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    New money for Saskatchewan highways

    June 1, 2000 12:00AM by Pat Rediger

    REGINA, Sask. – Saskatchewan Highways and Transportation Minister Maynard Sonntag was in an upbeat mood on may 10 as he addressed a crowd of businesspeople in regina. and he had good reason: he had ju…

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    Dispatch dispute continues in N.S.

    June 1, 2000 12:00AM by Frank Condron

    HALIFAX, N.S. – The two sides are still talking, but there is still no clear end in site to a dispatching dispute between Nova Scotia’s Liberal government and members of the Truckers Association of No…

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    Transport Canada announces latest list of recalls

    June 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Transport Canada has released its latest list of recalled heavy-duty trucks, and the current list is restricted to Freightliner and Volvo models. 1998-2000 Freightliner Sterling A and …

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    McCoy slumps

    June 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    EDMONTON, Alta. – Slumping oilpatch and forestry industries and higher costs both seemed to contribute to McCoy Bros.’ $2-million loss in 1999.The truck parts and service supplier collected $64.9 mill…

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    B.C. gears up for championships

    June 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    PORT COQUITLAM, B.C. – For the first time since the 1980s, a female trucker will compete in the British Columbia Professional Truck Driving Championships, scheduled for May 27 at the Tradex Centre in…

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    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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    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.”…

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    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 …

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    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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    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…