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SPECIAL REPORT: TC downplays limiter safety issues; OEMs uneasy with rule

TORONTO -- As far as revelations go, the long awaited collection of studies on speed limiters by Transport Canada offered few.


Unregulated market speculation drives up fuel price: Truckstops

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- With fewer people on the road because of high fuel prices, truckstops and other fuel retailers have seen demand for fuel drop, even while prices continue to rise, according to data released last week by NATSO, the trade group representing the travel plaza industry.


CTA-BCTA want clarity on biodiesel tax status

OTTAWA -- In response to lobbying efforts by the Canadian Trucking Alliance and member trucking associations like the BCTA, an International Fuel Tax Agreement subcommittee has agreed to develop a database with jurisdiction-specific information regarding alternative fuels and will consider including information on biofuel refunds.


Business leader blasts transport truck ban idea

CORNER BROOK, Nfld. -- A Newfoundland city with a healthy base of trucking companies is considering a tractor-trailer ban within the city limits.


Feds approve of speed limiters; highlight enviro gains

OTTAWA -- Transport Canada's long-awaited studies on mandatory speed limiters have been released and they apparently show that capping the speed of large commercial trucks at 105 km/h will have positive environmental results for the nation.


Former STA president passes away

REGINA -- One of Saskatchewan's most respected industry professionals passed away last week.


Drivers should expect nightly delays on T.O.'s 427

TORONTO -- The northbound express lanes, ten bridges and retaining walls on Highway 427 will be repaired this summer.

 
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In This Issue

A look at Ontario's mandatory out-of-service quotas (Yup. They exist.), by Rolf Lockwood. Plus, a special focus on drivers, from retention to training — including the best fleets to drive for. And Jim Park explains how to choose the engine displacement that's best for you. That and much more in the April issue of Today's Trucking.

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