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    ROSENAU DONATES TRACTOR-TRAILER

    October 1, 2013 12:00AM by Truck News

    Rosenau Transport has given the Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) a tractor-trailer to use for training and advocacy purposes. Company president Carl Rosenau has been one of the association’s most ardent supporters for 20 years,…

  • A NEW TRUCK INSURER ARRIVES

    October 1, 2013 12:00AM by Truck News

    The Guarantee Company has officially launched its transportation insurance division, Guarantee Transportation Solution. I think a new player in this market is needed, particularly for small operators or those who specialize in a niche that the…

  • Feature Transportation

    KIM RICHARDSON ON THE DRIVER TRAINING PROBLEM

    October 1, 2013 12:00AM by Truck News

    If you’ve been reading Truck News in recent months, you know there are some strong opinions out there on the current state of training for entry-level drivers in Ontario. Some have opined it’s time for mandatory training standards….

  • Feature Transportation

    A FITTING TRIBUTE

    September 15, 2013 12:00AM by Truck News

    The truck convoy. There’s something magical about a long line of big rigs, crawling along single file, their drivers united in mind and in spirit as they commemorate an event or contribute to a cause. Some convoys are to celebrate, to…

  • Feature Transportation

    A SMARTER CAMERA?

    September 15, 2013 12:00AM by Truck News

    Another interesting product that caught my eye is SmartDrive’s dash-cam. It’s a two-camera system – one faces the road, the other the driver – but unlike other systems, it connects to the engine ECU via CAN bus. As CEO Steve Mitgang…

  • Feature Transportation

    BIGGEST BRAKE MISTAKES

    September 15, 2013 12:00AM by Truck News

    In recent conversations with brake experts from Bendix and Meritor, I posed the question: What’s the one thing you see in the field that drives you nuts? Both Chad Mitts of Meritor and Gary Ganaway at Bendix said the same thing: Too many…

  • Feature Sustainability

    NAVISTAR ADDS MID-RANGE CUMMINS ENGINES

    September 15, 2013 12:00AM by Truck News

    Navistar recently announced it’ll be offering the Cummins ISB mid-range engine in its International DuraStar medium-duty trucks. Bill Kozek, president of North America Truck and Parts with Navistar, emphasized the company is not exiting…

  • Feature Transportation

    BETTER BRAKES = BIGGER MAINTENANCE CONSIDERATIONS

    September 15, 2013 12:00AM by Truck News

    Getting back to brakes for a second. In my interview with Bendix’s Gary Ganaway, he made what I thought was a pretty decent point about the evolution of the braking system. Today’s heavy truck brakes are better than they’ve…

  • Feature Transportation

    A TRULY SPECIAL CONVOY

    September 15, 2013 12:00AM by Truck News

    A new record was set at this year’s Ontario leg of the World’s Largest Truck Convoy for Special Olympics. Forty-eight trucks set out from the Paris (Ontario, naturally) Fairgrounds Sept. 14, with their drivers having collectively…

  • Feature Transportation

    A MADE-IN-CANADA SCALE BYPASS SYSTEM

    June 1, 2013 12:00AM by Truck News

    I’ve come across a couple promising technologies that I’d like to address in this edition of Hooked Up. Among them is a scale bypass system that was developed in Canada, but isn’t yet deployed here. Drivewyze developed a…