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    Wrapping it up

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

    OTTAWA, Ont. – It will be almost another year before North America has a common set of guidelines to tie down and secure loads on trailers, wrapping up a five-year process.”November 2000 is the revise…

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    Built like a Mack Truck

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    ALLENTOWN, Pa. – Few truck makers have enjoyed Mack Trucks’ impact on popular culture. After all, “built like a Mack Truck” is synonymous for all things tough – inside or outside the trucking industry…

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    Confederation tolls to rise

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    CHARLOTTETOWN, Ont. – As of Jan. 1, straight trucks will pay an additional 75 cents to cross the Confederation Bridge to Prince Edward Island, while each trailer in a combination will cost an extra do…

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    Province to restrict equipment for road tests

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Ontario will soon restrict the equipment that can be used in road tests, Ontario Transportation Minister David Turnbull has told the Ontario Trucking Association. And the province will…

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    Couriers join forces with OTA

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Courier Association will join forces with both the Ontario Trucking Association and Canadian Trucking Alliance on Jan. 1, with alliances that will involve the sharing of m…

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    In harmony with the highway

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    BRIGHTON, Ont. – Bettina Schwarze may carry the badge of an OPP constable, but truckers along the Hwy. 401 corridor in Eastern Ontario know her by her CB handle of Goldielocks.With a Class A licence i…

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    Trailer promotes the gift of life

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    KITCHENER, Ont. – Tony Hopp was counting the days until his wife Janice received the liver transplant she needed to save her life.All 982 days.”I was really frustrated,” the Kitchener, Ont. trucker ad…

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    Saskatchewan takes steps towards harmonization

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by John Curran

    REGINA, Sask. – Saskatchewan’s transportation policy division has introduced several changes to its weights and dimensions regulations, making a major move towards harmonization in the eyes of the ind…

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    Alberta to face steeper WCB rates

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    EDMONTON, Alta. – After several annual reductions in a row, Alberta’s trucking industry will face a hike in Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) rates in 2000.”We’ve been indicating to the industry not t…

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    50-year journey nears its end

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    REXDALE, Ont. – Paul Clancy is about to take a break after 50 years at the wheel – 40 of which he has spent as an owner/operator.He’s retiring from the world of High-Tech Express. And he’s retiring fr…

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    The 80s were profitable, dangerous: Lacasse

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    BOMANVILLE, Ont. – Yvan Lacasse realizes the trucking industry of the 1980s made a lot of people good money, but he thinks trading some of the profits for safety awareness has probably saved his life….

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    Comdata ready for Y2K

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Comdata says you need not worry about the Millennium Bug now that its fuel and cash advance system has been tested and found to be ready for the Year 2000.”Comdata has taken every a…

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    Column, Curran collect kudos

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Dear Editor, I read your column in the December 1999 issue regarding the shortage of truckers in the trucking industry.I hope companies read your message because the industry has me totally frustrated…

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    MacKinnon, Southwestern to merge

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    GUELPH, Ont. – Consider it a marriage that follows co-habitation – a seven-year hitch, if you will. MacKinnon Transport and Southwestern Express, which have shared a common facility since 1992, will o…

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    All of Navistar to carry International name

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    CHICAGO, Ill. – Navistar International Corp. has aligned its business groups under the International brand as part of its updated business strategy.John Horne, Navistar chairman, president and chief e…