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Supply Post Industry News - October, 2018

  • Get The Most Out Of Each Gallon - Fuel Efficiency Tips

    Fuel is one of the greatest operating costs for any contractor who owns heavy equipment and/or trucks. Working in a way that can save fuel can end up saving a lot of money.

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    Oct 30, 2018 - one month ago

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    Oct 29, 2018 - one month ago

  • New John Deere Mulching Head Shreds Wood In Minutes

    John Deere continues to provide best-in-class vegetation management with the addition of the MH60D mulching head to its Worksite Pro lineup. Designed to remove 8-inch (203-mm) trees and 12-inch (305-mm) stumps with ease, the MH60D model shreds underbrush and woody materials into beneficial mulch in minutes. Like all Worksite Pro attachments, this mulching head is optimized to work with John Deere skid steer loaders and compact track loaders, as well as most competitive models.

    “With 30 double-carbide tipped teeth, our new mulching head attachment is a job site beast that easily takes big bites out of trees and stumps,” said Jessica Hill, global program manager, attachments. “It’s an invaluable tool for customers who need a powerful mulching solution, no matter the tree type or location.”

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    Oct 18, 2018 - one month ago

  • How To Pinpoint Employees Who Might Pose A Safety Risk

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    Oct 18, 2018 - one month ago

  • Enbridge And Brookfield Infrastructure Announce Closing Of The Provincially Regulated Portion Of The Previously Announced Natural Gas Gathering & Processing Transaction

    Enbridge Inc. (TSX: ENB) (NYSE: ENB) ("Enbridge") and Brookfield Infrastructure (NYSE: BIP) (TSX: BIP.UN) and its institutional partners (collectively, "Brookfield"), today announced the closing of the provincially regulated portion of the agreement through which Enbridge will sell its Canadian natural gas gathering and processing business in the Montney, Peace River Arch, Horn River and Liard basins in British Columbia and Alberta ("G&P Business") to Brookfield. The provincially regulated business represents $2.5 billion of the $4.31 billion transaction, previously announced on July 4, 2018.

    The G&P Business includes 19 provincially and federally regulated natural gas processing plants and 3,550 kilometers of natural gas gathering pipelines in British Columbia and Alberta. Under Brookfield's ownership, the G&P Business will be named NorthRiver Midstream Inc.

    "This investment expands our portfolio of high quality midstream assets with the addition of one of the leading gas gathering and processing businesses in North America," said Sam Pollock, Chief Executive Officer of Brookfield Infrastructure. "We are pleased to acquire these assets through a seamless transition that will allow us to provide uninterrupted service to customers."

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    Oct 18, 2018 - one month ago

  • National Trucking Week 2018: From Disruption, A New Road For Trucking

    We live in times of turmoil and change. Climate, technology, demographics, and population growth all influence our lives. We can be overwhelmed by these changes or choose to re-define how we live and work. The trucking industry must continue to be flexible and open to the opportunities disruption presents. National Trucking Week, took place September 2 to 8.

    Wildfires, flooding and other catastrophic weather events are forcing us to confront the effect of excessive greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Transportation generally is a scapegoat, and heavy trucks bear part of the blame. But trucks are also a testing ground – largely successful – for devices and strategies that reduce GHG emissions. Fewer emissions mean increased fuel efficiency, and no one likes that more than trucking. The industry has been developing and adopting efficiency measures for years. Some are ubiquitous, like the aerodynamic profile of most highway truck tractors; others have become more common in the past decade, such as trailer side skirts, boat tails and wide-base single tires. We’re also witnessing a race to introduce new electric or hybrid zero-emission Class 8 tractors, the highway workhorse that makers from Kenworth to Volvo and newcomers like Tesla, Nikola and others are working to develop and launch across North America and globally.

    These changes, along with automation and truck platoons, are re-branding trucking as “futuristic” and could do what the industry’s old-school roots cannot: attract a young cohort of drivers and technicians who want hands-on time with clean, sustainable, high tech equipment. Addressing licensing restrictions to allow 18-year-old high school grads access to commercial certification (currently only available to 19 year olds in BC) is a step out of the industry’s hands, but makes sense as newer, safer, better-tracked equipment reaches the market and the industry. The commercial driver shortage, a demographic challenge, could become less of a threat as a result.

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    Oct 17, 2018 - one month ago

  • Climate Change And Energy Transitions

    We recognise the significance of climate change, along with the role energy plays in helping people achieve and maintain a good quality of life. A key role for society – and for Shell – is to find ways to provide much more energy with less carbon dioxide.

    Our lives depend on energy wherever we live. But in order to prosper while tackling climate change, society needs to provide much more energy for a growing global population while finding ways to emit much less CO2.

    Shell has long recognised the climate challenge and the role of energy in enabling a decent quality of life. We believe that, while technological developments will emerge, effective policy and cultural change is essential to drive low-carbon business and consumer choices and opportunities. The transition to low-carbon solutions is best underpinned by meaningful government-led carbon “pricing” mechanisms.

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    Oct 17, 2018 - one month ago

  • Safeguard Your Assets: 5 Steps To Secure Your Jobsite

    Construction brings many opportunities to many different people. Communities experiencing an intense building spree can usually look forward to more foot traffic or an influx of new businesses. Unfortunately, progress can bring illicit opportunity as well, and many contractors find themselves having to ward off thieves. With thousands of dollars of iron and copper lying around, protecting your assets can be difficult and complicated.

    To address this, Robert Siciliano spoke at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 on the best techniques and practices for safeguarding machines and maintaining a security perimeter, all while fostering trust in a community.

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    Oct 16, 2018 - one month ago

  • Kenworth Introduces Body Builder Academy Instructional Video Series

    Kenworth has launched its Body Builder Academy Training video series for its flagship vocational truck, the Kenworth T880. 

    The six instructional Body Builder Academy videos focus on connectivity with Kenworth chassis systems, PTO functions, integration of electronics between body and truck, and optimization of the driver interface for body functions through switches and dash messaging. 

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    Oct 16, 2018 - one month ago

  • Everyone’s A Winner As Sommers Generators Opens Its New Atlantic HQ

    Sommers Generator Systems celebrated the grand opening of its relocated facilities in this New Brunswick city in style, with door prizes and donations for local causes. According to Chris McGregor, President of Sommers Generator Systems, the new facility provides increased warehouse space to support dealers and customers in the Maritime region. “We are now able to readily meet the growing needs for the region. We have invested in maintaining a large inventory of parts and ready-to-go rental units up to 400kW”, continued McGregor.

    Sommers’ headquarters for the Atlantic region has been based in Dieppe since 2012. The company recently announced plans to expand to a new showroom and parts warehouse at 551 Ferdinand Blvd. and has now completed the move.

    For the facility’s grand opening, Sommers was joined by the team from 91.9 FM Radio – The Bend, and by volunteers from the Moncton SPCA. Events included Sommers door prize draw for a Briggs & Stratton 6500W portable generator system as well as a contest conducted by the radio station to win a Briggs & Stratton 2200W Sommers portable inverter. Listeners were invited to go online and guess how long the inverter system could run on $9.19 of fuel. From more than 400 guesses, Barbara Moore of Dieppe won the prize when she correctly estimated an operating time of 936 minutes, 5 seconds. Alex Boel was the winner of the open house door prize.

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    Oct 16, 2018 - one month ago

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