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    Kill your deadheads

    October 1, 2000 12:00AM by Frank Condron

    If there is one thing that cuts into a fleet’s profitability or an owner/operator’s business it is deadhead miles. Finding freight for a backhaul is essential to the success of every trucking business…

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    Customs seminar set for Oct. 24

    October 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Carriers who deal with Customs agencies in the U.S. or Canada and want to help expedite international shipments have the opportunity on Oct. 24 to learn some tricks of the trade.Semina…

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    ProMiles, CustomLink package integrated

    September 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    ProMiles Canada has integrated the ProMiles 99 Mileage Guide with CustomLink dispatch software. The current integration will provide mileage calculations, route optimization, and graphic color maps fo…

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    Unique carrier codes needed

    August 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – The days of generic 2ITN carrier codes are numbered.As of Jan. 8, 2001, Canada Customs will no longer accept these codes on Pre-Arrival Review System (PARS) loads, or on manifests used …

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    B.C. gears up for championships

    June 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    PORT COQUITLAM, B.C. – For the first time since the 1980s, a female trucker will compete in the British Columbia Professional Truck Driving Championships, scheduled for May 27 at the Tradex Centre in…

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    Busted!

    June 1, 2000 12:00AM by Julia Kuzeljevich

    SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. – The former head of a Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. carrier will serve an 18-month conditional sentence for fraud after collecting advances on loads that never existed.But while it’s …

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    Con-Way Canada Express expands

    June 1, 2000 12:00AM by Frank Condron

    TORONTO, Ont. – Another big boy just got bigger in the Canadian LTL market.Con-Way Canada Express has announced that it is expanding its operations into five more provinces as part of the company’s ov…

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    Driving in red ink

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

    Jim saw his financial life spiraling out of control.While he had made a decent living in the trucking industry for 10 years, the owner/operator found himself staring at a rent bill that he couldn’t pa…

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    Customs abandons mandatory ETA plans

    May 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Canada Customs has abandoned plans to mandate an estimated time of arrival of goods at a Customs office of release, following concerns that the times could not be accurate enough to be …

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    Quebec loggers win deals after shutdowns

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Carroll McCormick

    LAC ST-JEAN, Que. – As protests over fuel costs began to emerge in eastern Canada, it was Quebec’s logging trucks that saw the first signs of relief from the price of the liquid gold.It began early in…

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    Dumped regulation

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Carroll McCormick

    MONTREAL, Que. – Canada’s last bastions of regulated trucking may have fallen Jan. 1, with the deregulation of bulk haulers in Quebec and B.C., but experiences in the two provinces are a world apart.Q…

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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…