Author: Sonia Straface

How the federal budget could affect trucking

OTTAWA, Ont. — The Liberal government’s recently-tabled federal budget features many items that could have an impact on trucking and logistics employers.
According to Trucking HR Canada (THRC), which compiled a list of which items could be of specific …

Lafarge forges ahead with safety in mind

The saying goes, if you bought it, a truck brought it.
But the industry goes so much deeper than that. Not only is trucking responsible for having store shelves fully stocked, it’s the trucks that also supply the materials to help the store itself be b…

Safety first: Part 2

THE STORY SO FAR
Mother Load is in need of her annual safety inspection and while Mark is talking about that with another driver, a third man approaches and tells Mark he knows a mechanic that does inspections for $500…

Mark went to see the man named…

The clear-cut case for mileage logs

One of the myths of being self-employed is that you can write off 100% of the lease payment and related expenses on a service vehicle for your business. Another is that the type of vehicle – ie. pickup truck vs. car – affects the amount or percentage y…

Truck Tonnage Index falls slightly in February

ARLINGTON, Va. —  American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) for-hire truck tonnage index was down 0.2% in February after increasing 2.5% in January.
In February, the index equaled 117.4 (2015=100) compared with 117.6 in January….