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    TRANSMISSION LUBRICATION

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Tom Berg

    Extended drains don’t limit your responsibility.

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    Canadian Sterling workers to be idled; Navistar slashes jobs too

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    ST. THOMAS, Ont. — Freightliner LLC says it will lay off about 800 workers at its Sterling Trucks assembly plant in St. Thomas, Ont.

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    HYDRAULIC BRAKE REPAIR TIPS

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    Common do’s and don’ts for troubleshooting hydraulic brake problems. — from Prairie Truck & Tractor Repair

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    Volvo invests in groundbreaking hybrid technology

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    STOCKHOLM, Sweden — Semi-conductor material silicon carbide is one of the hottest substances today in the world of research into hybrid vehicles, says truckmaker Volvo.

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    SPEC’ING THE RIGHT REEFER

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Tom Berg

    Mechanical, cold plate and now CO2 are your choices.

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    PREVENTING VOLTAGE DROP

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    The engine is off, the key is off: how long will your truck’s batteries hold a charge?

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    Vancouver trailer firm goes for lion’s share of market

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    VANCOUVER — Lions Gate Trailers of Vancouver has acquired Provincial Trailer Rentals (PTR) and its sister company Contor Terminals of Mississauga, in a move that PTR President Gord Box describes as a natural eastward evolution.

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    GREASE IT YOURSELF

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    Greasing your own truck gives you a good look at the state of your ride.

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    AIR SYSTEM BASICS

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    Air is just as essential as fuel to keep your truck running. Here’s how to keep from running out.

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    Dana names Canadian plants to be boarded up

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    TOLEDO, Ohio — Struggling vehicle components and parts supplier Dana Corp. has disclosed the locations of previously announced plant closures, including two in Canada.

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    MAKING SENSE OF BRAKE LININGS

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    Finding the right replacement brake-lining friction is all about matching the new with the old.

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    BRAKE BALANCING

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    Brake balance is one of the toughest challenges facing the maintenance department, but victory is possible.

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    HIDDEN BRAKE PROBLEMS

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Jim Park

    Bbrakes do fail. That’s why it’s up to you to detect the flaws, before they fail you

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    Hendrickson announces Ont. plant layoffs

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    STATFORD, Ont. — A Hendrickson springs facility is the latest casualty of a series of heavy truck plant cutbacks in Ontario.

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    HEADACHE RACKS

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Jim Park

    They look great and can help keep your head on your shoulders.