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    Don’t lash out at us

    May 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Dear Editor,Premier Mike Harris is way off base on his comments about professional drivers using Hwy. 401 as a zone of protest. The highway is our work zone, and, as such, is funded more by the trucki…

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    Mertior expects decline to continue

    May 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    TROY, Mich. – Looking toward the remainder of the year, Meritor Automotive continues to expect a weakening truck market.”We anticipate the North American heavy truck and trailer markets will soften ab…

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    MUCH APPRECIATED

    May 1, 2000 12:00AM by Frank Condron

    Frank Haselden is quick to acknowledge the facts of life for maintenance managers: “We often have to slow people down and spend the company’s money, and people don’t tend to appreciate that.” While th…

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    Braking Into the Future

    May 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Meritor has seen the future of braking systems and it doesn’t include S-cam brakes controlled by a supply of air. The stopping power of tomorrow is lightweight, electronic and fully integrated into th…

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    Newfoundland to get new ferry

    May 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    ST. JOHN’S, Nfld. – Marine Atlantic has confirmed that it is preparing to buy a new vessel to add to the capacity-cramped Gulf Ferry Service that links Newfoundland and the Mainland.The rushed announc…

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    Learning curves

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

    EDMONTON, Alta. – Mike Morigeau is probably the only trainer in Canada who’s happy when his students roll a truck. It’s specially equipped equipment, mind you, but he feels his company’s Rollover Dyna…

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    Port plan put off

    May 1, 2000 12:00AM by Julia Kuzeljevich

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – Container drivers who are awaiting a permanent licensing system for those who truck through the Port of Vancouver may have to wait until this fall to see a new system put in place, e…

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    Saskatchewan ferry is open

    May 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    REGINA, Sask. – The Riverhurst Ferry, which crosses Lake Diefenbaker west of Riverhurst, opened for the season in late April. The Riverhurst Ferry is the only ferry in the province that can carry full…

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    Lepp elected MTA president

    May 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Alvin Lepp, the owner of Redline Transport in Rivers, Man., has been elected president of the Manitoba Trucking Association, succeeding Allan Penner of Penner International.Lepp, 37, …

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    CBs remain a mainstay in truck cabs, but there was a day when the general public was equally fascinated by the Citizens’ Band.

    May 1, 2000 12:00AM by Harry Rudolfs

    In TD Marlo’s story, The Night They Broke Down Midtown Joey’s Door, the author finds himself standing on the toilet in his Brooklyn bathroom, leaning out the window with a hand-held CB radio pressed a…

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    Feds need to invest more in highways: Ashton

    May 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Manitoba Highways Minister Steve Ashton used an April 7 speech during the Manitoba Trucking Association’s annual convention to chide the federal government for its failure to introduc…

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    Cummins Ontario hosts Punjabi day

    May 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Cummins Ontario continued to focus on a high-profile community of ethnic truckers in its region with its second Punjabi Trucking Appreciation Day.More than 100 people attended the…

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    Timken elects new directors

    May 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    CANTON, Ohio. – Jacqueline Woods has joined The Timken Company’s board of directors, for a three-year term. Woods has served as president of Ameritech Ohio, a subsidiary of SBC Communications Inc., si…

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    International is changing the way engines operate

    May 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    International Truck and Engine Corp. has unveiled camless engine technology which uses electronics to control valve timing in place of a conventional mechanical camshaft and push rod assembly.In bring…

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    Rating the BOSS

    May 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Drivers asked to rate their supervisors gave their highest marks for being treated with respect but they were not as impressed with their supervisors’ performance in following up on their concerns and…