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Introducing the Peterbilt Supertruck

February 26, 2015

Students pursuing dispatching training might one day have the opportunity to drive an innovative semi-trailer truck that’s not only extremely fuel efficient, but is also freight efficient. Any automotive mechanics school graduate knows that most semi-trailer trucks have an average efficiency of about 6 miles per gallon, or 39 litres per 100km—which is actually not

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How Technology is Reducing Semi-truck Accidents

January 15, 2015

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the number of fatalities in accidents involving semi-trucks has been on the rise since 2012. Increases as large as 18 per cent in some instances have continued to blight the American Trucking Association’s reputation every time the local 5:00 news runs a story about an unfortunate pile

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“Top Fit” Truck Keeping Drivers Alert and Safe

January 8, 2015

For truckers, the workplace is also a bedroom and living room – all contained within a 120-inch sleeper cab. It’s true that today’s sleeper cabs focus much more on comfort than those of the past. Many are equipped with stereo speakers, a mini fridge, a pull out table and even a microwave oven! That being

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Is the Trucking Industry Becoming More Environmentally Friendly?

January 1, 2015

There are approximately 650,000 heavy-duty freight trucks registered in Canada, making trucking a $37 billion industry. That being said, it is also an industry that has the capability to produce a lot of waste – sometimes in one day a single freight truck can produce as much emission as 150 cars! Despite the reputation of

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How Bad Roads Damage Good Cars

October 30, 2014

There are several rivalries that exist between Canadian cities, like the ongoing battle between diehard Toronto Maple Leafs fans and Montrealers devoted to their Habs. But there’s likely one thing that residents in every Canadian city, even these two, can attest to – and that’s a great disdain for potholes and terrible road conditions. A

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