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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…

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    Trailer maintenance can be cost-effective

    June 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    DON MILLS, Ont. – Trailer maintenance programs need to begin before new equipment even arrives at a fleet, according to speakers at the Canadian Fleet Maintenance Seminar. But the work doesn’t end the…

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    Meritor execs, engineers, displaying brake expectations

    June 1, 2000 12:00AM by Frank Condron

    TROY, Mich. – Forget the stopping power of S-cam brakes controlled by air. Meritor Automotive has seen the future of braking systems – and that future is lightweight, electronic and fully integrated i…

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    Ontario to get Great Dane plant

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

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – Great Dane Trailers plans to build its first manufacturing plant in Canada, with a yet-to-be-unveiled operation in Ontario, Truck News has learned.”We’ve been looking at several locati…

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    Rolling in the dough

    June 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    DON MILLS, Ont. – Tires represent one of the largest costs for truckers, but that also means they offer one of the greatest opportunities for saving costs.The challenge is to work smarter – not harder…

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    The ways to the roadway

    June 1, 2000 12:00AM by Julia Kuzeljevich

    Time is money, especially when you’re delivering a load. And many truckers say it’s high time something was done about our roads. Canada is one of a very few countries in the world without a national …