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  • Feature Health & Safety

    Digestion: a gut reaction

    October 1, 2011 12:00AM by Karen Bowen

    It’s time for a fall digestive system check. Begin with a quick walk-around to note any obvious issues, overload or leakage. Then, get acquainted with each part: mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, and large intestine to ensure it is…

  • Toronto police conduct commercial vehicle blitz

    September 26, 2011 4:36AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — Toronto police were out in force Sept. 20, targeting commercial vehicles during an eight-hour blitz near Lakeshore Ave. E. and Coxwell Ave.

  • OTA offers reward for rock-throwing hoodlums

    September 19, 2011 7:37AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) is assisting police in their search for “hoodlums” accused of throwing rocks at passing vehicles, injuring a truck driver.

  • Product Health & Safety

    Pete intros new features for Model 320

    September 14, 2011 9:15AM by Truck News

    DENTON, Texas — Peterbilt is introducing a range of new features for its Model 320, designed to improve manoeuvrability, vehicle utility and driver comfort.

  • Quick Truck Lube offering overnight parking as rest areas close

    September 13, 2011 8:34PM by Truck News

    AYR, Ont. — With the recent closure of the highway rest areas both east and westbound near Cambridge, Quick Truck Lube is offering free parking at its nearby location.

  • Trucker who killed 11 people was using cell phone: NTSB

    September 13, 2011 7:43PM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has recommended banning commercial drivers from using mobile phones after it concluded a tractor-trailer driver who killed 11 people was distracted by his cell phone at the…

  • Proposed HoS reduction would impact wages, economy: ATA

    September 6, 2011 10:07AM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Trucking Associations (ATA) continues to plead with US lawmakers to leave the existing hours-of-service regulations in tact.

  • Feature Health & Safety

    Sties: no crying matter

    September 1, 2011 12:00AM by Dr. Christopher Singh

    I recently had a driver come into my clinic complaining of pain in his upper eyelid. During the examination I noticed a small red lump on the inside of his eyelid.

  • Harvard researchers examining new sleep apnea screening tool

    August 31, 2011 8:15AM by Truck News

    SOMERVILLE, Mass. — A simple test that measures attention, alertness and reaction time could one day be administered to drivers when they renew their licence to determine if they are likely to suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a…

  • Court tosses US EOBR mandate over harassment concerns

    August 29, 2011 12:42PM by Truck News

    GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. — The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) is lauding a US court decision that has scrapped the US FMCSA’s limited electronic on-board recorder (EOBR) mandate over fears the devices could be used to harass…

  • Western Ontario gearing up for second Convoy for a Cure

    August 17, 2011 5:35PM by Truck News

    WOODSTOCK, Ont. — The second instalment of the Ontario West version of Convoy for a Cure is set to hit the highway Oct. 15. Last year’s event, which featured a convoy of “pinked out” trucks travelling along the roads of western Ontario, raised…

  • Product Health & Safety

    PeopleNet expands lane departure warning system availability

    August 16, 2011 7:20AM by Truck News

    BOCA RATON, Fla. — PeopleNet has expanded the availability of lane departure warning systems with the addition of offerings from Takata SafeTrak and Mobileye.

  • Meritor Wabco to demonstrate safety systems

    August 16, 2011 7:13AM by Truck News

    HAMPTON, Ga. — Meritor Wabco is providing fleet managers and dealers with the opportunity to experience its stability control and collision avoidance safety systems first-hand at a ride-and-drive at Atlanta Motor Speedway Sept. 14.

  • Peterbilt dealers encouraging drivers to buckle up

    August 15, 2011 2:31PM by Truck News

    DENTON, Texas — A group of four Peterbilt dealers in the Midwestern US are voicing their support for the “Buckle Up In Your Truck” safety campaign of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The three of the four…

  • Feature Health & Safety

    You’re tired, take a rest

    August 1, 2011 12:00AM by James Menzies

    KING CITY, Ont. – Imagine being able to roll back the clock and speak to a tired driver before they are involved in an accident. A high-tech, real-time fatigue advisory system being tested by Praxair’s Canadian fleet is allowing the…