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    New committee to address Quebec driver shortage

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. – A government committee involving several ministries is expected to meet for the first time in February to address what’s seen as an increasing shortage of truck drivers in the provinc…

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    Forum to conclude meetings this month

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Carroll McCormick

    MONTREAL, Que. – Everyone has had their say. The next step is to see what the Quebec government will do with a report on the future of the province’s trucking industry, drafted by a forum that was bor…

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    Quebec’s diploma-granting schools focus on quality

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Carroll McCormick

    MONTREAL, Que. – The Mack spins in the mud and slides toward a ditch. After a word with his partner, the young driver jumps from his perch, cranks down the landing gear and releases the kingpin. He sw…

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    Grace gone

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

    MARKHAM, Ont. – It coughed and sputtered out of the starting gate, but Ontario’s Drive Clean emissions program is now a fact of life for heavy trucks that are at least three years old.A transition per…

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    Slower but sure

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Julia Kuzeljevich

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – Trucks making the run to Vancouver Island from B.C.’s Lower Mainland will again be departing from Horseshoe Bay now that BC Ferries has decided to return C-Class conventional ferry s…

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    Hours-of-service concept is deeply flawed

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Dave Holleman

    Ever since the inception of formal Hours-of-Service regulations, there has been much controversy and debate surrounding them, and considerable discussion about how these regulations are insufficient a…

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    It’s time for shippers to work as partners

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by David Bradley

    Ed: No other lobbyist in the trucking industry has David Bradley’s profile. Love him or hate him, he never leaves any question about the stance of the associations he represents. Seldom is a major nat…

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    Looking overhead

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by John Curran

    It’s a natural step to believe that you’ll make more money by spending more time behind the wheel. That’s true when you consider gross profits that come from payments based on a mileage or a percentag…

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    ‘Sharpen your (pushrod) pencils’

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

    ST. CATHARINES, Ont. – An internal Ontario Ministry of Transportation bulletin obtained by Truck News indicates that some of the province’s inspectors may not have been as accurate as they needed to b…

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    P.E.I. trucker won’t be charged in Quebec crash

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    QUEBEC CITY, Que. – A P.E.I. trucker will not be charged for a summer crash that involved 16 vehicles and killed four people on Autoroute 20 at Saint-Michel de Bellechasse, but the province’s coroner’…

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    Hot stuff (February 01, 2000)

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Members of the Bytown Fire Brigade are readying to take their show on the road. They will they spend this summer rolling coast-to-coast to celebrate the new millennium.The group will pr…

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    Vast majority pass on first try at test

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – With the first wave of equipment now tested, shops are finding that truck engines built throughout the ’90s are easily passing annual Drive Clean inspections. And those we contacted ar…

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    Tractor and trailer stolen

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Crime Stoppers needs your help in solving the following crime:Some time after 6 p.m. on Dec. 31, 1999, a tractor and trailer was stolen from a Barrie, Ont. truck yard. Police responding to a fire call…

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    The big stick

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Pat Rediger

    REGINA, Sask. – Saskatchewan traffic safety officers may be speaking softly in the future, but they’ll also be carrying a big stick. The provincial government recently gave in to officers’ demands to …

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    Truckers of a different color

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Harry Rudolfs

    After I was assigned to study racism in the trucking industry, I spent a few hours listening to Channel 19. My ears perked for any racist inference. The first session left me wondering where the racis…