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Published: Aug 20, 2019

In hope that many of you are too busy at the beach to keep up with all the trucking news, here are digest versions of five recent articles. Stay safe and enjoy the summer!

Published: 19 February 2018

Transport Minister, Marc Garneau, recently announced that the federal government is going to be developing new training standards for semi-truck drivers. We support all initiatives that increase safety, and are thankful for the experience our own drivers have. We wondered though, if the average non-commercial driver really remembers everything they may have learned, or if they’ve kept up to date on new things, like round-abouts. See if you know the answers to these True or False questions.

Published: July 23, 2019

Safety is always a priority for us at Ameri-Can, and we care about those in our communities as well. While we all enjoy those long, hot summer days, a few precautions are in order when you’re on the road. Preparation is key to keeping problems at bay. Let’s start with the kids.

Published: January 2019

Happy New Year! The start of a new year is all about renewal; looking ahead and setting goals. With that in mind, we’ve been doing a lot of research on emerging industry trends and predictions. Reading through the opinions of pundits, we came up with a short list. Then, we realized, they were all related, and perhaps not so surprisingly, the common denominator is the continued advancement and adoption of technology.

Published: June 25, 2019

Refrigerated trailers are called “reefers,” and we use them to transport perishable food products throughout North America. Some foods though, don’t need refrigeration, and in fact, can lose some of their quality if kept in a fridge.
As you’re planning your camping trips and other summer adventures, we thought we’d help you make the most of your cooler space by sharing this list of no-fridge foods.

Published: 18 December 2018

Ameri-Can was founded by a farming family and we’ve now spent three decades carefully transporting fresh food all over this continent. While you’re enjoying your traditional holiday recipes, we thought we’d share a round-up of food industry predictions for 2019.

Published: May 20, 2019

There’s a lot to keep up with in this dynamic industry! In case you’ve been enjoying the warmer weather (rather than reading up on current events), we’re bringing you a digest this month on four news items you may have missed.

Published: 21 November 2018

While the cost of diesel fuel has risen steadily over the last decade, in 2020, the price could jump by 30%. The International Maritime Organization has taken steps to reduce the amount of sulphur pollution caused by ships, leading some to predict that these vessels will convert to diesel fuel, resulting in a significant demand related price hike.

With the rising cost of fossil fuels plus increasing taxes intended to reduce our reliance on them, it certainly seems that it is the time to take a serious look at the overall cost/benefit of electric vehicles for long-haul trucking.

But what’s actually available? Let’s have a look.

Published: April 2019

While you can always count on us to deliver fresh food for your local grocer, it’s fun to try growing your own vegetables in the summer. It may still be a bit cool at night but you can start planning now, and we found some great tips to maximize use of smaller garden spaces.

Published: 23 October 2018

We move goods across the borders of Canada, the United States, and Mexico every day. So, when there are changes to the rules, we’re very interested.

The provisions of new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement that will replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) have been agreed to, but won’t actually take effect until 2020; and then, only if formally approved by each country.

Published: 19 March 2018

When we talk about image, it’s what we see with our eyes that comes to mind. But image is more than what we look like, it speaks to our character, our values, and the contribution we make to our communities. Apparently, trucking has an image problem.

Published: 18 September 2018

Fall is definitely upon us, and that means winter is soon to follow. Your Ameri-Can team of drivers have seen some nasty wrecks in their travels, and they want you to stay safe! Here are their top five tips for a stress-free winter driving season.

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