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BCTA pulls 'Green' card against weight reduction plan

VICTORIA -- B.C. carriers are resuming the battle against a provincial government plan to reduce the maximum weight on quad-axle trailers by 3,000 kg.

Home Hardware, SLH drivers score big at truck driving champs

CAMPBELLVILLE, Ont. -- Home hardware took home plenty of hardware at the Ontario Trucking Driving Championships (Admittedly, we stole that line from organizers, but, 'come on, that lede writes itself).

Material costs, not sales, top concern for HD suppliers

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. -- A significant majority of heavy-duty trucking industry suppliers are optimistic about growth in 2010, according to the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association's most recent Supplier Barometer.

Eaton acquires electric control systems provider

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Eaton Corp has acquired the energy engineering and energy services company, EMC Engineers.

Port of Montreal reports cargo increase

MONTREAL -- Containerized cargo through the Port of Montreal reached 6,129,712 tonnes for the first half of this year, up 12.6 per cent from 5,445,878 tonnes a year earlier.

Wesport, Volvo to develop biogas, natural gas engines

VANCOUVER -- Westport Innovations is partnering with Volvo Powertrain to develop biogas and natural gas-fueled engines.


In This Issue

A look at Ontario's mandatory out-of-service quotas (Yup. They exist.), by Rolf Lockwood. Plus, a special focus on drivers, from retention to training — including the best fleets to drive for. And Jim Park explains how to choose the engine displacement that's best for you. That and much more in the April issue of Today's Trucking.


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