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    Special interests shouldn’t compromise truck safety

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    In regards to the letter “Unpopular CTHRC products should be shelved” (Mailbag, January/February issue), it might be worthwhile to remember that “Earning Your Wheels” was a sector initiative – simply …

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    Dana approves stock re-purchase

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    TOLEDO, Ohio – Dana Corp.’s board of directors has approved an additional stock buy-back plan that will allow the company to purchase an additional $250 million (all figures in U.S. dollars) of its co…

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    B.C. enforcing RTAC wheelbase

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – A number of carriers were issued $85 tickets in British Columbia recently for exceeding the RTAC wheelbase standard. The standard limits the distance between the king pin and the cen…

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    Don’t mandate the use of governors

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Dave Holleman

    Traffic speeds – particularly the speeds of big rigs traveling down the highway – have recently attracted a lot of attention in Eastern Canada.We’ve heard calls for slower commercial vehicles made by …

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    Counting the hours

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Lou Smyrlis

    Your wallet is a few bills short of a decent paycheque because your carrier’s bottom line, despite the booming economy, remains a few bills short of robust. And that’s the case because the shippers fo…

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    Skip The Slowdown

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Booming freight volumes and improving operating ratios gave carriers on both sides of the border plenty of confidence to invest in new equipment last year. But many industry experts now believe truck …

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    Protests banned

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Julia Kuzeljevich

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – Owner/operators working at the Port of Vancouver may have lost their ability to shut down or picket the facility, meaning a possible end to some of the labor strife that has plagued …

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    Class & Truck Sales Comparison

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    OctoberNovemberDecemberJanuaryFebruary19982,425…

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    In Brief

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Transforce to acquire TSTSAINT-LAURENT, Que. – TransForce has announced that it will acquire TST Solutions, one of the largest carriers based in Ontario.The closing date is expected in March.The trans…

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    Eaton to build transmissions in Mexico

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. – Eaton Corp.’s Truck Components Operations has selected a site at the Tres Naciones Industrial Park in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, for the location of its new manufacturing plant to bui…

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    In for ‘ripair’, Part 2

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Edo van Belkom

    “Are you Rick?” asked Mark.”Rick’s Rigs,” said the man. “That’s me.” He was wearing a clean pair of jeans and a heavy, light blue sweater. The collar of the shirt under the sweater was crisp and clean…

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    Record 1999 for Wabash National

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Wabash National has announced record results for 1999.Net sales for the fourth quarter hit $358 million, marking a 10 per cent increase over the $326.8 million for the same period la…

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    APTA moves 2000 maintenance seminar

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    DIEPPE, N.B. – The Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association has moved its 2000 Fleet Maintenance Seminar to the Delta Brunswick Hotel in Saint John, N.B., citing booking problems at the Sheraton Hotel …

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    Fuel hikes like Russian roulette

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Dear Editor,In regards to the volatile and somewhat crude prices for a barrel of goo:The lowly independent operators are left to bear the burden of the decisions of OPEC as well as American price fixi…

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    Meritor is approaching its vision: Yost

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    TROY, Mich. – Meritor is on its way to fulfilling its vision, chairman and chief executive officer Larry Yost proclaimed at the company’s recent annual shareowners’ meeting.”We’re well on our way to a…