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    Companies unveil new Web plans

    April 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Mid-America Trucking Show, usually dominated by the unveiling of new equipment, was used as the launching pad for several new or improved Web-based initiatives in what some indus…

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    Volvo/Scania deal nixed by EU

    April 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    ROME, Italy – The European Union has effectively halted any hopes Volvo had of merging with its Swedish rival, Scania.Last month, the European Commission rejected the proposed US $6.9-billion deal, cl…

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    Star, OOIDA deal

    April 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    KELOWNA, B.C. – Western Star Trucks and the Owner/Operator Independent Driver Association (OOIDA) have a new agreement that will give the group’s 48,000 members “substantial” discounts on a specifical…

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    Your lifelines

    April 1, 2000 12:00AM by George Smagala

    HAMILTON, Ont. – I first met Ross in the late ’70s, trucking the endless Montreal turns that were our lives along Hwy. 401. From his first words on the CB it was evident that he had a dry, yet keen se…

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    One-on-one with Jonn Faustino

    April 1, 2000 12:00AM by Frank Condron

    AJAX, Ont. – It was in the first week of February that about 50 angry owner/operators met in an Oshawa coffee shop to vent their frustration over rising fuel prices and dwindling incomes. But only thr…

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    B.C. to bail out provincial ferry

    April 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    VICTORIA, B.C. – British Columbia will sell three of its so-called “fast ferries” that have been plagued with mechanical problems and couldn’t carry trucks, as part of a financial bailout of the syste…

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    The right time for grease?

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

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A new Recommended Practice for using semi-fluid grease in wheel ends is now the rule presented by the Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Associations. But the maintenance …

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    Improved power sources needed for trucks: panel

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

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – As trucks are stuffed full of more electric and electronic gadgets, the trucking industry needs to consider new ways to supply power to equipment, according to a panel presenting at…

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    PARS forms need date, time info

    April 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Carriers using the Pre-Arrival Review System (PARS) will have to advise Canada Customs about the date and time goods will arrive at their location, in a change that will become effectiv…

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    van Belkom nominated

    April 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    BRAMPTON, Ont. – For the second year in a row, Brampton author Edo van Belkom is up against horror meister Stephen King for the Bram Stoker Award, the top prize for horror writing, presented by the Ho…

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    INS begins issuing five-year waivers

    April 1, 2000 12:00AM by Daniel Joyce

    In an unannounced and somewhat surprising move, the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) has begun issuing waivers with five-year validity dates, rather than the usual one-year term – an …

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    Daimler buys Mitsubishi stake

    April 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    TOKYO, Japan – Daimler Chrysler AG, one of the largest automakers in the world and owner of nameplates such as Freightliner and Sterling, has purchased approximately one third of Mitsubishi Motors. Th…

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    Transport Canada issues latest recalls

    April 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Several 1999 International models, selected Freightliner Century Class trucks and Peterbilt 387 brake pedals are among the latest vehicle recalls posted by Transport Canada.For Navistar…

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    Q: Do you think anything wasaccomplished by recent protests?

    April 1, 2000 12:00AM by Frank Condron

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Rising fuel prices have pushed the frustration level past the boiling point for many truckers in recent months, and that has caused some individuals to work out that frustration in…

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    No competition among petroleum companies

    April 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Dear Editor,As a small family-run trucking business, we will eventually be forced out of business due to high operating costs such as taxes, tolls, maintenance repairs and the ever-increasing cost of …