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    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

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    Quebec loggers win deals after shutdowns

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Carroll McCormick

    LAC ST-JEAN, Que. – As protests over fuel costs began to emerge in eastern Canada, it was Quebec’s logging trucks that saw the first signs of relief from the price of the liquid gold.It began early in…

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    Customs to carriers: Take a number

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

    OTTAWA, Ont. – While the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency wanted to phase out most 2ITN carrier codes from the Pre-Arrival Review System (PARS) by June 30, it’s likely that the date will be pushed ba…

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    Province awaits word on tolls

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    FREDERICTON, N.B. – A decision on whether to remove the tolls from a four-lane highway linking Fredericton and Moncton is close, but not final. New Brunswick’s Premier Bernard Lord told the provincial…

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    Ontario considers tolls

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Ontario’s Transportation Ministry is considering more toll roads, like Hwy. 407 north of Toronto, and perhaps a toll expressway running parallel to the Queen Elizabeth Way that run…

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    Province strikes deal with truckers

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. – Transport Minister Guy Chevrette said Feb. 11 that the Transport Ministry would help out by raising the rates it pays drivers working for the ministry, retroactive to Jan. 1 of this y…

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    Threat of user fee returns with proposed U.S. budget

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Plans for a new user fee to help update U.S. Customs’ crash-prone computer system have once again found their way into a proposed U.S. federal budget.The idea – thought by the Canad…

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    Failing trucker questions Drive Clean testing

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Peter Gerjol is a trucker who has beaten the odds. But the owner/operator doesn’t feel that lucky.While about 93 per cent of trucks are passing Ontario’s Drive Clean emissions tests on…

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    Dhillon should practice what he preaches

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Dear Editor,I was totally amazed at your article on racism in the trucking industry (TN – February 1999).Rampal Dhillon went on to say that Sikh drivers do not spend as much time in truck stops or wat…

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    New committee to address Quebec driver shortage

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. – A government committee involving several ministries is expected to meet for the first time in February to address what’s seen as an increasing shortage of truck drivers in the provinc…

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    Forum to conclude meetings this month

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Carroll McCormick

    MONTREAL, Que. – Everyone has had their say. The next step is to see what the Quebec government will do with a report on the future of the province’s trucking industry, drafted by a forum that was bor…

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    Quebec’s diploma-granting schools focus on quality

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Carroll McCormick

    MONTREAL, Que. – The Mack spins in the mud and slides toward a ditch. After a word with his partner, the young driver jumps from his perch, cranks down the landing gear and releases the kingpin. He sw…

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    Grace gone

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

    MARKHAM, Ont. – It coughed and sputtered out of the starting gate, but Ontario’s Drive Clean emissions program is now a fact of life for heavy trucks that are at least three years old.A transition per…

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    Slower but sure

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Julia Kuzeljevich

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – Trucks making the run to Vancouver Island from B.C.’s Lower Mainland will again be departing from Horseshoe Bay now that BC Ferries has decided to return C-Class conventional ferry s…

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    Hours-of-service concept is deeply flawed

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Dave Holleman

    Ever since the inception of formal Hours-of-Service regulations, there has been much controversy and debate surrounding them, and considerable discussion about how these regulations are insufficient a…