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Concrete Solutions: Infrastructure cash to save economy?

TORONTO -- Unlike the '30s when politicians tried to dig out of the Great Depression by squeezing the cash, today’s leaders are gambling that spending is the adrenalin shot to restart the economy

Freight search takes central carriers east

SAINT JOHN, N.B. -- As lanes become less lucrative in Ontario some carriers have pushed east looking for freight, much to the dismay of eastern outfits.

Billions in transport spending part of US stimulus deal

WASHINGTON -- Soon-to-be U.S. President Barack Obama will come out of the gates spending.

Truck repos down in 2008, but still high

ROSLYN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- Although 2008 was arguably the worst economic year in nearly three decades, there were actually fewer truck repossessions in the U.S. than in 2007, according to Nassau Asset Management's NasTrac quarterly index. The 2008 totals, however, still represented a 50 percent increase from 2006 totals.

Collisions unchanged, but fewer fatalities reported in NS

HALIFAX -- Highway fatalities dropped 16.2 percent in Nova Scotia last year, compared to 2007, but the number of crashes remained the same.

Yokohama tires get SmartWay stamp of approval

WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay program has recognized Yokohama’s RY617 steer tire, 703ZL drive tire and RY 587MC2 trailer tire as products that help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.


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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