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    Alberta fatigue pilot to start by April

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    CALGARY, Alta. – The Alberta Trucking Industry Safety Association (ATISA) says its fatigue management pilot project is almost ready to begin, looking for a way to manage driver fatigue beyond traditio…

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    The lucky drove during the hungry ’30s

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    CALGARY, Alta. – Today many truckers complain the rates are too low, but Lyle Lebbert can remember driving during the Great Depression when people drove truck for free.”It went with the times, everybo…

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    Working real horsepower

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    GUELPH, Ont. – Ron Guest knows the true meaning of horsepower.His name was Jim. And throughout the late 1930s, Guest’s horse and partner accompanied him on rounds as they delivered milk for the Credit…

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    Training choices on line with many programs

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Training Alternatives has launched an E-commerce site that takes its Flex School on line, bringing training for the transportation industry to the world of the Web.Courses include an i…

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    Some predictions for a millennial year

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Daniel Joyce

    Certain topics have dominated this space over the past few years, and I’d like to engage in some wishful thinking as we turn the calendar to the year 2000.Cabotage: A more liberal viewBut over the pas…

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    Trial and tribulation at a modern keyboard

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Leo Vinette

    So who was the Einstein who invented this marvelous piece of technology called the computer? This “tech-no” piece of machinery that makes our lives easier. This space-age wizard of wonderment. This, t…

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    Cancom to bring Qualcomm north

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – CancomTracking Solutions will bring Qualcomm’s MVPc system into Canada in the first half of the year, giving fleets a computer and communications system that’s easily customized.Qu…

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    GE Capital enjoys E-commerce rush

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – In just five months since its initial launch, GE Capital Fleet Services’ web ordering application, located at gefleet.com, now averages more than $3 million a day in online vehicl…

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    IRP restricts third-party plating

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – The International Registration Plan’s (IRP) Dispute Resolution Committee has decided it will no longer allow fleets to base plate their equipment in a third-part licensing outfit’s s…

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    Teachers get top marks

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Dear Editor, I passed my Class A road test and graduated from Transport Safety and Compliance Systems at their Belleville location.You may remember my letter that you printed in the November issue abo…

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    Letters wanted

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Truck News always welcomes letters to the editor.Feel free to send them by fax to 416-442-2092, E-mail jsmith@corporate.southam.ca, or surf to our Web site at www. trucknews.com.By regular mail, submi…

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    Don’t look overseas for truckers

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Dear Editor,Hurray to the HRDC for recognizing that the shortage of drivers in Canada is an industry problem that must be solved within the industry. With all due respect to Andrew Rowland, and I am s…

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    Drug tests will tighten to catch cheaters

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. is looking to strengthen its drug and alcohol testing program to crack down on those who try to cheat the system.Specifically, the DOT is proposing that laboratories test a…

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    It’s time to pressure shippers, and tell them to look for another carrier

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Dear Editor, Re: word of the driver shortage and push to find new recruits.Truck manufacturers are building the safest, most comfortable trucks ever, and we can’t supply even the most important safety…

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    Keep up your good fight

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Dear Editor,I have been involved in the trucking industry for 20 years, the last 10 as a driver trainer.I wanted to let you know that I think you’re right on the money with your column on the driver s…