the arriveCAN app. We...
With Thanksgiving and Hallowe’en in our rear view mirrors, it’s now time to turn our attention to the annual winter driving season.  For this article, I’ll share a few tips and suggestions aimed mostly at those drivers yet to...
Controllers usually work rotating shifts nights, weekends, and all public holidays. The schedules are usually set 28 days in advance. In many countries, the structure of controllers' shift patterns is regulated to allow for adequate time off. There is widespread recognition that Air Traffic Controllers must have breaks. Unfortunately, when we take a break, stress follows. We really can’t go anywhere without stress being involved.
I was surfing through Facebook one day when a question came through one of the group chats. A driver had just finished his driving course and was looking to find out which carrier he should choose to go work...
Just 2 weeks ago Canada's Queen Elizabeth passed away. Sadly a week later, Canada lost the lady that many considered to be the Queen of Canadian trucking, Viola Florence Erb, the matriarch of the Erb trucking empire. Viola Florence Erb...
As Canada heads into the first week of fall and the last months of the year, the Liberal government continues introducing measures to promote a falling cost of living. In a sudden and some would say about time move, the government is allowing protective face masks to fall from the faces of bus, train, and airline passengers. It's been a tumultuous year or two. Let's hope fall brings falling prices and cost of living for all Canadians.
While the PMTC is fully in favour of moving forward with ELD enforcement on January 1st of 2023, that doesn’t mean there isn’t significant work that still needs done to ensure the roll out is as smooth and fair...