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    Trucking dominates 50 Best list

    January 1, 2001 12:00AM by Truck News

    DON MILLS, Ont. – Every year when the National Post, CIBC and Arthur Andersen release their list of the 50 Best Managed Private Companies, the Canadian trucking industry collects its share of kudos. T…

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    Hang on, it’ll be a bumpy ’01

    December 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Carriers are in for some short-term pain early next year as their costs increase just as freight volumes start to flatten, according to market researcher Martin Labbe.”Fuel, wages, ins…

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    The grain train

    October 1, 2000 12:00AM by Pat Rediger

    REGINA, Sask. – Ever since the federal government ended the Crow Rate in 1995, the Prairie trucking industry has enjoyed swelling freight volumes.The federal subsidy had ensured that farmers did not h…

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    No sense in the 244-inch limit

    September 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Dear Editor,It was with great interest that I read the column by Dave Holleman in your July edition: “Canada’s minimum wheelbases need to be rethought”.I have been the international representative for…

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    Fines doubled for orange zone violations

    September 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    REGINA, Sask. – Drivers speeding through highway construction and maintenance or “Orange Zones” in Saskatchewan will now pay heftier fines.As of Aug. 1, drivers exceeding 60 km-h when passing a highwa…

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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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    Help your engine breathe easier

    July 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    In these days of environmental awareness, your engine’s turbocharger is facing more attention than every before. After all, it’s where emission controls live and breathe.How it worksBasically, a turbo…

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    Trailer maintenance can be cost-effective

    June 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    DON MILLS, Ont. – Trailer maintenance programs need to begin before new equipment even arrives at a fleet, according to speakers at the Canadian Fleet Maintenance Seminar. But the work doesn’t end the…

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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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    Grease is the word

    April 1, 2000 12:00AM by Bob Brady

    Fifth wheels are seldom coupled with thoughts about regular maintenance plans. Still, these devices, built by such companies as Holland Hitch, ASF (American Steel Foundries) and Fontaine, do require r…

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    Burn less, save more

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

    With fuel prices as high as they are today, any business-conscious owner/operator should have a burning desire to, well, burn less fuel. Luckily, there are steps that you can take to reduce the amount…

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    Powerful Solutions

    March 1, 2000 12:00AM by Frank Condron

    Anyone who has ever glanced at a schematic diagram for a truck can understand why there are people called electricians. Luckily, it’s easier to find a problem with an electrical system than it is to b…

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    Fuel for the ignition

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    There’s little doubt that many cold, blustery days lie ahead of us before leaves re-appear on the trees. And from the standpoint of fuel systems, it is imperative to ensure that all components are win…