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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.

Rendering of the built-out Site C project
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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

SNC-Lavalin has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) contract by Yara International ASA for a greenfield potash mining and processing facility located in the Dallol region of northeastern Ethiopia.
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SNC-Lavalin awarded Ethiopia potash mine project

November 20, 2015 STAFF REPORT

SNC-Lavalin has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) contract by Yara International ASA for a greenfield potash mining and processing facility located in the Dallol region of northeastern Ethiopia. SNC-Lavalin will provide the front-end engineering design, followed

Freightliner Trucks names Toronto 'Hardest Working City'
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Freightliner names Toronto ‘Hardest Working City’

October 1, 2015 STAFF REPORT

First Canadian city to receive award

Before you even begin to think about whether to buy, obtain a capital lease or operating lease or rent, you have to define your needs in terms of both the machine and your business finances.
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Leasing: Tips & Tricks

October 1, 2015 JIM BARNES

Knowing your real needs, gets you the best lease

Peterbilt platinum cab
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Trucks: Cab Rules

October 1, 2015 JEAN BURROWS

Driver retention spurs improvement to vocational trucks

Vince Aurilio is the new Executive Director with OHMPA
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Hot Mix association names new Executive Director

September 18, 2015 by On-Site Magazine

Vince Aurilio ‘returns’ to OHMPA

Finning, IronPlant join forces in heavy equipment auction wars
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Finning, IronPlanet expand Cat auction services in Canada

September 9, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Online IronPlanet adds auction grounds in Edmonton

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New truck route for Gull Lake, SK

July 28, 2015 STAFF REPORT

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ORBA's new 432-page illustrated history of road building in Ontario is now available
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Take a road trip through the history of Ontario’s roadways

June 15, 2015 STAFF REPORT

ORBA releases 432-page hardcover illustrated history of road building

Trade contractors have a high dependence on cash flow and right now the money isn't trickling down to pay people who've completed work even when there is no dispute about the work that's been done, says John Blair, NTCCC Director and Executive Director of the Canadian Masonry Contractors Association.
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Trade contractors’ coalition continues lobby for prompt payment legislation

April 15, 2015 STAFF REPORT

NTCCC summit paves the way for increased trade contractor advocacy

Video tips to optimize excavator loading
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VIDEO: Increase your loading efficiency by 20%

March 13, 2015 by On-Site Magazine

Mark Whiting is a sharp guy who’s spent his career helping contractors squeeze every unit of production—and every dollar of profit—out of their fleets. Now he’s sharing his tips in a video series. Spend 30 seconds with Whiting and you’ll