Truck News

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    Meritor embraces “fast food-type” model for parts pilot project

    November 1, 2013 12:00AM by Jim Bray

    EDMONTON, Alta. – It’s just like Domino’s Pizza: service within a certain window of time, or you get compensated. Except it isn’t pizza that is being delivered in this case; it’s remanufactured components to help your…

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    Cummins to launch 5.0L V8 diesel engine

    November 1, 2013 12:00AM by James Menzies

    COLUMBUS, Ind. — Cummins has announced it is launching a 5.0-litre V8 diesel engine, designed for pickup-and-delivery applications and other light- and medium-duty trucks.

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    Natural gas, suspensions and powertrain receive attention from Mack

    November 1, 2013 12:00AM by James Menzies

    ALLENTOWN, Penn. — The construction truck market remains mired in a slump, but Mack Trucks hasn’t been sitting on the sidelines, waiting for it to recover. The company outlined several new product developments at a recent press event,…

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    Kenworth road show introduces new T880 vocational product

    November 1, 2013 12:00AM by Jim Bray

    CALGARY, Alta. – Kenworth’s T880/T680 Road Show stopped at Greatwest Kenworth in Calgary recently, providing local drivers and fleet owners with their first glimpse at the company’s latest offerings.

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    Expect more, again

    October 1, 2013 12:00AM by By: Lou Smyrlis

    Ten years ago, when I first wrote in this space for Truck News after being appointed editorial director, I wrote that “In a business climate as turbulent and as quickly changing as today’s, to stand still is to fall behind.”

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    Heath and safety regulations run amok

    October 1, 2013 12:00AM by Mark Lee

    On a recent trip out to Vancouver I was left shaking my head in dismay. For once it wasn’t the behaviour of one of my colleagues at fault, which is a refreshing change, it has to be said. The subject of my disapproval this time is health…

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    Better brakes, bigger decisions

    October 1, 2013 12:00AM by James Menzies

    Braking systems on today’s heavy trucks are better than they’ve ever been, and maybe ever will be. Advances in drum brake designs and the increased penetration of air disc brakes into the North American market, were two of the…

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    Understanding the whole wide world of wide-based tires

    October 1, 2013 12:00AM by John G. Smith

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Wide-base single tires are often called “super singles” for a good reason. Goodyear may have trademarked the phrase for its own products – and Michelin was the first to bring these wider tires to…

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    Here’s how to kiss chapped lips goodbye

    September 1, 2013 12:00AM by Karen Bowen

    There are many good reasons to lick your lips during the summer season: ice cream, fresh fruit and vegetables, salads, and/or barbecued meat. However, having chapped lips isn’t one of them. Licking chapped lips only makes lips drier.

  • Feature Regulations

    New US hours-of-service rules create more stress for drivers

    September 1, 2013 12:00AM by Al Goodhall

    From the driver reaction I’ve witnessed on social media recently, the half-hour compulsory break included in the FMCSA hours-of-service rule changes that came into effect this past July, seem to have released a whole bunch of pent-up…

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    Bridge the generation gap with some understanding

    September 1, 2013 12:00AM by Heather Blackwell Decker

    Nothing demonstrates the need to reach out to a new generation of employees better than recently released data from the 2011 National Household Survey.

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    Why we do what we do

    August 1, 2013 12:00AM by Al Goodhall

    Despite being passionate about what you do and the enjoyment you may derive from your work, there are times when you ask yourself why it is you do what you do. It’s a question that usually arises after an unusually busy or challenging…

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    Private fleets meet to learn and honour

    August 1, 2013 12:00AM by Bruce Richards

    The 2013 annual conference of the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada, which took place in June, once again proved to be the single best educational and networking forum for the private trucking community.

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    Why small fleets tend to remain small

    August 1, 2013 12:00AM by Bill Cameron

    Believe it or not, I occasionally get e-mails about this column that are not calling for my head on a platter. In one last year, a gentleman was in complete agreement with my criticism of the rates and driver pay practices of large carriers, as…

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    Inside the Pickles’ Pete

    August 1, 2013 12:00AM by James Menzies

    TOMAH, Wisc. — Hauling light, but time-sensitive loads for a customer base that’s security-minded, husband-wife team Ron and Dawn Marie Pickles saw an opportunity to enhance their level of service while also boosting their own revenue,…