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  • Feature Equipment

    WANT MORE ROAD TESTS? I KNOW WHERE YOU CAN GET THEM.

    April 14, 2015 1:23PM by James Menzies

    Last year was a busy one on the test-drive front. I personally drove more than a dozen new vehicles, ranging from heavy-duty pickups and cargo vans right through to Class 8 heavy-haulers. It occurred to me it might be handy

  • Feature Equipment

    PUTTING THE 4X4 SPRINTER TO THE MUDDY, HILLY, SNOWY TEST

    April 14, 2015 1:20PM by James Menzies

    You wouldn’t normally take a cargo van off-road. But how about a 4×4 cargo van? Even that seems a stretch, but Mercedes wanted to demonstrate the off-road capabilities of its new 4×4 Sprinter and to do so it invited a

  • Feature Human Resources

    HARRY ASKS, HOW MUCH SHOULD A DRIVER MAKE?

    April 14, 2015 1:18PM by James Menzies

    Our on-road editor Harry Rudolfs asks the question in his Trucknews.com blog, how much should truckers make? How much is enough and how much is too much? Is there such thing as too much? In the process, he rakes wasteful

  • Feature Health & Safety

    HOW ABOUT A $25 TIMMY’S GIFT CARD FOR DISCUSSING DRIVER HEALTH?

    April 14, 2015 1:17PM by James Menzies

    A researcher in the United Kingdom is looking to interview Canadian long-haul truck drivers about how they access information about health, well-being and physical activity while on the road. Dr. Paul Gorczynski told me he received a great response from

  • Feature Human Resources

    HOW TO BECOME A BEST FLEET TO DRIVE FOR

    April 14, 2015 1:15PM by James Menzies

    If you’ve been wondering what it takes to become recognized by your drivers as one of the best fleets for whom to drive, then wonder no more. Mark Murrell and Jane Jazrawy of CarriersEdge are going to reveal all the secrets

  • Co-operation, collaboration, communication and commitment

    April 5, 2015 9:09PM by Lou Smyrlis

    Redefining the shipper-carrier relationship

  • IT’LL BE A GOOD YEAR FOR TRUCK SALES, CEOs PREDICT

    March 31, 2015 1:16PM by James Menzies

    CEOs speaking at the Mid-America Trucking Show last week were universally upbeat about the year ahead. Strong Class 8 truck demand is expected to continue through 2015, with production climbing 15-20% over 2014’s healthy volumes, according to Joe McAleese, chairman,

  • Feature Uncategorized

    6×2 TECHNOLOGY ADVANCES, BUT CANADIAN REGULATIONS DO NOT

    March 31, 2015 1:13PM by James Menzies

    Not surprisingly in this era of ultra-efficiency, 6×2 axle configurations continue to advance, providing fleets with significant weight savings, meaningful reductions in fuel consumption and opportunities to reduce tire wear. Just not here in Canada, where such axle configurations are

  • GOODYEAR BRINGS SMART FLEET PROGRAM TO CANADA

    March 31, 2015 1:08PM by James Menzies

    While at MATS I caught up with Jose Martinez, Goodyear commercial digital and solutions manager, to talk about the company’s Smart Fleet program, which as of this month is available in Canada. It’s aimed at small fleets and owner/operators who

  • Feature Equipment

    THREE THINGS THAT BLEW ME AWAY AT MATS

    March 31, 2015 1:02PM by James Menzies

    The collection of trucks and equipment on display at the Mid-America Trucking Show, as always, provided sensory overload for truck journalists there to report on it all. At least for this truck journalist. So much to see and explore. So

  • Feature Transportation

    Port wars

    March 31, 2015 12:13PM by Jim Bray

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – Port Metro Vancouver received a bit of a blow in federal court late last month as the legal body dismissed its motion for a declaration that the court has no jurisdiction in the case brought against it

  • Feature Transportation

    Life under IRP’s Full Reciprocity Plan

    March 31, 2015 12:11PM by Sandy Johnson

    The proof of the pudding is in the eating. That’s how it is with the Full Reciprocity Plan, a new way to manage fleets under the International Registration Plan. Nearly 20 years in the making, FRP grants full reciprocity to

  • Feature Transportation

    New ownership gives KLS Earthworks a new lease on life

    March 31, 2015 12:09PM by Jim Bray

    CALGARY, Alta. – Kind of like a phoenix, a tired old business is of being reborn, maybe not in flames but with a healthy injection of new people and ideas.  KLS Earthworks & Environmental was past its prime, according to

  • Feature Transportation

    Truck Lines copes with family loss, changing landscape

    March 31, 2015 12:06PM by Jim Bray

    CALGARY, Alta. – Ron Singer Truck Lines was started in 1973 when the late Ron Singer and his wife-to-be bought their first truck from his father. The business has remained in the family since then, built from the ground up

  • Feature Transportation

    Western Canadian construction: More boom or will it bust?

    March 31, 2015 12:04PM by Jim Bray

    Times have been quite good for western Canada’s construction industry over the past few years as a robust economy has helped allow for plenty of building in all four western provinces. But with the price of oil now low and