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    VOLVO’S LATEST 6×2 RAISES THE AXLE – AND THE BAR – FOR FUEL SAVINGS

    September 1, 2015 10:36AM by James Menzies

    I spent some time earlier this month with Volvo in Utah and Idaho, where I had the chance to drive the company’s new 6×2 setup with Adaptive Loading. The configuration features a liftable pusher axle that is raised when empty

  • Feature Equipment

    KENWORTH’S T880 GETS NEW SLEEPER CAB

    September 1, 2015 10:34AM by James Menzies

    Last week I visited Seattle and had the opportunity to drive the Kenworth T880 from Kirkland, Wash to the Paccar Technical Center in Mount Vernon, Wash. This is a nice drive with some decent grades. The T880 I drove was

  • Feature Sustainability

    EUROPE EXPERIMENTING WITH STREET-TRUCKS

    September 1, 2015 10:33AM by James Menzies

    Anyone who’s been to downtown Toronto is familiar with the city’s people-moving streetcars. In Europe, Siemens is now running electric freight trucks based on the same premise. The vehicles are powered by overhead wires along an electrified route in Sweden

  • POORLY MAINTAINED TRAILER COSTS SWIFT MILLIONS

    September 1, 2015 10:32AM by James Menzies

    There may not be any violation under the Highway Traffic Act that will net a multi-million-dollar fine, but Swift found out the hard way that a poorly maintained trailer can cost that much. The company was ordered to pay an

  • Feature Equipment

    ARE YOU DOING ANYTHING TO PREPARE FOR PC-11 MOTOR OIL?

    August 18, 2015 10:06AM by James Menzies

    I recently had a chat with Shawn Whitacre, senior staff engineer, technology, with Chevron Lubricants. He has just been named the new chair of the ASTM’s Heavy-Duty Engine Oil Classification Panel, which is tasked with the final development of the

  • Feature Health & Safety

    ONTARIO TRANSPORT ENFORCEMENT OFFICER AMONG THE BEST IN NORTH AMERICA

    August 18, 2015 10:04AM by James Menzies

    Steve McPherson of the Ontario Ministry of Transportation has won first place for Level 1 inspections at the CVSA’s North American Inspectors Championship. Ontario tends to fare extremely well at this North America-wide competition. I was at the provincial finals

  • Feature Health & Safety

    HAS IT BECOME TOO DANGEROUS TO STOP AND HELP?

    August 18, 2015 10:01AM by James Menzies

    Professional drivers have long been known as the Knights of the highway, always willing to pull over and help when they come across someone in distress. But recently a Good Samaritan driver for Mount Pearl, Nfld.-based Atlantica Diversified Transportation Systems

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    HAY, HAY! HELP IS ON THE WAY!

    August 18, 2015 9:57AM by James Menzies

    Rosenau Transport has a reputation for giving back. Its employees organize the 18 Wheels of Christmas campaign, which collects donated food items from shippers and transportation companies across Western Canada and then delivers it to local food banks. And Michael

  • Feature Transportation

    Are you recession-ready?

    August 17, 2015 4:54PM by James Menzies

    Most signs are pointing towards a Canadian recession. Are you equipped to survive it?

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    Seaway Express: In the hands of a daughter

    August 17, 2015 4:41PM by Sonia Straface

    There is no shortage of father and son stories when we talk about trucking. You know the story – Dad stumbles into trucking looking for work way back when, loves the open road and being able to be behind the

  • Feature Transportation

    Watch for age spots

    August 17, 2015 4:34PM by Dr. Chris Singh

    The medical term for age spots is solar lentigines. In most cases, age spots appear as small flat spots that are usually brown or black in colour. They range in size from very small to more than half an inch

  • Feature Transportation

    Miles to go before I sleep: Part 4

    August 17, 2015 4:22PM by Edo Van Belkom

    THE STORY SO FAR Mark gets a regular route from Edmonton to Yellowknife transporting supplies for the winter ice road. Halfway through his first trip he gets sleepy and nearly drives off the road. When he takes a break and

  • Feature Transportation

    Vote for, vote against, but vote

    August 17, 2015 4:18PM by Joanne Ritchie

    According to 17th century English political philosopher Thomas Hobbes, life is “nasty, brutish and short” for individuals in a state of nature, that is, not governed by a strong undivided political power. Replace “short” with “interminably long” and you’ve got

  • Feature Transportation

    Developing a personal brand

    August 17, 2015 3:55PM by Sonia Straface

    BRAMPTON, Ont. — The theme at this year’s 17th annual TransCore Link Conference in Brampton, Ont. was all about branding and networking. Attendees who gathered at the Lionhead Golf & Country Club for the event were challenged to meet new people and

  • Sciatica: Getting on your nerves?

    August 17, 2015 3:51PM by Karen Bowen

    Does lower back pain sometimes get on your nerves? If you have pain that shoots out from your lower back, travels to your buttock and then down the back of one of your legs through your thighs and calves, you