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    Mail

    May 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Is there more info on average weekly driver pay?In the Jan/Feb issue of Motortruck, there was an interesting article called “Pay by the Hour; has its time come?” On page 25 there is a graph that shows…

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    Lower fuel taxes

    May 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Dear Editor,I have been watching the fuel crisis and the effect it is having on the trucking industry. I say just get out there! Turn off your trucks, block outside carriers, and shut this province do…

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    Freightliner brings Mercedes power to heavy-duty trucks

    April 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Freightliner has unveiled a proprietary heavy-duty engine line in the MBE 4000, flexing the muscle of its parent that is Daimler Chrysler.The 12.8-litre in-line, six-cylinder Mercede…

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    Homework is key for smooth crossings

    April 1, 2000 12:00AM by Frank Condron

    Canada and the United States may share the longest undefended border in the world, but crossing it is becoming an ever-growing challenge.The main reason for the tightening bottleneck in recent years i…

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    Grease is the word

    April 1, 2000 12:00AM by Bob Brady

    Fifth wheels are seldom coupled with thoughts about regular maintenance plans. Still, these devices, built by such companies as Holland Hitch, ASF (American Steel Foundries) and Fontaine, do require r…

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    Let EBS stand alone: Kenworth

    April 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – If it’s good enough for Europe, it should be good enough for North America.That’s the message Kenworth is taking to the U.S. Department of Transportation as it tries to convince regu…

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    Your lifelines

    April 1, 2000 12:00AM by George Smagala

    HAMILTON, Ont. – I first met Ross in the late ’70s, trucking the endless Montreal turns that were our lives along Hwy. 401. From his first words on the CB it was evident that he had a dry, yet keen se…

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    Companies unveil new Web plans

    April 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Mid-America Trucking Show, usually dominated by the unveiling of new equipment, was used as the launching pad for several new or improved Web-based initiatives in what some indus…

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    Engineers dash to clean up the dash

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

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Whether bolted into the cab or in the form of a hand-held computer, a record level of computing power is emerging in today’s trucks. And while more tools are on the horizon, enginee…

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    Eaton’s tracking

    April 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Eaton’s Trucking Information Services has released Tracking Advisor, a GIS-based vehicle tracking and fleet management product.The product, part of Eaton’s Fleet Advisor transportati…

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    Toronto trailer thieves sought

    April 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Toronto police are looking for a utility trailer loaded with assorted chairs, cloth, vinyl and leather. When the staff of Apex Furniture arrived at their Steeles Avenue site on Feb. 29…

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    One-on-one with Jonn Faustino

    April 1, 2000 12:00AM by Frank Condron

    AJAX, Ont. – It was in the first week of February that about 50 angry owner/operators met in an Oshawa coffee shop to vent their frustration over rising fuel prices and dwindling incomes. But only thr…

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    Truckers should look in the mirror

    April 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Dear Editor,As an owner/operator, I have been watching recent protests and listening to the trucker’s complaints. Everyone is feeling the effects of high fuel costs – be it the owner/operators, busine…

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    Protest a success

    April 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Dear Editor,We would like to thank you for your coverage (especially due to short notice) of our fuel demonstration in North Bay, Ont. The demonstration was to create public awareness, and we did.The …

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    Volvo/Scania deal nixed by EU

    April 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    ROME, Italy – The European Union has effectively halted any hopes Volvo had of merging with its Swedish rival, Scania.Last month, the European Commission rejected the proposed US $6.9-billion deal, cl…