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    Freightliner brings Mercedes power to heavy-duty trucks

    April 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Freightliner has unveiled a proprietary heavy-duty engine line in the MBE 4000, flexing the muscle of its parent that is Daimler Chrysler.The 12.8-litre in-line, six-cylinder Mercede…

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    Seeing the light

    April 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – It turns out that Marvin the Martian isn’t the only one who wanted to zap you with a laser. Both Mack Trucks and Detroit Diesel have unveiled systems that will send engine data betw…

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    OPP blitzes highways

    April 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    DOWNSVIEW, Ont. – The Ontario Provincial Police has launched an intense road safety blitz that will run in different regions throughout the province this year.Focus 2000 will concentrate on monitoring…

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    Truckers bear it across Canada

    April 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    BRAMPTON, Ont. – Tony Boone says he’s never had a better co-pilot. This guy sits quietly in the jump seat, doesn’t talk back, and simply watches the scenery pass by.That could be because he’s a stuffe…

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    Protest a success

    April 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Dear Editor,We would like to thank you for your coverage (especially due to short notice) of our fuel demonstration in North Bay, Ont. The demonstration was to create public awareness, and we did.The …

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    Special access

    April 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    HAMILTON, Ont. – As the commercial says, membership has its privileges.Petro Canada is showcasing the future of its PetroPass facilities in Hamilton, Ont. – just off the QEW at the Burlington Street e…

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    Toughest EPA hurdles still on the horizon: panel

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

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The latest model year of heavy-duty engines has met tightened emission standards without measurable drops in fuel economy. Manufacturers, however, are looking nervously to October 2…

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    Goin’ green

    April 1, 2000 12:00AM by Lou Smyrlis

    LOUISVILLE, Ky – International put what it considers the next critical step in cleaner diesel engines on display at the Mid-America Trucking Show, and it hinges on better fuel.International says it ca…

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    Engineers dash to clean up the dash

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

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Whether bolted into the cab or in the form of a hand-held computer, a record level of computing power is emerging in today’s trucks. And while more tools are on the horizon, enginee…

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    The Silent Partner wins TWNA award

    April 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Donald-son’s Silent Partner – a muffler designed specifically to silence the bark of engine brakes – has been awarded the 10th annual Truck Writers of North America’s Technical Achi…

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    Are you ready to team up with your mate?

    April 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    1. Are you compatible?This is the key question. You have to enjoy spending time together – a lot of time. And you have to both like driving- a lot of driving.There’s no use imagining that life on the …

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    Smith represented us well on the CBC

    April 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Dear Editor,I was recently listening to CBC Radio when I heard your interview with one of the radio hosts. I must compliment you on your concise and eloquent discussion on the crisis that the trucking…

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    Writer worried about training (April 01, 2000)

    April 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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    Born of Protest

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Lou Smyrlis

    In the span of a few tumultuous weeks, the National Truckers Association (NTA) went from an idea shouted out at an owner/operator protest to a legally registered organization in Ontario that could boa…

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    Quebec master contract won’t set minimum fees for O/Os

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Quebec will be creating a permanent roundtable on the province’s trucking industry and a master contract outlining issues that need to be addressed in deals between owner/operators and carriers.The ma…