In a study conducted by a major component manufacturer, improper lubrication accounts for 53% of all bearing failures, a major cause of equipment downtime and significant maintenance costs. The majority of failures are caused by: contamination...
Jan 10, 2012
The legislative efforts on both sides of the border to control tailpipe emissions on heavy duty vehicles is something all maintenance managers have had to become familiar with over the past few years. Given the impact of such legislation,...
Jan 4, 2012
A new venture in B.C. claims to offer truckers a way to enhance their bottom lines, saving them money via reduced diesel fuel purchases while putting cash in their pockets by selling carbon offsets.
Dec 5, 2011
LANSING, Mich. -- Moving day, which happens for more than four million Canadians each year, is said to be one of the most stressful days in a person's life.
Nov 30, 2011
GOTHENBURG, Sweden - It may pain us to admit it, but the Europeans are far ahead of us when it comes to adopting certain truck technologies that have the potential to transform the industry for the better. Take, for example, automated...
Nov 9, 2011
Call it demographics, or call it reality. In Canada, the percentage of disabled workers in the overall population, which currently stands near 15%, is expected to rise over the next 20 years.
Oct 4, 2011
DARTMOUTH, N.S. -- Classic Freight Systems, a 25-truck self-described "boutique" fleet out of Dartmouth, N.S. is a little like an ambitious university student who has moved out from their parents' place and sees nothing but opportunity in the...
Aug 29, 2011
FERGUS, Ont. -- At 49 years of age, Robert St. Vincent is by no means old. But old school? He'll wear that badge with pride. The 18th annual Truck News Owner/Operator of the Year got started in the trucking industry early. His father owned a...
Aug 16, 2011
KING CITY, Ont. -- It's a constant source of frustration for Rick Geller, director of safety and signature services with Markel Insurance. Carrier executives often tell him they're reluctant to invest in driver training programs for fear the...
Jul 20, 2011
Today's trailers are more power hungry than ever. The pigtails that establish an electrified link between tractors and trailers are being called on to support everything from reefer batteries to communication systems.
Jul 8, 2011