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    BF Goodrich goes the distance with new light truck tire

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    The newest addition to BF Goodrich’s light-truck tire lineup is the Commercial T/A, an all-season traction tire aimed at the Class 1-5 market.The new truck tire comes with a 50,000-mile limited treadl…

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    Truckers issue ultimatum: raise rates or suffer crisis

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Ottawa, Ont. — Canada’s largest trucking associations are calling for shippers to pay higher rates or suffer the consequences, such as the shutdowns that hit Quebec last fall.Rack prices for diesel s…

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    Improve or shelve any unpopular CTHRC products

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    In response to George Lloyd’s letter (Mailbag, November/December issue) accusing me of beating up on the CTHRC on a regular basis, let’s get the facts clear. I have never “beat up” the CTHRC. I have o…

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    Pay by the Hour

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Lou Smyrlis

    Is mileage pay, the economic pillar so much of the trucking industry is built upon, showing signs of crumbling? The industry’s desperate need to attract more people to sit behind the wheel, drivers’ m…

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    CRISIS IN THE MAKING

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

    Those who build the heavy trucks on which this industry runs have enjoyed a booming market in recent years. Canada’s Class 8 truck business has grown from 21,394 trucks in 1996 to 27,205 in 1997, 29,1…

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    New ferry service set to run the Rock

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by John Curran

    ARGENTIA, Nfld. – Plans are in the works for a new ferry to start plying the waters from Portland, Me. to Argentia, Nfld., but don’t expect to make the trip anytime soon. That’s because it will initia…

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    ‘It’s difficult to suck and blow at the same time’

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

    TORONTO, Ont. – Canadians for Responsible and Safe Highways is in danger of losing its largest financial backer, as CN chief Paul Tellier asks the trucking industry to join railways in transportation-…

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    Nuclear shipments get green light

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Julia Kuzeljevich

    SAULT STE-MARIE, Ont. – Transport Canada recently approved emergency response assistance plans from Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. that will allow shipments of MOX, or mixed oxide fuel, from the U.S. an…

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    Customs officers to be armed with spray, batons

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Canada’s Customs workers may not be armed like their U.S. counterparts, but they will soon have pepper spray and collapsible batons at their disposal.Bill C-18 has passed its first read…

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    Kuzeljevich joins team, Curran promoted

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    DON MILLS, Ont. – Truck News and Truck West have named Julia Kuzeljevich as their new assistant editor. And John Curran, who has worked as the magazines’ eastern editor, is promoted to the position of…

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    Feeding the need

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

    TORONTO, Ont. – Canadians are going hungry and Aynsley Morris has 231 pallets of free Kraft Dinner. She just has to get the food bank staple to them.While the donated food is sitting in a Montreal war…

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    The price you pay

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Lou Smyrlis

    OTTAWA, Ont. – How much are you willing to sacrifice for financial security?A lot, it seems, if you’re the typical company driver employed by a for-hire carrier in this country. The results of a recen…

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    Liberals want to spend $7.5 billion on roads

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – While the Liberal-dominated finance committee is calling on the federal government to slash taxes by $46 billion between now and 2004, it also suggests that it’s time to re-invest in Ca…

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    International enjoys record operating income

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    CHICAGO, Ill. – Navistar International Corp. reports its net income for the fourth quarter and full fiscal year were the second highest in company history, while operating income for the year set a ne…

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    Meyers honored for OTA service

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Meyers Transport president Evan Meyers has been honored by his peers with Ontario’s Trailmobile Service to Industry Award for his contribution to the trucking industry.Meyers, who chai…