On-Site Magazine


Building a relationship with your heavy equipment dealer is a good place to start
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Dealing with Dealers

March 1, 2015 JIM BARNES

How new contractors can build a strong relationship

Automatic greasing systems can save time and money
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Automatic Greasing Systems

March 1, 2015 MIKE DECKERT

Tips and tricks on what to watch for

New safety manual for aggregates sector
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New safety manual for aggregates sector

February 26, 2015 STAFF REPORT

The Infrastructure Health and Safety Association has created a new a new Safe Work Practices for the Aggregates Industry. This manual, based on resources from the former Mines and Aggregates Safety and Health Association, provides workers in the aggregates industry

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Names in the News

February 4, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Rocky Mountain Equipment, Kenworth leadership changes

The billion dollar Hwy 407 eastward expansion in Ontario is in the home stretch
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Highway 407 Drives East

February 1, 2015 Jim Barnes

Billion-dollar Phase 1 extension will be complete this year

Preferred bidder selected for phase 2 of Highway 407's east expansion
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Hwy 407 expansion contract awarded to Holcim, Cintra, Dufferin

January 21, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Blackbird Infrastructure Group will design, build, finance and maintain the Highway 407 East Phase 2 project, Infrastructure Ontario announced this morning. The Blackbird Infrastructure Group has been selected as the preferred bidder and final financial details are still to be

BC Roadbuilders and Heavy Construction Association
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B.C. Road Builders & Heavy Construction name new Board

January 8, 2015 STAFF REPORT

The B.C. Road Builders and Heavy Construction Association has elected its Board of Directors for 2015 including new Chair, John Ryan of the Nechako Group of Companies. “It is exciting to serve on the board of directors of the B.C.

Brandt's high-performance new Saskatoon branch located at 800-60th Street West.
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Brandt Digs New Saskatoon Home

January 5, 2015 STAFF REPORT

John Deere supplier moves to state-of-the-art building

Richie Bros. Auctions break records in 2014
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Ritchie Bros. Reach Record Numbers in 2014

January 3, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers sold $4.2 billion worth of equipment through 349 unreserved auctions and its online equipment marketplace during 2014. This is a new annual record for Ritchie Bros., and represents a 10.5 per cent increase in gross auction proceeds

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Heavy equipment dealer to merge with Cat Auction Services

December 22, 2014 by On-Site Magazine

IronPlanet, the online marketplace for buying and selling used heavy equipment and trucks, and Associated Auction Services, an alliance of Caterpillar and several of its independent Cat dealers, that operates under the name of Cat Auction Services, have signed an

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Full-size pickup trucks bulk up

December 1, 2014 BILL ROEBUCK

It’s getting to be a whole new world for full-size pickup trucks. Last year, almost every pickup manufacturer introduced newly redesigned or refreshed models, and the changeover continues for the 2015 models now on the market. With full-size pickups generally

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CAC favours alternative fuels

December 1, 2014 PATRICK CALLAN

The Cement Association of Canada (CAC) supports the Ontario government’s renewed commitment to develop new alternative fuel rules by the end of the year to help large scale energy industries reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The commitment is part of Ontario

Ledcor now owns one of Canada's largest compressed natural gas vehicle fleets. (CNW Group/Ledcor Industries).
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Ledcor unveils natural gas-powered fleet

October 14, 2014 STAFF REPORT

Ledcor Group of Companies now boasts one of Canada’s largest fleets of compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles. G.W. Anglin Manufacturing converted more than 200 of Ledcor’s vehicles – 2014 and 2015 Ford Transit Connect cargo vans – to incorporate CNG fuel systems

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2014 vocational truck report

October 1, 2014 PATRICK CALLAN

In our latest heavy equipment roundup, we took an in-depth look at some of the most recent options to hit the vocational truck market. With each new model designed for North American users, manufacturers are consistently aiming to strike the

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Big Iron, big wheels attract thousands to B.C. trade show

September 29, 2014 STAFF REPORT

The Pacific Heavy Equipment Show ­– British Columbia’s big iron showcase – took place from September 19 to 20 at TRADEX in Abbotsford, and for the first time ever it was co-located with TRUXPO, Western Canada’s largest commercial trucking show.

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Strongco to distribute Terex Trucks’ rigid haulers in Eastern Canada

July 29, 2014 STAFF REPORT

Terex Trucks has appointed Strongco Corp. as distributor of its rigid haulers in Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada. Through the agreement Strongco has distribution rights to five models of Terex Trucks’ rigid haulers with designs and payloads ranging from 32

6,100 lots were sold at the Ritchie Bros. auction between April 23 and 25, 2014.
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Ritchie Bros. sells more than $143M at Canada’s largest equipment auction

April 28, 2014 Staff Report

When Canadian contractors are spending big bucks on construction equipment—that bodes well for the economic strength of the industry. Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers sold more than $143 million of trucks and heavy equipment in Edmonton, AB on April 23 – 25,

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Kenworth opens dealership in northwestern Quebec

April 24, 2014 STAFF REPORT

Kenworth de Mont-Laurier has opened a new parts and service location in Mont-Laurier, Que., a rural area about 240 km northwest of Montreal. The dealership is located in an 18,700-sq-ft. facility at 2076, Boulevard Albiny Paquette. The facility is situated

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Pickup truck makers target ‘best-in-class’ goal

December 1, 2013 BILL ROEBUCK

What’s new in 2014 and 2015 full-size pickup trucks?

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2013 Vocational truck report

October 1, 2013 DAVID GODKIN

Fuel economy, safety, size, comfort, weight, durability, strength and durability: Today’s trucks have it all