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  • Product Transportation

    Driver controls were nothing new

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Dear Editor,Re: Blair Gough’s Industry Insight, “Deregulation didn’t mean unsafe trucks.”I am writing in response to Blair Gough’s comment in the July issue of Truck News.In his second-last paragraph,…

  • Feature Transportation

    Help O/Os survive

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Dear Editor,I am writing about an age-old but growing problem – unscrupulous companies that routinely steal from their owner/operators. Governments don’t seem to want to protect the hard-working O/Os….

  • Feature Transportation

    Liberals want to spend $7.5 billion on roads

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – While the Liberal-dominated finance committee is calling on the federal government to slash taxes by $46 billion between now and 2004, it also suggests that it’s time to re-invest in Ca…

  • Feature Transportation

    Province to restrict equipment for road tests

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Ontario will soon restrict the equipment that can be used in road tests, Ontario Transportation Minister David Turnbull has told the Ontario Trucking Association. And the province will…

  • Feature Transportation

    People (January 01, 2000)

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Detroit Diesel Corp. will move Robert Allran into the role of executive vice-president of engineering and operations, effective January. Allran will assume the engineering responsibilities currently h…

  • Feature Transportation

    Thinking bigger

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

    Is there a copy of the Financial Post in your sleeper? Do you wear a three-piece suit when changing the oil? Have you crammed a desk and wood paneling into your sleeper?Even if you aren’t related to t…

  • Feature Transportation

    Plan to be safe

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Ray Mercuri

    I don’t know of any professional driver who actually goes to work planning to be unsafe. And most fleets try to do a good job in the arena of safety.According to a recent American Trucking Association…

  • Feature Transportation

    PNV.net IPO slips

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – PNV.net, formerly Park’N’View, enjoyed a strong debut on the stock market before later slipping several dollars.PNVN, as the company is know by traders, provides bundled telecomm…

  • Feature Transportation

    Shipments rise yet again

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Manufacturers’ shipments increased 0.8 per cent in September to $42.4 billion, according to the latest Statistics Canada numbers. September’s increase, while more modest than the 3.5 pe…

  • Feature Transportation

    Customs officers to be armed with spray, batons

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Canada’s Customs workers may not be armed like their U.S. counterparts, but they will soon have pepper spray and collapsible batons at their disposal.Bill C-18 has passed its first read…

  • Feature Transportation

    Winnipeg set to allow RTAC equipment weights

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    WINNIPEG, Man. – The city elders here have finally approved intra-city movements of RTAC equipment, so all that stands between one set of weight thresholds across all of Manitoba is for the new bylaw …

  • Feature Transportation

    Some predictions for a millennial year

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Daniel Joyce

    Certain topics have dominated this space over the past few years, and I’d like to engage in some wishful thinking as we turn the calendar to the year 2000.Cabotage: A more liberal viewBut over the pas…

  • Feature Transportation

    Meritor trims LVS

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    TROY, Mich. – Meritor Automotive has sold its Light Vehicle Systems (LVS) sun visor operations (to Grupo Antolin-Vosges S.A.S. of France), marking the second chunk of the division to be sold off in as…

  • Feature Transportation

    All of Navistar to carry International name

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    CHICAGO, Ill. – Navistar International Corp. has aligned its business groups under the International brand as part of its updated business strategy.John Horne, Navistar chairman, president and chief e…

  • Feature Transportation

    Drug tests will tighten to catch cheaters

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. is looking to strengthen its drug and alcohol testing program to crack down on those who try to cheat the system.Specifically, the DOT is proposing that laboratories test a…