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    Truck blockade grips Maritimes for two days

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

    FORT LAWRENCE, N.B. – Hundreds of truckers started their equipment for the first time in two days on Feb. 22, ending a blockade that had paralyzed commercial traffic trying to cross the border of Nova…

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    EC extends its review of Scania sale

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    BRUSSELS, Belgium – The European Commission has extended its review of Volvo AB’s takeover of Scania AB, claiming that the truck makers have withheld information.European Competition Commissioner Mari…

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    HOSED!

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

    MATTAWA, Ont. – Gyslain LeMelin is staring at a harsh economic reality.Fuel prices have taken such a dramatic jump in recent weeks that he actually loses money whenever he takes a load. And while his …

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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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    It’s time for shippers to work as partners

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by David Bradley

    Ed: No other lobbyist in the trucking industry has David Bradley’s profile. Love him or hate him, he never leaves any question about the stance of the associations he represents. Seldom is a major nat…

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    Parts apprenticeship launched

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Centennial College will launch the Motive Power Partsperson apprenticeship program, the first of its kind to be offered in Ontario. The program is designed to help meet the need for we…

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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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    Detroit Diesel gets SAE award

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    DETROIT, Mich. -The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) has named Detroit Diesel Corp. (DDC) and its Powerplant and Off Highway divisions Company of the Year.The SAE says it selected Detroit for the…

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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…

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    Looking overhead

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by John Curran

    It’s a natural step to believe that you’ll make more money by spending more time behind the wheel. That’s true when you consider gross profits that come from payments based on a mileage or a percentag…

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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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    Test # three for truck technicians

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    HERNDON, Va. – The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence has introduced the third in its series of certification tests for truck equipment technicians.May 2 is the launch date for the A…

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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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    McCoy Bros. CEO

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    EDMONTON, Alta. – McCoy Bros. has a new chief executive officer in David Dominy.Dominy, who had been president of Trans Canada Pipelines Services, replaces Kerry Brown, who remains chairman of the com…

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    ECL, Yanke on top 50 list

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. -The Financial Post’s annual hunt for Canada’s 50 best-managed private companies is over and two Prairies-based carriers – Calgary’s ECL Group of Companies and Saskatoon’s Yanke Group – …