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    DaimlerChrysler, Hyundai ink deal

    February 1, 2001 12:00AM by Truck News

    FRANKFURT, Germany – Several news services report that Freightliner LLC’s parent company, DaimlerChrysler, is expected to announce a deal with Korea’s Hyundai to build commercial vehicles for Asia.The…

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    Driver meeting

    February 1, 2001 12:00AM by Truck News

    KITCHENER, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) is holding its second annual Professional Driver and Operator Forum conference in Kitchener, Ont. on Feb. 17. The conference, which the OTA bil…

  • COMDATA CARDS ACCEPTABLE AT PETRO-CANADA LOCATIONS

    January 25, 2001 12:00AM by Truck News

    BRENTWOOD, Tenn. — Comdata Corp. has reached a three-year agreement with Petro-Canada to enable acceptance of Comc…

  • EATON’S ANNOUNCES FOURTH QUARTER EARNINGS

    January 25, 2001 12:00AM by Truck News

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Heavy duty engine maker Eaton Corp. had operating earnings per share of US$1.40 during the fourt…

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    BC FERRIES OFFERS TRUCKERS BLENDED RATE

    January 15, 2001 12:00AM by Truck News

    LANGLEY, B.C. — The British Columbia Trucking Association (BCTA) has negotiated a year-round flat fee for commerci…

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    EDMONTON TRUCKER WINS PRESTIGIOUS SCHOLARSHIP

    January 12, 2001 12:00AM by Truck News

    EDMONTON, Alta. — Denise Houle has hauled everything from chickens to dynamite from one end of North America to th…

  • A SIGN OF THE TIMES

    January 11, 2001 12:00AM by Truck News

    SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. — If Islander Peter Mellish has his way, it may soon become much easier to spot roadside servic…

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    Atlantic Canada is on track to join IRP

    January 1, 2001 12:00AM by Matthew Sylvain

    CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – In December, Prince Edward Island held a series of carrier information sessions on the International Registration Plan, signaling a gearing-up by the Atlantic provinces to meet…

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    Not enough parking on U.S. Hwys: NTSB report says

    January 1, 2001 12:00AM by Matthew Sylvain

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released a report that concludes that there is a “lack of safe available commercial vehicle parking on or near interstates fo…

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    Cracking the codes

    January 1, 2001 12:00AM by Frank Condron

    DON MILLS, Ont. – To look at a truck tire spec’ing guide, you might think that whoever comes up with the codes for the various models must have had something to do with writing codes during WW II.Unli…

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    The U.S. won’t see this Canuck’s truck for a while

    January 1, 2001 12:00AM by Truck News

    We have all heard the saying that the only things guaranteed in life are death and taxes. I’d like to add another item to that list: change.We all experience change in life, and even more so if one is…

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    Off-duty driving may become a thing of the past in Ontario

    January 1, 2001 12:00AM by Blair Gough

    The latest news out of Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation is that the written policy pertaining to recording personal use of a commercial vehicle as off-duty is being changed. While I haven’t seen a…

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    Dana wins Baldridge quality award

    January 1, 2001 12:00AM by Truck News

    TOLEDO, Ohio – Dana Corporation’s Spicer Driveshaft Division has earned the 2000 Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award for manufacturing.The Baldridge Award is the premier quality award in the U.S….

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    Nova Scotia boosts tolls on Cobequid

    January 1, 2001 12:00AM by Matthew Sylvain

    HALIFAX, N.S. – The Nova Scotia government plans to boost commercial-vehicle tolls on Hwy. 104’s Cobequid Pass by 25 per cent, a move that has enraged fleets commonly running the route.Starting Jan. 1…

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    Freightliner parent set to reorganize

    January 1, 2001 12:00AM by Truck News

    STUTTGART, Germany. – DaimlerChrysler AG, the parent company of Freightliner, may be breaking itself into four new divisions, a financial magazine has reported.According to the magazine Capital, Daiml…