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    Quebec forum comes to life

    August 1, 2000 12:00AM by Carroll McCormick

    QUEBEC CITY, Que. – Quebec’s permanent forum on trucking was enshrined into law on June 16, beginning a process that could have a dramatic impact on the lives of the province’s truckers.The new group …

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    Ballard field tests fuel cell bus

    August 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – Ballard Power Systems and XCELLSIS Fuel Cell Engines have concluded a two-year demonstration of fuel-cell-powered buses and are now moving on to field trials with two California tran…

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    Ambassador Bridge officials could play role in Peace Bridge future No peace in bridge debate

    August 1, 2000 12:00AM by Ron Stang

    WINDSOR, Ont. – The company that owns the Ambassador Bridge linking Windsor, Ont. and Detroit, Mich. could play a key role in building a new link between Fort Erie, Ont. and Buffalo, N.Y.Ambassador Br…

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    Hyundai re-affirms Bering Truck deal

    August 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    FRONT ROYAL, Va. – Hyundai has reaffirmed that Bering Truck Corporation will be the exclusive distributor for its products in North America.A new commercial vehicle joint venture between DaimlerChrysl…

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    Roadcheck numbers are still misleading

    August 1, 2000 12:00AM by David Bradley

    When we look at the out-of-service rates posted during the annual Roadcheck inspection blitz, final results leap from the page – but not simply because the industry’s compliance rate is improving. Whi…

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    DaimlerChrysler to buy Detroit Diesel

    August 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    DETROIT, Mich. – Daimler- Chrysler announced plans to buy all remaining shares in Detroit Diesel Corporation (DDC) only hours after its Freightliner LLC subsidiary bought Western Star Trucks.While Dai…

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    No peace in bridge debate

    August 1, 2000 12:00AM by Ron Stang

    WINDSOR, Ont. – The company that owns the Ambassador Bridge linking Windsor, Ont. and Detroit, Mich. could play a key role in building a new link between Fort Erie, Ont. and Buffalo, N.Y.Ambassador Br…

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    Politics will get in the way of HOS changes in U.S.

    August 1, 2000 12:00AM by Daniel Joyce

    We are constantly reminded of the fast pace of the world around us. The U.S. Congress recently passed legislation governing electronic “signatures”. In the transportation industry, advances in technol…

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    PMTC launches graphic search

    August 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    OAKVILLE, Ont. – The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) has begun its search for nominees in the 15th annual Vehicle Graphics Design Awards, and on-line nominations are being accepted for th…

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    Are carriers passing the money?

    August 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Dear Editor,I have been a commercial driver for more than 27 years, in the capacity of a company driver and an O/O, so I have an idea as to the hazards of the commercial truck driver’s life.But I wond…

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    Fleets need their own training schools

    August 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Dear Editor,As the population grew, the demand for commercial drivers to deliver food, clothes, furniture, the parts for manufacturing and their end products, waste disposal and public transit has exp…

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    Freightliner sprints into light market

    August 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Freightliner is reaching into the lighter side of the commercial truck business with the Class 2 and 3 Sprinter van.The Sprinter, currently sold by DaimlerChrysler in Europe and South…

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    Beverly, Hercules form alliance

    August 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Beverly Group (Beverly Tire) and Hercules Tire Canada (formerly Tire Specialists) have formed a strategic alliance in Southern Ontario.Under the deal, Beverly Tire will sell Goodye…

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    Jury calls for photo radar, weather warnings

    August 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    WINDSOR, Ont. – An inquest jury has called for everything from photo radar to a better system for warning motorists about severe weather conditions in a series of recommendations that come from a coro…

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    ArvinMeritor to keep growing

    August 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    TROY, Mich. – ArvinMeritor, the new (U.S.) $7.5-billion global automotive supplier created by the merger of Meritor Automotive and Arvin Industries, marked the historic launch of its operations last m…