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    Clean up the truck stops

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Dear Editor,I wish to inform you of a problem we have found on the roads. My husband drives truck for a living, and we live in the condo-on-the-road. My complaint is about showers and rooms not cleane…

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    Enman couldn’t have run the miles

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    In your January 2000 issue, you have an article about Barry Enman, the Ontario Driver of the Year. Does anyone do their homework or math? In 27 years and 6.4 million miles, this means from the day he …

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    Freightliner announces product plans

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Freightliner is working on everything from a heavy-duty refuse truck, to a new entertainment/communication system and a Class 3/4 truck, president Jim Hebe has announced.In a briefing…

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    Advance Engineering dealer for Kalyn

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    CONCORD, Ont. – Gary Wasny, vice president of Canadian Dealer Sales for Kalyn Siebert Canada, has announced that Advance Engineering Products Ltd. in Concord, Ont. will be the dealer for the company’s…

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    Vehicle Recalls

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Transport Canada has announced the following vehicle recalls:1999 Volvo WX – (dual steer heavy-duty Class 8 vehicles) These vehicles do not comply with C.M.V.S.S. 121 – Air Brake Systems. The front st…

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    Truth will take you across the Canada-U.S. border

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Daniel Joyce

    Last month, I described how the INS can find a way to deny you entry to the U.S. even when the law is technically on your side. This is because the INS has broad discretion to make subjective decision…

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    N.S. government playing with fire

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Dear Editor,As a person involved in dealing with rates with customers, I think our present government of Nova Scotia is playing with fire by not paying the fuel surcharge requested by the Truckers Ass…

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    How do you get the right stuff

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Dear Editor,I read your column in the December 1999 Truck News regarding the shortage or truckers in the trucking industry. I hope companies read your message because the industry has me totally frust…

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    Nissan Diesel expecting aid

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    TOKYO, Japan – Troubled Nissan Diesel Motor Co. can expect some debt relief in the near future, one of its main creditor banks reports.We are moving toward an agreement soon,” an Industrial Bank of Ja…

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    Meritor is approaching its vision: Yost

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    TROY, Mich. – Meritor is on its way to fulfilling its vision, chairman and chief executive officer Larry Yost proclaimed at the company’s recent annual shareowners’ meeting.”We’re well on our way to a…

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    EC extends its review of Scania sale

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    BRUSSELS, Belgium – The European Commission has extended its review of Volvo AB’s takeover of Scania AB, claiming that the truck makers have withheld information.European Competition Commissioner Mari…

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    Detroit Diesel braces for a slowing market

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    DETROIT, Mich. – Detroit Diesel is projecting that truck production will drop 10 to 15 per cent this year, and the company is already preparing for a drop in the first quarter.But despite that news, t…

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    Record 1999 for Wabash National

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Wabash National has announced record results for 1999.Net sales for the fourth quarter hit $358 million, marking a 10 per cent increase over the $326.8 million for the same period la…

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    HOSED!

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

    MATTAWA, Ont. – Gyslain LeMelin is staring at a harsh economic reality.Fuel prices have taken such a dramatic jump in recent weeks that he actually loses money whenever he takes a load. And while his …

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    Fuel for the fire

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by John G. Smith and Frank Condron

    OSHAWA, Ont. – What mighty things can grow from gripes aired in a coffee shop.Thousands of the province’s truckers have answered the National Truckers Association’s call to shut down rigs, and still o…