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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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April 15, 1999 - Industry News

San Antonio Dealer Expands

A San Antonio, TX, area truck dealer plans to open a $3.3 million dealership and service center on the city's south side

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April 15, 1999 - Industry News

TMC Schedules Summer Meeting

The Maintenance Council will hold its 1999 Summer Meeting June 28-30 at the Renaissance Esmeralda Hotel in Indian Wells, CA. TMC, a technical council of the American Trucking Assns., will give members the opportunity to learn the

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April 15, 1999 - Industry News

Cummins Announces Products Are Y2K-Compliant

Cummins has announced that all its products, including electronically controlled engines, generator sets, information products and service tools, are year-2000-compliant. For two years, a dedicated team of engineers and information technology partners representing customer applications and markets

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April 12, 1999 - Industry News

Mississippi Reduces Truck Sales Tax

Truck dealers in Mississippi should benefit from a new law that reduces the tax on trucks bought for interstate commerce

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April 12, 1999 - Industry News

California Legislation Would Encourage Alternative Fuels

Legislation proposed last week in California would encourage the use of alternative fuels by giving financial help to owners of diesel trucks and buses when they convert to cleaner-burning fuels such as natural gas

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April 12, 1999 - Industry News

Qualcomm To Develop Mobile Vehicle Computer

Qualcomm and Symbol Technologies are teaming up to develop a mobile vehicle computer and "integrated technology solution" for the transportation industry

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April 12, 1999 - Industry News

Kansas Transportation Bill On Hold

Passage of a transportation plan for Kansas will have to wait until the state Legislature comes back for a wrap-up session later this month

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April 9, 1999 - Industry News

Dealer Of Year Announced

The American Truck Dealers and Heavy Duty Trucking magazine announced the 1999 ATD Dealer of the Year Saturday at ATD's annual meeting in San Diego: George Grask, president and CEO of Quad City Peterbilt in Davenport, IA

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April 8, 1999 - Industry News

Trucker Lawsuit Against Engine Makers Closer

Truck owners are getting close to filing a lawsuit against engine makers over last year's multimillion-dollar settlement with the federal government on emissions

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April 7, 1999 - Industry News

California Company Tests Cleaner Diesel

A new fuel could cut pollutants that help create smog without reducing the number of miles a gallon gets, a Los Angeles-based oil company says

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April 6, 1999 - Industry News

Volvo, Mitsubishi Partner For Medium-Duty

Sweden's Volvo AB will jointly develop trucks with Japan's Mitsubishi, according to the Tokyo-based Sankei newspaper — a move some believe could mean an acquisition is in the works

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April 6, 1999 - Industry News

Flying J Opens First New Jersey Location

Flying J has opened its first travel plaza in New Jersey, in Carney's Point on I-295

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April 6, 1999 - Industry News

Dixie Expands In Illinois

Dixie Management Group has acquired LaSalle/Peru Auto/Truck Stop, located at I-80 and I-39 in north central Illinois. This creates the sixth Dixie Truckers Home location in the eastern United States, doubling the size of the growing chain in three months

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April 5, 1999 - Industry News

Michigan Tester May Have Sold Road Tests

The Michigan Secretary of State is investigating a private driver's license exam center accused of selling passing grades to people who did not even take road tests — including commercial driver's licenses

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April 5, 1999 - Industry News

Teamsters Charge Overnite With Unfair Labor Practices

The Teamsters union filed a national unfair labor practices charge against Overnite Transportation for allegedly violating the National Labor Relations Act

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