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    Test # three for truck technicians

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    HERNDON, Va. – The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence has introduced the third in its series of certification tests for truck equipment technicians.May 2 is the launch date for the A…

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    Storm hits Atlantic

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – On Jan. 21, a fierce storm caused widespread flooding and damage to homes, vehicles and roadways in the Maritime provinces.Government officials are stil assess damages to busin…

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    Clearing up the language and introducing uniformity

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Blair Gough

    There are some significant (albeit technical) changes proposed for federal dangerous goods legislation that will soon have a significant impact on a segment of our industry.Known as the Clear Language…

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    Officer respects professionals

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Dear Editor,As a CVSA (Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance)-certified police officer serving central Ontario, I have had many dealings with truckers over the past few years. Despite the outcome of the …

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    Not-at-faults shouldn’t be on CVORs

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Dear Editor,The next time you request a CVOR (Commercial Vehicle Operator Record) abstract in Ontario, take a close look at it. If you have had an accident and were not charged, it still shows on your…

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    Let’s close the licensing mills

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Dear Editor,To have new drivers with the knowledge they need for entry-level trucking , we need to get truck schools up to a certain criteria. Let’s get rid of all the $500-and-we’ll-get-you-an-A-lice…

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    New Products (February 01, 2000)

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    East offers crush-resistant floorsEast Manufacturing’s new crush-resistant floor package is available on its full line of platform trailers.The Concentrated Load Package (CLP) offers better support an…

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    Detroit Diesel gets SAE award

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    DETROIT, Mich. -The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) has named Detroit Diesel Corp. (DDC) and its Powerplant and Off Highway divisions Company of the Year.The SAE says it selected Detroit for the…

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    McCoy Bros. CEO

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    EDMONTON, Alta. – McCoy Bros. has a new chief executive officer in David Dominy.Dominy, who had been president of Trans Canada Pipelines Services, replaces Kerry Brown, who remains chairman of the com…

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    Near-record earnings for ’99

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    CHICAGO, Ill. — Navistar International Corp. enjoyed its second highest net income in company history during fiscal 1999, and marked a new all-time record for operating income.The operating income fo…

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    Allison to build parts center

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Allison Transmission, a division of General Motors, has selected a site for its new parts distribution facility in Indianapolis. Construction was slated to begin at the end of Jan…

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    Rollins, UPS deal

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Rollins Leasing Corp. has acquired UPS Truck Leasing and formed a strategic alliance with the UPS Logistics Group. The deal allows Rollins to focus on its core business of truck leasing and maintenanc…

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    DaimlerCrysler to feather nest

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -DaimlerChrysler says it plans to launch an expected US $2.5-billion global bond issue in the very near future.There is no word yet on whether the global auto and truck giant may b…

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    N.A. Class 8 truck building boom beginning to soften

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

    CHATHAM, Ont. – Anyone doubting that Class 8 truck sales are beginning to soften needs to look no further than the factory floor.About 500 of the 2,200 workers at Navistar International’s plant in Cha…

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    Truck Stop Question (February 01, 2000)

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    We stopped truckers at the Husky on Dixie Road in Mississauga, Ont and asked them how they eat when they’re on the road.Dee Greer is a driver for Werner Enterprises out of Omaha, Neb., in Canada beca…