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  • BCTA, U.S. Customs promote PAPS

    July 9, 2001 9:43AM by Truck News

    LANGLEY, B.C. — The B.C. Trucking Association (BCTA) and U.S. Customs are trying to increase participation in the…

  • Top B.C. drivers advance to nationals

    June 8, 2001 9:48AM by Truck News

    SURREY, B.C. — The B.C. Trucking Association (BCTA) has crowned a new driving champion, following their annual pro…

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    Q: What techniques do you use to trim costs while on the road?

    June 1, 2001 12:00AM by Matthew Sylvain

    ENFIELD, N.S. – There is no hiding it: trucking is an expensive occupation.However, the crafty trucker can take steps to keep costs under control as any veteran driver will explain.For those who may n…

  • CargoLinx reaches milestone, continues growth

    May 14, 2001 4:59PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — A unique cargo matching service is gaining steam and making a name for themselves in the North Ame…

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    Drivers divided

    April 1, 2001 12:00AM by Ron Stang

    WINDSOR, Ont. – A plan to move tollbooths to the same side of the Ambassador Bridge as the U.S. Customs facilities has met with a lukewarm reception from truckers.On a blustery March afternoon, trucke…

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    Q: What’s your favorite (or least favorite) spot to cross over the border?

    April 1, 2001 12:00AM by Matthew Sylvain

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Being a long-haul trucker in Canada often means spending a lot of time south of the border. After a while, a driver comes to know the ins and outs of Canada-U.S. relations better t…

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    Reimer, parent expand PAPS use

    March 1, 2001 12:00AM by Truck News

    AKRON, Ohio – Reimer Express Lines has expanded its participation in the U.S. Customs’ Pre-Arrival Processing System (PAPS). Reimer drivers forward export documents to a broker, who presents the paper…

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    What do I do about this surcharge?

    January 1, 2001 12:00AM by Truck News

    Dear Editor,I was recently reading an article in this magazine about an industry-agreed 8.9 per cent fuel surcharge.As I am a load broker, I would like to know whether or not this was an amount that a…

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    Trucking dominates 50 Best list

    January 1, 2001 12:00AM by Truck News

    DON MILLS, Ont. – Every year when the National Post, CIBC and Arthur Andersen release their list of the 50 Best Managed Private Companies, the Canadian trucking industry collects its share of kudos. T…

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    An open letter to Al Palladini… or any other politician

    January 1, 2001 12:00AM by Truck News

    Dear Editor,This is really an open letter to Ontario Minister of Economic Development Al Palladini.You have in the past repeatedly told the industry that regulation would return if fuel surcharges wer…

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    Montana border post fines trucker $1,000 for sloppy paperwork

    January 1, 2001 12:00AM by Truck News

    COUTTS, Alta. – If you’re crossing between Coutts, Alta. and Sweetgrass, Mont., make sure you have your customs paperwork in order before you get there, because there could be a big price to pay if yo…

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    Bulk haulers form association

    January 1, 2001 12:00AM by Pat Rediger

    NAICAM, Sask. – Drivers and carriers hauling bulk commodities now have a national association to represent their interests.The Canadian Bulk Haulers Association (CBHA) was formed recently to develop g…

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    Adding fuel to the fire

    December 1, 2000 12:00AM by Frank Condron

    OSHAWA, Ont. – Frustrated at the lack of progress being made at the provincial level to gain relief from escalating fuel costs for independent truckers, the National Truckers Association (NTA) has tak…

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    Strength in numbers

    December 1, 2000 12:00AM by Frank Condron

    DON MILLS, Ont. – You can pick any industry you choose and there is probably a better-than-even chance it has some kind of association linked to it. From flower store owners to building contractors, i…

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    Mark Dalton: Owner/Operator Just in Time – Part 2

    November 1, 2000 12:00AM by Edo Van Belkom

    The story so far: Mark Dalton returns to Toronto and checks up on his post office box where he receives both bills and checks. Everything is in order, but when he drops into a nearby coffee shop he me…