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    Forget the night moves

    June 1, 2000 12:00AM by Julia Kuzeljevich

    OTTAWA, Ont. – The Region of Ottawa will go ahead with a $13.6-million King Edward Avenue improvement project that could see trucks unwelcome in the capital of Canada’s downtown core, and blocked from…

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    Mounting procedures could lead to faulty measurements

    June 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Widespread installation problems involving brake drums could be placing trucks out of service even when fleets think their brakes are properly adjusted, an Ontario brake expert says.Th…

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    People (June 01, 2000)

    June 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    McCoy Bros. will lose the last of its founding family members at the end of next month with the retirement of president and chief operating officer Terry McCoy. McCoy has worked since 1966 with the bu…

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    New video teaches motorists to share

    June 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) has unveiled a 20-minute video and accompanying pocket guide meant to teach the general public how to share the road with trucks.”It’s important …

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    U.S. DOT will investigate CDL program

    June 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – An ongoing federal investigation of the Illinois commercial driver’s licence program is looking into alleged fraudulent issuing of commercial drivers’ licences to drivers in two sta…

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    Newfoundland to the Max

    June 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    ST. JOHN’S, Nfld. – The HSC Max Mols, the fast ferry chartered by Marine Atlantic to meet the demands of this summer’s peak season, has arrived in St. John’s, Nfld. to prepare for service on the Port …

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    Meritor abandons FleetWorks.com Internet venture

    May 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    TROY, Mich.- Meritor Automotive is pulling out of FleetWorks.com, the business-to-business (B2B) Internet-based venture the company was spearheading for the commercial truck parts aftermarket.FleetWor…

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    Newfoundland to get new ferry

    May 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    ST. JOHN’S, Nfld. – Marine Atlantic has confirmed that it is preparing to buy a new vessel to add to the capacity-cramped Gulf Ferry Service that links Newfoundland and the Mainland.The rushed announc…

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    So what makes him such an authority?

    May 1, 2000 12:00AM by Julia Kuzeljevich

    It takes more than a clipboard and a stern expression to stop trucks at the scales to perform safety inspections. Inspection officers are now required to be certified and undergo specific training und…

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    Axa dumping commercial truck business

    May 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Axa Canada has announced that it will be leave the commercial fleet trucking business, focusing its insurance products on owner/operators with nine trucks or less, or private carriers….

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    Into the fire

    May 1, 2000 12:00AM by Ron Stang

    WINDSOR, Ont. – The provincial coroner’s office has set June 7 as the beginning of an inquest into an 82-vehicle pile-up that has been described by police as one of the nation’s worst traffic disaster…

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    People (May 01, 2000)

    May 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Neil A. Schilke, general director of engineering and product planning for GM of Canada Ltd., has been named as president of the Society for Automotive Engineers (SAE) International for 2001. He was se…

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    Learning curves

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

    EDMONTON, Alta. – Mike Morigeau is probably the only trainer in Canada who’s happy when his students roll a truck. It’s specially equipped equipment, mind you, but he feels his company’s Rollover Dyna…

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    Dead driver made several mistakes

    May 1, 2000 12:00AM by Raymond Mercuri

    There’s something to be learned from every accident scenario, and the following situation is no different.I was reviewing the death of an Ontario trucker who was killed after he was thrown from his tr…

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    DaimlerChrysler to hold steady

    May 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    STUTTGART, Germany – DaimlerChrysler expects its commercial vehicle division to reach sales and revenue numbers enjoyed in 1999, even though the North American market is expected to drop, chairman Jue…