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  • Feature Transportation

    Drawing the strike line

    May 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Dear Editor,Today I read, with much displeasure and not any surprise, that our present (Nova Scotia government) decided for us that the Truckers Association of Nova Scotia can no longer organize and s…

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    Signal and sound your way to safety

    May 1, 2000 12:00AM by Raymond Mercuri

    To drive accident-free, there are some basic practices you must know, implement, and use on a daily basis. These practices need to become part of your normal driving habits.How many accidents happen b…

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    Bighorns find life in Manitoba

    April 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    EDDYSTONE, Man. – Dodge hasn’t made a heavy truck since 1975, but five Bighorns are still carrying farm goods in Eddystone, Man. And they look as good as new.”The truck used to run for the Calgary and…

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    Dot-com frenzy out of control: Hebe

    April 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – As a growing number of Internet-based businesses emerge to capture a share of the business-to-business E-commerce market, they’ve found a frustrated industry leader. Freightliner Cor…

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    No competition among petroleum companies

    April 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Dear Editor,As a small family-run trucking business, we will eventually be forced out of business due to high operating costs such as taxes, tolls, maintenance repairs and the ever-increasing cost of …

  • Feature Transportation

    Seeing the light

    April 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – It turns out that Marvin the Martian isn’t the only one who wanted to zap you with a laser. Both Mack Trucks and Detroit Diesel have unveiled systems that will send engine data betw…

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    Homework is key for smooth crossings

    April 1, 2000 12:00AM by Frank Condron

    Canada and the United States may share the longest undefended border in the world, but crossing it is becoming an ever-growing challenge.The main reason for the tightening bottleneck in recent years i…

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    Daimler buys Mitsubishi stake

    April 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    TOKYO, Japan – Daimler Chrysler AG, one of the largest automakers in the world and owner of nameplates such as Freightliner and Sterling, has purchased approximately one third of Mitsubishi Motors. Th…

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    Grease is the word

    April 1, 2000 12:00AM by Bob Brady

    Fifth wheels are seldom coupled with thoughts about regular maintenance plans. Still, these devices, built by such companies as Holland Hitch, ASF (American Steel Foundries) and Fontaine, do require r…

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    Let EBS stand alone: Kenworth

    April 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – If it’s good enough for Europe, it should be good enough for North America.That’s the message Kenworth is taking to the U.S. Department of Transportation as it tries to convince regu…

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    Fuel price putting family on the ropes

    April 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Dear Editor,I find prices of fuel to be the issue now. My husband and I decided a year ago to become owner/operators, tired of being laid off from other occupations. We took whatever money we had and …

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    Companies unveil new Web plans

    April 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Mid-America Trucking Show, usually dominated by the unveiling of new equipment, was used as the launching pad for several new or improved Web-based initiatives in what some indus…

  • Feature Transportation

    Eaton’s tracking

    April 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Eaton’s Trucking Information Services has released Tracking Advisor, a GIS-based vehicle tracking and fleet management product.The product, part of Eaton’s Fleet Advisor transportati…

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    Freightliner brings Mercedes power to heavy-duty trucks

    April 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Freightliner has unveiled a proprietary heavy-duty engine line in the MBE 4000, flexing the muscle of its parent that is Daimler Chrysler.The 12.8-litre in-line, six-cylinder Mercede…

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    Toronto trailer thieves sought

    April 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Toronto police are looking for a utility trailer loaded with assorted chairs, cloth, vinyl and leather. When the staff of Apex Furniture arrived at their Steeles Avenue site on Feb. 29…