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    June 24, 2014 7:13AM by James Menzies

    Okay, so I’ve been busy since last time I wrote. Let’s start with the Truck Driving Championships. On June 14 I attended the Toronto Regional Truck Driving Championships at Woodbine Mall north of Toronto. I’m a little ashamed to say

  • Product Equipment

    Portable loading docks and mobile yard ramps introduced

    June 23, 2014 12:20PM by Truck News

    MINNETONKA, Minn. — Leum Engineering has come to market with a line of mobile yard ramps and portable loading docks. The Dockzilla mobile and fixed position loading ramps eliminate the construction expense and hassle of installing a permanent loading dock,

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    Eaton to pay $500M in ZF Meritor antitrust suit settlement

    June 23, 2014 10:03AM by Truck News

    TROY, Mich. — Eaton will be required to pay ZF Meritor $500 million as part of a settlement agreement relating to an antitrust lawsuit filed in 2006. ZF Meritor is a joint venture between Meritor and ZF Friedrichshafen AG. Meritor

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    Kenworth’s T680 Advantage, T880 heavy-hauler

    June 22, 2014 8:51PM by James Menzies

    The T680 Advantage is Kenworth’s most fuel-efficient truck ever. And the T880 has come closer to overtaking the long-running T800 as Kenworth’s most popular vocational truck.

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    Kenworth still bullish on natural gas

    June 21, 2014 10:03PM by James Menzies

    Kenworth expects natural gas truck sales to grow, though the future of a 15L offering remains cloudy

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    US fleet slashes idling using Idle Smart system

    June 21, 2014 9:57PM by Truck News

    LEAWOOD, Kan. — An American fleet says it has reduced its idle time from 47% to 18% using the Idle Smart automatic engine start/stop system. WilMar Trucking says after achieving the impressive idle reduction, it’ll be deploying the system across

  • Cargo theft prevention system improved

    June 21, 2014 9:36PM by Truck News

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Cargo security specialist TrakLok says it has added new features to its platform, improving monitoring and alerts for lock and latch status changes as well as enter and exit fences and low battery issues. The system is

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    Eaton expands warranty coverage on remanufactured transmissions

    June 21, 2014 9:18PM by Truck News

    GALESBURG, Mich. — Eaton has announced three-year warranty coverage is now available on its Standard and Flex Reman remanufactured transmissions across all vocations. Previously, only linehaul transmissions were eligible for three-year coverage. The additional year of warranty coverage is available

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    Daimler SuperTruck hits target a year ahead of schedule

    June 19, 2014 1:20PM by Truck News

    PORTLAND, Ore. — Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has achieved the goals set out for it during the Department of Energy’s SuperTruck program, a full year ahead of schedule. The truck maker announced today it has demonstrated a 50% improvement

  • Penske pro named Canadian Fleet Maintenance Manager of the Year

    June 18, 2014 10:08PM by James Menzies

    CONCORD, Ont. — Lloyd De Merchant, area maintenance manager for Eastern Canada with Penske Truck Leasing, was named the Volvo Trucks Canada Fleet Maintenance Manager of the year. The award was presented tonight at the Canadian Fleet Maintenance Seminar. An

  • New PMVI standard will sideline trucks showing signs of emissions tampering

    June 18, 2014 9:47PM by James Menzies

    CONCORD, Ont. — The new NSC11B periodic motor vehicle inspection (PMVI) standard, to be introduced by Ontario in 2015, will see trucks showing evidence of emissions system tampering failed. The Ontario Trucking Association’s Rolf VanderZwaag made the announcement during a

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    Peterbilt Ontario Truck Centres throws a party at Whitby location

    June 17, 2014 8:48PM by James Menzies

    WHITBY, Ont. — Peterbilt Ontario Truck Centres celebrated an open house at its Whitby dealership June 7, attracting about 750 people who were treated to a concert by the Road Hammers. A barbecue was held, with proceeds going towards Trucking

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    Peterbilt adds TPMS option

    June 11, 2014 8:15AM by Truck News

    DENTON, Texas — Peterbilt has announced the Bendix SmartTire tire pressure monitoring system is now available on its Models 579 and 567. The system monitors tire pressures and temperatures and warns drivers in real-time when problems arise. Keeping pressures properly

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    June 9, 2014 3:15PM by James Menzies

    The European cargo van invasion is underway, with the arrival on these shores of the Ford Transit. At last! It offers the first true rival to the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, with a high-roof model that can easily accommodate an upright refrigerator.

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    June 9, 2014 3:12PM by James Menzies

    The drive route set out for us by Ford took us underground, into the SubTropolis industrial park in Kansas City. From Wiki: SubTropolis is a 55,000,000 square foot (5,060,000 m³), 1,100-acre (4.5 km2) manmade cave in the bluffs above the Missouri