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Opinion: Rust never sleeps, but what’s your biggest truck maintenance headache?

May 28, 2019 by John Smith

What’s your biggest maintenance headache? I actually do want to know because, believe it or not, planning for next spring’s Canadian Fleet Maintenance Summit on April 15 is already underway. It’s at a preliminary stage, for sure, but we’re already at it. We haven’t yet held a meeting of the dozen or so members of the advisory council that helps us devise the program, but individually we’re creating short lists of subjects to cover.

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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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Video: Find the right spec’ing balance

April 23, 2018 by John Smith

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — One of the biggest challenges for any fleet manager is a spec’ing decision, looking to strike the balance between initial purchase prices and performance. Maintenance leaders from Challenger Motor Freight, Bison Transport, and Titanium Transport shared their approaches with peers at the Canadian Fleet Maintenance Summit.

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CFMS ’18: Fuel For Thought…And Action

April 23, 2018 by John Smith
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CFMS ’18: The Evolution of Fleet Maintenance

April 19, 2018 by John Smith

 MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Mike Jeffress of Maverick Transportation reflected on changes in a 30-year maintenance career during a presentation at this year’s Canadian Fleet Maintenance Summit. And he shared how a family tragedy continues to guide his decisions.

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Gear up for April 18 maintenance summit

March 26, 2018 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Fleet Maintenance Summit is fast approaching and will bring high-profile industry speakers from across North America to Toronto’s International Centre on April 18. And there will be plenty to absorb, from electrification, to collision mitigation, spec’ing practices, fuel economy, and more.

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Do you know the top in shops?

January 10, 2018 by John Smith

TORONTO, ON – The search is on for the 28th Canadian Fleet Maintenance Manager of the Year, an honor sponsored by Volvo Trucks Canada. Nominations can be submitted through https://www.trucksummit.ca/apply-today/, but close on February 16. Those eligible for the award […]

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Quebec maintenance summit prepares for Dragon

February 15, 2017 by John Smith

MONTREAL, QC – Transport Routier publisher Newcom Media Quebec and the equipment testers at PIT Group are in the midst of planning Sommet Canadien sur l’Entretien de Flotte (SCEF) – the Montreal installment of the Canadian Fleet Maintenance Summit. And that work involves preparing for the arrival of a Dragon.

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OBITUARY: Stan Williamson, 1925-2017

January 30, 2017 by Rolf Lockwood

A man who was the backbone of the Canadian Fleet Maintenance Seminar through its best years, Stan Williamson, has died at the age of 91. Born on September 9, 1925, he died on January 23 in London, ON.
Shell Oil employee for 38 years, Stan had been a member of the Automotive Transportation Service Superintendents Association since 1963. In 1985 he took over as general manager of the CFMS, successfully guiding it with his calm hand through to 2001.

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Queen’s Park to dangle green carrot

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

TORONTO — Ontario truckers might be in for some government largesse come this summer, if, that is, they prove to Queen’s Park that they’re making their fleets greener.

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Ryder Cowboy

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

How champion tech Dan Cushing replenishes the dwindling herd

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New TMTA Conference to Replace CFMS in 2013

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

TORONTO, ON – A new maintenance conference has emerged as the successor to the venerable Canadian Fleet Maintenance Seminar (CFMS)

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Ryder Cowboy

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

How champion tech Dan Cushing replenishes the dwindling herd

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Ryder man named top tech

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

TORONTO — A man who has overseen the maintenance of one of the biggest fleets in the country was named the Canadian Fleet Maintenance Manager of the year Thursday in Toronto at the 45th annual Canadian Fleet Maintenance Seminar (CFMS).