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    Trucking industry could work with the railways: Bradley

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by David Bradley

    The next few months will be pivotal in terms of determining whether the phony war between Canada’s railways and the trucking industry is finally over. For many, we have been down this road before. But…

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    CRISIS IN THE MAKING

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

    Those who build the heavy trucks on which this industry runs have enjoyed a booming market in recent years. Canada’s Class 8 truck business has grown from 21,394 trucks in 1996 to 27,205 in 1997, 29,1…

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    Mark Dalton: Owner/operator – Off-loaded, Part 4

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

    The story so far:Mark Dalton picks up a load of electronic equipment from a struggling trade show in Saskatoon, en-route to Vancouver. That was where show managers hoped to pick up their numbers. He m…

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    Feeding the need

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

    TORONTO, Ont. – Canadians are going hungry and Aynsley Morris has 231 pallets of free Kraft Dinner. She just has to get the food bank staple to them.While the donated food is sitting in a Montreal war…

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    Westport tech is ‘cost effective’

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – The Canadian-made technology that substitutes natural gas for diesel fuel has been deemed in a government report to be the “most cost-effective” technology to reduce greenhouse gas e…

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    Back when truckin’ was fun: the ’70s

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by John Curran

    BOMANVILLE, Ont. – For many people, the golden age of truck driving was the 1970s. Rates were relatively high, fines were low and a trucker’s wandering lifestyle seemed perfect for enjoying a decade k…

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    Orion deal bolsters Western Star stock

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Western Star Truck Holdings Ltd. saw its shares rise $1.50 to $26 in one day, with more than 12,000 shares changing hands. The fuel for the run on stock came from word that Orion B…

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    Picking the Best — How It’s Done

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Canada’s 50 Best Managed Private Companies Award is offered by Motortruck sister publication the Financial Post and is sponsored by Arthur Andersen, CIBC, PeopleSoft Canada, and the National Post. Pic…

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    New road rules proposed for Quebec

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Julia Kuzeljevich

    MONTREAL, Que. – Quebec is eyeing a series of road safety initiatives that could do everything from allowing right turns at red light to re-introducing photo radar.These are among five issues in the p…

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    New ferry service set to run the Rock

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by John Curran

    ARGENTIA, Nfld. – Plans are in the works for a new ferry to start plying the waters from Portland, Me. to Argentia, Nfld., but don’t expect to make the trip anytime soon. That’s because it will initia…

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    Wrapping it up

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

    OTTAWA, Ont. – It will be almost another year before North America has a common set of guidelines to tie down and secure loads on trailers, wrapping up a five-year process.”November 2000 is the revise…

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    Couriers join forces with OTA

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Courier Association will join forces with both the Ontario Trucking Association and Canadian Trucking Alliance on Jan. 1, with alliances that will involve the sharing of m…

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    Teachers get top marks

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Dear Editor, I passed my Class A road test and graduated from Transport Safety and Compliance Systems at their Belleville location.You may remember my letter that you printed in the November issue abo…

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    Reader wants a consultant section

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Dear Editor, On Oct. 25 , 1999 I started a truck driving course in Belleville Ont. I had just retired from 27 years of communications with the OPP and wanted to start another career. I have always lov…

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    The price you pay

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Lou Smyrlis

    OTTAWA, Ont. – How much are you willing to sacrifice for financial security?A lot, it seems, if you’re the typical company driver employed by a for-hire carrier in this country. The results of a recen…