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    LEGISLATIVE FRAMEWORK REQUIRED

    July 7, 2014 12:11PM by James Menzies

    Daimler contended during the event that it could begin commercial production of its autonomous trucks nearly immediately, but there first must be a legislative framework put into place to allow for their use. This has already begun, with the Vienna

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    WHY DO WE NEED SELF-DRIVING TRUCKS?

    July 7, 2014 12:09PM by James Menzies

    As with any radical new technology, there’s going to be a lot of skepticism. Daimler emphasized its autonomous trucks are not intended to replace drivers. They went so far as to claim a driver will always be required, though I

  • THE ADVANTAGES OF ‘MANAGEMENT BY WALKING AROUND’

    July 7, 2014 12:06PM by James Menzies

    I heard a term at the Technology & Maintenance Council meetings several years cited by truck maintenance guru Darry Stuart, which really stuck with me. He was promoting the MBWA: Management by Walking Around. Fleet maintenance managers shouldn’t be holed

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    Peterbilt Ontario bought by Cervus Equipment

    July 6, 2014 4:47PM by Truck News

    CALGARY, Alta. — Cervus Equipment has announced it has entered into an agreement to purchase Peterbilt of Ontario for about $25.5 million. “Cervus strives to be an outstanding dealer of trusted and reliable brands, and we grow our business in

  • Daimler demonstrates self-driving trucks

    July 3, 2014 7:36PM by James Menzies

    Autonomous trucks are ready to roll. All that awaits now is the legislative framework to allow them.

  • Ontario Truck Driving Championships: Philosophy of the circle-check

    July 2, 2014 11:49AM by Truck News

    [S3_embed_video file=’TN2254.mp4′] In an earlier video, an MTO officer who judged the pre-trip inspection at the Ontario Truck Driving Championships’ Toronto Regional qualifier spoke about what goes on in the pre-trip circle-check. In this video, we hear from the person

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    Peterbilt Ontario Truck Centres adds Hamilton-Niagara location

    June 28, 2014 9:48PM by Truck News

    STONEY CREEK, Ont. — Peterbilt Ontario Truck Centres (POTC) has announced the opening of its Hamilton-Niagara full-service dealership in Stoney Creek, Ont. The new facility is located off the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) between Toronto and Niagara Falls. It features

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    Maxion names new exec

    June 28, 2014 9:08PM by Truck News

    NOVI, Mich. — Maxion Wheels has named Bill Wardle its vice-president, global sales and marketing. Maxion said the addition will help it pursue its aggressive growth strategy. Most recently, Wardle was global vice-president of sales and marketing for Magna Exteriors,

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    Ontario fleet with European roots designs innovative trailer

    June 25, 2014 1:53PM by Truck News

    Raised-roof curtainside trailer was designed to maximize payload while providing the versatility to carry various van and flatdeck freight.

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    FTR offering Canadian trailer market forecasting

    June 25, 2014 7:13AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Industry forecaster FTR has announced it will now offer Canadian trailer forecasts to its monthly Truck and Trailer Outlook. The report will now break down trailer forecasts by the US, Mexican and Canadian markets. “Customers have wanted

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    Navistar says 13L powertrain package provides up to 5% fuel savings

    June 25, 2014 7:09AM by Truck News

    LISLE, Ill. — Navistar has announced its International ProStar with 13L engine and Eaton Fuller Advantage Series 10-speed automated transmission now delivers up to a 5% improvement in fuel economy. The combination is now available for order. “The increased availability

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    HOW TRAGEDY LED TO A SUCCESSFUL, AWARD-WINNING CAREER IN FLEET MAINTENANCE

    June 24, 2014 1:05PM by James Menzies

    I spent a good part of this morning interviewing Lloyd De Merchant, area maintenance manager, Eastern Canada, with Penske, who was recently named the Volvo Trucks Canada Fleet Maintenance Manager of the Year. Lloyd oversees 8,000 pieces of equipment across

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    SCHNEIDER TALKS SMACK ABOUT AIR-RIDE TRAILERS

    June 24, 2014 8:43AM by James Menzies

    Are air-ride trailers overrated? Schneider thinks they are. The company recently distributed a two-page bulletin that argues spring suspensions on trailers are every bit as good at protecting freight as air-ride suspensions. The paper, titled Spring Ride vs Air Ride:

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    DRIVING THE GREENEST TRUCK EVER

    June 24, 2014 7:51AM by James Menzies

    June 19-20, it was off to Chillicothe, Ohio, where I had the opportunity to drive a bunch of Kenworth trucks, among them, the new T680 Advantage. The Advantage incorporates a set of fuel-saving specifications that can collectively improve fuel economy

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    TAMPER WITH EMISSIONS, FAIL NEW PMVI INSPECTION STANDARD

    June 24, 2014 7:26AM by James Menzies

    The new NSC11B periodic motor vehicle inspection (PMVI) standard set to go into effect in January 2015 will require inspectors to document the presence of an emissions system malfunction indicator light. What’s more, they’ll also be required to fail trucks