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October 25, 1999 - Industry News

Maintenance Council Awards Silver Spark Plugs

The Maintenance Council awarded its highest honor, the Silver Spark Plug Award, to three trucking industry professionals during the council's 1999 Fall Meeting in Tampa, FL

October 25, 1999 - Industry News

Phoenix Blames Diesel Exhaust For Pollution

A new report prepared for Phoenix area governments says diesel engines are the main cause of the metropolitan area's pollution problems

October 25, 1999 - Industry News

Radio Band Approved For ITS Use

The Federal Communications Commission has agreed to make radio frequencies available for intelligent transportation systems (ITS) operations. The FCC allocated a range of 5850-5925 megahertz for dedicated short-range communications between vehicles and electronic systems on the roadside,

October 25, 1999 - Industry News

Knights Of The Road Host Virginia Jamboree

This Saturday, Oct. 30, Knights of the Road Foundation will hold its 1999 East Coast Truck Rodeo & Jamboree Halloween Bash fund-raiser at Big Charlie's Truck Plaza on Route 13 (Northampton Blvd.) in Virginia Beach, VA

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October 24, 1999 - Industry News

Teamsters Strike Overnite Transportation

A strike by the Teamsters union against the nation's sixth largest less-than-truckload company is spreading to other locations

October 22, 1999 - Industry News

Article Peels Cover Off American Trucking Assns.

The trucking industry's national trade association is in turmoil as its new leadership tries to turn the group onto a different course, according to an analysis published today in an influential Washington magazine

October 21, 1999 - Industry News

Seattle Container Drivers Strike American President Lines

At 6 a.m. yesterday, owner-operator truckers who haul containers at the Ports of Seattle and Tacoma, WA, struck American President Lines, a steamship company operating at Terminal 5 in Seattle

October 21, 1999 - Industry News

CFI Red Racer Breaks World Speed Record

A Kenworth T2000 driven by Contract Freighters President Glenn Brown averaged 162.579 mph over two runs to set a new world land speed record for a heavy duty truck during the 1999 World Finals at Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats

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October 21, 1999 - Industry News

Labor Board Rules Overnite Intimidated Laredo Employees

The National Labor Relations Board ruled Monday that Overnite Transportation was guilty of threatening, coercing and intimidating workers because they were exercising their right to organize at the company's Laredo, TX, terminal

October 21, 1999 - Industry News

South Carolina Trucking Assn. Looking At Truck Accidents

The South Carolina Trucking Assn. is taking a serious look at why truck accidents happen and will be proposing possible solutions in an attempt to deal with them

October 20, 1999 - Industry News

Seattle Port Truckers Strike

Independent truckers who haul containers at the Ports of Seattle and Tacoma, WA, are scheduled to walk off the job today

October 20, 1999 - Industry News

Parade To Honor Fallen Truckers

For the second year in a row, the Knights of the Road Foundation is organizing a parade through downtown Norfolk, VA, to honor truck drivers who lose their lives on the highways

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October 20, 1999 - Industry News

Muralt's Travel Plaza Sets Blood Drive Record

Muralt's Travel Plaza, with help from the Missoula, MT, community, surpassed the record number of pints collected in the national blood drive campaign sponsored by NATSO, the national association of truckstop operators. The three-day event also set a record as Montana's largest blood collection event

October 20, 1999 - Industry News

Xerox To Serve Unions On The Web

The Xerox Corp., Rochester, NY, has announced a strategic alliance with WebGalaxy Inc., of Carlsbad, CA, an Internet service provider with strong ties to the U.S. labor movement. Xerox will offer computer and Internet consulting to unions affiliated with WebGalaxy and will also create e-commerce systems for use by both union organizations and members, including online shopping

October 20, 1999 - Industry News

Dana Has Record Results Despite International Challenges

As it announced record third-quarter sales and operating profits up 27% for the quarter, Dana Corp. is continuing with restructuring plans, including closing 14 plants and 29 distribution centers, to pare costs in response to "softness" in key industrial and off-highway markets in Europe

October 18, 1999 - Industry News

U.S. DOT Opens Cyber Shop

The U.S. Department of Transportation has hit the Internet, big time. You can now register with the department, apply for operating authority and even pay fines on the World Wide Web directly from your PC

October 18, 1999 - Industry News

Bill Addresses Tribal Taxes

A U.S. House of Representatives committee last week held hearings on a bill that would penalize Native American tribes that do not collect and pay taxes, especially gasoline and diesel taxes, on goods sold on tribal lands

October 18, 1999 - Industry News

Paccar Invests In Dealership Network

Paccar, parent company of Peterbilt and Kenworth, has bought stock in the largest network of Peterbilt dealerships in North America

October 18, 1999 - Industry News

Rip Griffin Offers Limo Service

The Rip Griffin Travel Center in New Braunfels, TX, has instituted a Cadillac limousine service that gives drivers a lift from anywhere on the lot to the restaurant or convenience store

October 18, 1999 - Industry News

ATA To Hold Annual Management Conference

The American Trucking Assns. will hold its 1999 Management Conference and Exhibition Oct. 31-Nov. 3 at Mariott's Orlando World Center Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, FL

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October 18, 1999 - Industry News

Heavy Duty Dialogue 2000 Set For February

The impact of partnerships, globalization, and consolidation on the heavy duty industry will be discussed at Heavy Duty Dialogue 2000, presented by the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Assn

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October 15, 1999 - Industry News

Kenworth Names Customer Support Dealer of Year

Kenworth of Dayton in Dayton, OH, recently captured top dealer honors at the Kenworth Customer Support Meeting in Montreal

October 13, 1999 - Industry News

Daredevil To Jump Trucks on Tonight Show

The red-and-white rigs of Chattanooga, TN-based U.S. Xpress will appear on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno Oct. 22 as a motorcycle daredevil attempts to break the record for jumping tractor-trailer rigs

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October 13, 1999 - Industry News

More Oversize Load Problems Found In California

A California Highway Patrol study has found more instances of oversize loads hitting overpasses than previously reported by the California Department of Transportation

October 13, 1999 - Industry News

Truck Driving School Settles Charges Of Misrepresentation

A New England-based vocational school offering courses in truck driving has agreed to a settlement of Federal Trade Commission charges that the school misrepresented the availability of jobs, their success in placing graduates in truck-driving jobs, and the commercial driver's license test pass rate of its graduates

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