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June 7, 1999 - Industry News

Used Truck Assn. Creates Lifetime Achievement Award

Marvin Gordon, a longtime force in the used truck industry, has been honored by the Used Truck Assn. for his numerous and significant contributions to that marketplace. He is the first recipient of an award named

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June 7, 1999 - Industry News

Navistar Lays Off Workers At Two Plants

Navistar International is laying off workers at two plants in Springfield, OH, because it can't get enough automatic transmissions

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June 4, 1999 - Industry News

Ohio Turnpike Commissioners "Save Money," Inconvenience Truckers and Motorists

In a self-proclaimed effort to save contractor costs on the $1.3 billion Ohio Turnpike modernization program, the tollroad commission appears to have created a monster — dangerously overcrowded truck parking and long lines snaking back from restrooms, fast-food counters and fuel pumps

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June 3, 1999 - Industry News

Eaton To Build Transmission Plant In Mexico

Eaton Corp. will spend $100 million to build a new transmission plant in Mexico in order to meet surging demand for heavy duty vehicles. Selection of the manufacturing site will be announced shortly, the company said.

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June 3, 1999 - Industry News

Kenworth Adds Visual Search Capability To Electronic Parts Catalog

Kenworth has added a tool called "Visual Search" to the electronic parts catalog used by Kenworth parts departments. This tool uses "hot spots" on Kenworth line drawings of a truck to identify the parts requested by

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June 2, 1999 - Industry News

Nashville Feed The Children Closed

The future of a trucking industry charity event is still uncertain as Feed the Children takes steps to regain a trust betrayed by allegations that employees at its Nashville office took donations for themselves

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June 2, 1999 - Industry News

Convoy For Kids This Weekend

Drivers in the Northeast will be lending a hand to help raise money for charity this weekend. The Maine Professional Drivers Assn. is scheduled to have its annual Convoy for Kids truck parade and show in Brewer, ME, Saturday, June 5

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June 2, 1999 - Industry News

Teamsters Strike Averted

A strike by nearly 13,000 Teamsters drivers, mechanics and other workers has been averted

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June 2, 1999 - Industry News

Trucker Killed In Tornado

One trucker was killed and four others injured when more than a dozen twisters hit Illinois last night

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June 1, 1999 - Industry News

Strike Delayed Again--Agreement May Be Near

Representatives of the Teamsters union extended a Wednesday morning strike deadline against 17 of the nation's auto hauling operations as they tried to hammer out a new labor contract

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June 1, 1999 - Industry News

Hybrid Electric Truck Unveiled In California

A truck manufacturer has teamed with the agency that oversees air pollution in California to develop the first hybrid electric heavy duty Class 8 truck. The Hybrid Electric Prototype Truck was unveiled last week in California

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June 1, 1999 - Industry News

Teamsters Strike Deadline Delayed Until Wednesday

A Monday night strike deadline by more than 12,000 car-hauling Teamsters truckers and other workers against the nation's 17 major auto-hauling operations has been averted until at least midnight, tonight

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May 31, 1999 - Industry News

Teamsters Strike Threat Temporarily Delayed

1:09 a.m., CDT--A possible strike by 12,000 car-hauling Teamsters truckers and other workers against the nation's 17 major auto-hauling operations has been at least temporarily delayed. Negotiators for the union and the National Automobile Transporters Assn. met

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May 28, 1999 - Industry News

Final Rules Issued For Unloading LCG

The Department of Transportation's Research and Special Programs Administration has issued revised regulations for the transportation and unloading of liquefied compressed gas

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May 28, 1999 - Industry News

Tonight Deadline For Teamsters Auto Hauler Strike

Car manufacturers and auto haulers are waiting to see if the Teamsters union will follow through on its threats to strike 17 trucking companies if contract talks are not successful by midnight tonight

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May 28, 1999 - Industry News

Volvo Names Dealers of the Year

T.J. Willings, president of Volvo and GMC Trucks of Birmingham, AL, and Gerry Wardle, president of Gerry's Truck Center in London, Ontario, have been named U.S. and Canadian dealers of the year by Volvo Trucks North America

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May 26, 1999 - Industry News

Pay Race Still On Among Flatbed And Reefer Carriers

Driver pay increases among truckload carriers slowed some in fourth-quarter 1998, but wage hikes among flatbed and refrigerated carriers continued at a rather brisk pace, according to the National Survey of Driver Wages, conducted by SignPost Inc

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May 25, 1999 - Industry News

South Dakota Task Force Addresses Overweight Trucks

South Dakota Gov. Bill Janklow's pet issue of overweight trucks is causing headaches for the task force that has to find ways to enforce the new law

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May 24, 1999 - Industry News

Illinois Cracks Down On License Loopholes

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced last week several measures he is taking to tighten up the state's licensing, including studying whether minimum training standards should be required for truckers seeking a commercial driver's license

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May 24, 1999 - Industry News

Peterbilt Adds Used Truck Locator To Web Site

Peterbilt had added a pre-owned truck locator to its web site at http://www.peterbilt.com

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May 23, 1999 - Industry News

Illinois Passes Truck Emissions Bill

The fate of emissions testing in the Chicago and East St. Louis areas is in the hands of Illinois Gov. George Ryan

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May 23, 1999 - Industry News

Southwest International Dealers Attend Sales Fair

Close to 400 dealers, customers and vendors converged on Corpus Christi, TX, last week to attend the International Southwest Region sales fair. One of the trucks on display that caught dealers' eyes was the Diamond Back 9900i

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May 18, 1999 - Industry News

Navistar Posts Highest Second-Quarter Earnings In 25 Years

Navistar International reported its highest second-quarter earnings in more than 25 years, with diluted per share earnings up nearly 60% over the same period a year ago. Net income for the quarter ended April 30, 1999

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May 18, 1999 - Industry News

Teamsters Vote To Strike Against Car Haulers

The Teamsters have overwhelmingly voted to strike car hauling companies if new contract negotiations aren't agreed upon before the current contract runs out May 31

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May 18, 1999 - Industry News

Illinois Looks At Higher Truck Fees For Public Works Plan

Illinois Gov. George Ryan's proposal for an ambitious $12 billion public works program would have relied heavily on money raised by doubling license plate fees for passenger cars. But opposition to the fee hike has lawmakers looking at other ways to fund the program, including raising truck license fees even further than the 15% proposed by Ryan

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