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    Art Joosse: 1941-2000

    May 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    ANCASTER, Ont. – Art Joosse, founder of the Ontario-based Comcar Owner/Operators Association, died April 7 after a brief battle with liver cancer. He was 58.Owner/operators who belong to the associati…

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    Mertior expects decline to continue

    May 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    TROY, Mich. – Looking toward the remainder of the year, Meritor Automotive continues to expect a weakening truck market.”We anticipate the North American heavy truck and trailer markets will soften ab…

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    MUCH APPRECIATED

    May 1, 2000 12:00AM by Frank Condron

    Frank Haselden is quick to acknowledge the facts of life for maintenance managers: “We often have to slow people down and spend the company’s money, and people don’t tend to appreciate that.” While th…

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    Crime stoppers (May 01, 2000)

    May 1, 2000 12:00AM by Julia Kuzeljevich

    An estimated $1 billion worth of cargo goes missing in Canada every year, with most trailer thieves moving and unloading their ill-gotten gain in under 15 minutes. If a thief is motivated and has time…

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    CP cites diesel costs in rate hike

    May 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    CALGARY, Alta. – The transportation industry as a whole continues to reel from the high costs of diesel fuel. Canadian Pacific Railway boosted its freight rates by three per cent on new and renewed tr…

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    Michelin ups price on truck tires sold in Canadian stores

    May 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    LAVAL, Que. – The price of crude oil affects more than fuel. Michelin North America (Canada)’s truck tire division has announced that suggested retail prices will increase by three per cent for truck …

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    Braking Into the Future

    May 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Meritor has seen the future of braking systems and it doesn’t include S-cam brakes controlled by a supply of air. The stopping power of tomorrow is lightweight, electronic and fully integrated into th…

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    Learning curves

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

    EDMONTON, Alta. – Mike Morigeau is probably the only trainer in Canada who’s happy when his students roll a truck. It’s specially equipped equipment, mind you, but he feels his company’s Rollover Dyna…

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    First approaches to fifth wheel problems

    May 1, 2000 12:00AM by Bob BradyBrady

    As simple as a fifth wheel can appear to be, problems experienced as you couple or uncouple to a trailer can be linked to an array of issues.One source of trouble can be a jaw pin that has over-adjust…

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    Lepp elected MTA president

    May 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Alvin Lepp, the owner of Redline Transport in Rivers, Man., has been elected president of the Manitoba Trucking Association, succeeding Allan Penner of Penner International.Lepp, 37, …

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    CBs remain a mainstay in truck cabs, but there was a day when the general public was equally fascinated by the Citizens’ Band.

    May 1, 2000 12:00AM by Harry Rudolfs

    In TD Marlo’s story, The Night They Broke Down Midtown Joey’s Door, the author finds himself standing on the toilet in his Brooklyn bathroom, leaning out the window with a hand-held CB radio pressed a…

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    Feds need to invest more in highways: Ashton

    May 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Manitoba Highways Minister Steve Ashton used an April 7 speech during the Manitoba Trucking Association’s annual convention to chide the federal government for its failure to introduc…

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    Timken elects new directors

    May 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    CANTON, Ohio. – Jacqueline Woods has joined The Timken Company’s board of directors, for a three-year term. Woods has served as president of Ameritech Ohio, a subsidiary of SBC Communications Inc., si…

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    International is changing the way engines operate

    May 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    International Truck and Engine Corp. has unveiled camless engine technology which uses electronics to control valve timing in place of a conventional mechanical camshaft and push rod assembly.In bring…

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    Overnite dispute comes to Canada

    May 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. – A union dispute that has gripped Overnite Transportation terminals in the U.S. came north at 8 a.m. on April 20, as Teamsters Canada’s Freight Division took up the cause at eight Cana…