May 30th, 2012 | News
Society of the Automotive Engineers has now issued update to their towing standards, & further recommends the implementation of these standards for 2013 model year for the trucks & SUVs. The standard J2807 – “Performance Needs for The Determination Of Tow-Vehicle GCWR or Gross Combination Weight Rating & Trailer Weight Rating” defines the performance requirements to measuring an automobile’s gross combination & rating of trailer weight. These guidelines need the vehicles to get tested under the consistent parameters and conditions for giving the consumers some accurate information while comparing the capabilities of trailer towing of the similar models. This standard applies for all the vehicles having gross weight of vehicle rating of around 13,000 pounds [...]
May 22nd, 2012 | News
Telematics will be continuing to evolve till no truck goes offline, says to Ron Huibers, the president of North American marketing & sales at Volvo Trucks & looking at what Volvo launches on this Monday, future might be here as well.
Volvo Trucks, in a special conference of media held at Miami at conjunction along with Volvo Ocean Race Friday, had announced launch of the Remote Diagnostics after market service for the North America. This service is made to give dynamically connected, seamless system of management tools of vehicle for helping to maximize the uptime of the vehicle. Remote Diagnostics all will be standard on the VN model Volvo-powered high way trucks.
Huibers said that is Volvo was first North American truck maker to give to give telematics solution, giving tools of fleet [...]
May 16th, 2012 | News
The province which brought you medicare, Corner Gas & Joni Mitchell recently wrapped up one more pilot project which involves truckers & it was big hit. They will be keeping it when there is a need for it. This project was Saskatchewan Highway Hotline; which is road-conditions-info service which relies on the information from truck drivers who have the best info.
For most of winter which just ended, the Ridsdale Transport Ltd. which is Saskatoon-based recently partnered along with Ministry of Infrastructure & Highways for providing road condition info on twelve of the Saskatchewan routes, between hours of 8:00 in evening & 8:00 in morning.
Ridsdale drivers called in the road conditions while they’re at switch point, terminal, or any other normal stop on the route. (If the [...]
May 10th, 2012 | News
Arizona freightliner at Tolleson is commercial-truck 1-stop facility of sales & repair that is expected for anchoring new center of commercial-truck. 184,000 sq ft facility of Freightliner along with 200 employees, will virtually fill any need of trucks or RV, says Damon Cuzick, who is contractor & project manager @ facility.
Just like Avondale has got Avondale Auto Mall down on street, Tolleson could’ve Tolleson Center of Commercial Truck; a facility which Danny Cuzick, who is father of Damon’s, yearns to make.
These plans are now moving along. The Peterbilt Rush Truck Center, which is one more trucking company, is planning to open facility where former facility of Freightliner was. One more truck dealership might locate in this area too, but it’s premature for saying [...]
May 8th, 2012 | News
Mining truck & tire production will be equal footing in around 2014 onwards, as both the tyre & truck manufacturers are now spending a lot of money for making sure that there is increased availability for both, according to Doug Oberhelman, the CEO at Caterpillar. He says that they have been playing to catch-up along with industry of mining for around one decade. The current lead times for securing mining truck will be any thing from about 18 months up wards.
Disinvestment for business of mining supply in 1990s was then followed by exploding market of mining from about 2002 and later as China & India had opened their markets, leaving the tire & suppliers of capital equipment short of the capacity of production. Oberhelman says that they are pouring cash in to the business of [...]
May 4th, 2012 | News
UMTI (University of Manitoba Transport Institute) is hosting “Heavy Duty Automobile GHG Emissions & Fuel Efficiency at Canada,” Conference, at Winnipeg on 30th April to 1st May, 2012 at Fort Garry Hotel.
Honorable Steve Ashton, who is Minister of the Infrastructure & the Transportation at Manitoba, confirmed that he will be speaking at event on 1st of May. Lou Smyrlis who is Transportation Media Editorial Director will be chairing first day of this conference.
The policy-makers, importers and manufacturers of the on-road new heavy-duty automobiles, engines & components will be considering benefits of the harmonization & the other Canadian strategies to dealing along with economic, environmental, & community impact of regulations that are outlined for establishing [...]
May 2nd, 2012 | News
Chrysler had had the best profit on quarterly basis for the past thirteen years. This isn’t for company which almost died about 3 years ago. This company had earned about $473 million in 1st quarter, mostly from the strong sales of U.S., which had gone up from about 39 percent from the month of January through the month of March. The buyers had snapped Ram pick ups, Cherokee Jeep Grand SUVs & sedans of Chrysler 200.
This profit was above four times what the Chrysler had made one year ago & it was best performance since third quarter of the year 1998 when Chrysler had earned about $682 million in pickup truck & SUV boom. Sergio Marchionne, the Chrysler CEO said on Thursday that he doesn’t have any bad news and also said that the adding trends for rest of the year looked positive.