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    Landmark Montreal bridge closes for needed repairs

    April 1, 2001 12:00AM by Carroll McCormick

    MONTREAL, Que. – The landmark Jacques Cartier Bridge that connects Montreal and the South Shore will close every night from April to October, both this year and next, for major repairs.The $120 millio…

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    Province set to fund CTHRC training

    April 1, 2001 12:00AM by Matthew Sylvain

    FREDERICTON, N.B. – New Brunswick has agreed to provide funding to Employment Insurance (EI) recipients who want to take training at Canadian Trucking Human Resources Council (CTHRC)-certified truck d…

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    D-Day is here for IRP

    April 1, 2001 12:00AM by Matthew Sylvain

    TORONTO, Ont. – The rollover by Canada’s seven eastern-most provinces from the old Canadian Vehicle Registration system into the International Registration Plan (IRP) is Apr. 1.So far the only potenti…

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    Penny-pinching may lead Ottawa to offload transportation funding

    April 1, 2001 12:00AM by David Bradley

    For most municipalities, the 1990’s were characterized by rampant government offloading.With the federal and provincial governments struggling under mountains of debt, programs were cut and responsibi…

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    In search of bulk haulers

    April 1, 2001 12:00AM by Truck News

    Dear Editor,I would really like more information on who to contact for inquiries about the Canadian Bulk Haulers Association (CBHA). (See CBHA Up and Rolling; Truck News Dec. 2000, p. 32).I tried to c…

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    Atlantic thaw

    April 1, 2001 12:00AM by Truck News

    FREDERICTON, N.B. – The schedule for the spring weight restrictions for all of Atlantic Canada and Quebec have been announced.For New Brunswick, the thaw began in the south Mar. 11 and began in the no…

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    Michelin seeks new rules

    April 1, 2001 12:00AM by Truck News

    LAVAL, Que. – Tire maker Michelin is lobbying for legal changes in Canada that would open the market for its new X-One line.”At this point, because of provincial legislation, the X-One can only be run…

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    Canada eyes low-sodium highways

    April 1, 2001 12:00AM by Matthew Sylvain

    OTTAWA, Ont. – The federal government is considering listing road salt as a toxic substance under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, a move that would change how the country’s roadways are mai…

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    Don’t lump all of us together

    April 1, 2001 12:00AM by Truck News

    Dear Editor,Regarding your story: Licence Mills Threaten Future of Trucking (Truck News, January 2001, p. 6).As an owner/instructor of a truck driver training school in Kamloops, B.C., I found John G….

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    Don’t mistake this for sexy, mainstream journalism

    April 1, 2001 12:00AM by Blair Gough

    In the past few days, I too have seen the pictures.Trucks jackknifed all over the 401 west and east of Toronto.While neither the trucks nor their drivers were implicated, per se, a picture being worth…

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    HDDC plans new charity auction

    April 1, 2001 12:00AM by Truck News

    MARKAM, Ont. – The Heavy Duty Distributor Council (HDDC) is now putting together plans for its first annual silent auction to benefit The Hospital for Sick Children Foundation in Toronto.The event is …

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    Alberta truck groups join

    April 1, 2001 12:00AM by James Menzies

    CALGARY, Alta. – The Alberta Trucking Industry Safety Association (ATISA) and the Alberta Trucking Association (ATA) have joined forces to form one organization representing the province’s trucking in…

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    Northerners know a thing or two about safety

    April 1, 2001 12:00AM by Matthew Sylvain

    THUNDER BAY, Ont. – Northwestern Ontario’s trucking community has banded together with the police and the government in a fight to make the region’s highways safer.The Highway Safety Education Committ…

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    Curran kudos

    April 1, 2001 12:00AM by Truck News

    Dear Editor,Regarding John Curran’s column, “That boy next door does the strangest things” in the March issue of Truck News.That was one of the best anecdotes I’ve ever read.So amusing, yet so true. K…

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    No rest for the weary

    April 1, 2001 12:00AM by James Menzies

    CALGARY, Alta. – The shortage of suitable rest stops in Alberta is a major concern for truck drivers, and the Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) is getting tired of the province’s unwillingnes…