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    DaimlerCrysler, Nissan reported back at talks

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    DUSSELDORF, Germany – Freightliner and Sterling parent DaimlerChrysler is again negotiating a possible takeover of Japan’s Diesel Motor Co.’s commercial vehicle business, a German newspaper reports.Th…

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    TAC elects board

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    The Transportation Association of Canada has elected its 1999-2000 board of directors. Ed Stelmach, Alberta’s minister of infrastructure, has been appointed chairman of the board. Blair Redline, presi…

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    Nova Scotia names new

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    HALIFAX, N.S. – Following Premier John Hamm’s recent cabinet shuffle, there is a new minister holding the Transportation and Public Works portfolio in Nova Scotia.Ron Russell becomes the new transport…

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    Nova Scotia tendering under review

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    HALIFAX, N.S. – An overall review of Nova Scotia’s government programs is raising questions about whether roadwork should be divvied up under a so-called 80-20 rule or thrown open to tenders.The decad…

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    French truckers end crippling blockade

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    PARIS, France – French trucking companies returned to work on Jan. 13 after blockading border crossings and highways throughout the country for three days, and they have a new deal in hand.The comprom…

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    Shippers cool to idea of CN-IC merger

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – December’s announcement by Canadian National and Burlington Northern Sante Fe of their proposed merger gave shipper groups on both sides of the issue something to stew over heading into…

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    Hot load moves by air instead of truck

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

    SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. – The federal government has bypassed threats of protests and roadblocks around a shipment of nuclear fuel by keeping off the highway … and flying it overhead.The mixed oxide …

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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…