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    APERIA’S HALO TIRE INFLATION SYSTEM WINS TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

    February 18, 2015 3:00PM by James Menzies

    This is hot off the press. Just minutes ago, the Truck Writers of North America presented Aperia with the TWNA Technical Achievement Award for its Halo tire inflation system. Jim Park of Heavy-Duty Trucking is the committee chair and he

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    NAVISTAR FOCUSES IN ON UPTIME

    February 18, 2015 10:43AM by James Menzies

    On Feb. 4 I visited Navistar’s world headquarters in Lisle, Ill. for the company’s always-informative Analyst Day. Last Analyst Day I attended was in 2012 and it turns out that’s the last time they hosted one. Navistar has been in

  • THREE THINGS THAT CAUGHT MY ATTENTION AT TMC

    February 18, 2015 10:40AM by James Menzies

    The Technology & Maintenance Council meetings are upon us and it’s one for the ages. Nashville was hit with its worst ice storm in 20 years, meaning many visitors and even some presenters were unable to make it in. I

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    NEW NISSAN TITAN FEATURES CUMMINS POWER

    February 18, 2015 10:35AM by James Menzies

    One of the stars of the Canadian International AutoShow this year was the redesigned Nissan Titan, which will come to market first with a 5.0L V8 Cummins diesel engine under the hood. During a press preview of the truck, Nissan

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    OPTIMIZING ENGINE PARAMETERS = FREE FUEL ECONOMY

    February 4, 2015 9:00AM by James Menzies

    Speaking of fuel economy, it’s becoming increasingly clear that many fleets are leaving on the table, some free and easy fuel economy gains that are there for the taking. I’m talking about proper engine calibration dependent on duty cycle and

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    WHY TRAINING ON FUEL-EFFICIENT DRIVING WILL SOON BE UNNECESSARY

    February 4, 2015 8:51AM by James Menzies

    I’ve had an epiphany. It happened when I was evaluating Kriska’s International ProStar with the SmartAdvantage powertrain. It occurred to me that even if I wanted to sabotage the fuel economy of that truck, I’d be unable to do so.

  • CANADA WELL REPRESENTED AMONG BEST FLEETS TO DRIVE FOR

    February 3, 2015 4:22PM by James Menzies

    The Top 20 Best Fleets to Drive For have been announced, and five of them are domiciled in Canada. These include Bison Transport, Winnipeg, Man.; Erb Group, New Hamburg, Ont.; Kriska Holdings, Prescott, Ont.; Liberty Linehaul, Ayr, Ont.; and TransPro

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    TRUCKER RADIO NEWS & TALK ROCKING AND ROLLING

    February 3, 2015 4:12PM by James Menzies

    I’m really excited about this new Trucker Radio News & Talk program that we’ve been producing over the past few weeks. A new one-hour trucking talk program goes live every Friday at around noon at TruckerRadioTalk.com. It is produced by

  • PMTC HANDS REINS TO MIKE MILLIAN

    February 3, 2015 4:08PM by James Menzies

    Bruce Richards first signed on as president of the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada for a short, three-year term. That was 21 years ago. He has finally decided to step down from that lofty role and will instead pursue

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    SCOUT LOGISTICS TURNS A NEGATIVE INTO A POSITIVE FOR FRUSTRATED LEAFS FANS

    February 3, 2015 4:04PM by James Menzies

    The Toronto Maple Leafs are bad. Like, really, really bad. They haven’t won a Stanley Cup since 1967 and this won’t be the year they break the streak. Fan frustrations have boiled over like never before. How many jerseys have

  • WHEELS GROUP SOLD TO US FIRM

    January 20, 2015 11:39AM by James Menzies

    Here’s some late-breaking news from this morning. Wheels Group has sold to US-based Radiant Logistics. Here’s Wheels CEO Doug Tozer’s comment on the deal: “Combining with Radiant is an exciting opportunity to accelerate Wheels’ growth plans,” said Tozer. “The two

  • TRUCKER RADIO NEWS & TALK NOW ON THE AIR

    January 20, 2015 9:33AM by James Menzies

    I’ve told you all about Trucker Radio News & Talk, our new online weekly radio program. Now we have the first two editions up for you to listen to. You can tune in at TruckerRadioTalk.com and listen at your leisure.

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    FIVE TRAILER TECHNOLOGIES FLEETS ARE ADOPTING

    January 20, 2015 9:24AM by James Menzies

    Well, the December trailer order numbers are in and they put an exclamation point on the best year ever for net trailer orders. According to FTR, 360,000 trailers were ordered in 2014, “by far” the best year on record. December

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    THERE ARE TOO MANY TIRE COMPANIES

    January 20, 2015 9:16AM by James Menzies

    One last note on tires: There are too many tire companies! Seriously, there are 150 that have a SmartWay tire and how many others that do not? Most of the names on the list are not recognizable but someone’s buying

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    CAN YOU GET A FUEL-EFFICIENT TIRE THAT ALSO PROVIDES DECENT TRACTION?

    January 20, 2015 9:11AM by James Menzies

    One of the complaints about low rolling resistance tires it that they compromise traction, and many do. However, premium tire manufacturers are getting better at improving fuel economy without compromising grip. “At the beginning of the SmartWay program, a lot