Feature Stories

Cummins to launch 5.0L V8 diesel engine

COLUMBUS, Ind. -- Cummins has announced it is launching a 5.0-litre V8 diesel engine, designed for pickup-and-delivery applications and other light- and medium-duty trucks.
Nov 1, 2013


Meritor embraces "fast food-type" model for parts pilot project

EDMONTON, Alta. - It’s just like Domino’s Pizza: service within a certain window of time, or you get compensated. Except it isn’t pizza that is being delivered in this case; it’s remanufactured components to help your...
Nov 1, 2013


Detroit expands telematics offerings with launch of Detroit Connect, integrated tablet

DETROIT, Mich. -- Detroit Diesel Corp. has taken a huge leap forward with its telematics capabilities, launching Detroit Connect, bundling its existing telematics programs and bringing to market a fully-integrated tablet.
Nov 1, 2013


Keeping his cool

BRAMPTON, Ont. -- Nothing makes a kid - or ice cream deliveryman - sadder, than a puddle of melted Neapolitan-flavoured ice cream on the ground. But in the ice cream business, spoilage can happen quickly if temperatures aren’t sustained...
Nov 1, 2013


Why lighting systems fail

A scalpel in the hands of a surgeon can be a vital tool, yet the same device can be used by a madman to inflict harm on others. The same can be said of test probes, when used to troubleshoot lighting systems.
Nov 1, 2013


What a year!

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. - A new Home Hardware driver beat all other comers at the 2013 National Professional Truck Driving Championships.
Nov 1, 2013


Should the government do more to encourage the uptake of nat-gas in the Canadian trucking industry?

TORONTO, Ont. – Government has an important role to play in establishing natural gas as a viable transportation fuel, including resisting the urge to slap a road tax on the clean-burning fuel.
Nov 1, 2013


Why the trucking industry's current interest in natural gas isn't just a fad

TORONTO, Ont. – The trucking industry has had its flirtations with natural gas in the past, so why will the present surge in interest be any different than previous experiences in the 80s and 90s, when the alternative fuel was examined...
Nov 1, 2013


Managing fatigue can improve driver health, extend lives, author says

SEATTLE, Wash. -- Drivers who understand the causes of fatigue and how to manage it will be safer, more productive workers and may even live longer.
Nov 1, 2013


Trucks don pink for Ontario convoy

WOODSTOCK, Ont. – On Oct. 5, more than 80 pinked-out trucks gathered at the TA Travel Centre in Woodstock, where they formed a convoy that would travel along Hwy. 401 in a head-turning display of solidarity against breast cancer.
Nov 1, 2013


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