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January
19
January
19
When you’re looking for a middle-weight, Class 4 commercial truck you have a few options, but the most popular trucks out there are the Hino 155 and the Isuzu NRR Diesel. While they’re both capable trucks, the Hino 155 is a smarter buy when you compare these two commercial cab-over truck...
January
10
January
10
Towing is a big and ever-growing industry in the GTA. With so many cars, trucks, SUVs, and other vehicles driving around Toronto each day, some of them are bound to break down. Even commercial vehicles need to be towed once and a while. Whether they are big or small, tow companies need the right tru...
December
20
December
20
Towing, landscaping, delivery—the cab-over truck market is a big one in Canada, with all sorts of industries relying on commercial trucks to help their businesses thrive and grow. Two of the most popular medium duty trucks available are the Hino 195 and the Isuzu NRR. While both are popular me...
December
07
December
07
Admit it, here in the GTA, we have a love-hate relationship with road salt. When you’re driving a commercial vehicle day-in and day-out, salt can make driving around a lot easier and safer. It has its downsides though, and those downsides can mean a big repair bill when you least expect it. Re...
November
24
November
24
When it comes to commercial trucks, the two big names leading the industry are Hino and Isuzu. Not all trucks are created equal, however, and as much as Isuzu commercial vehicles may be popular, there are a few areas where Hino trucks clearly stand out. Here’s why Hino commercial trucks leave ...
November
03
November
03
Tractor trailers, dump trucks, cab over delivery trucks, there is an almost endless amount of commercial trucks on our roads. This is actually a good thing because it shows that the economy is healthy. Here in Canada, the problem isn’t how many trucks are on the road, it’s finding qualif...
October
27
October
27
Winter driving conditions are right around the corner, which isn’t exactly good news for commercial truck drivers and fleet managers in the GTA. Winter can really take a toll on your truck, and if you go into winter unprepared, no matter if you’re driving in the urban area or hauling goo...
October
20
October
20
Ah yes, mandated Electronic Logging Devices (ELD): one of the biggest question marks facing the Canadian trucking industry. The Canadian government has shown interest mandating ELDs on commercial trucks in Canada for a couple of years, and for the past few months, stakeholders have been on the edge ...
October
13
October
13
Our society relies on commercial trucks. From Delivery trucks that transport goods to stores and our homes, to landscaping trucks that tow lawn mowers and other equipment to various job sites, to heavy-duty vehicles like dump trucks and cement mixers, the world wouldn’t work if it wasn’t...
October
06
October
06
Pretty much everyone purchases goods and services online nowadays. A few short years ago, it was a big deal to order a simple book from Amazon.com; fast forward to today where you can order everything from clothes to groceries straight to your door. How that is able to happen isn’t an importan...
September
29
September
29
Can you picture what $100 million would look like if you saw all that money in one place? That’s a lot of dollar bills.   Hino recently announced the company will be investing $100 million to build a new plant in West Virginia and we couldn’t be happier. Not only is this a massiv...
September
22
September
22
Toronto isn’t exactly known for having flowing, fluid traffic. On some hot summer days when there are cars and big trucks broken down everywhere, there’s nothing worse than sitting in your vehicle stewing as you sit there…doing nothing.   Tow trucks and their drivers are t...
September
08
September
08
It’s no secret that North America is a big place with trucks crisscrossing, Canada, the US, and Mexico. Did you ever wonder, though, what some of the longest trucking routes in the world are? From North America to Europe, and even Asia, there are some truly impressive and grueling trucking rou...
September
05
September
05
For people who drive dump trucks, large delivery trucks, 18 wheelers, etc. there are a lot of hazards to look out for. From pedestrians to other trucks, a truck driver has to incredibly careful and alert at all times. Above all other hazards, cars remain the biggest challenge for any driver. It&rsqu...
August
18
August
18
There’s little doubt that you have seen a Hino truck on the road; after all, Hino makes an assortment of commercial trucks that are used in major industries all over North America. Hino trucks come in a range of sizes and capabilities and can be used for all sorts of tasks and be customized fo...
August
11
August
11
Commercial trucks are impressive and complicated machines. Take a look at the operator’s manual for any commercial truck and you’ll find all sorts of terms and acronyms that may or may not be familiar to you. We thought we’d take a minute and run through a few key terms you’l...
August
04
August
04
When you drive a commercial truck it’s only natural to grab a bite on the go, which usually means fast food. There’s nothing wrong with indulging every once and awhile, but eventually burgers and fries will take their toll on your health. Truck drivers know this all too well - when you&r...
July
26
July
26
It’s a fact, the commercial trucking industry in Canada needs drivers. There is a big shortage of qualified truck drivers which means there is an opportunity for people looking to enter a new field and start an exciting career.   Are you interested in being a commercial trucker? Here a...
July
21
July
21
Most people agree that wearing a seatbelt in a car is a good idea. Few people would ever leave their driveway before ensuring they are buckled up along with all their passengers. The same cannot be said for commercial truck drivers. There’s a lot of talk about the necessity for truck drivers t...
July
14
July
14
Keeping track of national and provincial regulations, when it comes to commercial trucking, can seem like a full-time job. Governments are constantly studying and reporting on the trucking industry to the point many fleet managers and truckers get confused. Just in case you missed it, we have flagge...
July
07
July
07
  It’s summer in Toronto, which means landscaping season is in full effect. It seems like everywhere you look a landscaping crew is planting flowers, dumping soil, and trimming hedges. Whether you focus on residential, commercial, or both, landscaping is a major industry in the GTA. &n...
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