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  • Chevron debuts Delo Traveling Technology Lab 

    August 22, 2019 2:30PM by Abdul Latheef

    DALLAS, Texas – Lubricants giant Chevron Products Co. has marked the 20th anniversary of its popular Delo Truck by launching the Delo Traveling Technology Lab at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas on Thursday. The lab features virtual (VR)

  • B.C., Alberta inspectors secure honors during CVSA championships

    August 19, 2019 8:44AM by johng@newcom.ca

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Sgt. Benjamin Schropfer of the Nebraska State Patrol earned top honors during last week’s North American Inspectors Championship (NAIC), but his Canadian peers secured top honors in several individual categories. The annual Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA)

  • Inspection blitz focuses on TDG shipments

    August 12, 2019 9:03AM by johng@newcom.ca

    MONTREAL, Que. – Loads of dangerous goods are in the spotlight this week as part of Hazardous Material Week, and this year the inspection blitz is expanding beyond Canada. Transport Canada has recognized the week since 2013, but the event

  • Surprise brake blitz grounds 16%

    August 8, 2019 10:32AM by johng@newcom.ca

    GREENBELT, Md. – Roadside inspectors placed 16.1% of vehicles out of service for brake-related issues on May 15, during a surprise inspection blitz coordinated by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA). There were 10,358 commercial vehicles inspected overall, meaning 1,667

  • Design Interactive bringing VR to the shop

    July 17, 2019 8:43AM by johng@newcom.ca

    ORLANDO, Fla. – Design Interactive is bringing the power of augmented and virtual reality to truck shops, with Virtual Equipment Training that can be used to deploy training materials based on virtual vehicles and equipment. “Virtual Equipment Training gives technicians

  • Annual blitz targets speeding this week

    July 15, 2019 8:30AM by johng@newcom.ca

    GREENBELT, Md. – Law enforcement teams are placing a particular focus on speeding this week as the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) recognizes Operation Safe Driver Week from July 14-20. The blitz is meant to highlight behaviors of every sort,

  • Petro-Canada testing 0W20 engine oil

    July 12, 2019 4:53PM by John G. Smith

    TORONTO, Ont. – Petro-Canada Lubricants is actively exploring the limits of heavy-duty engine oil, and early tests with a 0W20 prototype are just the beginning. “We’ve got these oils in real-world trucks today,” said product specialist John Pettingill, during a

  • Ontario updates SPIF rules

    July 5, 2019 9:11AM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – Ontario has introduced the latest updates to the weights and dimensions linked to Safe, Productive, and Infrastructure-Friendly (SPIF) vehicles. As of July 1, Regulation 413/05 eliminated the special vehicle configuration permits required to operate long-wheelbase tractors with

  • Roadside breakdowns spike in winter, report finds

    June 26, 2019 12:21PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – If you think winter weather impacts your fleet’s maintenance costs, you’re right. A new benchmarking report from the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) of the American Trucking Associations, showed breakdowns increased 22% in the first quarter versus

  • Ryder names Canadian Ken Bilyea Top Tech of 2019

    June 21, 2019 12:17PM by Abdul Latheef

    MIAMI, Fla. – A Canadian has been named the 2019 Ryder Top Technician at the 18th annual competition in Indianapolis. Ken Bilyea of London, Ont., was selected from a pool of eight finalists, the company announced on Thursday. He received

  • Ontario focusing roadside truck inspection resources

    June 13, 2019 8:35PM by johng@newcom.ca

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – The Ontario trucking industry’s safety record has undeniably improved in the last two decades. While the number of trucks on the road has increased 77%, the number of fatalities involving trucks is down 67%. But there’s

  • News Equipment

    Ocean Trailer expands Winnipeg facility

    May 16, 2019 2:15PM by Truck News

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Ocean Trailer has finished renovations at its Winnipeg location. Additional shop bays have allowed the company to hire more technicians and better utilize its space, according to branch manager Mack Keay. “This added space has already improved

  • Brakes, seats, U-joints among updates to out of service criteria

    April 1, 2019 12:18PM by johng@newcom.ca

    GREENBELT, Md. – The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has released the latest updates to its out-of-service criteria that governs when drivers and vehicles should be pulled from the road. The changes to the North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria cover everything from

  • Roadcheck blitz to focus on steering, suspension systems

    March 25, 2019 3:10PM by johng@newcom.ca

    BETHESDA, Md. – Steering and suspension systems will be a special focus when enforcement teams participate in the annual Roadcheck inspection blitz, scheduled June 4-6. “Steering and suspension are safety critical systems for any commercial motor vehicle,” said Commercial Vehicle

  • Aperia brings machine learning to tires

    March 20, 2019 12:19PM by johng@newcom.ca

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Aperia Technologies’ new Halo Connect is using the power of machine learning to help fleets “virtually eliminate” unplanned tire-related downtime. The system builds on the company’s Halo tire inflator, incorporating a retrofittable sensor that feeds data into