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Time; A Balancing Act

Time; A Balancing Act

As a lot of you already know, time is a precious commodity these days. I suppose it's always been that way. However, most of us never really notice. We take our time, we waste our time, we are ahead of time, we race against time, we have...

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An Owner’s Perspective

An Owner’s Perspective

This is a guest blog post by Tyson Spencer, TC Trucking Enterprises Ltd, Perth Andover, N.B. For every mile of road there is 2 miles of ditch. As an owner and dispatch of a small trucking company, at the end of the day I shut down the...

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If Only…

If Only…

If only I would have known there was going to be a COVID-19 outbreak. If only I would have known I would be quarantined for 14 days. If only I would have known I wouldn't be able to hug my family and friends like I did before. If only I...

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Preparing for Your Journey

Preparing for Your Journey

Professional drivers spend a lot of time behind the wheel. This includes truck drivers, salespeople, cab drivers and any other person who spends their time driving from place to place for, or as, their job. Some drivers spend upwards of...

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Clear The Ice, Save A Life

Clear The Ice, Save A Life

I’m in my vehicle driving down the road, just flowing along, when all of the sudden a huge piece of ice flies off of the vehicle in front of me. It hits my windshield and smashes it. I manage to pull over to stop my car. Good lord, my...

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Industry Ups & Downs

Industry Ups & Downs

We hear a lot today about Northern Pulp in Pictou, N.S., and how the closure is affecting a lot of people and businesses. Like any business, there are ups and downs. There are always two sides to every story and people will take one side...

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The Ripple Effect

The Ripple Effect

Everyday we hear of another business closing their doors. The smaller ones have little affect on the economy, but the big ones have a huge affect on it. They all have suppliers, a work force, and customers that depend on them. When a...

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Corporate Relationship Culture

Corporate Relationship Culture

Corporate Culture can be a tricky thing for some companies. When a company of any kind is started, it needs a “why”.    The Why Why are you doing what you're doing? Why is your company in the business it's in? Every decision...

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Talking Trades

Talking Trades

According to new information released the by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce in their “Taking Action on Skilled Trades” research report, Ontario will face a shortage of about 100,000 skilled trade workers in the manufacturing and building...

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