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    Bendix Boss elected 2008 HDMA chairman

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Joe McAleese, president and CEO of Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, has been elected 2008 chairman of the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA) Board of Directors.

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    NRCan reminds truckers to stop their engines

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    OTTAWA — More than 60 sites across Canada are gearing up once again for the sixth annual ecoENERGY Fleets Idle-Free Quiet Zone campaign at truckstops nation-wide.

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    Union, CP Rail reach tentative agreement

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    CALGARY — The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC), representing 4,500 CP Rail locomotive engineers and conductors has reached a revised tentative five-year contract settlement with the railway.

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    Vegetables on Parade

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Peter Carter

    Why we older guys are still ready to learn new tricks

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    CBSA updating highway carrier codes

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    OTTAWA — The Canada Border Services Agency has launched a review of all carrier codes issued to carriers in all modes, beginning with on-highway transporters.

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    Tickets for Truck World guest speaker on sale

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    TORONTO — Exclusively at Truck World in Toronto this coming April, Stephen Russell, CEO of North American truckload giant Celadon Group Inc., will be speaking to a room full of Canadian trucking execs and managers.

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    Green watchdog calls on province to relax highway expansion

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. — Ontario green activists are applauding the provincial Environmental Commissioner’s recommendation to curb highway and infrastructure expansion in southern Ontario.

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    Owner-ops urge feds to ‘just say no’ to I-80 tolls

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association wants Washington to deny the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission’s request to toll Interstate 80.

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    Volvo Financial names Canadian VP

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Gary McCartney has been appointed vice president of Volvo Financial Services of North America’s Canada operations.

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    Longtime PMTC Quebec rep says Au Revoir

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Raymond Anctil, a familiar face working for years with the Private Motor Council of Canada has decided to retire. And says PMTC President Bruce Richards, humorously, “he won’t be talked out of it this time.”

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    California to start fining idling truckers

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California Trucking Association is reminding truckers who haul into the Golden State that as of January 1, sleeper berth tractors will no longer be allowed to idle when drivers are resting or sleeping.

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    Bump ‘n Run: Hendrickson promotes exec to bumper & trim unit

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    WOODRIDGE, Ill. – Jeff Zawacki assumed has duties as general manager of the Hendrickson Bumper and Trim business unit in Joliet, Ill.

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    Marine Atlantic to deliver another New Year surcharge

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    PORT AUX BASQUES, Nfld. — For the fourth time in about a year, Marine Atlantic will increase rates in order to offset the rising cost of fuel and operations.

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    FMCSA publishes new interim final HOS rule; Current limits to remain

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    WASHINGTON — There will be no changes to the 11-hour drive time and 34-hour restart provisions in the U.S. federal hours-of-service rule — not if the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration gets the final say.

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    NTSB says FMCSA black box proposal lacks teeth; wants tougher paper log rules

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board says its sister agency governing commercial trucks should rethink its proposal to mandate electronic on-board recorders (EOBRs) only for “repeat violators” of hours-of-service rules.