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    Truckers of a different color

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Harry Rudolfs

    After I was assigned to study racism in the trucking industry, I spent a few hours listening to Channel 19. My ears perked for any racist inference. The first session left me wondering where the racis…

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    Fight the gators

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

    Next to fuel, tires represent the highest operating expense for an owner/operator. A set of 10 tires for an on-highway tractor can easily cost $3,000, so the shredded casings that line the shoulder of…

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    Tech treads

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

    The link between rubber and silicone may be closer than you think.Tire manufacturers have been struggling for several years to incorporate computer chips into their rubber – developing a new generatio…

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    Clearing up the language and introducing uniformity

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Blair Gough

    There are some significant (albeit technical) changes proposed for federal dangerous goods legislation that will soon have a significant impact on a segment of our industry.Known as the Clear Language…

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    N.A. Class 8 truck building boom beginning to soften

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

    CHATHAM, Ont. – Anyone doubting that Class 8 truck sales are beginning to soften needs to look no further than the factory floor.About 500 of the 2,200 workers at Navistar International’s plant in Cha…

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    Dumped regulation

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Carroll McCormick

    MONTREAL, Que. – Canada’s last bastions of regulated trucking may have fallen Jan. 1, with the deregulation of bulk haulers in Quebec and B.C., but experiences in the two provinces are a world apart.Q…

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    Shift to fitness gear

    February 1, 2000 12:00AM by Julia Kuzeljevich

    Our health-crazed society demands summer-ripe vine tomatoes in the dead of winter, but the drivers bringing them to market are probably relying on a diet of snack foods and caffeine to get through the…

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    Meyers honored for OTA service

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Meyers Transport president Evan Meyers has been honored by his peers with Ontario’s Trailmobile Service to Industry Award for his contribution to the trucking industry.Meyers, who chai…

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    Alberta fatigue pilot to start by April

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    CALGARY, Alta. – The Alberta Trucking Industry Safety Association (ATISA) says its fatigue management pilot project is almost ready to begin, looking for a way to manage driver fatigue beyond traditio…

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    Trial and tribulation at a modern keyboard

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Leo Vinette

    So who was the Einstein who invented this marvelous piece of technology called the computer? This “tech-no” piece of machinery that makes our lives easier. This space-age wizard of wonderment. This, t…

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    Thinking bigger

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

    Is there a copy of the Financial Post in your sleeper? Do you wear a three-piece suit when changing the oil? Have you crammed a desk and wood paneling into your sleeper?Even if you aren’t related to t…

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    Trailer promotes the gift of life

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    KITCHENER, Ont. – Tony Hopp was counting the days until his wife Janice received the liver transplant she needed to save her life.All 982 days.”I was really frustrated,” the Kitchener, Ont. trucker ad…

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    The 80s were profitable, dangerous: Lacasse

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    BOMANVILLE, Ont. – Yvan Lacasse realizes the trucking industry of the 1980s made a lot of people good money, but he thinks trading some of the profits for safety awareness has probably saved his life….