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    HELP KATHY HELP MAKE-A-WISH

    May 26, 2015 10:51AM by James Menzies

    Our own Kathy Penner, associate publisher, is raising money for Make-A-Wish by participating in the Rope for Hope campaign. This will see her rappel 30 storeys (gulp!!) down Toronto City Hall on June 12. You wouldn’t even get me to

  • Feature Equipment

    MACK’S mDRIVE HD NOW READY FOR HEAVY-HAUL PRIME TIME

    May 26, 2015 10:06AM by James Menzies

    Mack has enjoyed great success with its mDrive automated manual transmission, standardizing it in the Pinnacle on-highway truck and enjoying about a 50% take rate on that product. Customers who have been asking for this product to be put into

  • Feature Equipment

    CRUISING THE DESERT IN THE CAT CT680

    May 26, 2015 9:45AM by James Menzies

    Cat has rounded out its line of vocational trucks with the addition of the new CT680. It boasts the longest hood of the three available – the CT680, CT681 and CT680 – and might make a great truck for hauling

  • Feature Equipment

    MYTHS AND REALITIES ABOUT AUTONOMOUS TRUCKS

    May 26, 2015 9:41AM by James Menzies

    The big, big news this month was the unveiling by Daimler Trucks North America of an autonomous Freightliner dubbed the Inspiration Truck. This truck is road-legal in Nevada, the first jurisdiction to put into place a regulatory framework to allow

  • WHAT NEXT? TRAILERS THAT CAN DRIVE THEMSELVES? VOLVO THINKS SO.

    May 26, 2015 9:37AM by James Menzies

    Editorial director Lou Smyrlis attended a Volvo event in Newport, Rhode Island earlier this month, where technology was the theme. Among the futuristic concepts broached by Volvo executives was the idea of a ‘smart’ trailer that can operate independently of

  • PC-11 IS COMING, MAYBE EVEN SOONER THAN YOU THINK

    May 26, 2015 9:34AM by James Menzies

    As I put the finishing touches on a feature in the June issues of Truck News and Truck West about the impending PC-11 heavy-duty engine oil category, I received word implementation of PC-11 has been moved forward from Spring 2017

  • Feature Transportation

    TRISON TARPS TURNS 10

    May 26, 2015 9:31AM by James Menzies

    The aptly named Trison Tarps (named so to represent the three sons of company founder Paul Vandenberg) turned 10 last week and to celebrate, held a pig roast at its new 48,000 sq.-ft. facility. Paul had a 217-lb pig on

  • BEST FLEETS’ SECRETS TO BE REVEALED, BEGINNING TODAY

    May 26, 2015 9:28AM by James Menzies

    If you act fast – really fast – you may still be able to dial in for today’s free Best Fleets to Drive For webinar. It runs from 1-3. But if you miss it, don’t worry too much. There are

  • Feature Health & Safety

    BE READY FOR ROADCHECK

    April 28, 2015 9:52AM by James Menzies

    The CVSA’s International Roadcheck 72-hour North America-wide inspection blitz is scheduled for June 2-4 and they’ll be keeping a close eye on cargo securement. That’s the theme of this year’s blitz, meaning flatdeckers could be facing some additional scrutiny. On

  • Feature Equipment

    INTERNATIONAL DEBUTS NEW ES SPEC’ AT EXPOCAM

    April 28, 2015 9:50AM by James Menzies

    Another ExpoCam has come and gone and it was a busy one. The floor was packed with exhibitors and there were very few lulls in activity as waves of visitors surged through the Place Bonaventure halls. International introduced at the

  • Feature Equipment

    DRIVING A PAYSTAR WITH ULTRASHIFT PLUS MXP

    April 28, 2015 9:46AM by James Menzies

    The International PayStar is back in business. This workhorse was effectively sidelined for a spell when Navistar was without a 15L engine, however with Cummins back in the fold, the PayStar is enjoying a fresh lease on life. C&G Haulage

  • Feature Equipment

    FIVE TIPS FOR GETTING YOUR TRUCKS SERVICED FASTER

    April 28, 2015 9:43AM by James Menzies

    Marc Poland, service manager at Sheehan’s Truck Centre, gave a presentation at Performance Innovation Transport’s (PIT) annual conference a couple months back and provided what I felt were some useful tips on how to expedite the service of your vehicle.

  • 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