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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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    Freightliner recall

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Almost 3,000 Freightliner tractors have been recalled by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration after it was determined that leaky hubcap vents could result in whee…

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    Optimistic forecasts for early 2000

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Statistics Canada’s short-term economic forecast for the national economy is on the optimistic side, with slightly higher economic growth and international trade, a key component of car…

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    Legalities aren’t your only worry at the border

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Daniel Joyce

    I often write about the legalities and practicalities of entering the U.S. And by legality, I mean the laws, rules and regulations governing the situation. But practicalities are more elusive, and may…

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    Sunbury has flat-rate program

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    FREDERICTON, N.B. – In an attempt to entice new drivers to its fold, Sunbury Transport Ltd. has introduced a one mile-one rate program.The program pays drivers the same rate regardless of whether they…

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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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    TAC elects board

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    The Transportation Association of Canada has elected its 1999-2000 board of directors. Ed Stelmach, Alberta’s minister of infrastructure, has been appointed chairman of the board. Blair Redline, presi…

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    Nova Scotia names new

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    HALIFAX, N.S. – Following Premier John Hamm’s recent cabinet shuffle, there is a new minister holding the Transportation and Public Works portfolio in Nova Scotia.Ron Russell becomes the new transport…

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    Nova Scotia tendering under review

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    HALIFAX, N.S. – An overall review of Nova Scotia’s government programs is raising questions about whether roadwork should be divvied up under a so-called 80-20 rule or thrown open to tenders.The decad…

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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…

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    Shippers cool to idea of CN-IC merger

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – December’s announcement by Canadian National and Burlington Northern Sante Fe of their proposed merger gave shipper groups on both sides of the issue something to stew over heading into…

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    Hot load moves by air instead of truck

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

    SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. – The federal government has bypassed threats of protests and roadblocks around a shipment of nuclear fuel by keeping off the highway … and flying it overhead.The mixed oxide …

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    CRASH dodges censure

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

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Canadians for Responsible and Safe Highways (CRASH), has survived a bid to censure its involvement in the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA) – the group that hel…

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    BC Rail off track, say truckers

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Julia Kuzeljevich

    PORT COQUITLAM, B.C. – The British Columbia Trucking Association has gone on the offensive against BC Rail, accusing the railway of undercutting the rates charged by for-hire truckers.”In a free marke…

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    ECL, Yanke on top 50 list

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. -The Financial Post’s annual hunt for Canada’s 50 best-managed private companies is over and two Prairies-based carriers – Calgary’s ECL Group of Companies and Saskatoon’s Yanke Group – …