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    Can you afford a health scare?

    August 1, 2010 12:00AM by Truck News

    Dear Editor:

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    Counting sheep, losing sleep

    July 1, 2010 12:00AM by Julia Kuzeljevich

    MARKHAM, Ont. – Drugs and alcohol have both been longstanding health and safety threats for those behind the wheel of a vehicle, large or small. Lately, however, there is a lot of awareness being rais…

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    Thank Goodness For CBs!

    March 1, 2010 12:00AM by Truck News

    Dear Editor:

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    Houston, We Have A Problem

    September 1, 2009 12:00AM by Truck News

    As I write this, it is the 40th anniversary of the day man first landed on the moon. For those of us who were alive at the time, crowded around the old black and white TV set, it was hard to believe o…

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    Big Interest In Big Trucks

    July 1, 2009 12:00AM by James Menzies

    TORONTO, Ont. – Interest in Ontario’s Long Combination Vehicle (LCV) pilot project ran high at this year’s Canadian Fleet Maintenance Seminars (CFMS).

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    Truckers earn long-overdue respect

    November 1, 2008 12:00AM by Rob Wilkins

    It seems that truckers may finally get the respect they deserve. Unfortunately, there are those that feel a catastrophic event must occur before it happens. The Toronto Star carried an article on Oct….

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    Hiding the bomb

    November 1, 2008 12:00AM by Harry Rudolfs

    TORONTO, Ont. – On the morning of August 8, 2008, just before 4 a. m., a series of furious explosions leveled the Sunrise Propane and Industrial Gases facility on Murray Road in northwest Toronto. It …

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    Ding, ding: Another round in the Montreal ring road fight

    August 1, 2008 12:00AM by Carroll McCormick

    MONTREAL, Que. – It might be mildly abusive of my literary licence to refer to the squaring off between the Quebec government and the Kahnawa:ke Mohawk Indians over the A-30 ring road as the classic u…

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    First conviction made under Bill C-45

    July 1, 2008 12:00AM by Ingrid Phaneuf

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Weeks after a judge ordered Quebec company Transpave to pay a $110,000 fine in the first criminal conviction under Bill C-45 of a company found guilty of criminal negligence causing a w…

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    Daimler Trucks North America on SCR, hybrids and the fuel challenge

    June 1, 2008 12:00AM by Truck News

    June 2008 LOUISVILLE, Ky. –A new truck, a new engine and a new technology in North America. There was plenty to discuss with Daimler Trucks North America officials at this year’s Mid-America Trucking Show. Executive editor James Menzies sat down

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    Carrier survival tips: Part 2

    June 1, 2008 12:00AM by David Bradley

    A question that I have been asked a lot lately by both carriers and owner/operators is:What are the associations doing about the high price of diesel fuel? Or more specifically: Are we lobbying govern…

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    Daimler Trucks North America defends its decision to adopt SCR (May 01, 2008)

    May 1, 2008 12:00AM by James Menzies

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – During its press conference at the Mid-America Trucking Show, Daimler Trucks North America took aim at what it referred to as “misinformation campaigns” and “scare tactics” about the…

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    DoT roadblocks shop owner’s truck parking plan

    April 1, 2008 12:00AM by James Menzies

    CRESTON, B. C. – It’s been three years since we first reported on the struggles of Dan and Bonnie Ward, owners of a mom-and-pop country store that wanted to convert their small diner into a 24-hour tr…

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    Tech talk dominates APTA event

    April 1, 2008 12:00AM by Adam Ledlow

    SAINT JOHN, N. B. – Shop bosses got a lesson in the latest in trucking technology and practices at the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association’s 2008 Truck Technology Conference Feb. 25-26. The event …

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    Should Certain Sectors Within Trucking be Exempt from HoS?

    January 1, 2008 12:00AM by Adam Ledlow Assistant Editor

    BOWMANVILLE, Ont. -Few topics tend to cause more grumbling among truck drivers than the mention of Hours-of-Service. The new HoS rules, implemented Jan. 1 in Ontario, prevent drivers from splitting th…