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    Cancom is set to offer the latest in-cab technology

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Cancom is bringing onboard computing to Canada with Qualcomm’s newest in-cab technology, the MVPc.The computer, co-developed by Qualcomm and Symbol Technologies Inc., is designed to integrate with Qua…

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    Paccar.com, PNV begin new union

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – PNV, formerly Park ‘N’ View, is teaming with paccar.com to form a strategic marketing agreement.The announcement follows close on the heels of paccar.com’s US $10-million investm…

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    Training Board: Your Guide to Provincial Trucking Association Courses

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    BRITISH COLUMBIA TRUCKING ASSOCIATIONFor registration forms and information, call: (604) 942-3200 or 1-800-565-2282 or fax (604) 942-3191March 8Introduction to WHMIS9:00 a.m. — 12 p.m.Members: $49; N…

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    Production boom won’t quit

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Propelled by strong foreign demand, Canadian industry is churning out goods at an almost record pace.In the third quarter, producers were at 86 per cent production capacity – their high…

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    Westport tech is ‘cost effective’

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – The Canadian-made technology that substitutes natural gas for diesel fuel has been deemed in a government report to be the “most cost-effective” technology to reduce greenhouse gas e…

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    Three Canucks crack list of TCA award finalists

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    BOMANVILLE, Ont. – The U.S.-based Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) has announced the finalists for its 1999 Independent Contractor and Company Equipment Driver of the Year awards, and it includes …

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    People (January 01, 2000)

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Detroit Diesel Corp. will move Robert Allran into the role of executive vice-president of engineering and operations, effective January. Allran will assume the engineering responsibilities currently h…

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    New York is ready to open its border to Canadian carriers with higher weights

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Fred Nix

    Trucking at heavy weights between Canada and New York State is about to get a lot easier. That’s because the current requirement that only New York registered trucks are eligible for state-wide permit…

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    WCB cash to go to industry safety training

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    HALIFAX, N.S. – Money that the trucking industry pays into the Workers’ Compensation Board’s accident fund will now be invested into the industry’s safety training initiatives.”This further demonstrat…

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    Court upholds tax-free sale of Volvo car biz

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – Sweden’s Supreme Administrative Court ruled yesterday to allow Volvo to stick with its calculations regarding the sale of Volvo Car Corp. to Ford, and as a result the US $6.4-billi…

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    Enman named driver of the year

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Now in his 27th year as a truck driver, Barry Enman’s 6.4 million accident-free miles have earned him the 1999 Ontario Trucking Association (OTA)/Volvo Trucks Canada Driver of the Year…

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    Dana facility earns award

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    TOLEDO, Ohio – Dana’s Spicer Heavy Axle and Brake facility in Morganton, N.C., has received the 1999 North Carolina Quality Leadership Award.”This award is a testament to the hard work and dedication …

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    Back when truckin’ was fun: the ’70s

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by John Curran

    BOMANVILLE, Ont. – For many people, the golden age of truck driving was the 1970s. Rates were relatively high, fines were low and a trucker’s wandering lifestyle seemed perfect for enjoying a decade k…

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    U.S. creates new trucking agency

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. has created a new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration – a trucking equivalent to the Federal Aviation Administration governing airlines – that promises to be far fr…

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    CRASH can’t get it right

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Dear Editor,In the Canadian Memorandum of Understanding on truck weights and dimensions, there is reference to three kinds of “road trains”: A train, B train and C train. Whilst I know what the first …