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    Nissan Diesel expecting aid

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    TOKYO, Japan – Troubled Nissan Diesel Motor Co. can expect some debt relief in the near future, one of its main creditor banks reports.We are moving toward an agreement soon,” an Industrial Bank of Ja…

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    There is hope for lower prices … eventually

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

    TORONTO, Ont. – The good news is that factors driving up the price of diesel are expected to ease. Thank everything from promises of warmer weather in the northeastern U.S., to indications that countr…

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    Near-record earnings for ’99

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    CHICAGO, Ill. — Navistar International Corp. enjoyed its second highest net income in company history during fiscal 1999, and marked a new all-time record for operating income.The operating income fo…

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    Clarke, CN launch logistics joint venture

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Clarke Inc. and Canadian National (CN) have launched a new third-party logistics joint venture they claim offers shippers seamless rail and over-the-road freight transportation and log…

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    Meritor reports continued growth

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    TROY, Mich. — Meritor Automotive has reported double-digit earnings growth for its ninth consecutive quarter.Meritor sales for the fiscal quarter ending Dec. 31, 1999 hit $1.1 billion with a net inco…

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    Dumped regulation

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Carroll McCormick

    MONTREAL, Que. – Canada’s last bastions of regulated trucking may have fallen Jan. 1, with the deregulation of bulk haulers in Quebec and B.C., but experiences in the two provinces are a world apart.Q…

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    ‘Sharpen your (pushrod) pencils’

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

    ST. CATHARINES, Ont. – An internal Ontario Ministry of Transportation bulletin obtained by Truck News indicates that some of the province’s inspectors may not have been as accurate as they needed to b…

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    Nova Scotia names new

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    HALIFAX, N.S. – Following Premier John Hamm’s recent cabinet shuffle, there is a new minister holding the Transportation and Public Works portfolio in Nova Scotia.Ron Russell becomes the new transport…

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    Hot load moves by air instead of truck

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

    SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. – The federal government has bypassed threats of protests and roadblocks around a shipment of nuclear fuel by keeping off the highway … and flying it overhead.The mixed oxide …

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    Mark Dalton: Owner/Operator In for ‘ripair’

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

    Even though Mark Dalton left BC Place soon after the police arrived, he still spent the rest of the day with the RCMP, writing and signing statements so that proper charges could be laid against the c…

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    P.E.I. trucker won’t be charged in Quebec crash

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    QUEBEC CITY, Que. – A P.E.I. trucker will not be charged for a summer crash that involved 16 vehicles and killed four people on Autoroute 20 at Saint-Michel de Bellechasse, but the province’s coroner’…

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    TAC elects board

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    The Transportation Association of Canada has elected its 1999-2000 board of directors. Ed Stelmach, Alberta’s minister of infrastructure, has been appointed chairman of the board. Blair Redline, presi…

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    Fight the gators

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

    Next to fuel, tires represent the highest operating expense for an owner/operator. A set of 10 tires for an on-highway tractor can easily cost $3,000, so the shredded casings that line the shoulder of…

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    Sunbury has flat-rate program

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    FREDERICTON, N.B. – In an attempt to entice new drivers to its fold, Sunbury Transport Ltd. has introduced a one mile-one rate program.The program pays drivers the same rate regardless of whether they…

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    Nova Scotia tendering under review

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    HALIFAX, N.S. – An overall review of Nova Scotia’s government programs is raising questions about whether roadwork should be divvied up under a so-called 80-20 rule or thrown open to tenders.The decad…