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    ‘Sharpen your (pushrod) pencils’

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

    ST. CATHARINES, Ont. – An internal Ontario Ministry of Transportation bulletin obtained by Truck News indicates that some of the province’s inspectors may not have been as accurate as they needed to b…

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    P.E.I. trucker won’t be charged in Quebec crash

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    QUEBEC CITY, Que. – A P.E.I. trucker will not be charged for a summer crash that involved 16 vehicles and killed four people on Autoroute 20 at Saint-Michel de Bellechasse, but the province’s coroner’…

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    Hot stuff (February 01, 2000)

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Members of the Bytown Fire Brigade are readying to take their show on the road. They will they spend this summer rolling coast-to-coast to celebrate the new millennium.The group will pr…

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    Vast majority pass on first try at test

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – With the first wave of equipment now tested, shops are finding that truck engines built throughout the ’90s are easily passing annual Drive Clean inspections. And those we contacted ar…

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    Tractor and trailer stolen

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Crime Stoppers needs your help in solving the following crime:Some time after 6 p.m. on Dec. 31, 1999, a tractor and trailer was stolen from a Barrie, Ont. truck yard. Police responding to a fire call…

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    The big stick

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Pat Rediger

    REGINA, Sask. – Saskatchewan traffic safety officers may be speaking softly in the future, but they’ll also be carrying a big stick. The provincial government recently gave in to officers’ demands to …

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    Truckers of a different color

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Harry Rudolfs

    After I was assigned to study racism in the trucking industry, I spent a few hours listening to Channel 19. My ears perked for any racist inference. The first session left me wondering where the racis…

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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…