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    Help O/Os survive

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Dear Editor,I am writing about an age-old but growing problem – unscrupulous companies that routinely steal from their owner/operators. Governments don’t seem to want to protect the hard-working O/Os….

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    Crime stoppers (January 01, 2000)

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) has fed $25,000 to Crime Stoppers as part of a new three-pronged strategy to help combat cargo theft in the province.”The rise of equipment and c…

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    Truckers aren’t heard in Oakville

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Dear Editor, Re: Oakville, Ont. residents who are protesting the lack of enforcement of truck bans on Trafalgar Road.I was born and raised in this town, and as far back as I can remember, Trafalgar Ro…

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    Orion deal bolsters Western Star stock

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Western Star Truck Holdings Ltd. saw its shares rise $1.50 to $26 in one day, with more than 12,000 shares changing hands. The fuel for the run on stock came from word that Orion B…

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    Risk takers

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    MT: You will post revenues of about $80 million for 1999, an impressive 10-fold increase since abandoning your dry bulk hauling roots 12 years ago. Risk taking appears to be an important part of your …

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    Wrapping it up

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

    OTTAWA, Ont. – It will be almost another year before North America has a common set of guidelines to tie down and secure loads on trailers, wrapping up a five-year process.”November 2000 is the revise…

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    Built like a Mack Truck

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    ALLENTOWN, Pa. – Few truck makers have enjoyed Mack Trucks’ impact on popular culture. After all, “built like a Mack Truck” is synonymous for all things tough – inside or outside the trucking industry…

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    Confederation tolls to rise

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    CHARLOTTETOWN, Ont. – As of Jan. 1, straight trucks will pay an additional 75 cents to cross the Confederation Bridge to Prince Edward Island, while each trailer in a combination will cost an extra do…

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    Province to restrict equipment for road tests

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Ontario will soon restrict the equipment that can be used in road tests, Ontario Transportation Minister David Turnbull has told the Ontario Trucking Association. And the province will…

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    Couriers join forces with OTA

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Courier Association will join forces with both the Ontario Trucking Association and Canadian Trucking Alliance on Jan. 1, with alliances that will involve the sharing of m…

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    In harmony with the highway

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    BRIGHTON, Ont. – Bettina Schwarze may carry the badge of an OPP constable, but truckers along the Hwy. 401 corridor in Eastern Ontario know her by her CB handle of Goldielocks.With a Class A licence i…

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    Trailer promotes the gift of life

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    KITCHENER, Ont. – Tony Hopp was counting the days until his wife Janice received the liver transplant she needed to save her life.All 982 days.”I was really frustrated,” the Kitchener, Ont. trucker ad…

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    Saskatchewan takes steps towards harmonization

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by John Curran

    REGINA, Sask. – Saskatchewan’s transportation policy division has introduced several changes to its weights and dimensions regulations, making a major move towards harmonization in the eyes of the ind…

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    Alberta to face steeper WCB rates

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    EDMONTON, Alta. – After several annual reductions in a row, Alberta’s trucking industry will face a hike in Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) rates in 2000.”We’ve been indicating to the industry not t…

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    50-year journey nears its end

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    REXDALE, Ont. – Paul Clancy is about to take a break after 50 years at the wheel – 40 of which he has spent as an owner/operator.He’s retiring from the world of High-Tech Express. And he’s retiring fr…