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    Saskatchewan updates Traffic Act

    November 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    REGINA, Sask. – Several changes to Saskatchewan’s Highway Traffic Act that were passed in the legislature in June are now in effect.Among the changes, legislation now allows the use of red light camer…

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    A life of iron and wheels

    October 1, 2000 12:00AM by Matthew Sylvain

    Truck is too small a word for the oversized configurations that Gene Gauthier hauls, and driver doesn’t seem to go far enough to explain the skills he needs to handle the things. But whatever you call…

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    Check one, check 22

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

    TORONTO, Ont. – Canadian truckers could soon be following clarified pre-trip inspection guidelines that distinguish whether or not they can continue to drive down the highway.The Ontario Trucking Asso…

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    Minister wants Feds to fund rural roads

    August 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    REGINA, Sask. – Highways and Transportation Minister Maynard Sonntag moved an emergency motion last month in the Saskatchewan Legislature calling on the federal government to immediately provide more …

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    A family thing

    July 1, 2000 12:00AM by Frank Condron

    With huge trucking conglomerates taking a bigger and bigger slice of the motorfreight pie these days, it might seem like the Mom-and-Pop operation is becoming an endangered species. But family-run com…

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    Truckers honored in ceremony

    July 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    WINDSOR, Ont. – The trucking industry was front and center last month during ceremonies in Windsor to honor National Transportation Week.Michel Besner, president of Transport Besner of Saint-Nicolas, …

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    Con-Way Canada Express expands

    June 1, 2000 12:00AM by Frank Condron

    TORONTO, Ont. – Another big boy just got bigger in the Canadian LTL market.Con-Way Canada Express has announced that it is expanding its operations into five more provinces as part of the company’s ov…

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    Crime stoppers (May 01, 2000)

    May 1, 2000 12:00AM by Julia Kuzeljevich

    An estimated $1 billion worth of cargo goes missing in Canada every year, with most trailer thieves moving and unloading their ill-gotten gain in under 15 minutes. If a thief is motivated and has time…

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    Signal and sound your way to safety

    May 1, 2000 12:00AM by Raymond Mercuri

    To drive accident-free, there are some basic practices you must know, implement, and use on a daily basis. These practices need to become part of your normal driving habits.How many accidents happen b…

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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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    Solidarity soon?

    April 1, 2000 12:00AM by Frank Condron

    PICKERING, Ont. – There is a scene in the movie Hoffa when Jack Nicolson, playing the late (we think) founder of the Teamsters, storms around a Depression-era loading dock, urging the drivers to drop …

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    Volvo Trucks guarantees cost per mile

    April 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Unexpect-ed maintenance issues can often wreak havoc on budgeted costs per mile. Volvo Trucks, however, has unveiled a Cost Per Mile program that removes the uncertainty for fleets.T…

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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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    Hot load moves by air instead of truck

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

    SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. – The federal government has bypassed threats of protests and roadblocks around a shipment of nuclear fuel by keeping off the highway … and flying it overhead.The mixed oxide …

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    Nuclear shipments get green light

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Julia Kuzeljevich

    SAULT STE-MARIE, Ont. – Transport Canada recently approved emergency response assistance plans from Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. that will allow shipments of MOX, or mixed oxide fuel, from the U.S. an…