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    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

  • 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 Health & Safety

    BISON NAMED SAFEST NORTH AMERICAN TRUCKLOAD FLEET

    March 17, 2015 2:19PM by James Menzies

    Congratulations are in order for Bison Transport, which was again named the safest fleet within its division by the Truckload Carriers Association. Bison has finished first in its division a remarkable nine straight times. It’s an unprecedented run. “This is

  • THE TECHNICIAN SHORTAGE IS BECOMING CRITICAL. HERE’S HOW TO WIN:

    March 17, 2015 2:08PM by James Menzies

    We’ve heard the expression, ‘He who has the drivers wins.’ I think it was originally attributed to Dan Einwechter but it has made the rounds since then and been said many times. The same holds true regarding technicians. If you’re

  • Feature Human Resources

    FIVE EASY THINGS WE CAN DO TO MAKE TRUCKING MORE ATTRACTIVE TO WOMEN

    March 17, 2015 1:52PM by James Menzies

    If you attended the Women with Drive Leadership Summit, you heard all the numbers. Women make up half the Canadian workforce, yet represent only 3% of drivers and technicians. Only 11% of trucking managers are women and 18% of dispatchers.

  • Feature Human Resources

    MINISTER LEITCH, ON ITEMS OTHER THAN MAKING TRUCKING A SKILLED TRADE

    March 17, 2015 1:48PM by James Menzies

    The inaugural Women with Drive Leadership Summit was held March 5 and I, for one, enjoyed the high-level discussions that took place throughout the day and the practical tips that were presented on how to make the Canadian trucking industry

  • Feature Equipment

    A TITANIC LEAP FOR mDRIVE

    March 17, 2015 1:42PM by James Menzies

    Mack Trucks came up north for an announcement that’ll be particularly welcomed by the Canadian trucking industry. Its Titan by Mack, serious, badass, heavy-hauler will now come standard with the mDrive HD (heavy-duty) automated manual transmission. Till now, the truck

  • Feature Equipment

    FORD’S FUN NEW F-750

    March 4, 2015 7:20AM by James Menzies

    Ford has come out with a quieter F-650/F-750 medium-duty truck, but it’s making some noise with the introduction by showing it for the first time at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Tonka livery. At idle the truck is 45%