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    CRASH dodges censure

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

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Canadians for Responsible and Safe Highways (CRASH), has survived a bid to censure its involvement in the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA) – the group that hel…

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    BC Rail off track, say truckers

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Julia Kuzeljevich

    PORT COQUITLAM, B.C. – The British Columbia Trucking Association has gone on the offensive against BC Rail, accusing the railway of undercutting the rates charged by for-hire truckers.”In a free marke…

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    ECL, Yanke on top 50 list

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. -The Financial Post’s annual hunt for Canada’s 50 best-managed private companies is over and two Prairies-based carriers – Calgary’s ECL Group of Companies and Saskatoon’s Yanke Group – …

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    Clarke, CN launch logistics joint venture

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Clarke Inc. and Canadian National (CN) have launched a new third-party logistics joint venture they claim offers shippers seamless rail and over-the-road freight transportation and log…

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    SAE elects first female president

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    WARRENDALE, Pa. – The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) has elected its first woman president in Rodica Baranescu, currently the chief engineer at Navistar International.Baranescu first joined SAE…

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    New tridem policy in Alberta

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    CALGARY, Alta. – Alberta Infrastructure has announced a new policy governing the use of tridem drive tractors in the province. The policy stipulates the following:1. Tridem drive axles must be equally…

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    Help coming to food banks

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Dear Editor,We at the Canadian Association of Food Banks would like to thank you for profiling our efforts in the January edition of Truck News. We have already received several offers of help, and yo…

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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…