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    Tories fail to kill tolls at 200 days Nova Scotia names new minister

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    FREDERICTON, N.B. – When Bernard Lord and the New Brunswick Tories swept to power earlier this year, they promised 200 days of change that would see tolls removed from the controversial Fredericton-to…

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    Port restores fleet’s licence

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – The Port of Vancouver has re-instated the operating licence of PRTI Transport in Delta, B.C., now that the company has begun to pay its owner/operators an hourly wage.The port author…

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    Shift to fitness gear

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Julia Kuzeljevich

    Our health-crazed society demands summer-ripe vine tomatoes in the dead of winter, but the drivers bringing them to market are probably relying on a diet of snack foods and caffeine to get through the…

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    New committee to address Quebec driver shortage

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. – A government committee involving several ministries is expected to meet for the first time in February to address what’s seen as an increasing shortage of truck drivers in the provinc…

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    SAE elects first female president

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    WARRENDALE, Pa. – The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) has elected its first woman president in Rodica Baranescu, currently the chief engineer at Navistar International.Baranescu first joined SAE…

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    Tech treads

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

    The link between rubber and silicone may be closer than you think.Tire manufacturers have been struggling for several years to incorporate computer chips into their rubber – developing a new generatio…

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    Storm hits Atlantic

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – On Jan. 21, a fierce storm caused widespread flooding and damage to homes, vehicles and roadways in the Maritime provinces.Government officials are stil assess damages to busin…

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    Forum to conclude meetings this month

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Carroll McCormick

    MONTREAL, Que. – Everyone has had their say. The next step is to see what the Quebec government will do with a report on the future of the province’s trucking industry, drafted by a forum that was bor…

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    New tridem policy in Alberta

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    CALGARY, Alta. – Alberta Infrastructure has announced a new policy governing the use of tridem drive tractors in the province. The policy stipulates the following:1. Tridem drive axles must be equally…

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    Fuel for the ignition

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    There’s little doubt that many cold, blustery days lie ahead of us before leaves re-appear on the trees. And from the standpoint of fuel systems, it is imperative to ensure that all components are win…

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    DaimlerCrysler, Nissan reported back at talks

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    DUSSELDORF, Germany – Freightliner and Sterling parent DaimlerChrysler is again negotiating a possible takeover of Japan’s Diesel Motor Co.’s commercial vehicle business, a German newspaper reports.Th…

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    Clearing up the language and introducing uniformity

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Blair Gough

    There are some significant (albeit technical) changes proposed for federal dangerous goods legislation that will soon have a significant impact on a segment of our industry.Known as the Clear Language…

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    Allison to build parts center

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Allison Transmission, a division of General Motors, has selected a site for its new parts distribution facility in Indianapolis. Construction was slated to begin at the end of Jan…

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    Quebec’s diploma-granting schools focus on quality

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Carroll McCormick

    MONTREAL, Que. – The Mack spins in the mud and slides toward a ditch. After a word with his partner, the young driver jumps from his perch, cranks down the landing gear and releases the kingpin. He sw…

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    French truckers end crippling blockade

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    PARIS, France – French trucking companies returned to work on Jan. 13 after blockading border crossings and highways throughout the country for three days, and they have a new deal in hand.The comprom…