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    Ambassador abandons triple toll hike

    May 1, 2000 12:00AM by Ron Stang

    WINDSOR, Ont. – Medium-duty truck operators were facing a whopping 300 per cent increase in Ambassador Bridge tolls this spring until bridge management was deluged with calls from angry carriers and t…

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    24-hour scales aren’t the answer to safety

    April 1, 2000 12:00AM by Dave Holleman

    For most Canadians, British Columbia is known for its natural beauty; the scenery that is fodder for postcards. Truck drivers might come to know it for its illogical approach to scale hours.The provin…

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    The trucking industry needs a unified voice

    April 1, 2000 12:00AM by David Bradley

    I don’t know anyone that has a crystal ball that can predict what will happen with fuel prices in the weeks and months ahead. There has been some recent moderation in rack prices, but not enough to of…

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    Watch for the details written on all tickets

    April 1, 2000 12:00AM by Blair Gough

    Looking through my files and a few recent cases, it quickly became apparent to me that it was time for another question-and-answer column. So without further ado…Q. I was stopped at the scales by an…

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    Homework is key for smooth crossings

    April 1, 2000 12:00AM by Frank Condron

    Canada and the United States may share the longest undefended border in the world, but crossing it is becoming an ever-growing challenge.The main reason for the tightening bottleneck in recent years i…

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    B.C. to bail out provincial ferry

    April 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    VICTORIA, B.C. – British Columbia will sell three of its so-called “fast ferries” that have been plagued with mechanical problems and couldn’t carry trucks, as part of a financial bailout of the syste…

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    Special access

    April 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    HAMILTON, Ont. – As the commercial says, membership has its privileges.Petro Canada is showcasing the future of its PetroPass facilities in Hamilton, Ont. – just off the QEW at the Burlington Street e…

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    Truck blockade grips Maritimes for two days

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

    FORT LAWRENCE, N.B. – Hundreds of truckers started their equipment for the first time in two days on Feb. 22, ending a blockade that had paralyzed commercial traffic trying to cross the border of Nova…

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    Taking reservations

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – As of the week of Feb. 21, BC Ferries was once again taking reservations for its conventional ferry running from Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay.While a conventional ferry had already…

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    Don’t mandate the use of governors

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Dave Holleman

    Traffic speeds – particularly the speeds of big rigs traveling down the highway – have recently attracted a lot of attention in Eastern Canada.We’ve heard calls for slower commercial vehicles made by …

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    Points shouldn’t be assigned when charges are beat

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Blair Gough

    Ontario’s Commercial Vehicle Operator Record (CVOR) has come a long way since its humble beginnings back in the mid-80s, and I’ll be the first to admit that it now serves as a pretty good indicator of…

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    Freightliner announces product plans

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Freightliner is working on everything from a heavy-duty refuse truck, to a new entertainment/communication system and a Class 3/4 truck, president Jim Hebe has announced.In a briefing…

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    Meritor is approaching its vision: Yost

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    TROY, Mich. – Meritor is on its way to fulfilling its vision, chairman and chief executive officer Larry Yost proclaimed at the company’s recent annual shareowners’ meeting.”We’re well on our way to a…

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    HOSED!

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

    MATTAWA, Ont. – Gyslain LeMelin is staring at a harsh economic reality.Fuel prices have taken such a dramatic jump in recent weeks that he actually loses money whenever he takes a load. And while his …

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    Canada must push U.S. to ease border restrictions

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by David Bradley

    The saying that Canada moves by truck never rang more true than it does today, and nowhere is this more evident than with respect to trade.More than 70 per cent of Canada’s trade with the U.S. is ship…