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  • Feature Transportation

    There is hope for lower prices … eventually

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

    TORONTO, Ont. – The good news is that factors driving up the price of diesel are expected to ease. Thank everything from promises of warmer weather in the northeastern U.S., to indications that countr…

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    Burn less, save more

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

    With fuel prices as high as they are today, any business-conscious owner/operator should have a burning desire to, well, burn less fuel. Luckily, there are steps that you can take to reduce the amount…

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    Costs count

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – While rates remain the top concern for Canada’s shippers, a recent survey finds that the majority of them have not swallowed a price increase in the past year.This, among other findings…

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    Counting the hours

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Lou Smyrlis

    Your wallet is a few bills short of a decent paycheque because your carrier’s bottom line, despite the booming economy, remains a few bills short of robust. And that’s the case because the shippers fo…

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    APTA moves 2000 maintenance seminar

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    DIEPPE, N.B. – The Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association has moved its 2000 Fleet Maintenance Seminar to the Delta Brunswick Hotel in Saint John, N.B., citing booking problems at the Sheraton Hotel …

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    Problem-plagued

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Carroll McCormick

    MONTREAL, Que. – Ninety-six percent of surveyed truckers are dissatisfied with their work, according to results found in a report on the Forum on General Trucking, obtained by Truck News. The report a…

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    Absolute victory

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

    TORONTO, Ont. – A recent Ontario Court of Appeal ruling could become an absolute nightmare for the province’s so-called lost wheel legislation.With Ryder Truck Rental Canada’s victory in the case, enf…

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    CTA postpones strategy meeting

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance has canceled plans for a special strategy meeting looking at the state of the trucking industry, and will, instead, address the issue during an extended a…

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    class 5

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    ManufacturerFordFreightlinerGeneral MotorsNavistar Int.Hino…

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    a proud history

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Canadian carriers bought 30,984 Class 8 trucks last year, marking the third straight record-breaking year. In fact, sales could have hit the 35,000 mark had they not been held back by limited plant ca…

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    Pointing fingers

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by John G. Smith and Julia Kuzeljevich

    TORONTO, Ont. – By its very name, the Ontario Gas Prices Review Task Force wasn’t formed to look at the price of diesel. But a sharp increase in those prices in January and February forced the fuel to…

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    class 8

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    ManufacturerFordFreightlinerKenworthMackNavistar Int.Peterbilt…

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    Minister denies bias in ferry tender

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    ST. JOHN’S, Nfld. – Newfoundland Works and Transportation Minister Rick Woodford is denying allegations that the tendering process used to award the St. Barbe-Blanc Sablon ferry service was biased.One…

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    ATA appoints Al Smythe as its general manager

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    EDMONTON, Alta. – Al Smythe is the new general manager of the Alberta Trucking Association. He assumed the post officially on Jan. 13.Smythe has served the ATA for the past three years as director, re…

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    B.C. to test Rocky Mountain doubles

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – After years of negotiations, the ICBC has finally agreed to allow limited movement of Rocky Mountain double truck combinations not exceeding 31 metres along the 40-km stretch of Hwy….