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    Shipments resume upward trend

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Manufacturers’ shipments were up again in November after a brief downward trend in October, according to data from Statistics Canada.Shipments increased 1.8 per cent to $42.6 billion du…

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    Ontario launches its fourth joint enforcement campaign

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

    NORTH BAY, Ont. – Police and Transportation Ministry officers in Northern Ontario have launched their fourth-annual joint inspection campaign, meaning a focused inspection blitz in the region over the…

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    I originated Leamington challenge

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Dear Editor, I am responding to the article “Not in your backyard” (TN-January 1999), which deals with the truck parking problem.I am concerned because this is a very sensitive issue with me. Because …

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    Kenworth plant earns safety award

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    BELLEVUE, Wash. – A safety program that reduced overall injuries at Kenworth’s Renton plant by nearly half during the past year earned the truck manufacturer the Association of Washington Business’s (…

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    Cummins, Wartsila end venture

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. -Cummins Engine has agreed with Wartsila NSD of Finland to divide the operations and assets of their European joint venture, Cummins Wartsila.The joint venture, created in 1995, was set…

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    Meritor reports continued growth

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    TROY, Mich. — Meritor Automotive has reported double-digit earnings growth for its ninth consecutive quarter.Meritor sales for the fiscal quarter ending Dec. 31, 1999 hit $1.1 billion with a net inco…

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    People (February 01, 2000)

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Grant Brothers Sales’ traditional division has announced the appointment of Brad Chesney as district manager for Northern Alberta, based in the Edmonton area.The Snap-on/Sun Equipment Division has an…

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    Rookie drivers need more skills

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Dear Editor,As a professional driver for 10 years, I am amazed at the new drivers who do not know how to back up, slide wheels, or fix the easiest things on their trucks.Maybe it is time for some of u…

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    Michelin retreads coming to Canada

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

    MONTREAL, Que. – Michelin Retread Technologies’ first Canadian franchise will officially be open for business in March, once full production begins at Robert Bernard TRM Ltd. of St-Paul d’Abbotsford, …

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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…