Archive for January 2nd, 2013

The job search will begin for new graduates, who will be competing against legions of prospective applicants in just a few months. Here are several career fairs across the country that can help boost chances of getting hired in the manufacturing and engineering fields. Read more


A day after allowing the U.S. to technically fall over the fiscal cliff, Congress finally passed a deal to extend income tax cuts for middle-class Americans, which are seen as crucial for preserving the post-recession recovery. But will the measure be enough to revive business confidence? Read more


The economic and environmental benefits of LNG vehicles are clear. So why has adoption lagged? Credit: Stephen Petit.

A milestone of sorts was reached the week before Christmas: Nicole Lussier, president of Excellence Peterbilt, announced that the company had put “Canada’s first heavy-duty rental truck powered by liquefied natural gas into service.”

Collaborating with their partners — Peterbilt Motors, PacLease, Gaz Metro Transport Solutions and Westport HD — Excellent Peterbilt, according to Lussier, is “offering private and for-hire transporters an opportunity to test drive and compare the economic and environmental benefits of this alternative technology.”

LNG is seen as a possible alternative to conventional diesel gasoline in heavy trucks. According to a recent news advisory from CNW Telbec, Gaz Metro Transport Solutions says heavy diesel trucks “emit 28% of the GHG emissions in Québec, while representing only 2% of all vehicles.” If a significant portion of that fleet can be switched to LNG, greenhouse gas emissions can be lowered. This makes LNG politically attractive. Read more

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