Truck News


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Transportation


  • Feature Transportation

    Met’s help is on the way

    June 1, 2000 12:00AM by Carroll McCormick

    MONTREAL, Que. – Almost 8 million trucks a year – 22,000 a day – move in and out of the Montreal Metropolitan Region. And many of them will take Metropolitan Boulevard, the 46-kilometre stretch of Aut…

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    ‘Go for it’, Jordan tells Internet weary

    June 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    DON MILLS, Ont. – Embrace the Internet because, if you don’t, it will steamroll over you, TruckLite’s Greg Jordan warned fleet managers attending the 37th annual Canadian Fleet Maintenance Seminar.”If…

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    We need to keep trucking “on agenda”

    June 1, 2000 12:00AM by David Bradley

    A constant challenge for Canada’s trucking associations is to keep transportation issues, particularly trucking issues “on agenda”. It’s difficult enough to get trucking issues high enough on the poli…

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    Spring into action

    June 1, 2000 12:00AM by Bob Brady

    Air suspensions continue to grow in popularity and already account for about 80 to 85 per cent of Class 8 tractor suspensions and 55 to 60 per cent of trailer systems. It’s easy to see why they’re so …

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    Ontario to get Great Dane plant

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

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – Great Dane Trailers plans to build its first manufacturing plant in Canada, with a yet-to-be-unveiled operation in Ontario, Truck News has learned.”We’ve been looking at several locati…

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    Mounting procedures could lead to faulty measurements

    June 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Widespread installation problems involving brake drums could be placing trucks out of service even when fleets think their brakes are properly adjusted, an Ontario brake expert says.Th…

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    Highway cash, tax cuts and rebate highlight budget

    June 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Ontario has unveiled a balanced budget that eliminates sales taxes on insurance premiums and warranty repairs, increases spending on provincial highways, and lowers corporate income ta…

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    Drivers need to be informed

    June 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    DON MILLS, Ont. – While many maintenance programs may focus on shop floors, drivers need to be informed for any system to work, according to speakers at the recent Canadian Fleet Maintenance Seminar.”…

  • Feature Transportation

    Busted!

    June 1, 2000 12:00AM by Julia Kuzeljevich

    SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. – The former head of a Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. carrier will serve an 18-month conditional sentence for fraud after collecting advances on loads that never existed.But while it’s …

  • Feature Transportation

    School bus to feature Green Diesel technology

    June 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    LOS ANGELES, Ca – International has announced that it will build a school bus next year that features the ultra-low emissions of its so-called Green Diesel technology. The system that treats exhaust g…

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    A view of the goo

    June 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    ACTON, Ont. – It doesn’t take a chemical engineer to pull a dipstick and determine if the oil needs changing. And with today’s computer generated preventative maintenance schedules (PMs), it has actua…

  • Feature Transportation

    Trailer maintenance can be cost-effective

    June 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    DON MILLS, Ont. – Trailer maintenance programs need to begin before new equipment even arrives at a fleet, according to speakers at the Canadian Fleet Maintenance Seminar. But the work doesn’t end the…

  • Feature Transportation

    APTC officially shuts its doors

    June 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    MONCTON, N.B. – The Atlantic Provinces Transportation Commission will officially close on May 31, after 75 years in Atlantic Canada. Lost funding through government restructuring and financial constra…

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    International unveils camless engine

    June 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    MELROSE PARK, Ill. – Cams begone.International recently unveiled a camless engine at its technical centre in Melrose Park, Ill., expanding on the electro-hydraulic platform at the heart of its low-pre…

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    Black boxes infringe on trucker rights

    June 1, 2000 12:00AM by Dave Holleman

    Never has talk on the CB been so alive with controversy, never has there been so much heated conversation around the coffee table in the all-night diner, and never has there been so much division betw…