Long known for their big highway tractors, Peterbilt (part of Pacific Car and Foundry along with Kenworth) has expanded its range to include a range of vocational, and smaller straight trucks of all sorts.
Just by chance I have seen a couple of stylish straight Petes recently.
A nice change from the usual vanilla (like the generic lease Freightliner next to it) this Pete tandem with reefer body is probably a fish carrier. Its large fuel tank suggests long fast runs to the markets.
This Pete is operated by a company that makes automated medication dispensing systems. Based in Longueil, QC the company manufactures, delivers and installs its equipment throughout North America. The equipment certainly travels in style.
Someone has acquired a surplus Canadian military wrecker. The HLVW, based on the Austrian Steyr Percheron, and devloped as the UTDC 24M32 has been in service since 1990, with some 1200 vehicles of its class with many variants. The heavy 6x6 can also operate as a 6x4 for highway travel.
See more at: http://www.military-today.com/trucks/hlvw.htm
Sydia Bros. Enterprises Ltd of Lloydminster, AB sent their KW dolly / float to pick up the truck which probably came out of Newfoundland.
Halifax's Autoport brings in foreign cars by ship then distributes them by rail and truck. There is also a large car auction business just outside Halifax and that puts more cars on trucks for wider distribution.
A tiny fraction of the thousands of new cars that are awaiting prep and delivery at Autoport, with another ship ready to unload more.
Most of the imports go out by train, but some impatient owners arrange for truck transport, particularly for high end Audis, BMWs and Mercedes.
Spring is here and European vehicles are popping up like daffodils.
The RV invasion has begun, and one of the first to arrive was this clean looking Merc with Bimodal body work.
It carries German plates - the most common origin of European RVs that come to Canada.
In transit for the French islands of St-Pierre et Miquelon is this small Renault fire apparatus.
It is wedged in among several other trucks that are headed for Newfoundland, so it wasn't possible to identify the builder. Since St-Pierre et Miquelon is department of France, it is likely a standard government issue for remote places. It is high off the ground and likely AWD.
[Renault has its own fire apparatus subsidiary CAMIVA, which makes off-road, brush trucks like this.]
Sitting around for some weeks now is this aerial platform lift truck that leaves no doubt its owners are the Finnish rental company Janneniska. http://www.janneniska.com/en/
Built on a five axle Volvo chassis with 600 series cab and a Bronto Skylift S 90 SLA aerial, it appears to be destined for wind turbine servicing, with a vertical lift of nearly 300 feet (90 meters).
The Bronto Skylift company is also from Finland but was bought by Federal Signal Corp (then owners of Emergency One). In January 2016 Federal sold Bronto to Morita Holdings Corp of Japan. Bronto specializes in aerial platforms for utilities and fire /rescue. http://www.brontoskylift.com/
Amid the cranes, farm and timber hauling machinery that has arrived in Halifax over the past few weeks, one wheeled vehicle stands out from the rest.
It is a Karsan Atak bus. A product of Turkey, the low floor bus has become popular across Europe and has made inroads in North America.
See: http://en.karsa n.com.tr/
There are also numerous other links and videos on the net.