TruckNewsTalk

TruckNewsTalk

News and Talk for and about the transportation industry and related topics with veteran broadcaster, Stan Campbell. Interviews with interesting people.

Episodes

September 18, 2023 27 mins
Cargo theft across Canada and the U.S. rose by 15% in 2022 from the previous year, equal to 1778 recorded theft incidents, a cargo theft recording firm reports. We get an update on the newest anti-theft technology with an expert. His name is Todd Moore. He is the Vice President, Partner Integration at FocusPoint International, a global assistance company that specializes in critical event management, with an emphasis on mobility ri...
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A look at what Canada's National Police Force is doing to fight human traffcking...more specifically, sex-trafficking. We look at America's Mountie stereotype and the RCMP reality. We talk to three RCMP officers in three different regions of Canada...Corporal Jennifer Botham, Constable Kristin Appleton and Corporal David Lane. This podcast is from an interview conducted over a year ago.
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August 12, 2023 24 mins
We talk to Joy Smith.

Joy Smith’s journey, and the history behind the Foundation, are testimony that the actions of one individual can make a difference for so many others.

Joy jumped into action after learning no laws yet existed in Canada to protect victims, or to bring perpetrators to justice. In 2004, she became a Member of Parliament and made Canadian history as the first sitting MP to amend the Criminal Code twice, strengtheni...
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Katarina MacLeod is the founder of Rising Angels, is a survivor of exploitation, sexual & physical abuse, drug addiction, forcible confinement, and domestic prostitution and trafficking. In 2008, she finally escaped ‘the game’ and now works to raise awareness regarding the truth behind this industry, as well as walk alongside women who, like her, want to start over and realize they cannot do it on their own. Katarina has a dipl...
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Liz Williamson is a training specialist leader for Truckers Against Trafficking. No one is more qualified to speak and train than Liz. She is a sex trafficking survivor. Her story will move you.
Hopefully, it will also move you to be a fighter against this growing crime. In this Truck News Talk (TNT podcast, I include the initial interview that I did with Liz two years ago. Emotionally, it was the toughest conversation I ever had wi...
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This Episode Number One in a series to conversations with women in the trucking industry, or those who have retired but are still encouraging women to look seriously at a career in this male dominated industry. This week, we talk to a recently retired 31-year veteran in trucking. Her name is Stephanie Klang. She has quite a story to tell, especially about her grumpy driving companion. She is an award winner and the pride of her fle...
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June 29, 2023 15 mins
This is another in our TNT series about trucking women. It's about those brave women who defy the "we've always done it this way" crowd and ventured into a non-traditional career for women. My guest this week is Susie DeRidder. She drives for a major carrier. She's been driving for 44 years. Susie has a passion for truck shows, promoting students into the trucking industry and staying healthy. She gives back to her community by sup...
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This is Part 5 in our series Trucking Women. This week we feature another influencer female professional driver making a difference in the trucking industry. She is Kellylynn McLaughlin. Kellylynn was the Women in Trucking Association’s first Driver Ambassador. In this role, she traveled around the country educating those she met about the importance of the transportation industry and shares some of the challenges drivers face with...
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June 12, 2023 33 mins
This is Part III in our feature "Trucking Women" as we hear their stories about how they were first attracted to the trucking industry and how they survived and flourished to become leading women in trucking. This week we feature another inspiring truck driver...no wait, she is awe-inspiring! Here is a woman who is not only a role model, but displays her humanitarian heart by actually donating a kidney to someone she had never met!...
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This week it's Part II in our series on trucking women as we talk to MacKenzie Melton, a Safety Director at Garland Trucking in Findlay, OH. It's true that the trucking industry is still faced with a negative stereotypical image by main street. It's not easy encouraging women to join the trucking industry. Our guest MacKenzie Melton was warned that she would raped and killed if she became a truck driver. We talked to MacKenzie and ...
