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    TST manager is dynamite

    June 1, 2000 12:00AM by Frank Condron

    TORONTO, Ont. – The only award most fleet maintenance managers ever receive is the warm feeling they get when they hear the low hum of a finely tuned engine. Frank Haselden knows that feeling, but now…

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    Alta. Enviroment investigates spill

    May 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    CALGARY,Alta. – Alberta Environment is investigating a spill caused when a corrosive cleaner was loaded into the wrong type of tanker.The cleaner, sodium hydroxide, reacts negatively with certain meta…

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    The future Freightliner

    May 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    What will the future Freightliner look like? Much of that information is hidden behind locked doors at Freightliner offices in Portland, Ore.But in a speech during a Society of Automotive Engineers Bl…

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    The trucking industry needs a unified voice

    April 1, 2000 12:00AM by David Bradley

    I don’t know anyone that has a crystal ball that can predict what will happen with fuel prices in the weeks and months ahead. There has been some recent moderation in rack prices, but not enough to of…

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    Rolling arks

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Julia Kuzeljevich

    Harvey Cheney isn’t about to fall asleep at the wheel. Sentry would never let him.Cheney’s Kenworth needs only to kiss the edge of a rumble strip to send the little Lhasa Apso into a barking frenzy. H…

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    HOSED!

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

    MATTAWA, Ont. – Gyslain LeMelin is staring at a harsh economic reality.Fuel prices have taken such a dramatic jump in recent weeks that he actually loses money whenever he takes a load. And while his …

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    There is hope for lower prices … eventually

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

    TORONTO, Ont. – The good news is that factors driving up the price of diesel are expected to ease. Thank everything from promises of warmer weather in the northeastern U.S., to indications that countr…

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    CTA postpones strategy meeting

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance has canceled plans for a special strategy meeting looking at the state of the trucking industry, and will, instead, address the issue during an extended a…

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    Threat of user fee returns with proposed U.S. budget

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Plans for a new user fee to help update U.S. Customs’ crash-prone computer system have once again found their way into a proposed U.S. federal budget.The idea – thought by the Canad…

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    Forum to conclude meetings this month

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Carroll McCormick

    MONTREAL, Que. – Everyone has had their say. The next step is to see what the Quebec government will do with a report on the future of the province’s trucking industry, drafted by a forum that was bor…

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    Grace gone

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

    MARKHAM, Ont. – It coughed and sputtered out of the starting gate, but Ontario’s Drive Clean emissions program is now a fact of life for heavy trucks that are at least three years old.A transition per…

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    It’s time for shippers to work as partners

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by David Bradley

    Ed: No other lobbyist in the trucking industry has David Bradley’s profile. Love him or hate him, he never leaves any question about the stance of the associations he represents. Seldom is a major nat…

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    Truckers of a different color

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Harry Rudolfs

    After I was assigned to study racism in the trucking industry, I spent a few hours listening to Channel 19. My ears perked for any racist inference. The first session left me wondering where the racis…

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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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    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…