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  • Feature Transportation

    How do you get the right stuff

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Dear Editor,I read your column in the December 1999 Truck News regarding the shortage or truckers in the trucking industry. I hope companies read your message because the industry has me totally frust…

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    class 6

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    ManufacturerFordFreightlinerGeneral MotorsNavistar Int.Hino…

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    Historic GDP gains continue

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – The freight volumes keep rolling ahead.Gross Domestic Product shot up 0.6 per cent in November, marking the 16th consecutive increase for the Canadian economy and continuing the longest…

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    B.C. to test Rocky Mountain doubles

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – After years of negotiations, the ICBC has finally agreed to allow limited movement of Rocky Mountain double truck combinations not exceeding 31 metres along the 40-km stretch of Hwy….

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    Detroit Diesel braces for a slowing market

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    DETROIT, Mich. – Detroit Diesel is projecting that truck production will drop 10 to 15 per cent this year, and the company is already preparing for a drop in the first quarter.But despite that news, t…

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    Fuel for the fire

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by John G. Smith and Frank Condron

    OSHAWA, Ont. – What mighty things can grow from gripes aired in a coffee shop.Thousands of the province’s truckers have answered the National Truckers Association’s call to shut down rigs, and still o…

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    a proud history

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Canadian carriers bought 30,984 Class 8 trucks last year, marking the third straight record-breaking year. In fact, sales could have hit the 35,000 mark had they not been held back by limited plant ca…

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    French truckers end crippling blockade

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    PARIS, France – French trucking companies returned to work on Jan. 13 after blockading border crossings and highways throughout the country for three days, and they have a new deal in hand.The comprom…

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    Help coming to food banks

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Dear Editor,We at the Canadian Association of Food Banks would like to thank you for profiling our efforts in the January edition of Truck News. We have already received several offers of help, and yo…

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    Shippers cool to idea of CN-IC merger

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – December’s announcement by Canadian National and Burlington Northern Sante Fe of their proposed merger gave shipper groups on both sides of the issue something to stew over heading into…

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    Freightliner recall

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Almost 3,000 Freightliner tractors have been recalled by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration after it was determined that leaky hubcap vents could result in whee…

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    Near-record earnings for ’99

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    CHICAGO, Ill. — Navistar International Corp. enjoyed its second highest net income in company history during fiscal 1999, and marked a new all-time record for operating income.The operating income fo…

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    People (February 01, 2000)

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Grant Brothers Sales’ traditional division has announced the appointment of Brad Chesney as district manager for Northern Alberta, based in the Edmonton area.The Snap-on/Sun Equipment Division has an…

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    Rookie drivers need more skills

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Dear Editor,As a professional driver for 10 years, I am amazed at the new drivers who do not know how to back up, slide wheels, or fix the easiest things on their trucks.Maybe it is time for some of u…

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    ‘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…