Posts made in November, 2014

How You Can Help Meet Canada’s Truck Driver Shortage

Posted by on Nov 19, 2014 in Blog

The Canadian trucking industry is facing a big problem – a shortage of drivers. In fact, according to the Globe and Mail, the Conference Board of Canada predicts a shortage of at least 25,000 drivers by the year 2020. This is a gap that can only be filled by trained professionals, something the Canadian Trucking Alliance hopes will happen if Canadians looking for work are made aware of the problem. Why Canada Needs Truck Drivers With a total area of 3.8 million square miles, according to CanadaFAQ, there is a lot of ground to cover in Canada for any company transporting goods. Rail and air transport can only handle so much of the overall shipping needs over the North American continent. Highway transport, like Ashton Transport Ltd, must make up the slack. This is why truck drivers play such an important role. With so much land mass and the longest undefended border in the world – with the United States – there should be plenty of need for highway transport and those that can drive the trucks for the foreseeable future. How Canadians Can Fill This Demand To drive even a smaller commercial truck in Canada requires at least a G1 or G2 class license, although there are higher levels...

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Before Staying In A Hotel With Kids, Check For These Amenities And Factors

Posted by on Nov 17, 2014 in Blog

When you picture a nice hotel that you want to stay at, you probably think of posh, spa-style bathrooms, easy access to a local wine bar or steakhouse, and a stunning view from your window. Your kids probably have a very different idea of what constitutes a nice hotel. You don’t have to sacrifice your jacuzzi tub or city view, but making sure that the hotel you stay in offers the following amenities will make your stay much more pleasant because your kids will be happy, too. A Pool There’s not a lot for kids to do in the typical hotel room. Besides watching television, the entertainment options are sparse. At the end of a long day, you’ll probably want to kick back, while your kids will likely have plenty of energy left to burn. The hotel pool is the perfect place for both of you to satisfy these needs without leaving the hotel again. A Refrigerator and Microwave in the Room Kids don’t often eat all of their meals at a restaurant. However, they’re also notorious for magically being hungry as soon as they get “home.” If this scenario sounds familiar, make sure your hotel has a refrigerator and microwave in your room. This way, you can take...

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What You Can Do To Lower Your Food Allergy Risk At Canadian Hotels

Posted by on Nov 14, 2014 in Blog, Travel

Not having access to epinephrine is a leading cause of anaphylaxis deaths. Canadian hotels have teamed up with Epipen distributor, Pfizer Canada Inc., to stock emergency epinephrine kits. These hotels will be identified by a posted decal stating that epinephrine will be available on the premises. If you choose not to stay at one of the participating hotels, or if there isn’t a participating hotel in your area, there are a few precautions you can take to make your stay safer. 1. Check out your room. Carefully inspect your hotel room for stray food under couches and chairs. Especially search under the couch cushions. If it doubles as a sofa bed, pull it out and look under the mattress for items like candy wrappers and peanut shells that may have been mindlessly tucked away. 2. Ask for a suite. If you can upgrade to a suite that has a kitchenette, you can cook your own food. Be sure to wash all dishes and kitchen utensils, counter tops, and tables before cooking. Wash the door handles of the microwave and refrigerator. These are often neglected on the lower side of the handles where food residue can hide. 3. Ask about breakfast. Don’t be timid about asking to see labels and...

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Using Bike Couriers The Romantic Way

Posted by on Nov 10, 2014 in Blog

You may have only considered using a bike courier for things like sending documents to other businesses or even picking up your dry cleaning. However, there are a few ways you can use bike couriers to make your dating or marital relationship all the more special. Here is a list of great ways to let someone know that you love and care for them, even when you can’t make the trip yourself!  Send Them Favorites at Work Most people have a favorite food, color, brand of clothing, etc. You can make any gift a little more special by making sure that it’s received at an unexpected time, at an unexpected place, and for no formal reason (not on a birthday, anniversary, or holiday). Here are some ideas:  Send a basket filled with their favorite type of candy bar for the whole office to share.  Send a pair of plane tickets for a trip you want to take with the person. You might also want to include a note to remind them to schedule the time off from work!  Send a new pair of shoes from their favorite brand.  Send a limited-edition (first print, signed, etc.) copy of their favorite book or movie.  Send Them the Little Things How many...

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