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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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France to Phase out Diesel Powered Vehicles

December 25, 2014

Students who graduate from auto mechanic college can expect to fix fewer diesel-powered cars if they decide to go and work in Paris – or anywhere in France, for that matter. Anne Hidalgo, the Mayor of Paris, wants her city to be diesel car-free by 2020. French Prime Minister Manuel Vallas wants to implement a

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Heavy Duty Trucks for Heavy Duty Jobs: The Undying Popularity of Pickups

December 18, 2014

If you asked what the top selling car in America was last year, you may be surprised to hear it wasn’t a car at all—it was a truck. The Ford F-150, in fact. The second and fifth spots for top sales were both trucks as well. Clearly, North America has a love affair with heavy

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The History of Trucking and the Birth of Big Rigs

December 11, 2014

Today, trucking is seen as a cultural symbol of life in North America. Made famous through T.V., movies, and songs – long stretches of highway, truck stops and country music are all forever associated with the trucking lifestyle. But despite the prevalence of semi-trucks on the road today, trucking only truly began as an industry

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Infographic: The Evolution of Automobile Safety Technology

December 5, 2014

Infographic: The Evolution of Automobile Safety Technology Although the first automobiles took the road in the late 19th century, safety technology only really began to develop midway through the 20th century. It took many accidents for inventors to begin devising ways to make automobiles safer for both passengers and pedestrians. Students enrolled in auto training school are

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What Will Police Vehicles Look Like in the Future?

December 4, 2014

Students pursuing auto mechanic training know that some of the most interesting cars to work on are police cars. And these are just recent models. Who knows what engineers, auto training school graduates and car companies will come up with and actually produce as police vehicles over the next ten, twenty or thirty years. Hollywood

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Emergency Vehicles: Navistar’s Global Disaster Relief Truck

November 27, 2014

Emergency Vehicles: Navistar’s Global Disaster Relief Truck You don’t have to be a graduate of an auto training school to notice that between fire trucks, police cars and ambulances, there’s no shortage of emergency vehicles keeping watch over our cities —and crossing paths with one during your daily commute is a likely occurrence. Nowadays, there

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Local Motors 3D Prints Car in Under Two Days!

November 20, 2014

                                                                                                             

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Deprived of the Best? Why Canadians Can’t Get European Cars

November 13, 2014

Despite how much Canadian car owners would love to get their hands on an Audi A1 or the Volkswagen Scirocco R, Transport Canada regulations have restricted the import of these European models. There may be several reasons why a vehicle doesn’t make it into Canada, and even those in automotive mechanic school question some of

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