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A second look at natural gas

October 1, 2013 JAMES MENZIES

Greater fueling infrastructure and increased strength make natural gas-powered vocational trucks a viable option for Canadian operators

Charlie the Hamster and stunt driver Seon Rogers prepare to drive the Volvo Truck up a precarious quarry road, PHOTO: AB Volvo
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(VIDEO) Hamster drives a Volvo truck

September 20, 2013 STAFF REPORT

STOCKHOLM—In February, Volvo Trucks launched Dynamic Steering, a new steering technology that makes even a heavily laden truck light and easy to manoeuvre. To prove its claims that a driver can steer the vehicle with but a single finger on

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Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers swarming Eastern Canada in September

September 9, 2013 STAFF REPORT

Ritchie Bros Auctioneers are hosting six unreserved public auctions in four eastern Canadian provinces during the month of September. And with more than 6,500 pieces of equipment up for grabs – from construction and transportation to agriculture and forestry –

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Full-size pickups get smarter

December 1, 2012 Bill Roebuck

The full-size pickup truck business is extremely competitive, so frequent mid-cycle updates are common, as are major engineering improvements with each new model cycle. For 2013, the Ram Heavy Duty line is likely to raise the most eyebrows regarding its

The Caterpillar Welcome Center is set to open on Oct. 20, 2012. Staff photo.
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Caterpillar Visitors Center opens doors Oct. 20

October 18, 2012 On-Site staff

Caterpillar Inc. is ready to open the doors to a new building that will share the company’s long history with the world. The Caterpillar Visitors Center will open on Oct. 20 and offers guests a chance to learn about the

Navistar International is looking to assert itself as the vocational truck market leader.
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Navistar bolsters vocational product line; puts dealers through boot camp

October 1, 2012 By James Menzies

TEST DRIVE – SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Navistar International is looking to assert itself as the vocational truck market leader and over a four-week period concluding this week, has put more than 700 dealer reps through a vocational boot

Some $400 million worth of equipment was stolen in 2010 in the U.S., according to the 2010 Equipment Theft Report published by the National Equipment Register (NER), Jersey City, N.J. As little as 19 per cent was recovered. Thinkstock photo.
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Hot iron

October 1, 2012 Jim Barnes

Do thieves think you are an easy target?

One of Freightliner's latest mixers
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Freightliner makes gains in vocational truck market

August 8, 2012 James Menzies

NAPA VALLEY, Calif. – Refocusing on the vocational truck market is paying big dividends for Freightliner.  The company decided two years ago to establish itself as “the dominant player” in the vocational truck market; and while it still has some

Rock Solid features articles on spec'ing for dump trucks and vocational trucks, getting the most out of your construction trucking fleet and the Construction Truck Rundown.
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Rock Solid

July 26, 2012 On-Site

Interested in the latest news about the spec’ing and operation of construction trucks? Then check out the digital edition of Rock Solid at Truck News, which includes articles on spec’ing for dump trucks and vocational trucks, getting the most out

Mack Granite
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Solid as a rock

June 28, 2012 James Menzies

Mack Granite lives up to its name, reputation

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Stepping up to Tier 4

June 1, 2012 David Godkin

We’ve still got time. That seems to be the failsafe view of contractors facing a mandatory shift in Canada to interim Tier 4 emission standards in some new off highway equipment at the end of 2014 and to full Tier

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Platinum Equity to acquire majority stake in Caterpillar Logistics Services LLC

May 15, 2012 Andrew Snook

Caterpillar Inc. will be selling its majority interest in Caterpillar Logistics Services LLC to Platinum Equity for approximately $750 million. The Los Angeles, Calif.-based global mergers, acquisitions and operations firm will acquire a 65 per cent equity stake in Caterpillar

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Western Star shows off new 4700, introduces tractor version for construction applications

May 11, 2012 By James Menzies

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – “The best way to sell a Western Star, quite candidly, is to give people the opportunity to drive them,” Michael Jackson, general manager of Western Star Trucks told a gathering of trucking industry journalists this week.

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2012 Pickup Truck Report

April 1, 2012 Bill Roebuck

Have you noticed that pickup truck advertising has become as competitive and aggressive as the market itself? Television, online and print ads boast class-leading horsepower, highest towing capacity, best longevity, biggest payload and top reliability. Who’s right? If you watched this

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World of Concrete Preview: What happens in Vegas, could improve your business

January 13, 2012 Staff Report

World of Concrete 2012 will be returning to the Las Vegas Convention Centre, January 24 to 27, 2012-and for us Canadians, who will no doubt be up to our eyeballs in snow by that point-it won’t be a moment too

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Tough & Safe

November 1, 2011 Bill Roebuck

Safety innovations in pickup trucks are keeping contractors safe, on and off the job site