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August 18, 1999 - Industry News

National Truck Driving Championships This Week

The National Truck Driving Championships are under way in Tampa, FL

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August 17, 1999 - Industry News

Driver Wages Still On The Rise

Driver pay among truckload carriers is rising at an annual rate of 3.8%, according to The National Survey of Driver Wages

August 17, 1999 - Industry News

Intermodal Strike Spreads To Seattle

Owner-operators at seaports in Seattle and Tacoma, WA, are striking for union representation and an hourly wage. Truckers at the Port of Seattle stopped work yesterday morning. Their colleagues in Tacoma were expected to follow suit starting today

August 17, 1999 - Industry News

Alabama Truckstop Hosts Grand Re-Opening

Jack's Truckstop, an Alabama truckstop tradition for 40 years, is hosting its grand re-opening today

August 16, 1999 - Industry News

Show Trucks Shine At TruckerFest '99

Nearly 50 working show trucks entered the National Assn. of Show Trucks truck beauty competition during TruckerFest '99 in Reno/Sparks, NV, August 12-14

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August 16, 1999 - Industry News

Kenworth, CFI Challenging Land Speed Record

After successfully competing in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb with a modified Kenworth T2000 last month, Kenworth and Contract Freighters Inc. of Joplin, MO, are trying to set a new land speed record for a heavy-duty truck this week

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August 16, 1999 - Industry News

Teamsters Add Another Overnite Terminal

The National Labor Relations Board has certified Overnite Transportation's Lexington terminal for Teamster representation

August 16, 1999 - Industry News

Fleet Maintenance Fundamentals Theme for TMC Fall Meeting

Fleet Maintenance Fundamentals is the theme of the fall meeting of The Maintenance Council, Oct. 11-14, at the Hyatt Regency Tampa in Tampa, FL

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August 14, 1999 - Industry News

Farm Laborers' Families Sue After Fatal Truck Crash

The families of 13 farm laborers killed when their van crashed into a tractor-trailer in California last Monday are suing the driver and two trucking companies - despite the fact that the driver of the farm van was unlicensed and there were 15 farm workers crammed into a van with no seat belts

August 14, 1999 - Industry News

Petro Income Reflects Volvo Transaction

Petro Stopping Centers reported increased revenues for the third quarter compared to last year, but notes that income was affected by a recently completed deal with Volvo

August 13, 1999 - Industry News

Waylon Concert, Trucker Games, More At TruckerFest

TruckerFest '99, sponsored by RoadStar magazine and The Alamo Travel Plaza, continues today at The Alamo in Reno/Sparks, NV

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August 12, 1999 - Industry News

Parade Of Pride Kicks Off Truckerfest '99

Nearly 100 trucks paraded through downtown Reno, NV, last night to kick off TruckerFest '99, sponsored by Newport Communications and The Alamo Travel Center

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August 12, 1999 - Industry News

DOT Warns Of Possible GPS Problems

The U.S. Department of Transportation is recommending that users of the Global Positioning System (GPS) contact the manufacturers of their receivers before Aug. 19 because of a possible malfunction on that date

August 12, 1999 - Industry News

Overnite Workers File for Teamster Representation

Workers at Overnite Transportation's Laredo, TX, terminal have filed an election petition for Teamster representation

August 11, 1999 - Industry News

TruckerFest '99 Starts Tonight

A "Parade of Pride" through downtown Reno, NV, tonight will kick off the third TruckerFest, sponsored by Newport Communications and the Alamo Travel Center in Reno/Sparks, NV

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August 11, 1999 - Industry News

TruckerFest '99 Starts Tonight

A "Parade of Pride" through downtown Reno, NV, tonight will kick off the third annual TruckerFest, sponsored by Newport Communications and the Alamo Travel Center in Reno/Sparks, NV

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August 11, 1999 - Industry News

Truckers' Strike Crippling Canadian Port

Independent drivers who haul containers at the Port of Vancouver, British Columbia, have been on strike for the past two weeks, and some shipping lines are thinking about switching ports

August 11, 1999 - Industry News

Peterbilt Makes Parts ID Easier

Peterbilt has made parts identification easier and faster for its dealers by enhancing its electronic catalog system

August 10, 1999 - Industry News

Cummins, Equilon Offer Coolant Problem Suggestions

Cummins has recommended against factory fills of extended-life coolants in its engines until a solution to a seal problem can be found

August 10, 1999 - Industry News

NLRB Dismisses Another Overnite Decertification Petition

The National Labor Relations Board has dismissed a decertification petition filed by Overnite Transportation's St. Louis terminal. It's the ninth one, and the Teamsters union says it is preparing for a national strike against the company

August 9, 1999 - Industry News

TCA Accepting Nominations For Driver, Contractor Contests

The Truckload Carriers Assn. is taking nominations for its annual Independent Contractor of the Year and Company Equipment Driver of the Year contests

August 9, 1999 - Industry News

Canadian Truck Traffic Spurs Demand In North Dakota

An increasing number of trucks coming into North Dakota from Canada is boosting demand for truckstops along Interstate 29

August 8, 1999 - Industry News

Volvo To Buy Scania

Sweden-based Volvo has reached a deal with the major shareholder of rival Swedish truck maker Scania to buy a controlling interest in the company

August 5, 1999 - Industry News

Illinois Truckers To Fight Emissions Law

The Illinois Transportation Assn. is planning to file a lawsuit against the state's new truck emissions testing law that goes into effect next year

August 5, 1999 - Industry News

Freightliner Trucks Recalled

More than 600 Freightliner FLN and Cargo trucks and more than 500 Freightliner Argosy units have been recalled

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