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    Bendix ECU at heart of brake recall

    October 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    PORTLAND, Ore. – It started off as a simple letter; an update that school boards should check the Bendix-made anti-lock braking systems on Thomas Built school buses. With the warning of a potential sa…

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    Fleets need to have their own proper training programs

    September 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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    International brake conference to convene

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

    TORONTO, Ont. – International brake experts and enforcement officers from throughout North America will converge on Toronto during Sept. 15 and 16 to focus on some of the most troublesome equipment on…

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    APTA collecting toll highway transponders

    September 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    DIEPPE, N.B. – The Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association has reached an agreement in principle to receive a refund of an undetermined amount for truck transponders (E-trans Fusion type 2 for commerc…

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    New Brunswick looks to recoup $4 million from toll plaza sale

    September 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    FREDERICTON, N.B. – The provincial government hopes to recoup about $4 million worth of equipment and assets when toll plazas are removed later this year from the Fredericton-Moncton highway.The Depar…

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    Trucks will be a target in upcoming environmental debates

    September 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Environmental issues are always among the Top 10 policy issues, but their importance has tended to ebb and flow with concerns about the economy. When times are good, environmental issues tend to have …

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    It’s time to stop being a sweatshop on wheels

    September 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    David Bradley’s recent Truck News column in which he played the role of a Canadian truck driver has received much attention.Well, I am here to tell you that my name is Dave too, and I AM a Canadian tr…

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    It’s in need of a fix

    September 1, 2000 12:00AM by Julia Kuzeljevich

    If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. But what if it is broke and ain’t no one trained to fix it? As if the driver shortage were not enough, the trucking industry is also facing a shortage of heavy-duty me…

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    Truck trivia

    September 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Pamela Wallin, eat your heart out.The host of Canada’s version of the Who Wants to be a Millionaire game show may be ready to stump Canadian contestants with general trivia knowledge this year, but we…

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    Rolling forward DECK:

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

    As Canadian truckers hop behind the wheel of new tractor-trailers, they can finally bask in the bulb-checking glow of ABS warning lamps, each clicking off in their silent promise that wheels won’t loc…

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    Ontario extending 404

    September 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Ontario will invest $37 million to extend and widen Hwy. 404, which links Eastern Toronto to some of its northern neighbors.The announcement includes an extension from Davis Drive to G…

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    U.S. House panel approves Customs cash

    September 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. House Treasury and Postal Subcommittee recently approved the long-awaited appropriations bill that includes funding for the U.S. Customs Service’s Automated Commercial Envi…

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    Performance-based regulations aren’t practical: study

    September 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – As the size and weight of trucks and truck-trailer combinations has increased over the years, so has the importance of establishing sound weight and dimension regulations.But a…

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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…