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    Cancom to bring Qualcomm north

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – CancomTracking Solutions will bring Qualcomm’s MVPc system into Canada in the first half of the year, giving fleets a computer and communications system that’s easily customized.Qu…

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    GE Capital enjoys E-commerce rush

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – In just five months since its initial launch, GE Capital Fleet Services’ web ordering application, located at gefleet.com, now averages more than $3 million a day in online vehicl…

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    Meritor trims LVS

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    TROY, Mich. – Meritor Automotive has sold its Light Vehicle Systems (LVS) sun visor operations (to Grupo Antolin-Vosges S.A.S. of France), marking the second chunk of the division to be sold off in as…

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    Conduct reviews begin this spring

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Carroll McCormick

    MONTREAL, Que. – In March or April of the new year, Quebec’s new evaluation mechanism will go into high gear. It’s just a matter of getting all the chips in order.The exact date when reviews of owner …

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    Future crossings should be faster, easier

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Lou Smyrlis

    TORONTO, Ont. – New technologies and approaches to border crossings currently being considered by governments on both sides of the 49th promise to make transborder hauls a much less time-consuming and…

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    Built like a Mack Truck

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    ALLENTOWN, Pa. – Few truck makers have enjoyed Mack Trucks’ impact on popular culture. After all, “built like a Mack Truck” is synonymous for all things tough – inside or outside the trucking industry…

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    Confederation tolls to rise

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    CHARLOTTETOWN, Ont. – As of Jan. 1, straight trucks will pay an additional 75 cents to cross the Confederation Bridge to Prince Edward Island, while each trailer in a combination will cost an extra do…

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    In harmony with the highway

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    BRIGHTON, Ont. – Bettina Schwarze may carry the badge of an OPP constable, but truckers along the Hwy. 401 corridor in Eastern Ontario know her by her CB handle of Goldielocks.With a Class A licence i…

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    Saskatchewan takes steps towards harmonization

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by John Curran

    REGINA, Sask. – Saskatchewan’s transportation policy division has introduced several changes to its weights and dimensions regulations, making a major move towards harmonization in the eyes of the ind…

  • Product Transportation

    Driver controls were nothing new

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Dear Editor,Re: Blair Gough’s Industry Insight, “Deregulation didn’t mean unsafe trucks.”I am writing in response to Blair Gough’s comment in the July issue of Truck News.In his second-last paragraph,…

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    Paccar.com, PNV begin new union

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – PNV, formerly Park ‘N’ View, is teaming with paccar.com to form a strategic marketing agreement.The announcement follows close on the heels of paccar.com’s US $10-million investm…

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    People (January 01, 2000)

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    Detroit Diesel Corp. will move Robert Allran into the role of executive vice-president of engineering and operations, effective January. Allran will assume the engineering responsibilities currently h…

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    Enman named driver of the year

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Now in his 27th year as a truck driver, Barry Enman’s 6.4 million accident-free miles have earned him the 1999 Ontario Trucking Association (OTA)/Volvo Trucks Canada Driver of the Year…

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    U.S. creates new trucking agency

    January 1, 2000 12:00AM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. has created a new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration – a trucking equivalent to the Federal Aviation Administration governing airlines – that promises to be far fr…