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The biggest convoy of them all

PARIS, Ont. -- The World’s Largest Truck Convoy is hoping for big results this fall when the annual event sets out to raise money in support of the Special Olympics.

Study illuminates aluminum savings on trucks

CHICAGO – Heavy truck and trailer makers could save customers fuel and increase payload by as much 3,000 pounds from a combo unit by switching to high strength, low-weight aluminum.

Construction firms look to avoid getting caught in EOBR net

TORONTO -- Not wanting to get caught up in another all-encompassing regulation aimed at long-distance carriers, construction companies want to be excluded from a proposed electronic on-board recorder (EOBR) rule.

NS extends fuel efficient technology rebates

HALIFAX -- Conserve Nova Scotia is extending Trucking Energy Efficiency Incentive Program rebates to Class 8 trucking carriers to September 30, 2010.

VanPort closes access gate to container trucks

VANCOUVER – Beginning Monday, August 16, 2010, Port Metro Vancouver (PMV) is closing the Clark Drive access for about six weeks to inbound container trucks from 7 am to 5 pm, between Monday through Friday.

July spot freight index up 122%

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Transcore's North American Freight Index continued a strong showing, with a 122 percent increase in spot market freight availability in July, compared to this time last year.


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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