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    Changes at Port of Montreal will improve container flow

    March 1, 2011 12:00AM by Carroll McCormick

    MONTREAL, Que. – By late February, a good percentage of the container trucks entering the Port of Montreal will be using an automated system that should replace paperwork and line-ups of drivers at the guard shacks when they come in to pick up…

  • So, you got a letter from the taxman

    March 1, 2011 12:00AM by Scott Taylor

    You may have received a letter from the Canada Revenue Agency recently with information about deductions you claimed on past tax returns. You’re probably wondering whether you’re being audited, watched, or should feel scared. Well, the answer…

  • International says Advanced EGR wins “fluid economy” war vs. SCR (September 01, 2010)

    September 1, 2010 12:00AM by James Menzies

    WARRENVILLE, Ill. – You may want to add the term “fluid economy” to your truck vocabulary. It’s a term you’ll likely hear frequently from Navistar International as the company continues to forge its o…

  • Feature Transportation

    Grading the auditors

    August 1, 2010 12:00AM by James Menzies

    KING CITY, Ont. – Words like ‘collaborative,’ ‘interesting,’ ‘flexible’ and ‘excellent’ may seem out of place sharing a sentence with the term ‘MTO Facility Audit.’

  • Feature Transportation

    Correction: (September 01, 2009)

    September 1, 2009 12:00AM by Truck News

    In the May 21 episode of Transportation Matters, we presented the results of Energotest 2008, a series of trials which allow manufacturers to test their products for fuel efficiency. In the report, we…

  • Feature Transportation

    Keys To Successful IRP, IFTA, MJVT Reporting

    September 1, 2009 12:00AM by Truck News

    The concept behind the International Registration Plan (IRP) is to make it easier to register and pay licensing fees to each jurisdiction you travel to. And I think everyone would agree that it does. …

  • Feature Transportation

    Monitor Your Profile’s Perception And Reality

    May 1, 2009 12:00AM by Truck News

    It’s easy to understand why fleets are so interested in their carrier profiles. This record of driver and equipment violations ultimately has an impact on everything from a company’s insurance premium…

  • Feature Transportation

    Bendix white paper furthers push for ‘full-stability’ systems

    September 1, 2008 12:00AM by James Menzies

    ELYRIA, Ohio – Not all stability systems are created equal. That’s the message contained in a comprehensive white paper on the subject, recently published by Bendix. The parts and component manufactur…

  • Feature Transportation

    Some facts that are easy to digest

    May 1, 2008 12:00AM by Karen Bowen

    Let’s face it, when you’re travelling down the road, it’s hard to keep to a schedule. Traffic jams, detours, late loads and lock-outs all add up to a scheduling nightmare. So, trying to make up time, …

  • Feature Transportation

    Feel good in your bones

    March 1, 2008 12:00AM by Karen Bowen

    In my recent article Dear Dairy, I mentioned the benefits of including dairy products in your healthy diet in order to get enough calcium. After reading the article, a reader contacted me, reminding m…

  • Feature Transportation

    Volvo to recall up to 125,000 trucks

    February 1, 2008 12:00AM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N. C. – Volvo Trucks North America is voluntarily recalling 125,000 trucks in North America, due to an error in the light control module which could potentially cause a fire.

  • Feature Transportation

    Technology that pays

    January 1, 2008 12:00AM by James Menzies

    TORONTO, Ont. – Claude Robert, owner of Robert Transport is well-known as a fleet owner who loves technology. His company is willing to try just about anything that promises to improve safety or effic…

  • Feature Transportation

    Stability systems help keep the shiny side up

    December 1, 2007 12:00AM by James Menzies

    WATERLOO, Ont. – In light of a rash of high-profile truck rollovers in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) this summer, Volvo Trucks and Bendix held a three-day demonstration of their electronic stability …

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    Defensive driving

    November 1, 2007 12:00AM by Truck News

    Defensive driver training isn’t the most popular topic of conversation around the truck stop lot. In fact, most experienced truck drivers will tell you their driving skills are well up to snuff, thank…

  • Feature Transportation

    Correction: (November 01, 2007)

    November 1, 2007 12:00AM by Truck News

    Portions of an article appearing in the October issue of Truck News claimed that New Brunswick was increasing weight allowances for wide-based super-single tires. Perhaps it was wishful thinking on ou…