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    Willy’s Trucking defies Alberta’s economic misfortunes

    February 2, 2016 2:31PM by Derek Clouthier

    When times are booming, it’s much easier for a business to grow alongside a bustling, nascent economy. When times are tough on the other hand, like they have become in Alberta over the past year, it’s not as easy to

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    TRUCK WRITERS SELECT TOP TECH ACHIEVEMENTS

    February 2, 2016 2:30PM by James Menzies

    The Truck Writers of North America Technical Achievement Award Committee, of which I’m a member, has come up with the top five tech achievements of 2015. Committee chair Jim Park will be presenting the winner at TMC in Nashville in

  • HOW DO YOU EVALUATE FUEL-SAVING DEVICES?

    February 2, 2016 2:29PM by James Menzies

    I can’t say enough good things about NACFE, the North American Council for Freight Efficiency. They do a lot of good research into truck efficiency and they share it all with everyone for free via their TruckingEfficiency.org Website. It’s an

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    ACCURIDE WITH SOME WHEELY GOOD NEWS

    February 2, 2016 2:28PM by James Menzies

    Okay, please forgive the cheesy headline. I’ve been in Las Vegas for eight days and the endless ringing of the slot machines in my ears is affecting my brain. Let’s move on… Having clawed its way out of a major

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    A NEW PRODUCT ROUNDUP FROM HEAVY-DUTY AFTERMARKET WEEK

    February 2, 2016 2:24PM by James Menzies

    There was a lot of new product news at this year’s Heavy-Duty Aftermarket Week, which took place in Las Vegas last week. Below is a quick synopsis of what caught my attention, along with links to the more detailed write-ups.

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    LIVE FROM LAS VEGAS…IT’S A NEW TRUCK!

    February 2, 2016 2:22PM by James Menzies

    One of the most enjoyable things to report on is the introduction of a new model, and I had the opportunity to do that this week in Las Vegas when International unveiled its new HX Series. The HX will replace

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    How to manage PST and PVT

    February 2, 2016 2:20PM by Sandy Johnson

    Have you ever reached into the pocket of a coat you haven’t worn for a very long time and pulled out a 20 dollar bill? It’s like winning a mini-lottery! It’s sort of the same feeling when you find out you

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    Push underway to extend commercial hours at Wild Horse border

    February 2, 2016 2:00PM by Derek Clouthier

    MEDICINE HAT, Alta. – They say ‘patience is a virtue,’ which is something the Wild Horse Border Committee knows all too well. Formed in June 2004, the group has been advocating for the Wild Horse border crossing between Medicine Hat,

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    Welcome aboard, Derek

    February 2, 2016 1:49PM by Lou Smyrlis

    It’s my pleasure to introduce you to an important new addition to Truck West: Derek Clouthier. Derek is taking over the reins of Truck West and we are very excited to have him join our growing team. Derek, who has

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    Should we be more vocal about opportunities with AMTs?

    February 2, 2016 1:48PM by Derek Clouthier

    Are automated transmissions the key to attracting a new crop of young truck drivers to replace outgoing baby-boomers, or is it a pathway to a less-skilled batch of motorists behind the wheel of hundreds of thousands of heavy-duty vehicles rolling

  • A driver retention crisis

    February 2, 2016 1:46PM by Derek Clouthier

    How one driver went through four trucking jobs in four weeks

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    Toll lanes in Alberta a ‘HOT’ topic

    February 2, 2016 1:42PM by Derek Clouthier

    Report says toll lanes would raise funds and would be good for trucking industry

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    Trucking is a fishy business for Shoreland

    January 27, 2016 1:26PM by Sonia Straface

    For Shoreland Transport, trucking is a fishy business. But that’s only because it’s in the business of going from fish egg to plate and everything in between. Shoreland is the trucking arm of Cooke Aquaculture – one of the world’s

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    Dalton undercover

    January 27, 2016 1:25PM by Edo van Belkom

    It’s a moonless night in Brampton. In a truck yard in the southeast corner of the city, a single overhead light flickers over a line of trailers neatly parked, one next to the other for as far as the eye

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    Preventive maintenance pays

    January 27, 2016 1:23PM by Truck News

    Trucks have evolved. Has your PM program?