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  • Nikola Showcases Five Zero-Emission Products at Nikola World

    CEO Trevor Milton unveiled Nikola’s zero-emission vehicle future

    • CEO Trevor Milton unveiled Nikola’s zero-emission vehicle future
    • Thousands witnessed first glimpse of Nikola Tre, the hydrogen fuel cell truck for European market and Nikola WAV, a new class of electric personal watercraft
    • Nikola Two: First Purpose Built Hydrogen Fuel Cell Class 8 Truck for long range driving with an optimum powertrain layout
    • Guests saw live demonstrations of Nikola Reckless, Nikola NZT and Nikola Two on April 17

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    Apr 17, 2019 - 2 months ago

  • British Columbia Approves New Truck Configuration

    FPInnovations has led a number of initiatives to develop and promote the adoption of safe, more efficient heavy vehicles, which can provide immediate opportunities to significantly improve the industry’s competitiveness, and cut down on fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. Transportation ministries across Canada use stringent performance criteria to determine the safety and impact of vehicles before they are approved for use on their roadways. The evaluation process includes analyses of the vehicle’s dynamic performance, its road space requirements, and the impact these vehicles would have on existing roads and bridges.

    The British Columbia Ministry of Transportation (TRAN) has approved 9-axle log hauling B-trains, equipped with 2.9 m-wide bunks, to operate on authorized provincial highways. This is a major achievement, and a big step forward in enhancing the competitiveness of the forest sector and sustaining the communities that rely on them. By adding an additional axle to the standard eight axles approved across Canada, a 9-axle B-train configuration realizes a payload increase of more than 15% and reduces pavement damage by over 5%. The payload increase translates to a reduction in energy intensity (the amount of fuel consumed per unit of payload) of between 5% and 10%, and leads to a similar reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. Since larger trucks mean fewer trucks on the road, overall safety for the travelling public also is improved. 

    One of the keys to broader adoption will be the approval of numerous, connected routes in areas of B.C. with terrain that is well suited to the 9-axle B-trains. Currently, there are 24 public highway routes authorized for 9-axle B-train use. Many log hauling routes flow from forest roads to highways so both provincial highways and the connecting resource roads need to be considered. FPInnovations worked with TRAN and the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development (FLNRORD) to create a guide for the provincial highway route approval process, and for assessing the road fit and bridge sufficiency of resource road networks.

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    Apr 17, 2019 - 2 months ago

  • 100 Years Of Advocacy: CWF Continues To Unite Forest Sector

    Continuing a century-long tradition, contractors, forest managers, and woodlot owners rubbed shoulders at the annual Canadian Woodlands Forum (CWF) Spring Meeting in Moncton, N.B.

    The organization marked its 100th anniversary this year, tracing its roots back to the 1919 conception of the Woodlands Section of the former Canadian Pulp and Paper Association, which is now the Forest Products Association of Canada. Over years of industry change and restructuring, the CWF organization has remained committed to sustainable forest management and efficient, profitable woodlands operations.

    “The object of the former Woodlands Section still serves us well today. We have the privilege of carrying on that original mandate, yes, as a different organization, but still holding on to those roots of the Woodlands Section,” CWF executive director Peter Robichaud told CFI. “We are challenged with similar issues: labour issues, operations or environmental issues. Things are always changing with new technologies to work with and different people and governments, protocols and social licence, so we have to stay on top of those.”

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    Apr 15, 2019 - 2 months ago

  • K100 Heavy Duty Swivels

    Indexator’s new generation of hose swivels – the K100. With its ball-free design the swivel withstands heavy side loads and peak pressure while eliminating the problem with twisting hoses.

    Hydraulic hoses are sensitive for twisting and only a few degrees of twist can reduce hose life by up to 90 %. The elimination of twists increases hydraulic hose life time substantially.

