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The Smart Trucker sem­i­nar se­ries made an in­for­ma­tive stop at the Ra­mada Ho­tel & Inn in Kingston, On­tario on Septem­ber 20th.

Spon­sored by Chal­lenger Mo­tor Freight, Fleet Tax Ser­vices and RS2000 Tax Con­sul­tants, the sem­i­nar se­ries of­fers ad­vanced ses­sions on lead­er­ship, busi­ness, time man­age­ment, bet­ter cus­tomer ser­vice, profit cen­ters in truck­ing, new elec­tronic log de­vices, manda­tory ele­men­tary level training and com­mer­cial ve­hi­cle safety with a fo­cus on preven­tion of wheel off in­ci­dents, etc.

The Smart Trucker se­ries is pre­sented by Road To­day Me­dia Group and Outridge En­ter­prises. The fi­nal ses­sion for 2016 will be held on Thurs­day, Novem­ber 10th in Oshawa. Sem­i­nar timings are from 5 pm to 9 pm in­clud­ing din­ner. En­try is free but seats are lim­ited so don’t de­lay to re­serve your spot.

For more info call 905 487 1320 or visit www.road­to­day.com/ smart­trucker

In­ter­na­tional Truck has launched the In­ter­na­tional LT Se­ries, its new flag­ship line

of Class 8 over-the-road trucks de­vel­oped

through driver cen­tric de­sign and fea­tur­ing ad­vanced tech­nolo­gies that de­liver fuel ef­fi­ciency, uptime and driver ap­peal.


In de­vel­op­ing the LT Se­ries, In­ter­na­tional worked hard to as­sure that drivers will find each ve­hi­cle more com­fort­able, ap­peal­ing and user­friendly in ev­ery de­tail.

Based on a care­ful re­view of more than 500 points where the driver and truck in­ter­act, the highly er­gonomic in­te­rior of the LT Se­ries in­cludes bet­ter el­bow room, hip room and leg room. Driver in­put also led to a smart, wellde­signed mix of high-tech and tra­di­tional fea­tures that em­pha­size driver ease of use.

The re­designed in­te­rior fea­tures a new premium gauge clus­ter with a dig­i­tal driver dis­play that places ev­ery­thing within com­fort­able reach, while of­fer­ing drivers real-time mon­i­tor­ing of fuel econ­omy and other im­por­tant alerts in clear sight. The new dis­play also of­fers up to 15 cus­tom­iz­a­ble dig­i­tal gauges. In ad­di­tion, the air horn was re­lo­cated back to its tra­di­tional, in­tu­itive po­si­tion

Driver con­trols and in­stru­men­ta­tion are based on ro­bust in­dus­try-stan­dard SAE J1939 elec­tri­cal ar­chi­tec­ture, with a new clus­ter and switches de­signed to keep drivers fo­cused and max­i­mize uptime. Steer­ing wheel con­trol la­bels painted for max­i­mum read­abil­ity and dura­bil­ity. Key in­te­rior fas­ten­ers ac­cess and eas­ier ser­vic­ing. The pow­er­ful, all-new HVAC sys­tem em­ploys ad­vanced au­to­mo­tive heat­ing and cool­ing tech­nol­ogy to de­liver op­ti­mal com­fort and re­li­a­bil­ity. The sys­tem en­dured

rig­or­ous test­ing in ex­treme temperatures to de­liver The LT Se­ries will be of­fered in best-in-class vis­i­bil­ity and com­fort. A new max de­frost fea­ture in the HVAC sys­tem helps u clear win­dows faster in colder cli­mates, pro­vid­ing quicker, clearer vis­i­bil­ity for in­creased uptime and less wait­ing. mul­ti­ple con­fig­u­ra­tions, in­clud­ing day

Cab wiring in­cludes all-new har­ness­ing and an all-new inu cab power dis­tri­bu­tion module that’s in­side the cab and away from the el­e­ments. cab, 56” low roof sleeper, 56” hi-rise

A new sin­gle can­is­ter af­ter-treat­ment sys­tem u 60% smaller and 40% lighter than the sys­tem it re­places, with bet­ter heat man­age­ment to help im­prove fuel econ­omy and greater ash re­ten­tion to stretch out time sleeper, 73” hi-rise sleeper and 73” be­tween ser­vice in­ter­vals. The sys­tem is also sim­pli­fied for quicker ser­vic­ing. sky-rise sleeper. It will of­fer cus­tomers a choice of en­gines that pro­vide premium per­for­mance.

The LT Se­ries is be­ing launched with the new 2017 Cum­mins X15 en­gine, which has HP rat­ings of up to 500 HP in the ef­fi­ciency se­ries and up to 565 HP in the per­for­mance se­ries. It is also be­ing launched with the new 2017 Navistar N13 en­gine, which will be avail­able in the spring and has an ad­vanced fuel-ef­fi­cient 13-liter de­sign that pro­duces up to 475 HP and 1,750 lb.-ft. of torque from a de­sign that is 500 to 600 pounds lighter than tra­di­tional big bore en­gines.

The com­pany will be­gin pro­duc­tion in late Novem­ber.

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