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We talk to a company owner who came out of retirement to save a company. Then he retired...again...and then he came out of retirement again to essentially save another company. He changed the turnover rate from 75% to almost zero. How did he do it?Are they hiring? No! Because nobody wants to leave. Is this a paradigm shift in leadership and management? Could be. Listen as we talk to Glen Parsons the owner at Alchemist Specialty Car...
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May 8, 2023 23 mins
Beating a dead horse? Well, maybe two. One is on life support. It's about the alleged driver shortage. According to several people in the trucking industry, we've been told..."no, there's a shortage of QUALIFIED drivers." Where do qualified drivers come from? And if there is a serious driver shortage, what is the trucking industry doing about it in 2023 that's new and more creative than last year...or the decade before? We talk ...
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May 1, 2023 13 mins
We talk to the manager of one of the biggest rowdiest noisiest most fun truck shows anywhere and it happens this summer. It been going on since 1981. We wonder aloud if this is a good place to recruit new people into the trucking industry? After, all about 15,000 people who are interested in all things trucking will all be in one place. In fact, it's a tourist attraction. Listen as we talk to our guest, Maxime Boulianne. By the w...
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April 24, 2023 21 mins
Why did so many truck shows vanish? Wasn't a truck show, that included the public, along with food and entertainment, an opportunity to promote the trucking industry? There is a trucking event coming in July that will be a great place to show off the amazing driving skills of proffessional drivers, and in trun show off the trucking industry's high standards. We talk to Dave Henry (aka Crazy Canuck Dave) about the Manitoba Trucking...
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March 31, 2023 12 mins
This is a segment from our FINAL Trucker Radio Show, airing on radio stations across Canada, in the USA and UK with our guest, Truck News Magazine Editor James Menzies. James had been a regular on our show for about 12 years or more, reporting on the latest trends and new equipment. James talks about the parts deficit, and he looks back at our 17-year history and the chnages that have occurred in trucking in that time...mostly good...
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March 21, 2023 39 mins
CITY-TV reported that the person who cuts your har has more training that some truckers. This is not good for anyone, especially the vast majority of qualified, safe drivers. We all that that "Mandatory Entry Level Training" was going to be the answer to the scourage of bad schools, but it hasn't happened. We talk to PMTC President Mike Millian about the problems and the potential solutions to ensure that all professional drivers a...
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February 27, 2023 18 mins
Ellen Voie is the founder of the organization Women in Trucking. Since it's inception, Ellen has been the President and CEO. Now she is stepping down to make way for a new leaders. Stan Campbell talks to Ellen about her early role, her successes, her accolades and awards, and what comes after WIT, including flying her plane.
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January 30, 2023 21 mins
We feature a conversation with Kate Price, the Executive Director of ACT-Alberta, the Action Coalition on Human Trafficking. ACT-Alberta helps survivors of human trafficking find a path to safety. When you donate to ACT Alberta, you connect victims and survivors to the resources they need to get out of a life-threatening situation. Kate explains the formation of ACT-Alberta and how it has grown into an amazing victim services orga...
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We talk to Sergeant Andrew Gough of Veterans and Everyday Heros, and Kimberley Biback whois leading the 3000 Burpee onslaaught in order to rause funds for this amazing organization bringing acts of kindness to Canadian Veterans and Every(day) Heroes (Police/Fire/EMS/Corr/CBSA/Nurses/Dispatchers/Animal Welfare). We talk to Sgt Gough and Kimberly about the challenge and how you...al of us...can participate by finfing sponsoers and/or...
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This is the second in our series on sex-trafficking, especially focusing on Canada. Our conversation in this episode is with hit country singer, Paul Brandt, who has scored #1 hits songs in the US and Canada. In 2017, having been emotionally moved by the what he saw in a Dateline news feature and then after a heartbreaking view of what he personally experienced in Cambodia, Paul launched a anti-human trafficking organzation, entitl...
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