Truck News

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    Voice of the O/O: Loud and Clear

    January 1, 2005 12:00AM by Don Robertston

    If your truck is equipped with a CB or VHF radio, and you have tuned in to your local road channel lately, you will undoubtedly be aware of a disturbing trend of misuse of the airwaves by many of our fellow truckers.

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    New Dana Spicer Axles Target Canadian Market

    January 1, 2005 12:00AM by James Menzies

    LUGOFF, S.C. – With legislation in Canada phasing out the use of lift axles, self-steering axles are thought to be the most logical solution for most applications.

  • Feature Transportation

    Aluminum vs. Steel

    December 1, 2004 12:00AM by James Menzies

    CALGARY, Alta. – Aluminum wheels are not new – they’ve been available in the trucking industry for more than 50 years.

  • Feature Transportation

    Emissions Buster

    October 1, 2004 12:00AM by James Menzies

    GRIMSBY, Ont. – “Emissions” is one of the biggest buzzwords in the trucking industry today – so not surprisingly there’s a growing contingent of companies offering products aimed at reducing harmful pollutants.

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    B.C. Allows Tire Pressure Control Systems

    April 1, 2004 12:00AM by Truck News

    VICTORIA, B.C. – The province of B.C. has approved the use of automated tire pressure control systems, allowing companies to extend their hauling season during spring load restriction periods.

  • Feature Transportation

    Law and Border: The U.S. Fuel Tax Refund – There’s No Such Thing

    February 1, 2004 12:00AM by Daniel Joyce

    All of us are guided by common sense, as well as some general principles, including the old adage that “If it seems too good to be true, than it probably is false.”That certainly is the case for the r…

  • Product Transportation

    Tire Market Watch

    January 1, 2004 12:00AM by Julia Kuzeljevich

    Tire manufacturers have released a host of new products over the past six months. Here are some of them…BandagBandag’s two new tread products are expected to increase tread life by as much as 20 pe…

  • Feature Transportation

    Manitoba budget includes funding for highways

    June 1, 2003 12:00AM by Truck News

    WINNIPEG, Man. – With a provincial election right around the corner, Manitoba’s government recently released a budget that includes more than $190 million in highway spending.Of that, $120 million wil…

  • Feature Transportation

    Shell Rotella T performs in extreme tests

    May 1, 2003 12:00AM by Truck News

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – After more than 186,000 miles and a year of tough road service under the Australian elements, engine teardowns to assess the mettle of Shell Rotella T have been completed.”Engine com…

  • Feature Transportation

    On the road in times of war

    May 1, 2003 12:00AM by David Howell

    EDMONTON, Alta. – Edmonton Journal reporter David Howell went on a long-haul ride with Alberta trucker Roy McKay through the American west to Phoenix, Los Angeles and Oakland last month. Along the way…

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    Transportation and warehousing fall off the pace

    May 1, 2003 12:00AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – The economy surged ahead in January, expanding 0.4 per cent after two months of sluggish growth, but Statistics Canada says transportation and warehousing were not able to keep pace.Tra…

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    Western Cummins dealerships form Canada’s largest engine distributor (April 01, 2003)

    April 1, 2003 12:00AM by Truck News

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – Cummins is combining its Western Canadian engine distribution network to form the country’s largest engine distributor – Cummins Western Canada.Winnipeg-based Cummins Mid-Canada, Edm…

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    Getting down and dirty

    December 1, 2002 12:00AM by James Menzies

    CALGARY, Alta. – When Pathcom Wireless was asked to implement a new communications service for Alberta’s wildfires operations system, there were a lot of challenges to overcome. Not the least of which…

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    Sea-to-Sky heaven or hell, depending on experience

    September 1, 2002 12:00AM by James Menzies

    SQUAMISH, B.C. – There has been lots of talk lately about revamping the well-known Sea-to-Sky Hwy. running from Horseshoe Bay to Whistler as a part of Vancouver’s 2010 Winter Olympic bid.While many tr…

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    People (July 01, 2002)

    July 1, 2002 12:00AM by Truck News

    Paul Harper is the new president of Diesel Capital Ltd., which is the parent company of several firms including Harper Detroit Diesel Ltd.In this new role, Harper will be responsible for assisting in …