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    B.C. gears up for championships

    June 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    PORT COQUITLAM, B.C. – For the first time since the 1980s, a female trucker will compete in the British Columbia Professional Truck Driving Championships, scheduled for May 27 at the Tradex Centre in…

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    Met’s help is on the way

    June 1, 2000 12:00AM by Carroll McCormick

    MONTREAL, Que. – Almost 8 million trucks a year – 22,000 a day – move in and out of the Montreal Metropolitan Region. And many of them will take Metropolitan Boulevard, the 46-kilometre stretch of Aut…

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    We need to keep trucking “on agenda”

    June 1, 2000 12:00AM by David Bradley

    A constant challenge for Canada’s trucking associations is to keep transportation issues, particularly trucking issues “on agenda”. It’s difficult enough to get trucking issues high enough on the poli…

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    Spring into action

    June 1, 2000 12:00AM by Bob Brady

    Air suspensions continue to grow in popularity and already account for about 80 to 85 per cent of Class 8 tractor suspensions and 55 to 60 per cent of trailer systems. It’s easy to see why they’re so …

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    Ontario to get Great Dane plant

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

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – Great Dane Trailers plans to build its first manufacturing plant in Canada, with a yet-to-be-unveiled operation in Ontario, Truck News has learned.”We’ve been looking at several locati…

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    Drivers need to be informed

    June 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    DON MILLS, Ont. – While many maintenance programs may focus on shop floors, drivers need to be informed for any system to work, according to speakers at the recent Canadian Fleet Maintenance Seminar.”…

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    Busted!

    June 1, 2000 12:00AM by Julia Kuzeljevich

    SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. – The former head of a Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. carrier will serve an 18-month conditional sentence for fraud after collecting advances on loads that never existed.But while it’s …

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    A view of the goo

    June 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    ACTON, Ont. – It doesn’t take a chemical engineer to pull a dipstick and determine if the oil needs changing. And with today’s computer generated preventative maintenance schedules (PMs), it has actua…

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    Trailer maintenance can be cost-effective

    June 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    DON MILLS, Ont. – Trailer maintenance programs need to begin before new equipment even arrives at a fleet, according to speakers at the Canadian Fleet Maintenance Seminar. But the work doesn’t end the…

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    ‘Go for it’, Jordan tells Internet weary

    June 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    DON MILLS, Ont. – Embrace the Internet because, if you don’t, it will steamroll over you, TruckLite’s Greg Jordan warned fleet managers attending the 37th annual Canadian Fleet Maintenance Seminar.”If…

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    Black boxes infringe on trucker rights

    June 1, 2000 12:00AM by Dave Holleman

    Never has talk on the CB been so alive with controversy, never has there been so much heated conversation around the coffee table in the all-night diner, and never has there been so much division betw…

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    Unlocking secrets of gridlock

    June 1, 2000 12:00AM by Julia Kuzeljevich

    It’s a monster that feeds on miles of metal, glass, and rubber, and it seems to grow larger with every passing day.With an increase in traffic volume comes congestion. With volume and congestion comes…

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    Mounting procedures could lead to faulty measurements

    June 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Widespread installation problems involving brake drums could be placing trucks out of service even when fleets think their brakes are properly adjusted, an Ontario brake expert says.Th…

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    Murder on Site: Part One

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

    The drive back east across the Prairies was uneventful, and considering the string of adventures he’d experienced of late, Mark Dalton was grateful for the respite.When he reached Sudbury, Ont. he mad…

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    Highway cash, tax cuts and rebate highlight budget

    June 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Ontario has unveiled a balanced budget that eliminates sales taxes on insurance premiums and warranty repairs, increases spending on provincial highways, and lowers corporate income ta…