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    Peace Bridge SCAC No Longer Available

    January 1, 2005 12:00AM by Ingrid Phaneuf

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – Recent changes to carrier identity processing under the U.S. Trade Act, implemented Nov. 15, are causing less chaos than expected at the border.

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    Viewpoint: Time to Reinvest

    January 1, 2005 12:00AM by Lou Smyrlis, Editorial Director

    I’ve got one wish for the industry this year, and it’s important to everyone making a living plying our highways.

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    Let’s Talk Insurance: The DeathSpiral – Learning From Past Mistakes

    December 1, 2004 12:00AM by Mark J. Ram

    We’ve all seen holiday movies in which ghosts or angels teach the main character an important lesson. Just as in the movies, many truckers today have received visits from ghosts – ghosts of past trucking insurers who left long-haul trucking, leadi…

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    TransLink Approves Spending, Despite BCTA Concerns

    April 1, 2004 12:00AM by James Menzies

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – TransLink is moving ahead with a plan that will see $1.9 billion injected into the Greater Vancouver Regional District’s (GVRDs) roads, bridges and public transit system. This despite suggestions from the B.C. Trucking Associatio…

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    Carriers Gain Due To CN Strike

    April 1, 2004 12:00AM by Ingrid Phaneuf

    MONTREAL, Que. – The Canadian National (CN) Railway strike in March and what looked like yet another disaster for intermodal carriers turned into a cloud with a silver lining for some, when shippers started switching more cargo from trains to truc…

  • N.S. and N.B. to hold annual safety conferences

    February 4, 2004 8:45AM by Truck News

    HALIFAX, N.S. — The Nova Scotia Safety Council will hold its annual conference from Mar. 24 to 26 and the New Brun…

  • Feature Regulations

    New Hours: Are You Going to Play or Pay?

    January 1, 2004 12:00AM by Mark J. Ram

    It’s finally here. The first substantial changes to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Hours-of-Service (HOS) rules in 65 years. And many truckers have greeted its coming with fea…

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    Better Days Ahead in 2004?

    January 1, 2004 12:00AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – What’s in store for 2004? According to some, better times. For others, full on disaster. But no matter how you look at it there’s no question that things are going to get even more int…

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    Seeing Yellow: CEO Jack Welch Dishes on Merger With Roadway

    January 1, 2004 12:00AM by Lou Smyrlis

    Yellow Transportation president and CEO James L. Welch speaks to Truck News on the impact of the Roadway deal in Canada, overcoming challenges at the border, and the need for a new shipper-carrier rel…

  • Feature Regulations

    New Rules Will Bring Repercussions

    January 1, 2004 12:00AM by Truck News

    Dear Editor,We run two trucks to the U.S. Gulf Coast each week specializing in LTL. In order to remain in compliance for log times, we have always had to utilize the option of split bunk time to effec…

  • Product Transportation

    Reefer Madness Part Two

    November 1, 2003 12:00AM by Edo van Belkom

    The story so far …Mark takes a reefer load of frozen beef from a company called BETTER BEEF in Regina Saskatchewan. As he heads for the docks in Vancouver, he notices he’s being following by a truck…

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    On the Brink…

    August 1, 2003 12:00AM by James Menzies

    PICTURE BUTTE, Alta. – In the self-professed livestock capital of Canada, there are mounting concerns about the long-term repercussions of a single case of mad cow disease in Canada.Picture Butte, Alt…

  • Study says Hwy. 63 disaster just a matter of time

    July 21, 2003 8:38AM by Truck News

    FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. — A recent study indicates a deadly spill of hazardous materials in this Northern Alberta cit…

  • AMTA releases position paper regarding mad cow crisis

    July 9, 2003 8:16AM by Truck News

    CALGARY, Alta. — The Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) is appealing to the federal and provincial governm…

  • Montana seeks end to Canadian beef ban

    June 25, 2003 8:11AM by Truck News

    CALGARY, Alta. — Alberta officials have convinced Montana that the U.S. border should be re-opened to Canadian bee…