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    APTA Rocks The Rock

    December 1, 2003 12:00AM by Katy de Vries

    ST. JOHN’S, Nfld. – Nearly 400 delegates congregated at the Fairmont Newfoundland Hotel in St. John’s, Oct. 22 through Oct. 25, for the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association’s (APTA) 53rd annual con…

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    New President Appointed to Marine Atlantic

    November 1, 2003 12:00AM by Truck News

    ST. JOHN’S, Nfld. – Transport Minister, David Collenette, recently announced the appointment of Roger Flood as the president and CEO of Marine Atlantic.”I am pleased that Mr. Flood has agreed to take …

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    NALCA elects new Board of Directors

    April 1, 2003 12:00AM by Katy de Vries

    ST. JOHN’S, Nfld. – The Newfoundland and Labrador Carriers Association (NALCA) held its annual general meeting in March and renewed calls for reduced ferry rates.The NALCA has invited other associatio…

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    Newfoundland get-together just around the corner

    March 1, 2003 12:00AM by Katy de Vries

    ST. JOHN’S Nfld. – The Newfoundland and Labrador Carriers Association (NALCA) will be holding it’s annual general meeting on Mar. 1 at the Chateau Park hotel in Mount Pearl.The NALCA was formed three …

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    Uncertainty about visa requirements worries fleets

    February 1, 2003 12:00AM by Dean Askin

    TORONTO, Ont. – Carriers who in recent weeks feared that U.S.-bound trucks driven by landed-immigrant drivers without visas may grind to a halt at the Windsor-Detroit border can relax, at least for no…

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    Former O/O collecting signatures against HoS changes

    February 1, 2003 12:00AM by Dean Askin

    STITTSVILLE, Ont. – A former owner/operator turned lobbyist who claims he has gathered more than 5,000 names on a petition against the proposed new Hours-of-Service for long-distance truck drivers, sa…

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    U.S. almost ready to open southern border (August 01, 2002)

    August 1, 2002 12:00AM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – A Department of Transportation (DOT) report has been presented to the U.S. Congress on the progress of opening the border to Mexican rigs.The report, obtained by the Associated Pres…

  • U.S. almost ready to open southern border (June 27, 2002)

    June 27, 2002 9:27AM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Department of Transportation (DOT) report will be presented to the U.S. Congress today on the…

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    Danger zone

    June 1, 2002 12:00AM by James Menzies

    WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. – Like most lumber haulers, owner/operator Gordon Miller was well aware of the inherent risks involved with pulling lumber across Canada.He was even more cognizant that the risk of…

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    Brahma rewards top lumpers

    April 1, 2002 12:00AM by Truck News

    CALGARY, Alta. – Brahma Lumper Services held its first annual employee awards banquet Feb. 16 to recognize the crew carrying it into the winner’s circle.The Calgary-based lumper service has continued …

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    The timing for M2 was perfect

    April 1, 2002 12:00AM by Truck News

    It isn’t hard to see how the flood of used trucks impacted Freightliner LLC, signs of high water marks are everywhere within the organization.Long gone is former truck boss Jim Hebe, and his successor…

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    A Moose-juicin’ solution

    March 1, 2002 12:00AM by Matthew Sylvain

    MOUNT PEARL, Nfld. – There is hardly a kilometre of road in Canada where a driver doesn’t have to worry about wildlife, but on the Island of Newfoundland trucking companies are taking special steps to…

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    Trade war stumps lumber fleets

    November 1, 2001 12:00AM by Brandi Cramer with files from John Curran

    GUELPH, Ont. – Once again, the Canadian lumber industry is holding its breath as its government battles the U.S. over the heavy-handed tariff on softwood lumber.What would normally have been a no-hold…

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    Pipeline route a trucking boon

    September 1, 2001 12:00AM by Truck News

    GENOA, Italy – An open microphone and a slip-of-the-tongue by Prime Minister Jean Chretien and Canadian truckers knew of a potential flood of activity in the Great White North.Chretien revealed his st…

  • Flooding causes border crossing closure

    August 13, 2001 10:04AM by Truck News

    SOUTH JUNCTION, Man. — The South Junction Port of Entry at the Canada-U.S. border was closed last week, after floo…