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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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    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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    Roll With It

    May 1, 2000 12:00AM by Lou Smyrlis

    Tires represent one of the largest cost areas for fleets but that also means they offer one of the greatest opportunities for cost savings. The challenge is to work smarter not harder in finding those…

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    O/Os need to be better compensated

    May 1, 2000 12:00AM by Dave Holleman

    We’re facing a fundamental economic problem within our industry.Canada’s shippers (our customers) have too much economic leverage, carriers are only too willing to cut rates and give away services, an…

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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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    Manitoba driver garners top trucker honors

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

    WINNIPEG, Man. – There must be something in the diesel they pour around Winnipeg. Perhaps it’s in the coffee they pour in the truck stops. But whatever the reason, truckers from the region have now co…

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    So what makes him such an authority?

    May 1, 2000 12:00AM by Julia Kuzeljevich

    It takes more than a clipboard and a stern expression to stop trucks at the scales to perform safety inspections. Inspection officers are now required to be certified and undergo specific training und…

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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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    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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    Don’t lash out at us

    May 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Dear Editor,Premier Mike Harris is way off base on his comments about professional drivers using Hwy. 401 as a zone of protest. The highway is our work zone, and, as such, is funded more by the trucki…

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    Rating the BOSS

    May 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Drivers asked to rate their supervisors gave their highest marks for being treated with respect but they were not as impressed with their supervisors’ performance in following up on their concerns and…

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    Newfoundland to get new ferry

    May 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    ST. JOHN’S, Nfld. – Marine Atlantic has confirmed that it is preparing to buy a new vessel to add to the capacity-cramped Gulf Ferry Service that links Newfoundland and the Mainland.The rushed announc…

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    Q: What security features have you used on your rig?

    May 1, 2000 12:00AM by Julia Kuzeljevich

    When you look at unlocked trucks idling in a truck stop, you begin to wonder if any truckers have security on their minds. Truck News went to the Flying J Truck Stop on Hwy. 540 in Vaudreuil, Que. to …