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    Manitoba now allowing longer Rocky Mountains

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Manitoba has followed the lead set by its fellow Prairie jurisdictions and has extended the maximum length for Rocky Mountain Doubles – long combination vehicles (LCVs) with a shorter…

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    Some fleets in need of an attitude adjustment: panel

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by John Curran

    TORONTO, Ont. – A panel of experts on driver recruitment and retention told Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) convention delegates that the way to escape the driver shortage is to start treating driv…

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    Shipments rise yet again

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Manufacturers’ shipments increased 0.8 per cent in September to $42.4 billion, according to the latest Statistics Canada numbers. September’s increase, while more modest than the 3.5 pe…

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    Canada’s GDP growing, slowing

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – The country’s economy advanced for the 14th consecutive month in September, growing by 0.2 per cent, according to Statistics Canada. And transportation was one of the sectors leading th…

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    Exports down, imports still up

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Transborder trade, responsible for more than 40 per cent of carrier revenues, offered a mixed bag in September.Exports fell by 3.2 per cent, offsetting much of the robust gain recorded …

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    Quebec forums continue

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Carroll McCormick

    MONTREAL, Que. – What does it cost to be an owner/operator and who do you believe when you ask? The unions, which claim to be fighting for the livelihoods, the very existence of downtrodden truckers? …

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    Quebec’s guide

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Carroll McCormick

    MONTREAL, Que. – The phrase “contract guidelines” has a nice ring to it, but the plan by ComCar and the Ontario Trucking Association to introduce them in Ontario hasn’t a prayer of succeeding. At leas…

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    Report suggests options to improve emissions

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by John Curran

    TORONTO, Ont. – The need for better driver training and an industry code of conduct to drive in a fuel-efficient way topped the list of recommendations by the Transportation Table on Climate Change.Th…

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    Not in your backyard

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Ron Stang

    LEAMINGTON, Ont. – When James Ferrans moved from Sudbury to this southwestern Ontario town, the right to park his truck at home played a key role in his choice of homes.”I was told, yes, I could bring…

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    Mark Dalton: Owner/operator – Off-loaded, Part 4

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

    The story so far:Mark Dalton picks up a load of electronic equipment from a struggling trade show in Saskatoon, en-route to Vancouver. That was where show managers hoped to pick up their numbers. He m…

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    People before profits

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    MT: Your revenues for 1999 will be about $80 million, which represents a 33 per cent growth over the last five years. Particularly impressive has been your company’s ability to fuel that growth with …

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    Picking the Best — How It’s Done

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Canada’s 50 Best Managed Private Companies Award is offered by Motortruck sister publication the Financial Post and is sponsored by Arthur Andersen, CIBC, PeopleSoft Canada, and the National Post. Pic…

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    take heart

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Lou Smyrlis

    The highest diesel prices since the Gulf War are pummeling the industry’s thin profit margins and have made for an inauspicious start to the new milennium. But take heart. The worst may be over.Diesel…

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    We Beg to Differ

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Fred Nix

    New technologies such as weigh-in motion detectors and transponders have the potential to make border crossing a much less time-consuming and paper-intensive experience for Canadian carriers. But as t…

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    BF Goodrich goes the distance with new light truck tire

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    The newest addition to BF Goodrich’s light-truck tire lineup is the Commercial T/A, an all-season traction tire aimed at the Class 1-5 market.The new truck tire comes with a 50,000-mile limited treadl…