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Is the Ultra-Class Truck Dream Dead?

Author(s): 
Jesse Morton, Anoush Ebrahimi, Tim Joseph
Date: 
Friday, September 1, 2017
First presented: 
Engineering and Mining Journal
Type: 
Article
Category: 
Mining

Sunrise or sunset for the era of the ultra-class hauler? The bigger trucks hit the market in the upswing of a commodities super cycle and now, after the bust and the bottom, the economics of ownership are on the books for review. Experts agree on factors favoring bigger trucks, but diverge on outlook.

Feature Author

Dr. Anoush Ebrahimi

Anoush Ebrahimi is a mining engineer who has worked for open pit mines, consulting companies, and universities as well as in software development. Anoush has more than 25 years of experience in mine planning and design. He has designed multiple small and large open pit mines in Canada and abroad, including copper, gold, molybdenum, poly metal, coal, manganese, phosphate, bauxite, and oil sand projects. He has worked on mining projects from conceptual studies through to construction.  

Anoush specializes in strategic mine planning, mine evaluation, open pit optimization and design, production scheduling, mine layout optimization, mine simulation, and computer modelling.

Dr. Anoush Ebrahimi is an adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia and an active member of CIM, SME and Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia.

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