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Truck Topics

  • CSA: A faster way across the border
    By Jeff Jensen
    Posted Oct 15th 2002 3:00AM
    This Canadian-designed program is being implemented by more expedited carriers. What does this program require of the expediting contractor and driver and is your company participating in this program?
  • Truck Stops: Keeping Up With The (Changing) Joneses
    By Tom Stanford
    Posted Oct 14th 2002 11:32AM
    Two major drawing cards for travel centers will continue to be parking and showers. While parking is not normally a money maker, it is vital to a truckstop's survival.
  • Expediting Vans: Gas or Diesel Engines?
    By Bob Thomason
    Posted Oct 14th 2002 11:26AM
    Looking back, it seems like I was the only defender of the gasoline-burner, so I had to get my facts together when on the minority side of the debate.
  • Operating Profitably
    By PBS Tax and Bookkeeping
    Posted Oct 14th 2002 10:45AM
    All business expenses no matter how small should be kept track of even though they may not be deductible for tax purposes.
  • 5 Road Worthy Notebooks
    By Lee Kurtzmann
    Posted Oct 14th 2002 9:16AM
    For the professional driver, the notebook's portability is already a given; probably the two most important features to the driver would be screen visibility and battery life.
  • Bob Worthington: Free at last!
    By Jeff Jensen
    Posted Oct 12th 2002 4:00AM
    Sometimes there are stories that do have a happy ending. This expediter ran into Canadian law difficulties because of an indiscretion in his distant past, but fortunately, things worked out due to a new policy and the assistance of an expert in the field.
  • Road Law For Expediters
    By Jeff McConnell and James Mennella
    Posted Oct 11th 2002 2:52PM
    When it comes to the law, what you don't know can hurt you.
    Jeff O'Connell has some vital information for commercial drivers.
  • Spec'ing It Where It Counts: Truck Seats
    By Jeff Jensen
    Posted Oct 11th 2002 2:08PM
    In today's truck market, there are a wide variety of seating options available complete with custom comfort adjustments which would have made the driver of ten or twenty years ago green with envy.
  • Springtime maintenance for the "B" unit
    By Jeff Jensen
    Posted Oct 11th 2002 1:36PM
    Well, winter's behind us that means it's time to get the van ready for the warmer weather. For this article we'll focus on the gas-engine vehicles, diesel engines will be covered at another time.
  • Record Keeping
    By PBS Tax and Bookkeeping Service
    Posted Oct 10th 2002 10:53AM
    You need to adhere to a bookkeeping system so that you can produce information that is necessary for planning, tax projections, budgeting, costanalysis and to realize some kind of savings by possibly cutting expenses and where your money is going.