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    Happy Easter!

    May 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. – Quebec Trucking Association officials were a little embarrassed this month, as their 49th annual convention fell on Easter weekend. Such events are apparently planned so far in advanc…

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    GDP rise continues

    May 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Gross domestic product (GDP) advanced 0.5 per cent in January, marking the 18th consecutive monthly increase for a booming Canadian economy enjoying its longest growth cycle since 1961,…

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    Not a rewarding experience

    May 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Rewards is an area where drivers and their employers seem to be miles apart. Drivers feel strongly that they should be rewarded for such things as on-time delivery and minimizing cargo damage. However…

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    Growing concerns

    May 1, 2000 12:00AM by Frank Condron

    WHITBY, Ont. – Although the passion that marked its early days seems to have subsided, the fledgling National Truckers Association (NTA) took a few more steps last month toward its dream of becoming a…

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    Into the fire

    May 1, 2000 12:00AM by Ron Stang

    WINDSOR, Ont. – The provincial coroner’s office has set June 7 as the beginning of an inquest into an 82-vehicle pile-up that has been described by police as one of the nation’s worst traffic disaster…

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    See the real benefits and forget the handouts

    May 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Not every fleet owner wants to see the government dig into its pockets to reward superior safety performance.Joe Bogach, president of Edmonton’s Grimshaw Trucking, played a key role in getting Alberta…

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    Meritor abandons FleetWorks.com Internet venture

    May 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    TROY, Mich.- Meritor Automotive is pulling out of FleetWorks.com, the business-to-business (B2B) Internet-based venture the company was spearheading for the commercial truck parts aftermarket.FleetWor…

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    Moving Downtown

    May 1, 2000 12:00AM by Pat Rediger

    REGINA, Sask. – Barry Marchand has been dogged by a shortage of heavy-duty mechanics at Frontier Peterbilt in Regina, but you could say he answered some of his problems by moving Downton.Bert Downton …

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    Axa dumping commercial truck business

    May 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Axa Canada has announced that it will be leave the commercial fleet trucking business, focusing its insurance products on owner/operators with nine trucks or less, or private carriers….

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    International trade drops

    May 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – International trade dipped in February with both export and import levels dropping.After four consecutive monthly increases, exports decreased by 2.6 per cent to $32.3 billion in Februa…

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    Truck insurers will merge

    May 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Truck insurers Hargraft Wood Fleming and Schofield Insurance Brokers have announced plans to merge into a firm to be known as Hargraft Schofield Inc., in a deal to close June 7.J. Ross…

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    Get organized

    May 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Dear Editor,As March began, the current truckers’ dispute over the price of diesel fuel was still in the news. As the wife of a long-distance trucker, I do sympathize with their plight, but I think th…

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    PC*MILER 14 Web-enabled

    May 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    PRINCETON, N.J. – PC*Miler 14, the latest version of the routing software, has now merged with the information superhighway that is the Internet.Among the latest product lines are the Web-enabled PC*M…

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    Dead driver made several mistakes

    May 1, 2000 12:00AM by Raymond Mercuri

    There’s something to be learned from every accident scenario, and the following situation is no different.I was reviewing the death of an Ontario trucker who was killed after he was thrown from his tr…

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    Table: Job Satisfaction

    May 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Satisfied/NeutralSomewhat/NotNo opinionVery satisfiedat all satisfiedIndustry average46.0%…