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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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May 17, 1999 - Industry News

EPA Overstepped Its Authority On Setting Clean Air Policy

The trucking industry's biggest association is applauding a U.S. federal appeals court ruling that the Environmental Protection Agency's setting of air pollution rules amounts to an "unconstitutional delegation of legislative power."

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May 17, 1999 - Industry News

Illinois Could Retest Thousands More Truckers

The Illinois Secretary of State wants to retest more truckers who may have gotten their commercial driver's licenses in a bribery scandal

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May 16, 1999 - Industry News

OOIDA Denounces Trucker's Strike

As talk continues to grow, especially on the Internet, about a proposed truck shutdown scheduled for July 5, the country's largest organization of owner-operators and truck drivers has spoken out against the action

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May 16, 1999 - Industry News

Movers Unveil Certification Program

The moving industry has a new tool to battle the black eye to its image delivered by so-called "rogue movers" - a certification program

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May 16, 1999 - Industry News

Truck Sales On Way To Beat Record

U.S. heavy truck sales for the first four months of the year were more than 27% higher than the same time last year, putting us well on the way to another record-breaking year

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May 13, 1999 - Industry News

Teamster Car Haulers Voting On Strike

Teamster car haulers are voting through Sunday on whether to authorize a strike of the vehicle transport industry

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May 12, 1999 - Industry News

British Columbia Buys Stake In Western Star

The Canadian province of British Columbia has purchased a $60 million (Canadian) stake in the BC-based Western Star Trucks

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May 12, 1999 - Industry News

Freightliner, International Models Recalled

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced recalls of several Freightliner and International models

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May 12, 1999 - Industry News

West Virginia Weight Enforcement Criticized

The number of truckers cited for overweight loads in Virginia has dropped dramatically. But critics say it's because of poor enforcement, not because truckers are complying with weight limits

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May 12, 1999 - Industry News

TIP To Market Trailer Tracking

Transport International Pool, commonly known as TIP, has signed an agreement to market a satellite-based tracking system for untethered trailers. The system was developed by Vantage Tracking Solutions, a business unit of Orbcomm, the first commercial provider

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May 10, 1999 - Industry News

Illinois Pulls CDL After Trucker Refuses Retest

Ricardo Guzman, a trucker involved in a 1994 crash that left six children dead, lost his commercial driver's license this weekend after he ignored a judge's order to retake his CDL test

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May 10, 1999 - Industry News

Meritor Enhances On-Line Library

Meritor Automotive has added more than 80 new technical publications to its web site at http://www.meritorauto.com. This brings the total number of online publications in Meritor's technical library to more than 100. About 100 visitors download files

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May 9, 1999 - Industry News

Group Calls For Driver Shutdown

Two Idaho-based team drivers and brothers, along with one of their wives, are trying to organize a nationwide truckers' strike for July 5

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May 9, 1999 - Industry News

North Carolina To Restrict Trucks From Passing Lanes

The North Carolina Board of Transportation is putting up new signs restricting the lanes that trucks can use on 133 miles of Interstate highways in the state

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May 6, 1999 - Industry News

Hoffa Inaugurated, Blasts Carey Mismanagement

James P. Hoffa was sworn in May 1 as General President of the Teamsters union. He takes the reins of a union in poor financial shape, which he blamed on predecessor Ron Carey

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May 6, 1999 - Industry News

Kenworth Offers Warranty Training CD

Kenworth has released a new warranty training CD to its dealer network. The electronic training tool provides a warranty overview to dealer personnel in all departments that affect warranty administration. The self-paced training CD features key information

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May 5, 1999 - Industry News

Make-A-Wish Convoy This Weekend

The 10th annual Make-A-Wish Mother's Day Convoy will take place this Sunday, May 9, in Lancaster, PA

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May 4, 1999 - Industry News

Volvo Launches "Mix Smart" Program

Volvo Trucks North America, Inc. has partnered with London Machinery of London, Ontario, Canada, to market a fast-delivery "work ready" mixer truck to construction fleets in five Southern U.S. states

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May 4, 1999 - Industry News

Private Truck Council Approves Reorganization

Members of the National Private Truck Council unanimously approved a restructuring designed to attract members. The vote was held during the NPTC's annual meeting in Long Beach, CA

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May 4, 1999 - Industry News

Volvo Launches "Mix Smart" Program

Volvo Trucks North America, Inc. has partnered with London Machinery of London, Ontario, Canada, to market a fast-delivery "work ready" mixer truck to construction fleets in five Southern U.S. states

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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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