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    September 30, 2015 10:35AM by James Menzies

    I spent much of last week in the Land of Mouse, Fla. (aka. Orlando) for the fall meetings of the Technology & Maintenance Council. I’ve never attended the TMC’s fall meetings before, but I found them to be as engaging

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    September 30, 2015 10:29AM by James Menzies

    In a TMC panel discussion on aftertreatment systems, OEM representatives offered a few tips on how to reduce aftertreatment-related repairs and downtime. I’ll have much more detail in an upcoming article on this topic but here are a few quick


    September 30, 2015 10:28AM by James Menzies

    Another interesting session at TMC involved the increasing use of in-cab cameras to monitor driver behaviour, but also to help assess fault in the event of a crash. Rob Moseley, a lawyer with Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP, noted that the

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    September 30, 2015 10:27AM by James Menzies

    I’m hearing vocational truck customers are really struggling with some of the current and impending SPIF regulations in Ontario. I won’t lie – SPIF is a topic that makes my head hurt. And I’m talking migraine-type hurt here. But I’m

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    September 30, 2015 10:26AM by James Menzies

    The results from this year’s International Roadcheck North America-wide inspection blitz have (finally!) been released. The blitz, you’ll remember, took place June 2-4. The good news is, both vehicle out-of-service and driver out-of-service rates hit an all-time low, since the

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    September 30, 2015 10:24AM by James Menzies

    Hot off the press this morning is the announcement from GM and Navistar that they’ll be working together to produce Classes 4/5 conventional trucks. The trucks will be produced at a Navistar plant in Springfield, Ohio and will feature GM

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    Dynamite Oilfield aims to outlast competitors in downturn

    September 23, 2015 4:14PM by Geoff Lee

    LLOYDMINSTER, Alta. – Dynamite Oilfield Services, based in Alberta, is operating in survival mode hoping to be rescued by higher oil and gas prices and an end to the downturn. The company finds itself in an unprofitable position for its

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    No turning back

    September 23, 2015 4:10PM by Geoff Lee

    TNT Tank & Trailer Repair isn’t hunkering down, it’s expanding its business despite stubbornly low oil prices

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    Saskatchewan’s doors are open to oil and gas producers

    September 23, 2015 4:07PM by Jim Bray

    REGINA, Sask. – No one should be surprised that the current low price of petroleum products has cast a pall over the western Canadian economy, but even in the downturn it appears there’s hope for the future. And it appears

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    Alberta’s oilpatch facing a rough, wild ride

    September 23, 2015 4:06PM by Jim Bray

    EDMONTON, Alta. – The fact that global oil prices are down should surprise no one who’s been paying attention to the news over the past year or so. But how does that affect Alberta, a province that traditionally has lived

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    Education over experience

    September 23, 2015 4:01PM by Sandy Johnson

    Ever heard of Pete Seeger? You probably know a few of his songs. “This Land Is Your Land.” “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” “We Shall Overcome.” Just the other day, I was humming “If I Had a Hammer” after my laptop

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    MTA wins round in biodiesel battle

    September 23, 2015 4:00PM by Jim Bray

    WINNIPEG, Man. – A government listens to the people? Since when? Since 2015, apparently, if you live in Manitoba and represent the province’s trucking industry. That’s according to Terry Shaw, executive director of the Manitoba Trucking Association, who told Truck

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    Tandet Logistics: Embracing generation X/Y

    September 23, 2015 3:51PM by Sonia Straface

    They say there’s always one man behind the curtain. For the Tandet Group, that man is Scott Tilley and he’s not really behind the curtain of the company, but he is pulling all the strings. If you’re in the trucking

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    Not his first rodeo

    September 23, 2015 3:39PM by Edo van Belkom

    After making a mid-week delivery in Brandon, Man., Mark headed west into Saskatchewan because his dispatcher Bud had told him his next load would be coming out of Regina and destined for Vancouver. What Bud hadn’t told him was when

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    Talking shop – and taxes

    September 23, 2015 3:31PM by Scott Taylor

    You love working on your truck but you’ve had it with dropping greasy tools onto a dirty driveway. Changing out filters and adjusting brakes would be a lot easier inside a dry, insulated, well-lit shop. Lucky for you, your home