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    Fight the gators

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

    Next to fuel, tires represent the highest operating expense for an owner/operator. A set of 10 tires for an on-highway tractor can easily cost $3,000, so the shredded casings that line the shoulder of…

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    Tech treads

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

    The link between rubber and silicone may be closer than you think.Tire manufacturers have been struggling for several years to incorporate computer chips into their rubber – developing a new generatio…

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    Fuel for the ignition

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    There’s little doubt that many cold, blustery days lie ahead of us before leaves re-appear on the trees. And from the standpoint of fuel systems, it is imperative to ensure that all components are win…

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    Courier takes on Fedex name

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. – FedEx Ground (formerly RPS) has taken on the FedEx Corporation name, extending the FedEx brand to three of its subsidiaries.The FedEx Ground headquarters will serve as home base t…

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    Clear the air

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

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) report meant to show a link between diesel fumes and various health problems has once again been rejected by a panel of independent sci…

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    Be truthful in logbooks

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Raymond Mercuri

    A driver’s logbook can mean a lot of things to a lot of people. But if yours is best described as a great work of fiction, it’s time to reconsider the process.Once your logs are turned in and collecte…

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    Exports rebound in October

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Canadian export volumes recovered in October following their drop in September. Exports rose 1.2 per cent in October to $30.7 billion – that’s 7.9 per cent higher than in October last y…

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    Parts apprenticeship launched

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Centennial College will launch the Motive Power Partsperson apprenticeship program, the first of its kind to be offered in Ontario. The program is designed to help meet the need for we…

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    Test # three for truck technicians

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    HERNDON, Va. – The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence has introduced the third in its series of certification tests for truck equipment technicians.May 2 is the launch date for the A…

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    Storm hits Atlantic

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – On Jan. 21, a fierce storm caused widespread flooding and damage to homes, vehicles and roadways in the Maritime provinces.Government officials are stil assess damages to busin…

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    Clearing up the language and introducing uniformity

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Blair Gough

    There are some significant (albeit technical) changes proposed for federal dangerous goods legislation that will soon have a significant impact on a segment of our industry.Known as the Clear Language…

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    Officer respects professionals

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Dear Editor,As a CVSA (Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance)-certified police officer serving central Ontario, I have had many dealings with truckers over the past few years. Despite the outcome of the …

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    Not-at-faults shouldn’t be on CVORs

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Dear Editor,The next time you request a CVOR (Commercial Vehicle Operator Record) abstract in Ontario, take a close look at it. If you have had an accident and were not charged, it still shows on your…

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    Let’s close the licensing mills

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Dear Editor,To have new drivers with the knowledge they need for entry-level trucking , we need to get truck schools up to a certain criteria. Let’s get rid of all the $500-and-we’ll-get-you-an-A-lice…

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    New Products (February 01, 2000)

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    East offers crush-resistant floorsEast Manufacturing’s new crush-resistant floor package is available on its full line of platform trailers.The Concentrated Load Package (CLP) offers better support an…