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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…

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    Huron Church a top priority: Collenette

    July 1, 2000 12:00AM by Ron Stang

    WINDSOR, Ont. – Clearing the bottleneck known as Huron Church Road is the “Number-one highway priority in Canada”, federal Transport Minister David Collenette has proclaimed.The Windsor, Ont. link bet…

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    Honeymoon Capital looks to attract more trucks

    July 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – Plans to expand the Peace Bridge that links Ontario to New York State may have stalled, but one nearby community is looking to attract a greater share of the international truck …

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    Canada’s minimum wheelbases need to be rethought

    July 1, 2000 12:00AM by Dave Holleman

    In the heavily regulated world of trucking in which we live, nothing is more bewildering than the regulations that surround the weights and dimensions of commercial vehicles.If there is any individual…

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    New FMCSA promises action on truck safety in the U.S.

    July 1, 2000 12:00AM by Daniel Joyce

    While many people still refer affectionately to the U.S. Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC), that agency has been out of existence for almost five years. Beginning in 1996, the duties of the ICC wer…

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    “Whose logbook should I use?” and other questions

    July 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Once again, I’ve dug into the files for a few new questions and answers that have come across my desk. Consider the following:Q. I drive for two companies – one on a full-time basis, and the other par…

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    Roadchecked

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

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Canada’s trucks recorded a 23 per cent out-of-service rate during the annual Roadcheck inspection blitz from June 6 to 8, with 1,580 trucks and 142 drivers cited for defects or violatio…

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    Trucking industry outpaces economy

    July 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Canada’s economy may be red hot, but growth in the transportation industry continues to beat the pace, according to the 1999 Transportation in Canada report released by Transport Canada…

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    New ID rules for trucks in U.S.

    July 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has revised its requirements for marking commercial trucks with U.S.DOT identification nu…

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    Europe may have the answers

    July 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – A U.S. government report has concluded that certain European practices and polices could be used to enhance commercial vehicle safety on this side of the Atlantic.The report, entitl…

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    Mack unveils a new business unit

    July 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa. – Mack Trucks has created a new business unit – MackPower – that will manufacture, market and service a lineup of Mack diesel engines for a variety of commercial, industrial and mar…

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    Trucks bettering cars in Ontario emission tests

    June 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The vast majority of commercial vehicles are passing Ontario’s Drive Clean emission control tests, and they’re even bettering the records of tested cars.Emissions from more than 90,000…

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    Unlocking secrets of gridlock

    June 1, 2000 12:00AM by Julia Kuzeljevich

    It’s a monster that feeds on miles of metal, glass, and rubber, and it seems to grow larger with every passing day.With an increase in traffic volume comes congestion. With volume and congestion comes…