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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…

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    Truckers issue ultimatum: raise rates or suffer crisis

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Ottawa, Ont. — Canada’s largest trucking associations are calling for shippers to pay higher rates or suffer the consequences, such as the shutdowns that hit Quebec last fall.Rack prices for diesel s…

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    Improve or shelve any unpopular CTHRC products

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    In response to George Lloyd’s letter (Mailbag, November/December issue) accusing me of beating up on the CTHRC on a regular basis, let’s get the facts clear. I have never “beat up” the CTHRC. I have o…

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    Pay by the Hour

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Lou Smyrlis

    Is mileage pay, the economic pillar so much of the trucking industry is built upon, showing signs of crumbling? The industry’s desperate need to attract more people to sit behind the wheel, drivers’ m…

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    CRISIS IN THE MAKING

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

    Those who build the heavy trucks on which this industry runs have enjoyed a booming market in recent years. Canada’s Class 8 truck business has grown from 21,394 trucks in 1996 to 27,205 in 1997, 29,1…

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    New ferry service set to run the Rock

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by John Curran

    ARGENTIA, Nfld. – Plans are in the works for a new ferry to start plying the waters from Portland, Me. to Argentia, Nfld., but don’t expect to make the trip anytime soon. That’s because it will initia…

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    ‘It’s difficult to suck and blow at the same time’

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

    TORONTO, Ont. – Canadians for Responsible and Safe Highways is in danger of losing its largest financial backer, as CN chief Paul Tellier asks the trucking industry to join railways in transportation-…