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  • Feature Transportation

    The price you pay

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Lou Smyrlis

    OTTAWA, Ont. – How much are you willing to sacrifice for financial security?A lot, it seems, if you’re the typical company driver employed by a for-hire carrier in this country. The results of a recen…

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    Liberals want to spend $7.5 billion on roads

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – While the Liberal-dominated finance committee is calling on the federal government to slash taxes by $46 billion between now and 2004, it also suggests that it’s time to re-invest in Ca…

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    International enjoys record operating income

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    CHICAGO, Ill. – Navistar International Corp. reports its net income for the fourth quarter and full fiscal year were the second highest in company history, while operating income for the year set a ne…

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    Meyers honored for OTA service

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Meyers Transport president Evan Meyers has been honored by his peers with Ontario’s Trailmobile Service to Industry Award for his contribution to the trucking industry.Meyers, who chai…

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    Centennial offers a new tech program

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Centennial College’s School of Transportation has unveiled a new pre-certificate for the truck and coach technician program.The theory-based course prepares uncertified tradespeople to…

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    Two truckers hurt by thrown wheel

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    GANANOQUE, Ont. – Ontario Provincial Police are looking for the driver of the westbound truck that threw a wheel on Hwy. 401, initiating a head-on collision between two other rigs.”Somebody would have…

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    Trucks boast strong safety record in Ontario

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association is again calling for the better training of car drivers, with the release of the province’s annual report on road safety showing that car drivers are m…

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    Plan to be safe

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Ray Mercuri

    I don’t know of any professional driver who actually goes to work planning to be unsafe. And most fleets try to do a good job in the arena of safety.According to a recent American Trucking Association…

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    Tests shedding light on ABS warning systems

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Tom Berg

    This winter’s road testing of as many as 100 combination vehicles with the sometimes-controversial PLC4Trucks integrated circuit chip should help establish the reliability of the device, which is supp…

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    New CVOR system is a cut above the past

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    I have to hand it to the trucking industry and the Ontario Ministry of Transportation for developing the new and improved CVOR (Commercial Vehicle Operating Record) and its associated carrier abstract…

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    Winnipeg set to allow RTAC equipment weights

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    WINNIPEG, Man. – The city elders here have finally approved intra-city movements of RTAC equipment, so all that stands between one set of weight thresholds across all of Manitoba is for the new bylaw …

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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…