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    Tories fail to kill tolls at 200 days Nova Scotia names new minister

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    FREDERICTON, N.B. – When Bernard Lord and the New Brunswick Tories swept to power earlier this year, they promised 200 days of change that would see tolls removed from the controversial Fredericton-to…

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    Experience is wasted

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Dear Editor, Over the past 46 years as a professional driver, I have driven more than 3 million accident-free miles, and the only regret I have is that there are no means to pass on to new drivers the…

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    Dropped trailers eat up space at truck stops

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Dear Editor,Re: parking issues at truck stops.How come no one ever says anything about all the dropped trailers at the truck stops? I have seen several. I even refuse to fill up my truck at such a sit…

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    Volvo set to build truck of future for U. S. Army

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Volvo Trucks North America will team with Lockheed Martin Control Systems and Radian Inc. to build a truck of the future for the U.S. Army.The Class 8 tractor will be powered by a h…

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    Truck focus continues

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. – Canadian National president Paul Tellier is continuing his public focus on revenue lost to the trucking industry, looking for his industry to be more competitive, and asking for tax b…

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    Trucking industry could work with the railways: Bradley

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by David Bradley

    The next few months will be pivotal in terms of determining whether the phony war between Canada’s railways and the trucking industry is finally over. For many, we have been down this road before. But…

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    New road rules proposed for Quebec

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Julia Kuzeljevich

    MONTREAL, Que. – Quebec is eyeing a series of road safety initiatives that could do everything from allowing right turns at red light to re-introducing photo radar.These are among five issues in the p…

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    Manitoba now allowing longer Rocky Mountains

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Manitoba has followed the lead set by its fellow Prairie jurisdictions and has extended the maximum length for Rocky Mountain Doubles – long combination vehicles (LCVs) with a shorter…

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    Some fleets in need of an attitude adjustment: panel

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by John Curran

    TORONTO, Ont. – A panel of experts on driver recruitment and retention told Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) convention delegates that the way to escape the driver shortage is to start treating driv…

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    Shipments rise yet again

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Manufacturers’ shipments increased 0.8 per cent in September to $42.4 billion, according to the latest Statistics Canada numbers. September’s increase, while more modest than the 3.5 pe…

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    Canada’s GDP growing, slowing

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – The country’s economy advanced for the 14th consecutive month in September, growing by 0.2 per cent, according to Statistics Canada. And transportation was one of the sectors leading th…

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    Exports down, imports still up

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Transborder trade, responsible for more than 40 per cent of carrier revenues, offered a mixed bag in September.Exports fell by 3.2 per cent, offsetting much of the robust gain recorded …

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    Quebec forums continue

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Carroll McCormick

    MONTREAL, Que. – What does it cost to be an owner/operator and who do you believe when you ask? The unions, which claim to be fighting for the livelihoods, the very existence of downtrodden truckers? …

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    Quebec’s guide

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Carroll McCormick

    MONTREAL, Que. – The phrase “contract guidelines” has a nice ring to it, but the plan by ComCar and the Ontario Trucking Association to introduce them in Ontario hasn’t a prayer of succeeding. At leas…

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    Report suggests options to improve emissions

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by John Curran

    TORONTO, Ont. – The need for better driver training and an industry code of conduct to drive in a fuel-efficient way topped the list of recommendations by the Transportation Table on Climate Change.Th…