ATTSA Toronto organises Annual Charity & Fun Nite

ATTSA Toronto organises Annual Charity & Fun Nite

The Toronto Chapter of the Automotive Transportation Service Superintendents Association (ATSSA) held its annual Charity & Fun Nite on December 13th. The evening was hosted by Diesel Truck Centre, Emergency Road Services, Evans Waterless Coolant, Fort Garry Industries, Harper Truck Centres, Kal Tire, Peterbilt Canada, Quality Collision, Tallman Truck Centre, Texis Exhaust and Traction Ontario. […]

SelecTrucks enhances its 60-Day Buyer’s Assurance and Warranty Coverages for Used Trucks

SelecTrucks enhances its 60-Day Buyer’s Assurance and Warranty Coverages for Used Trucks

SelecTrucks has announced the addition of key enhancements to its industry leading 60-Day Buyer’s Assurance and Select Limited Warranty for used Freightliner and Western Star trucks. These enhancements give truck owners greater options for protecting their investment, which keeps them moving down the road and profitable. The new enhancements include: -The addition of Diesel Particulate […]

Beyond the Border Report Shows Plan Moving in Right Direction

Beyond the Border Report Shows Plan Moving in Right Direction

The Canadian Trucking Alliance has welcomed the federal government’s Beyond the Border Action Plan Implementation Report and anticipates more progress to be made in 2013. Since the binational Border Action Plan was announced a year ago by Prime Minister Stephen Harper and US President Barack Obama, governments on both sides of the border, as well […]

Border agents’ name-tag protest delays Windsor crossings

Border agents’ name-tag protest delays Windsor crossings

For much of the day Wednesday, the Canada Border Services Agency told commercial traffic to avoid the Ambassador Bridge in Windsor, Ont., due to a dispute over name tags that sparked a slowdown at North America’s busiest border crossing. The CBSA is encouraging trucks to cross into Canada at the Blue Water Bridge in Sarnia, […]

President Obama Visits Detroit Diesel Corporation Headquarters

President Obama Visits Detroit Diesel Corporation Headquarters

US President Barack Obama visited Detroit Diesel Corporation last month to recognize that the company’s Detroit DT12 automated manual transmission and the new Detroit DD15 proprietary asymmetric turbocharger will be produced at the Detroit brand manufacturing headquarters in Redford, Michigan. The addition of the Detroit DT12 automated manual transmission and DD15 proprietary asymmetric turbo to […]

Volvo Trucks Launches ‛Fueldrop’ iPad Game

“Fueldrop,” an innovative iPad game from Volvo Trucks in North America, is now available as a free download from the Apple iTunes App Store. The game provides an interactive brand experience showcasing Volvo’s “Proven” message, which highlights the company’s past and present leadership in fuel efficiency and innovation. “Fuel efficiency and innovation are part of Volvo’s […]

Kenworth Offers Extended Protection Plans for 2013 PACCAR PX-7 and PX-9 Engines

Kenworth Offers Extended Protection Plans for 2013 PACCAR PX-7 and PX-9 Engines

Kenworth now offers Extended Protection Plans for the new 2013 PACCAR PX-7 and PX-9 engines. The 6.7-liter PACCAR PX-7 delivers superior performance, minimizes operational costs and maximizes uptime for medium duty customers. The engine has a standard base warranty of 2 years with no mileage limit. The 8.9-liter PACCAR PX-9 possesses one of the highest […]

Westport Announces Advanced LNG Tank System for Natural Gas Trucks

Westport Announces Advanced LNG Tank System for Natural Gas Trucks

Westport Innovations has announced a unique on-board storage solution for vehicles using liquefied natural gas (LNG). The new Westport LNG Tank System, will be available in 120 and 150 gallon capacities, is optimized for spark ignited (SI) engines and begins shipping by mid-2013. The Westport LNG Tank System features proprietary Westport technology and is expected […]

Winter smarts

Winter smarts

One of the biggest winter myths is that the engine needs to be warmed up for several minutes before being driven first thing in the morning. Twenty-five years ago this may have been true. Today, idling is not only a complete waste of money, but it also pumps needless emissions into the atmosphere. Until the […]

Western Star Hits the Road to Showcase Fuel Efficient Package

Western Star Hits the Road to Showcase Fuel Efficient Package

Western Star Truck Sales has announced that its 4900SB model with fuel efficient (FE) package is now touring dealerships across the United States. Scheduled for the remainder of the year and throughout 2013, the tour will highlight the fuel efficient features of the Western Star 4900SB FE truck. Equipped with the Detroit DD15 engine, the […]