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  • Feature Transportation

    ‘Sharpen your (pushrod) pencils’

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by John G. Smith

    ST. CATHARINES, Ont. – An internal Ontario Ministry of Transportation bulletin obtained by Truck News indicates that some of the province’s inspectors may not have been as accurate as they needed to b…

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    Shipments resume upward trend

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Manufacturers’ shipments were up again in November after a brief downward trend in October, according to data from Statistics Canada.Shipments increased 1.8 per cent to $42.6 billion du…

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    Legalities aren’t your only worry at the border

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Daniel Joyce

    I often write about the legalities and practicalities of entering the U.S. And by legality, I mean the laws, rules and regulations governing the situation. But practicalities are more elusive, and may…

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    P.E.I. trucker won’t be charged in Quebec crash

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    QUEBEC CITY, Que. – A P.E.I. trucker will not be charged for a summer crash that involved 16 vehicles and killed four people on Autoroute 20 at Saint-Michel de Bellechasse, but the province’s coroner’…

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    Experience is wasted

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Dear Editor, Over the past 46 years as a professional driver, I have driven more than 3 million accident-free miles, and the only regret I have is that there are no means to pass on to new drivers the…

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    Fight the gators

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by John G. Smith

    Next to fuel, tires represent the highest operating expense for an owner/operator. A set of 10 tires for an on-highway tractor can easily cost $3,000, so the shredded casings that line the shoulder of…

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    New committee to address Quebec driver shortage

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. – A government committee involving several ministries is expected to meet for the first time in February to address what’s seen as an increasing shortage of truck drivers in the provinc…

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    I originated Leamington challenge

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Dear Editor, I am responding to the article “Not in your backyard” (TN-January 1999), which deals with the truck parking problem.I am concerned because this is a very sensitive issue with me. Because …

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    Dropped trailers eat up space at truck stops

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Dear Editor,Re: parking issues at truck stops.How come no one ever says anything about all the dropped trailers at the truck stops? I have seen several. I even refuse to fill up my truck at such a sit…

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    Tech treads

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by John G. Smith

    The link between rubber and silicone may be closer than you think.Tire manufacturers have been struggling for several years to incorporate computer chips into their rubber – developing a new generatio…

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    Storm hits Atlantic

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – On Jan. 21, a fierce storm caused widespread flooding and damage to homes, vehicles and roadways in the Maritime provinces.Government officials are stil assess damages to busin…

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    Forum to conclude meetings this month

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Carroll McCormick

    MONTREAL, Que. – Everyone has had their say. The next step is to see what the Quebec government will do with a report on the future of the province’s trucking industry, drafted by a forum that was bor…

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    BC Rail off track, say truckers

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Julia Kuzeljevich

    PORT COQUITLAM, B.C. – The British Columbia Trucking Association has gone on the offensive against BC Rail, accusing the railway of undercutting the rates charged by for-hire truckers.”In a free marke…

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    Kenworth plant earns safety award

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    BELLEVUE, Wash. – A safety program that reduced overall injuries at Kenworth’s Renton plant by nearly half during the past year earned the truck manufacturer the Association of Washington Business’s (…

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    Volvo set to build truck of future for U. S. Army

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Volvo Trucks North America will team with Lockheed Martin Control Systems and Radian Inc. to build a truck of the future for the U.S. Army.The Class 8 tractor will be powered by a h…