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    Exports rebound in October

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Canadian export volumes recovered in October following their drop in September. Exports rose 1.2 per cent in October to $30.7 billion – that’s 7.9 per cent higher than in October last y…

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    Parts apprenticeship launched

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Centennial College will launch the Motive Power Partsperson apprenticeship program, the first of its kind to be offered in Ontario. The program is designed to help meet the need for we…

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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…