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Supply Post Industry News - February, 2019

  • Kenworth To Showcase Vocational Trucks at The Work Truck Show

    Kenworth Truck Company will showcase its medium and heavy duty work trucks at The Work Truck Show March 5-8 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Kenworth will also offer up the latest information and spec’ing options for its vocational truck lineup in its booth (Number 1401). The show is sponsored by the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA).

    “Kenworth has long been a proud participant in The Work Truck Show. It allows us to showcase what we consider is the industry’s most complete line of trucks that can be customized to meet the requirements of our vocational customers,” said Kurt Swihart, Kenworth marketing director. “We continue to bring new products and options to market, which can help improve productivity while lowering operating costs.”

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    Feb 28, 2019 - one month ago

  • Avoid Unplanned Downtime: 5 Crusher Maintenance Best Practices

    Too many companies don’t invest enough into their equipment maintenance, and ignoring maintenance issues doesn’t make the problems go away.

    “According to leading aggregate producers, repairs and maintenance labor average 30 to 35 percent of direct operating costs,” says Erik Schmidt, Resource Development Manager, Johnson Crushers International, Inc. “That’s a pretty large factor towards the overhead of that equipment.

    Maintenance is often one of the things that gets cut, but an underfunded maintenance program will cost operations a lot of money down the road.

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    Feb 27, 2019 - one month ago

  • On Course For Growth: Terex CTT 332-16 And Terex CTL 340-24 Tower Cranes Erect The EU's Tallest Building

    Terex CTL 340-24 rises to a height of 240 meters during the construction of the 310 meter high Varso tower in Warsaw.

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    Feb 26, 2019 - one month ago

  • Alberta’s Heaviest-Ever Road Move

    Alberta Road Move

    FRONT PAGE STORY: It weighed over 800 tonnes and stretched the length of a football field. Here’s how it was moved. By Graham Chandler

    On the snowy night of January 6th this year, the heaviest load ever to travel Alberta roads eased out of Dacro Industries Edmonton fabrication yard. Three days later, the propylene-propane splitter—the largest vessel by volume ever constructed in Alberta—arrived at Inter Pipeline Ltd.’s Heartland Petrochemical Complex construction site near Fort Saskatchewan. 

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    Feb 25, 2019 - one month ago

  • VOLVO CE PARTNERS WITH NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ON SUSTAINABILITY CAMPAIGN

    Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has joined forces with National Geographic to highlight a breathtaking project to save an endangered community against the threat of rising sea levels.

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    Feb 25, 2019 - one month ago

  • TIGERCAT RELEASES LARGEST MACHINE IN FORESTRY LINE-UP

    Tigercat continues to set the bar high with the introduction of the new 890 logger – the largest machine in the Tigercat forestry equipment line-up – a heavy duty, purpose-built forestry carrier that can be configured for loading, shovel logging or processing.

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    Feb 22, 2019 - one month ago

  • YOUR HEAVY HAULING CHECKLIST

    YOUR HEAVY HAULING CHECKLIST

    Not properly securing your load, especially when hauling construction equipment, can have dire consequences. According to a recent three-year study put out by the American Automobile Association, more than 200,000 crashes were the result of loose cargo or debris falling from vehicles, and that these events led to more than 39,000 injured and 500 fatalities.

    Here is a checklist for safe hauling to ensure that your load arrives in the same condition as when it was loaded.

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    Feb 21, 2019 - one month ago

  • Craig Stewart Has Joined Van-Ed Equipment Ltd

    On February 11, 2019 Van-Ed Equipment Ltd. announced that Craig Stewart had joined the team as General Manager.  Along with the President, Rick Thompson, Craig will oversee the sales, rentals, parts, service, and operations based at our Port Kells facility in Surrey, B.C.


    “My objectives in this role will be to build on our already successful infrastructure and customer relationships in the industry, leveraging our engaged team of staff, social media, technology, and my previous experience to better serve our diverse customer base.  I’ll be working closely with our key customers in 2019, as we look to grow the business both this year and beyond.”


    Craig will report to the President, Rick Thompson.  “I’ve brought Craig onboard to help us continue our plan of steady growth, leveraging his 12+ years’ of expertise in the heavy equipment industry, as well as his skills in business and technology.  Craig has also spent many years forming solid industry relationships with several key associations, such as the B.C. Landscape & Nursery Association (BCLNA) and the Association of Equipment Distributors of B.C. (AED).  We’ll be looking to expand Van-Ed’s relationships in this space, and Craig will help drive this for us.  We’ve been in business for 32 years, and Craig will be an integral part in leading and growing the team moving forward.  Craig is a strong leader, and I am looking forward to seeing the evolution of our Van-Ed Equipment team.”

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    Feb 19, 2019 - one month ago

  • New tutorial available for mariners to help protect whales in B.C. waters

    Vancouver, B.C. – In advance of World Whale Day on February 16, BC Ferries and the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority have launched a tutorial for mariners to build awareness of local whale species and how to identify them, and provide navigational strategies to reduce potential interactions between ships and whales in B.C. waters.

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    Feb 15, 2019 - 2 months ago

  • Woman-Owned Trucking Company Finds A Niche With Site Prep And Paving Contractors

    Female truckers comprise just 7 percent of all truck drivers nationwide, but in Ellie Hinds Smithson’s family female truckers are in the majority.

    “I come from a long line of female truck drivers,” says Smithson, the owner of ERS Trucking based in Snohomish, Wash. “My grandmother drove a potato truck and transit bus. My mother drove a dump truck. I have two sisters who both have a CDL (Commercial Drivers License). One is an ice road hauler in Alaska and another drives for Boeing.”

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    Feb 14, 2019 - 2 months ago

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