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Video: Fuel for thought, and action

April 25, 2018 by John Smith

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Some of the most important factors behind spec’ing decisions are those that promise better fuel economy. A panel of experts at the Canadian Fleet Maintenance Summit (CFMS) discussed how claims should be weighed, and steps that will deliver a return on investments.

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The Top 100: Ranking Canada’s largest for-hire fleets

March 2, 2018 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. – The Today’s Trucking Top 100 has become the definitive ranking of for-hire fleet sizes in Canada, offering insights into those who are adding or retracting available capacity. And the 2018 edition has been released. Rankings are based on a sum of supplied truck, tractor, and trailer counts (shown at the bottom of each listing)

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CAT shocks market with SLH acquisition

October 2, 2017 by elizabeth

KINGSTON, ON – CAT Holding has made another acquisition. The truckload carrier has purchased Kingston, Ontario-based SLH Transport, it announced today.

This is the second acquisition for CAT in 2017, with the company purchasing Group Express Groupex in January. CAT President Daniel Goyette says the group will gain an enormous boost in capacity and coverage for North America with the addition of both companies.

SLH — at one time a private fleet operated specifically for Sears department stores, before becoming a for-hire operation — was previously named to the 13th position of Today’s Trucking’s Top 100 carriers list.

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Tough Cat cell accessories

May 23, 2017 by John Smith

Aries Manufacturing has unveiled a new Cat line of mobile accessories.

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Performance Evaluation of Cat’s CT680L

April 17, 2017 by Dan Robinson

  This video showcases the driving experience by highlighting various driver amenities and cab features that reduce cab noise and make the driving experience pleasant. Cat’s new axle-forward CT680L is a work truck, make no mistake, but Cat’s approach is […]

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Performance Evaluation of Cat’s CT680L

April 17, 2017 by Dan Robinson

  This video showcases the driving experience by highlighting various driver amenities and cab features that reduce cab noise and make the driving experience pleasant. Cat’s new axle-forward CT680L is a work truck, make no mistake, but Cat’s approach is […]

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IN PRINT — Natural Investments: Will carbon taxes boost natural gas trucking?

January 31, 2017 by John Smith

Times were different when C.A.T. signed the deal for 100 trucks that run on Compressed Natural Gas. The Canadian and U.S. dollar were essentially valued at par, increasing the fleet’s buying power on U.S.-made equipment. Quebec’s provincial government also pledged $15,000 per truck, helping to offset any sticker shock around the emission-friendly designs, and natural gas was clearly cheaper than diesel when oil was close to $100 per barrel.

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No commercial truck capacity for new Nova Scotia ferry

March 28, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

YARMOUTH, NS – Nova Scotia’s new high-speed ferry from Yarmouth to Maine, named CAT, will not have commercial truck capacity, according to specifications released by Bay Ferries Ltd. last week.

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Cat’s Gone. Was It Something We Said?

February 29, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

TORONTO, ON – “Of course you know what this means,” Today’s Trucking Editor Peter Carter said. “The March issue has suddenly become a collector’s edition.”

Carter was referring to the fact that exactly 11 days after the March issue of Today’s Trucking went to press with a lively review of the new Caterpillar CT680, the OEM announced it was getting out of the on-highway truck business.

The announcement blindsided the entire trucking industry, evidenced by the fact that three days before the issue went to press, our editors fact-checked the story with Cat Dealer Toromont Cat, one of the country’s biggest Cat-equipment dealers.

Even they didn’t see it coming.

The story, which starts on page 50 of the March 2016 issue, is definitely worth a read.

It was written one of North America’s most prominent trucking journalists, Jim Park, who says he was completely surprised by the announcement.

“I waited a long time to get a drive in a Cat truck. It was certainly worth the wait,” says Park. “I hope that story didn’t factor significantly in Cat’s desision to discontinue production. You know what they say: cats have nine lives. There are still seven left. We’ll see.”

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COLLECTOR TRUCK CARDS

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

CAT Scale releases 9th series of Super Trucks collector cards

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Cat jumps ship earlier than expected

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

PEORIA, Ill. — Caterpillar is getting out of the heavy-duty diesel engine business earlier than planned.

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Caterpillar Shakes Up Vocational Market

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

PEORIA, IL — The vocational truck market has changed significantly with the entry of Caterpillar’s CT660

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COLLECTOR TRUCK CARDS

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

CAT Scale releases 9th series of Super Trucks collector cards

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Cat jumps ship earlier than expected

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

PEORIA, Ill. — Caterpillar is getting out of the heavy-duty diesel engine business earlier than planned.