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Steer AS lands its first large scale autonomous trucking contract

Steer AS has secured its first large scale autonomous truck contract at a quarry in Norway.  Working with Romarheim AS, Steer is developing their technology...

Next generation Blade Runner excavator introduced by Kobelco

The Blade Runner is a combination of both a short radius excavator and a dozer, which allows customers to have two machines in one. Kobelco...

Leavitt Machinery acquires Reliable Forklift Sales

The Surrey, BC-based Leavitt Machinery has entered into an agreement to acquire Reliable Forklift Sales. The acquisition was completed on January 1. Reliable Forklift Sales was...

As COVID-19 cases climb, CCA asks its members to stay vigilant

The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) is asking its members to “remain vigilant” as COVID-19 cases increase and new strains of the virus emerge. While the...

Toro debuts its new Swivel Mud Buggy

Toro has introduced the new Swivel Mud Buggy, a major advancement for the company’s material buggy lineup.  Built on the same frame as Toro’s MB...

Here’s what is considered essential construction in Ontario

The Province of Ontario has released its list of essential construction project types that will be able to continue under a new stay-at-home order...

Ontario closes non-essential construction as part of stay-at-home order

Ontario has issued a stay-at-home order as part of new efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19. As part of the new regulations, all non-essential...

Volvo Truck’s electric VNR truck makes its North American debut

Volvo Trucks North America has started sales of its zero emission, electric VNR in North America.  The Class 8 Volvo VNR Electric truck model has...

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Equipment finance solutions during an economic recovery

By Vladimir Kovacevic, Co-founder of Inovatec The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many lenders in the equipment finance industry to pivot their strategies to the online...