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  • Feature Health & Safety

    CANADA’S CONVOYS INSPIRE

    October 14, 2014 8:57AM by James Menzies

    It’s Fall in Canada and as sure as the leaves are changing colour, Canada’s truck drivers are taking to the road to support important causes. Convoys have been held in recent weeks right across this country, with professional drivers raising

  • KRISKA WINS VOLVO FLEET SAFETY AWARD

    October 14, 2014 8:53AM by James Menzies

    It has been a helluva month for Mark Seymour and Kriska Group. After announcing a blockbuster deal in which it partnered with Mullen Group to form a new growth-oriented trucking business, Kriska was named the Volvo Trucks Fleet Safety Award

  • COLD STAR FREIGHT LOVES ITS CNG MACKS

    October 14, 2014 8:50AM by James Menzies

    It’s been a mixed year for natural gas. Enthusiasm about the inexpensive alt-fuel seems to be diminishing. More alarmingly for us here in Canada, there’s been a significant product pull-back on the heavy-duty side. Westport discontinued its popular 15-litre LNG

  • TRAILER TAILS GREEN-FLAGGED ACROSS CANADA*

    October 14, 2014 8:40AM by James Menzies

    At the American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition in San Diego last week, ATDynamics held a press conference to announce Canadian lawmakers have finally agreed to allow full-length trailer tails right across this great country. Well, as the asterisk

  • Feature Equipment

    FOUR EQUIPMENT HIGHLIGHTS FROM ATA

    October 14, 2014 8:35AM by James Menzies

    The American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition was, as always, a huge event, bringing together trucking heavyweights from across North America. And it was extremely busy in terms of product announcements. Nothing Earth-shattering was announced at the show but

  • Feature Equipment

    DRIVING THE NEW FORD F-150

    October 14, 2014 8:25AM by James Menzies

    Ford made a huge splash when it announced its best-selling F-150 pickup would feature an aluminum cab, beginning in 2015. Have they gone mad? people wondered. It’s a truck. Built to pull things and haul things. They had visions of

  • Feature Health & Safety

    SUTCO ROLLS OUT PINK TRUCK TO HELP RAISE FUNDS

    September 30, 2014 6:30AM by James Menzies

    At Truxpo, covered by western editor Jim Bray, Sutco Transportation Specialists of Salmo, B.C. unveiled a new pinkish/purplish truck that will be used to raise awareness about cancer as well as money to help fight the disease. Pink Power was

  • MACK OFFERING HARDWARE-FREE FLEET MANAGEMENT TOOLS

    September 30, 2014 6:28AM by James Menzies

    I spent a little time yesterday on a call with Mack Trucks execs, who were launching a new service with Telogis that provides a full suite of fleet management tools using the truck’s existing telematics system. An extension of GuardDog

  • Feature Equipment

    DRIVING AN INTEGRATED POWERTRAIN FROM CUMMINS AND EATON

    September 30, 2014 6:25AM by James Menzies

    Cummins and Eaton have made a big slash with their SmartAdvantage integrated powertrain, featuring the ISX and the Fuller Advantage Series automated manual transmission. However, it hasn’t made much more than a ripple here in Canada because to date, it’s

  • DAIMLER GIVES A MARKET UPDATE

    September 30, 2014 6:22AM by James Menzies

    While in Hannover for IAA, our small delegation of North American truck journalists had the chance to sit down with various Daimler execs, including the affable Martin Daum, head of Daimler Trucks North America. Martin didn’t have to meet with

  • Feature Uncategorized

    LIVE FROM GERMANY…IT’S THE FUTURE OF TRUCKING!

    September 30, 2014 6:20AM by James Menzies

    Okay, so back to why I was in Hannover, Germany in the first place. I was there, among 500+ of my closest truck journalist friends, to see Daimler unveil its vision of the future of trucking. You’ll recall the autonomously-driven

  • THOUGHTS ON THE KRISKA-MULLEN MARRIAGE

    September 30, 2014 6:15AM by James Menzies

    A 3:30 a.m. wake-up call in Hannover, Germany for a 6 a.m. flight to Amsterdam and after a two-hour layover, the eight-hour trek from there back to Toronto. I arrived home jetlagged and sleep-deprived and ready to hit the hay

  • Feature Equipment

    EATON COMES THROUGH IN THE (DUAL) CLUTCH

    September 16, 2014 9:17AM by James Menzies

    Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to visit Eaton’s Marshall Proving Grounds, where the company unveiled the industry’s first dual clutch transmission for the North American medium-duty truck market. As the name implies, the transmission utilizes two clutches and

  • WHY WESTERN STAR HAS A BOUNCE IN ITS STEP

    September 16, 2014 9:12AM by James Menzies

    So, the 5700 is a great addition to the Western Star lineup, as it allows the brand to play in the full-aero segment of the Class 8 market, which comprises about 65% of the entire market. But even before the

  • Feature Equipment

    HOW THE 5700 PERFORMED ON THE ROAD

    September 16, 2014 9:10AM by James Menzies

    Stable. Solid. Sexy. Three words that describe how the Western Star 5700 looks and feels on the highway. I had the opportunity to take it on a two-hour drive in the Nevada desert and I loved every minute of it.