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    Ontario taxing safety: OTA

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) recently unveiled a new study showing that the province of Ontario levies a higher sales tax load on its trucking industry than any neighbouring …

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    Manitoba to join the IRP

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Starting March 1, 2001, Manitoba will participate in the International Registration Plan (IRP), giving truck and bus operators streamlined vehicle registrations.”Manitoba’s strong gro…

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    ICBC extends review of service shops

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Julia Kuzeljevich

    KELOWNA, B.C. – Dale Bieseck, who owns Interior Truck and Trailer Service, says he feels he’s being held responsible for the irresponsible.Bieseck has been licensed to perform inspections since March …

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    DaimlerChrysler breaks records

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – DaimlerChrysler broke sales and revenue records for 1999 at its commercial vehicle division.DaimlerChrysler revenues also rose by more than 15 per cent in 1999 to more than $26 b…

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    Eaton to build transmissions in Mexico

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. – Eaton Corp.’s Truck Components Operations has selected a site at the Tres Naciones Industrial Park in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, for the location of its new manufacturing plant to bui…

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    Customs to carriers: Take a number

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

    OTTAWA, Ont. – While the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency wanted to phase out most 2ITN carrier codes from the Pre-Arrival Review System (PARS) by June 30, it’s likely that the date will be pushed ba…

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    Failing trucker questions Drive Clean testing

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Peter Gerjol is a trucker who has beaten the odds. But the owner/operator doesn’t feel that lucky.While about 93 per cent of trucks are passing Ontario’s Drive Clean emissions tests on…

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    Slower but sure

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Julia Kuzeljevich

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – Trucks making the run to Vancouver Island from B.C.’s Lower Mainland will again be departing from Horseshoe Bay now that BC Ferries has decided to return C-Class conventional ferry s…

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    Hours-of-service concept is deeply flawed

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Dave Holleman

    Ever since the inception of formal Hours-of-Service regulations, there has been much controversy and debate surrounding them, and considerable discussion about how these regulations are insufficient a…

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    Fight the gators

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

    Next to fuel, tires represent the highest operating expense for an owner/operator. A set of 10 tires for an on-highway tractor can easily cost $3,000, so the shredded casings that line the shoulder of…

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    Tech treads

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

    The link between rubber and silicone may be closer than you think.Tire manufacturers have been struggling for several years to incorporate computer chips into their rubber – developing a new generatio…

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    Clearing up the language and introducing uniformity

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Blair Gough

    There are some significant (albeit technical) changes proposed for federal dangerous goods legislation that will soon have a significant impact on a segment of our industry.Known as the Clear Language…

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    Officer respects professionals

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Dear Editor,As a CVSA (Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance)-certified police officer serving central Ontario, I have had many dealings with truckers over the past few years. Despite the outcome of the …

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    Not-at-faults shouldn’t be on CVORs

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Dear Editor,The next time you request a CVOR (Commercial Vehicle Operator Record) abstract in Ontario, take a close look at it. If you have had an accident and were not charged, it still shows on your…

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    New Products (February 01, 2000)

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    East offers crush-resistant floorsEast Manufacturing’s new crush-resistant floor package is available on its full line of platform trailers.The Concentrated Load Package (CLP) offers better support an…