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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...

Vigilance, It’s What You Don’t See: Winter Driving’s Hidden Hazards

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...
Blue Transport truck docking at warehouse

True story, for those carriers that have a US DOT Number.

One of my newer clients was recently audited by the US DOT. (YES, the US is still performing audits and it was over Zoom) Overall they did pretty well....
Remembrance day with typography decorated by red poppies. Lest we forget typography poster

Why We Remember: The Symbolism of the Poppy

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...

See and be seen: Winter Driving Tips

During the winter season, visibility is a serious issue. Not only are the nights longer, but inclement weather can make it nearly impossible to see, and to be seen....
Big rig stylish industrial dark gray semi truck with turned on headlights transporting cargo in dry van semi trailer running on the twilight wet road with light reflection surface in rain weather

Trucking 2022 heading into 2023

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...
A curvy road sign on a snowy day

Winter driving tips for new drivers

For those new to winter driving, I’d like to offer a few pointers to help you make it through the most challenging driving conditions you’ll ever encounter. First and foremost,...

Tips from a Pro: Don’t be a Hero

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...

Coaching for success

Telematics, data, cameras, ELD, we are in an age of trucking where the organization can be overwhelmed with information. Keeping our fleet safe and protected from the dreaded nuclear...

Breaking up is hard to do

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.