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  • 2011 Economic Outlook – Why The Driver Shortage May Be The Trucking Industry’s Best Friend

    The driver shortage, which is expected to get much worse in the years ahead, could prove a vital aid in helping trucking companies improve their profitability and find a way to pay their drivers better, according to Rick Gaetz, head of Vitran. "As crass as it may sound, the driver shortage is your friend," Gaetz told OTA members gathered for the Lessons of the Recession session at the association's 84th annual convention, held in Toronto in November. "Somehow in 2005, things got so good we became consumed with increasing the driver pool, which has one single effect: to drive down price."

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    Jan 2, 2011 - 8 years ago

  • BC Hydro Helps Science World With Energy-Efficiency Upgrade

    Science World is getting an energy-efficiency upgrade that showcases innovation – and BC Hydro is pleased to be very much involved.

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    Jan 2, 2011 - 8 years ago

  • Miller Introduces F-Series Arcstation™ A Portable Workbench For Welding And Metalworking


    Miller Electric Mfg. Co. introduces F-Series ArcStation, the first-ever portable workbench for welding and metalworking.

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    Jan 1, 2011 - 8 years ago

  • Volvo Introduces New EC20C Compact Excavator For Performance And Reliability In The 2-Ton Class

    The introduction of the new Volvo EC20C excavator provides reliability, operator comfort, ergonomic design, performance and safety in a 2-ton-class excavator.

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    Jan 1, 2011 - 8 years ago

  • At First Glance Proposed Changes To New US Hours Of Service Rules Not As Bad As Thought

    The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently issued a regulatory proposal that would revise hours-of-service (HOS) requirements for commercial truck drivers. The publication of the proposed rule coincides with the timeframe established in a court settlement agreement that requires FMCSA to publish a final HOS rule by July 26, 2011.

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    Jan 1, 2011 - 8 years ago

  • Oshkosh Technologies Tackle 1,000-Mile Off-Road Desert Race

    Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) announced that its Extreme Racing team has completed the 43rd Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 off-road race course in Mexico. The Oshkosh Extreme Racing team ran its Light Concept Vehicles (LCV) through the rugged 1,061-mile desert course and one crossed the finish line in La Paz today.

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    Jan 1, 2011 - 8 years ago

  • Sandvik Renews Commitment To Habitat For Humanity International

    Habitat for Humanity International announced Sandvik Mining and Construction has pledged more than $500,000 in funding and heavy equipment gifts in kind to support Habitat’s affordable housing work in the United States and earthquake recovery efforts in Haiti.

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    Jan 1, 2011 - 8 years ago

  • Driver Shortage Will Be Reflected In Capacity Crunch

    By: David Bradley

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    Jan 1, 2011 - 8 years ago

  • Canadian Freightways’ John Beeler Named Canada’s Truck Driver Of The Year

    Heinz Alvin (John) Beeler, a professional truck driver with Canadian Freightways Ltd., was named the 2010 Canadian Trucking Alliance/Volvo Trucks Canada Driver of the Year at the annual Christmas Party of the British Columbia Trucking Association (BCTA) on December 2, 2010. John was chosen to receive this honour for his demonstrated dedication to safety and impressive collision-free driving career, spanning over 36 years and almost 5 million kilometers.

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    Dec 5, 2010 - 8 years ago

  • Increased Torque, Horsepower Boost Performance On New High Flow Bobcat Planer Attachments

    New Bobcat 18- and 24-inch wide planer attachments offer increased torque and horsepower for improved performance compared with the models they replace. The new planers are compatible with all current high flow Bobcat loaders, including the new S850 skid-steer and T870 compact track loaders. The cutting drums on Bobcat planers can be unlocked to allow oscillation up to 15 degrees in either direction. As a result, surface tracking is optimized even when the loader is operating on a rutted or potholed surface. This feature is unique to Bobcat planers and provides continuous cutting depth without constant operator input.

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    Dec 4, 2010 - 8 years ago

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