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2018 Year In Review with Yves

By |2018-12-04T09:52:08+00:00December 4th, 2018|News|

2017 was a great year for trucking and 2018 is certainly following in its footsteps. We are seeing continued growth, volumes have been strong all year, and volumes continue to be strong in the last quarter. 2018 Challenges The growth our industry has enjoyed in the past two years has come with some challenges. [...]

Winter Driving Safety Tips

By |2018-11-12T12:08:23+00:00November 12th, 2018|News, Safety, Trucking|

Winter is right around the corner and as heavy-duty commercial truck drivers and logistics personnel, no one is more acutely aware of the obstacles the snow season presents to drivers. Earlier this year, the Ontario Provincial Police reported that transport truck collisions were up 37.5% this year to last, which is a trend we [...]

Track & Trace 101

By |2018-09-17T08:13:52+00:00September 17th, 2018|Freight, News, Services, Shipping Tools|

At Minimax Express, we know that our customers trust us to deliver their freight at their requested destination on time — and that’s exactly what we do. We take shipping seriously and to help meet our customers’ expectations, we’ve developed a detailed, up-to-the-minute tracking tool, so customers can see exactly where their shipment is [...]

The Future of Trucking

By |2017-12-14T11:28:10+00:00August 1st, 2018|Careers, News, Trucking|

A lot has changed in the trucking industry in the last few decades. There have been significant improvements in alternative fuels, automation technology, and systems to monitor deliveries and shipping in real time. Future of trucking While we cannot be certain what changes are on the horizon, when we look forward to the future [...]

Top 5 Reasons to Become a Professional Truck Driver

By |2017-12-14T11:27:50+00:00July 1st, 2018|Careers, News, Truck Driving Jobs, Trucking|

Professional truck driving is a great career path, with a wide variety of benefits and perks. Here are Minimax Express’s top five reasons to become a professional truck driver: Freedom and camaraderie If you appreciate your independence and enjoy working autonomously, then truck driving can provide you with this freedom. Out on the road, you’re the [...]

Truck Driver Safety Tips

By |2017-12-14T11:27:25+00:00June 1st, 2018|News, Trucking|

At Minimax Express, the safety of our team members is our priority. We know that truck driving involves training, agility, patience, and a high degree of common sense. Safety plays a big role in loading and unloading freight, in driving in all sorts of weather, and when dealing with the unexpected. Here are a [...]

What is a Bill of Lading and why is it important?

By |2017-12-14T11:27:06+00:00May 1st, 2018|News, Trucking FAQs|

There are many important documentation processes that get used every day in order to ensure that deliveries and pickups are happening in good order. One of these integral documents is the bill of lading. Here are some key things to know about bills of lading: What is a bill of lading? A bill of [...]

Trucking FAQs

By |2017-12-14T11:26:42+00:00April 1st, 2018|News, Trucking, Trucking FAQs|

At Minimax Express, we get a lot of questions about driving a truck and working in the trucking industry. Here are answers to some of our most frequently asked questions. How can I get my truck driving license? In July 2017, the province of Ontario made training mandatory for all Class A license applicants. [...]

Understanding LTL Freight Rates

By |2018-02-12T13:36:45+00:00March 1st, 2018|News|

Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) rates are used for shipments that are too big to be shipped as a parcel but too small to fill an entire truckload. Typically, a driver starts off the day at their home terminal by loading several LTL shipments to be delivered in the morning. Once the driver’s trailer is empty, they [...]

A Day in the Life of a Minimax Express Driver

By |2018-01-08T12:02:49+00:00February 1st, 2018|Careers, News, Truck Driving Jobs|

We get a lot of questions from people who are looking to start their truck driving career, so we thought we’d take the opportunity to interview one of our drivers and get a ‘Day in the Life’ example to share. Here is an example of a day in the life of Rob, a senior [...]