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Freightliner offers lightweight engine to pair with 114SD concrete mixer

January 14, 2019 by On-Site Magazine

The Freightliner Trucks 114SD concrete mixer can now be spec’d with the new Cummins X12 engine. The engine delivers up to 500-hp and 1,700 lb-ft of torque. Weighing 2,050 lbs, it is designed to increase payload and productivity. Paired with

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From the editor… Tech keeps trucking

December 5, 2018 by David Kennedy

Integrating fully autonomous vehicles certainly won’t become standard on work sites for several years, but the prospect is no longer science fiction

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Shifting gears: Vocational truck makers are not prepared to sit in neutral

October 2, 2018 Nate Hendley

Vocational vehicles aren’t sitting idle. The priorities of safety, performance and comfort may have stayed the same, but manufacturers have embraced new ways to bolster everything from air brake stopping times to headlight performance. With an emphasis on technology, improved

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Ontario government introduces legislation to scrap cap-and-trade program

July 26, 2018 Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Ontario’s new Progressive Conservative government expects to spend up to $5 million to compensate companies that bought into the province’s cap-and-trade system, the provincial environment minister said July 25 before moving to repeal the carbon pricing program. Rod Phillips introduced

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Answering the capex question: When does renting equipment beat out ownership?

June 11, 2018 by David Kennedy

At one time, the type of work contractors could complete was largely limited to the type of equipment in their arsenal. That’s no longer the case. From small local shops to the big national chains, the equipment rental industry has

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Truck interior designed to attract drivers

February 5, 2018 by On-Site Magazine

The Mack Granite model featuring an all-new interior developed to help customers attract and retain drivers while also improving their productivity took center stage in the Mack Trucks booth. Designed with detailed input from thousands of drivers, the interior was

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2018 pickup trucks report: the right truck

December 15, 2017 Jill McIntosh

You always want “the right tool for the job,” and that includes one of a contractor’s most important tools, the work vehicle. It can be hard to choose with so many on the market, but that also gives you a

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Canada to be bauma 2019 partner country

March 13, 2017 bauma

Canada is one of the world’s most important markets for the international construction machinery, building material plant and mining machine industry. It is the world’s seventh biggest construction machinery market. With a volume of 102 billion and 116 billion euros

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DOOSAN ADT offers superior traction

March 1, 2017 On-Site Magazine

  The Doosan DA40-5 articulated dump truck offers excellent driving stability, equal weight distribution and superior traction along with additional load capacity, superior power and better productivity. Its flexible and agile undercarriage ensures all six wheels have permanent ground contact,

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2017 pickup truck models get everything from a mild refresh, to a complete makeover

December 9, 2016 Jil McIntosh

With trucks as popular as they are, automakers can’t afford to stand still. Several models undergo everything from a mild refresh to a complete makeover for 2017. For those who need ultimate workhorses, Ford completely updates its Super Duty, while

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Younger operators, and demand for greater efficiencies drives vocational truck design

October 14, 2016 Nate Hendley

What have been the biggest design trends in vocational trucks in recent years? John Felder, product marketing manager for Volvo Trucks, headquartered in Greensboro, N.C., offers a few suggestions. Felder cites new engine exhaust emission devices, growth in telematics, safety

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Families, industry professionals flock to TRUXPO 2016

May 25, 2016 On-Site Magazine

The Tradex complex was the site for TRUXPO 2016, Western Canada’s largest commercial trucking show, held on Friday, May 13th and Saturday, May 14th. Approximately 9,000 industry professionals visited the show over two days to source and compare new products

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Mack adds Predictive Cruise

April 25, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Mack Trucks has introduced Predictive Cruise, an intelligent system that memorizes a route when cruise control is on, storing up to 4,500 hills in its memory. The next time the driver travels the route, Predictive Cruise engages the Mack mDRIVE automated manual transmission

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The right mobile crane for the job

March 18, 2016 David Godkin

Events on both sides of the 49th parallel bode well for the mobile crane business. President Obama is poised to sign into law Congress’s five-year, $305-billion highway bill. Further north Prime Minister Trudeau is trying to figure out how to

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Two-day equipment auction sets Alberta record

March 16, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Ritchie Bros. sold more than 2,500 pieces of equipment and trucks for over 250 sellers, bringing in over $62 million during this week’s two-day auction in Grande Prairie, Alberta. The auction’s line-up of equipment and trucks, including 70 excavators, 65

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K-Tec Earthmovers hook on

February 7, 2016 On-Site Magazine

K-Tec Earthmovers 28 cubic yard 1228ADT scraper model now has a system to mount onto an Articulated Dump Truck (ADT) chassis, in addition to agriculture or construction tractors. Contractors who already have a 25 or 30-Ton ADT in their fleet,

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Freightliner announces 2016 “Hardest Working Cities” recipients at WOC

February 4, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

Following the successful launch of Freightliner Trucks’ Hardest Working Cities recognition program, Freightliner announced four new cities will be recognized with the award in 2016. The company released the full list of cities at the World of Concrete trade show

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Pickups show their muscle

December 1, 2015 BILL ROEBUCK

Horsepower, torque remain the hallmarks with focus on fuel economy.

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Main civil works contract awarded for BC Hydro Site C project

November 25, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Contract worth $1.8 billion

P3 model will save $380M on Regina Bypass project
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P3 model saves Regina Bypass project $380M: Study

November 24, 2015 by On-Site Magazine

Using a P3 model to build the Regina Bypass will save the Saskatchewan government $380 million, according to a new Ernst & Young study released this week. A total investment of $1.88 billion (in today’s dollars) is being made in