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    Ontario launches its fourth joint enforcement campaign

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

    NORTH BAY, Ont. – Police and Transportation Ministry officers in Northern Ontario have launched their fourth-annual joint inspection campaign, meaning a focused inspection blitz in the region over the…

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    People (February 01, 2000)

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Grant Brothers Sales’ traditional division has announced the appointment of Brad Chesney as district manager for Northern Alberta, based in the Edmonton area.The Snap-on/Sun Equipment Division has an…

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    Michelin retreads coming to Canada

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

    MONTREAL, Que. – Michelin Retread Technologies’ first Canadian franchise will officially be open for business in March, once full production begins at Robert Bernard TRM Ltd. of St-Paul d’Abbotsford, …

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    Volvo set to build truck of future for U. S. Army

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Volvo Trucks North America will team with Lockheed Martin Control Systems and Radian Inc. to build a truck of the future for the U.S. Army.The Class 8 tractor will be powered by a h…

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    Report suggests options to improve emissions

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by John Curran

    TORONTO, Ont. – The need for better driver training and an industry code of conduct to drive in a fuel-efficient way topped the list of recommendations by the Transportation Table on Climate Change.Th…

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    Plan to be safe

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Ray Mercuri

    I don’t know of any professional driver who actually goes to work planning to be unsafe. And most fleets try to do a good job in the arena of safety.According to a recent American Trucking Association…

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    Tests shedding light on ABS warning systems

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Tom Berg

    This winter’s road testing of as many as 100 combination vehicles with the sometimes-controversial PLC4Trucks integrated circuit chip should help establish the reliability of the device, which is supp…

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    New CVOR system is a cut above the past

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    I have to hand it to the trucking industry and the Ontario Ministry of Transportation for developing the new and improved CVOR (Commercial Vehicle Operating Record) and its associated carrier abstract…

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    Future crossings should be faster, easier

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Lou Smyrlis

    TORONTO, Ont. – New technologies and approaches to border crossings currently being considered by governments on both sides of the 49th promise to make transborder hauls a much less time-consuming and…

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    Paccar.com, PNV begin new union

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – PNV, formerly Park ‘N’ View, is teaming with paccar.com to form a strategic marketing agreement.The announcement follows close on the heels of paccar.com’s US $10-million investm…

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    Westport tech is ‘cost effective’

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – The Canadian-made technology that substitutes natural gas for diesel fuel has been deemed in a government report to be the “most cost-effective” technology to reduce greenhouse gas e…

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    People (January 01, 2000)

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Detroit Diesel Corp. will move Robert Allran into the role of executive vice-president of engineering and operations, effective January. Allran will assume the engineering responsibilities currently h…

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    U.S. creates new trucking agency

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. has created a new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration – a trucking equivalent to the Federal Aviation Administration governing airlines – that promises to be far fr…