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May 2, 1999 - Industry News

CVSA Bids For Center Stage In Truck Safety

The people who do the hands-on work of truck safety enforcement intend to assert themselves more in the national dialogue on highway safety

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May 2, 1999 - Industry News

First Shipper/Receiver Panel Successful

The Truckload Carriers Assn. held the first meeting of its new Shipper/Receiver Panel April 13 in Chicago. TCA says progress was made in finding ways to reduce driver waiting time at loading and unloading docks

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May 2, 1999 - Industry News

Volvo Buys More Scania Stock

Volvo AB has raised its voting stake in Scania AB to 15.1%, elevating tension between Sweden's rival truck makers

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May 2, 1999 - Industry News

Help On The Way For Tracking Untethered Trailers

Drivers who lose unpaid hours searching for company trailers may be getting a break. Satellite tracking may soon help them locate trailers, wherever they may be, whether hooked up to a power unit or not

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April 29, 1999 - Industry News

DaimlerChrysler Ponders Fate of Detroit Diesel Stake

Less than a week after Detroit Diesel Corp. reported record first-quarter net income, DaimlerChrysler Chairman Jurgen Schrempp said his company was debating whether to increase its 20% stake in the engine maker or sell out altogether

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April 29, 1999 - Industry News

Supreme Court Wrestles With Disability Issue

Is a condition a disability if it can be corrected? And if so, what's to stop everyone with dentures or eyeglasses from suing under the Americans with Disabilities Act? These are some of the issues the U.S. Supreme Court has been wrestling with this week as they heard ADA-related cases involving a UPS mechanic with high blood pressure and a truck driver blind in one eye

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April 29, 1999 - Industry News

Werner Orders Driver Simulator

Werner Enterprises has signed a $750,000 contract with Lockheed Martin for a motion-based driver trainer system

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April 28, 1999 - Industry News

New Alabama Dealer Offers "Mini-Truckstop"

Some visitors to Tuesday's open house at the new Volvo and GMC dealership in Fultondale, AL, compared the facility to a miniature truckstop

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April 28, 1999 - Industry News

HighwayMaster Signs Contract With CFI

HighwayMaster has signed a two-year extended agreement with Contract Freighters Inc., which is also buying more HighwayMaster mobile units. All 1,975 of CFI's trucks are equipped with the HighwayMaster Series 5000 mobile communications and information system. This

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April 28, 1999 - Industry News

NATSO Apologizes For Causing DC Traffic Congestion

Last week, as the nation's capital braced for business and traffic disruptions Friday when NATO convened its 50th anniversary summit, NATSO, a Washington, DC-based trade association representing America's travel plaza and truckstop industry, decided to maintain

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April 27, 1999 - Industry News

Navistar Makes Plans To Avoid Hostile Takeover

Navistar International Corp. indicated that it has no intention of being a takeover target with the adoption of a "poison pill" strategy last week to help ward off an unsolicited offer. The provision would be triggered

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April 27, 1999 - Industry News

Rihm Kenworth Celebrates 50th Anniversary As KW Dealer

In 1949, Harry S. Truman was inaugurated as president of the United States. The same year, Rihm Motor Co. (now known as Rihm Kenworth) was appointed as Kenworth's first truck dealership east of the Mississippi. Fifty

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April 26, 1999 - Industry News

Ontario To Test Trucks For Emissions

Ontario will begin smoke testing heavy duty diesel trucks and buses in September under the province's Drive Clean initiative. Annual testing will apply to heavy duty vehicles registered in Ontario and more than three model years

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April 26, 1999 - Industry News

Maryland To Require Smoke Tests

A new law in Maryland sets up a smoke-testing plan for heavy duty trucks

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April 23, 1999 - Industry News

Arkansas Truckers Consider Highway Commission Campaign

The Arkansas Motor Carriers Assn. is looking into what it would take to mount a petition campaign to abolish the state highway commission

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April 23, 1999 - Industry News

Volvo Adds 21 Dealer Locations

Volvo Trucks North America has increased the size of its dealer network to 206 U.S. locations with the addition of 21 new locations brought on since November

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April 22, 1999 - Industry News

Oregon House Debates Weight-Distance Tax

Oregon truckers are hoping for relief from the state's notoriously complex weight-distance tax

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April 22, 1999 - Industry News

Oregon Lawmakers Target Truckers With Urine Bottle Bill

The Oregon legislature may try to curb roadside disposal of urine-filled bottles with fines and stiff penalties for truckers.

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April 21, 1999 - Industry News

Truck Sales Surging Ahead

Truck and component manufacturers are predicting that this year's heavy truck sales will blast last year's record out of the water

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April 20, 1999 - Industry News

New Sterling Dealer Opens In Alabama

One of the Southeast's largest sellers of vocational trucks has opened the first stand-alone Sterling dealership to be planned and built from the ground up as a Sterling facility in the U.S

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April 20, 1999 - Industry News

Ohio House Considers Speed Limit Changes

Ohio lawmakers may consider raising the speed limit for truckers from 55 to 65 mph to match the speed of cars sharing the highways

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April 19, 1999 - Industry News

Five Plead Innocent In CDLs-For-Sale Case

Four current and former state officials and a truck driver have pleaded innocent on charges of participating in an Illinois scheme to sell commercial driver's licenses to unqualified drivers

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April 19, 1999 - Industry News

Illinois Officials Want Tighter Trucking Controls

The poor record of the trucker involved in last month's tragic Amtrak crash has led to calls from Illinois leaders to tighten commercial truck licensing procedures in the state

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April 16, 1999 - Industry News

Cummins Reports First-Quarter Profits

Cummins Engine Co. reports its first-quarter profits more than tripled from last year, despite nearly flat sales

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April 15, 1999 - Industry News

Mississippi Residents Object To Planned Truckstop

Williams Travel Centers (formerly Mapco Express) wants to build a new truckstop on I-10 in Biloxi, MS, but local residents want the county to deny the company a construction permit

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