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    International takes the hassle out of spec’ing a new truck

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Finding the right truck for the job is a time-consuming task. International wants to change that with the launch of its truck locator, an electronic database which gives truckers the power to scan the…

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    What Next?

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Lou Smyrlis

    Years from now, when the hair-raising sound of truck air horns blasting Parliament Hill and the sight of owner/operators massing in parking lots to shout their frustrations are distant memories, this …

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    Ontario taxing safety: OTA

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) recently unveiled a new study showing that the province of Ontario levies a higher sales tax load on its trucking industry than any neighbouring …

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    Manitoba to join the IRP

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Starting March 1, 2001, Manitoba will participate in the International Registration Plan (IRP), giving truck and bus operators streamlined vehicle registrations.”Manitoba’s strong gro…

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    Writer worried about training (March 01, 2000)

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Dear Editor,I am writing to express my concerns about truck training schools that do and don’t provide quality training. I have recently obtained my AZ drivers’ license through a truck driving school….

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    ICBC extends review of service shops

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Julia Kuzeljevich

    KELOWNA, B.C. – Dale Bieseck, who owns Interior Truck and Trailer Service, says he feels he’s being held responsible for the irresponsible.Bieseck has been licensed to perform inspections since March …

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    Pay rates less than in 1986

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Dear Editor,Recently, I decided to back on the road as a professional driver again after being off the road for over 10 years. I discovered that company drivers are not getting as much as I paid my dr…

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    Protests banned

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Julia Kuzeljevich

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – Owner/operators working at the Port of Vancouver may have lost their ability to shut down or picket the facility, meaning a possible end to some of the labor strife that has plagued …

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    Dana approves stock re-purchase

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    TOLEDO, Ohio – Dana Corp.’s board of directors has approved an additional stock buy-back plan that will allow the company to purchase an additional $250 million (all figures in U.S. dollars) of its co…

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    In Brief

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Transforce to acquire TSTSAINT-LAURENT, Que. – TransForce has announced that it will acquire TST Solutions, one of the largest carriers based in Ontario.The closing date is expected in March.The trans…

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    Fuel hikes like Russian roulette

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Dear Editor,In regards to the volatile and somewhat crude prices for a barrel of goo:The lowly independent operators are left to bear the burden of the decisions of OPEC as well as American price fixi…

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    Does Big Brother run the Cyber CB

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Dear Editor,Did you get hit with the Y2K bug a little late? Your new format for Cyber CB (at www.trucknews.com) seems to verify this. I’ll admit I’m not a computer whiz, but I can generally search aro…

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    DaimlerChrysler breaks records

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – DaimlerChrysler broke sales and revenue records for 1999 at its commercial vehicle division.DaimlerChrysler revenues also rose by more than 15 per cent in 1999 to more than $26 b…

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    Class & Truck Sales Comparison

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    OctoberNovemberDecemberJanuaryFebruary19982,425…

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    You aren’t alone

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    SANTIAGO, Chile – Take heart that you aren’t alone in this hemisphere.Truckers, bus drivers and cab drivers are threatening to walk off the job in Chile, as their government refuses to repeal a 16 per…