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    Apr 15, 2019 - 2 months ago

  • John Deere Continues Commitment To Environmental Conservancy By Hosting Annual Reman Day Celebration

    Continuing its efforts to advance the remanufacturing industry, John Deere  hosted its annual Reman Day celebration, on April 11, 2019, at its remanufacturing facilities in Springfield, Missouri and Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, as well as at various units throughout the company. This year’s celebration focused on three primary themes: delivering value to the John Deere customer, quality and pride of workmanship throughout the remanufacturing process, and improving environmental stewardship.

    “It has been rewarding to see the continued growth and expansion of our remanufacturing business and John Deere Reman Day is way to celebrate those accomplishments while continuing to increase awareness” said Josh Kempel, Global Sales and Marketing Manager, John Deere Reman. “Our employees truly understand the value and impact of the remanufacturing process, and strive to serve John Deere customers throughout the equipment lifecycle, while minimizing waste and making the most of resources.”

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    Apr 12, 2019 - 2 months ago

  • PacLease Names PacLease Edmonton As Its North American Franchise Of The Year

    PacLease Edmonton Kenworth (Alberta) has been named the PacLease 2018 North American Franchise of the Year. The honor was presented at the annual PacLease awards dinner held in conjunction with TRALA’s annual meeting in Orlando, Florida.

    Jim Callaway, general manager, was on hand from PacLease Edmonton Kenworth to receive the award.

    According to Ken Roemer, president of PACCAR Leasing, PacLease has an extensive evaluation process to decide which franchise will receive the award. “PacLease Edmonton Kenworth exceeded expectations when it came to supporting the network and delivering on all performance metrics,” said Roemer. “They had an outstanding year and were very deserving of the award. The PacLease Edmonton Kenworth team provided exemplary service, focusing on uptime and ensuring their customers’ needs are always met. They had a strong year in all of the rated categories, and it is an honor to recognize their accomplishments.”

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    Apr 11, 2019 - 2 months ago

  • FLO Components Ltd. Announces Winner in NHES 2019 Lincoln PowerLuber Grease Gun Contest!

    FLO Components Ltd. Announces Winner in NHES 2019 Lincoln PowerLuber Grease Gun Contest!

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    Apr 11, 2019 - 2 months ago

  • Support For Canadian Forest Workers For International Day Of Forests

    Derek Nighbor - President And Ceo Of The Forest Products Association Of Canada

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    Apr 11, 2019 - 2 months ago

  • New Study Confirms Forest Industry’s Economic Impact As Foundational Across All Regions Of BC

    A new economic study released by the BC Council of Forest industries (COFI) finds that the B.C. forest industry generates significant economic activity and employment in every region of the province – with 140,000 jobs employing British Columbians in urban and rural communities alike.

    The report, conducted by PwC, assesses the economic impact of the forest industry in seven regions of B.C. as defined by Statistics Canada, as well as employment rates of B.C.’s Indigenous population in forestry. It provides a region-by-region overview of jobs, economic activity, and forestry activities, highlighting how the 140,000 jobs are distributed, and how they contribute to the health and economic prosperity of communities throughout British Columbia.

    “B.C.’s forest industry has long been the cornerstone of the provincial economy and one of the largest employers in the province,” said Susan Yurkovich, President & CEO of the BC Council of Forest Industries. “This new study confirms that not only does the forest industry generate significant jobs and economic activity for the province overall, but these benefits can be found in every corner of the province – from Vancouver Island to the Interior, Lower Mainland to the Kootenays, and North Coast, Okanagan and Northeast regions of the province.”

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    Apr 10, 2019 - 2 months ago

  • Kinshofer Completes Product Range, Gains Breaker Line With Acquisition Of Hammer

    KINSHOFER, a leading global manufacturer of high-quality excavator and loader crane attachments, is expanding its product line to include hydraulic breaker excavator attachments following the acquisition of Hammer SRL, an Italy-based manufacturer of demolition, excavation, recycling and material handling attachments. KINSHOFER chose the company because of its reputation for quality and more than 30 years of experience in the market. The new line includes 22 breakers for carriers from .5 ton to 200 tons and joins an already expansive line of KINSHOFER tools.

    KINSHOFER announced the acquisition and debuted the new breaker line at World of Concrete 2019.

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    Apr 10, 2019 - 2 months ago

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