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Smarter Shifting

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Efficient operation requires a thorough understanding of what makes your truck go.

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QUICK FACTS ON DIESEL FUEL

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

A brief collection of essential information about diesel fuel, like how it’s actually made. Courtesy Petro-Canada.

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A TASTY PROPOSITION

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Ontario exempts biodiesel from its provincial fuel tax. Is the market ripe enough? From the July/August 2002 issue.

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Kenworth boasts fuel savings with new axle lube

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

KIRKLAND, Wash. — PACCAR will be making full synthetic axle lube standard on its class 5 to 8 models in the U.S. and Canada starting this summer.

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Two New LNG Plants for Western Canada’s Trucking Market

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Two new LNG liquefaction plans will open in Western Canada to service the on-road trucking market. One plant will be located in Vancouver, B.C., the other in Edmonton, Alberta.

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MPH or MPG?

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Better fuel economy is a driver’s choice in many cases

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FUEL CONTAMINATION

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Technical tips from Baldwin Filters.

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THE FUNDAMENTALS OF FUEL/WATER SEPARATORS

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Fuel/water separators: don’t leave home without one.

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BREAKING NEWS: Highland operators say ‘yes’ to revised contract

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

TORONTO — Amid threats that their carrier company would be shuttered, unionized Highland Transport owner-operators have voted to accept a new contract that pays them less, among other concessions, todaystrucking.com has just learned.

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Love’s Brings Diesel Exhaust Fluid to 245 Stations Across U.S.

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Truckers looking to fill up on diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) now have a greater variety of options thanks to Love’s Truck Stops, which has just finished adding DEF to every one of its 245 stops across the United States.

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10 Ways to Cut Fuel Costs

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Your drivers go slower but does your welder do his part too?

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FAQ: DIESEL FUEL FILTRATION

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Answers to frequently asked questions about heavy-duty diesel fuel filtration from the Filter Manufacturers Council.

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COLD WEATHER FUELING

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Frigid temperatures, and the effect it has on fuel and how your engine burns it.

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FOLLOW UP: Truckers celebrate Tory cut to ‘hated’ tax

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

OTTAWA — It’s “delightfully appropriate” that the federal Conservatives’ announcement to slash in half the excise tax on diesel fuel comes during National Trucking Week, several leaders of Canada’s truck carrier community point out.

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That’s How We Roll

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Time was, playing the oil-futures market was a game for Bay Street gamblers. But these days, more and more truckers are stepping up to the table.