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    Newfoundland to get new ferry

    May 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    ST. JOHN’S, Nfld. – Marine Atlantic has confirmed that it is preparing to buy a new vessel to add to the capacity-cramped Gulf Ferry Service that links Newfoundland and the Mainland.The rushed announc…

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    1999 PIC CARRIER PERFORMANCE

    May 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    MEETING THE MARK: As a group, the 21 carriers enrolled in PIC last year had little trouble meeting some benchmarks. Others were more difficult. They went over the non-urban collision rate – 0.68 colli…

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    Port plan put off

    May 1, 2000 12:00AM by Julia Kuzeljevich

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – Container drivers who are awaiting a permanent licensing system for those who truck through the Port of Vancouver may have to wait until this fall to see a new system put in place, e…

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    Saskatchewan ferry is open

    May 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    REGINA, Sask. – The Riverhurst Ferry, which crosses Lake Diefenbaker west of Riverhurst, opened for the season in late April. The Riverhurst Ferry is the only ferry in the province that can carry full…

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    what a nightmare

    May 1, 2000 12:00AM by Lou Smyrlis

    Having followed the debate over the U.S. government’s attempts to revise its antiquated hours of work rules, I’m not sure which is worse: the government’s ridiculously confusing proposals or the U.S. …

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    This day has 24 hours

    May 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Transportation has unveiled plans to radically change hours of service regulations applied to truckers.While the rules are all based on a 24-hour cycle, speci…

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    Ensure that the lights are right

    May 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    REGINA, Sask. – Saskatchewan’s Department of Highways is attempting to clarify what types of headlamps are legally allowed on the province’s highways.”A lot of discussion has taken place recently on t…

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    Cummins Ontario hosts Punjabi day

    May 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Cummins Ontario continued to focus on a high-profile community of ethnic truckers in its region with its second Punjabi Trucking Appreciation Day.More than 100 people attended the…

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    Happy Easter!

    May 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. – Quebec Trucking Association officials were a little embarrassed this month, as their 49th annual convention fell on Easter weekend. Such events are apparently planned so far in advanc…

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    GDP rise continues

    May 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Gross domestic product (GDP) advanced 0.5 per cent in January, marking the 18th consecutive monthly increase for a booming Canadian economy enjoying its longest growth cycle since 1961,…

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    Fuel prices cited in suicide

    May 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    TRURO, N.S. – A 36-year-old Newfoundland trucker hanged himself from his truck’s exhaust stacks in early April, leaving behind a suicide note that complained of personal problems and the high price of…

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    Customs abandons mandatory ETA plans

    May 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Canada Customs has abandoned plans to mandate an estimated time of arrival of goods at a Customs office of release, following concerns that the times could not be accurate enough to be …

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    Columnist, former student, remembers Art Joosse

    May 1, 2000 12:00AM by Blair Gough

    Maybe it’s a product of age or the fact I was born and raised in Hamilton, Ont. and that I attended school there. But I went straight to the obituaries in the Hamilton Spectator that Friday night.It j…

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    Not a rewarding experience

    May 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Rewards is an area where drivers and their employers seem to be miles apart. Drivers feel strongly that they should be rewarded for such things as on-time delivery and minimizing cargo damage. However…

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    Into the fire

    May 1, 2000 12:00AM by Ron Stang

    WINDSOR, Ont. – The provincial coroner’s office has set June 7 as the beginning of an inquest into an 82-vehicle pile-up that has been described by police as one of the nation’s worst traffic disaster…