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    Powerful Solutions

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Frank Condron

    Anyone who has ever glanced at a schematic diagram for a truck can understand why there are people called electricians. Luckily, it’s easier to find a problem with an electrical system than it is to b…

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    Alberta inspectors trained in defence

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    EDMONTON, Alta. – Inspectors employed by Alberta infrastructure recently completed the same self-defence training course given to police officers. In addition, they have also been issued with bullet-p…

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    Exxon Mobil declares dividend

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    IRVING, Texas – Exxon Mobil has declared a cash dividend of US 44 cents per share on common stock, payable on March 10 to shareholders of record as of Feb. 11. Exxon and Mobil’s merger was effective N…

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    Millennium suite gets upgrade

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    GREENVILLE, S.C. – Michelin North America has upgraded two modules of its Millennium Suite tire business management software.BIB NET, the Internet-supported dealer network, offers information about or…

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    Cut through the smoke

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Bob Brady

    Although white smoke can billow from an exhaust stack in warm weather, the problem is more prevalent when you start a cold engine in sub-zero weather. Look around the truck stop this morning. The plum…

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    International takes the hassle out of spec’ing a new truck

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Finding the right truck for the job is a time-consuming task. International wants to change that with the launch of its truck locator, an electronic database which gives truckers the power to scan the…

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    What Next?

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Lou Smyrlis

    Years from now, when the hair-raising sound of truck air horns blasting Parliament Hill and the sight of owner/operators massing in parking lots to shout their frustrations are distant memories, this …

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    Ontario taxing safety: OTA

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) recently unveiled a new study showing that the province of Ontario levies a higher sales tax load on its trucking industry than any neighbouring …

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    Manitoba to join the IRP

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Starting March 1, 2001, Manitoba will participate in the International Registration Plan (IRP), giving truck and bus operators streamlined vehicle registrations.”Manitoba’s strong gro…

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    Writer worried about training (March 01, 2000)

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Dear Editor,I am writing to express my concerns about truck training schools that do and don’t provide quality training. I have recently obtained my AZ drivers’ license through a truck driving school….

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    ICBC extends review of service shops

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Julia Kuzeljevich

    KELOWNA, B.C. – Dale Bieseck, who owns Interior Truck and Trailer Service, says he feels he’s being held responsible for the irresponsible.Bieseck has been licensed to perform inspections since March …

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    Pay rates less than in 1986

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Dear Editor,Recently, I decided to back on the road as a professional driver again after being off the road for over 10 years. I discovered that company drivers are not getting as much as I paid my dr…

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    Protests banned

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Julia Kuzeljevich

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – Owner/operators working at the Port of Vancouver may have lost their ability to shut down or picket the facility, meaning a possible end to some of the labor strife that has plagued …

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    Dana approves stock re-purchase

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    TOLEDO, Ohio – Dana Corp.’s board of directors has approved an additional stock buy-back plan that will allow the company to purchase an additional $250 million (all figures in U.S. dollars) of its co…

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    In Brief

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Transforce to acquire TSTSAINT-LAURENT, Que. – TransForce has announced that it will acquire TST Solutions, one of the largest carriers based in Ontario.The closing date is expected in March.The trans…