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March 18, 1999 - Industry News

Arkansas Senate Raises Diesel Tax

The Arkansas Senate passed a highway bill with higher diesel taxes than the House version – a change that Gov. Mike Huckabee says could wreck the whole program

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March 18, 1999 - Industry News

Web Site Offers Free Trucker E-Mail

Layover.com has launched a free web-based e-mail service called LayoverMail

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March 17, 1999 - Industry News

TCA And ATA Agree To Work Together

The board of directors of the Truckload Carriers Assn. voted to accept a new strategic plan Wednesday during TCA’s annual meeting in Las Vegas

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March 16, 1999 - Industry News

Trebar Kenworth Marks 40th Anniversary

Trebar Kenworth in Boise, ID, recently marked its 40th anniversary during the dealership’s 12th annual Truck Trade Show at the Boise Convention Center

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March 15, 1999 - Industry News

Freightliner Buys Largest Canadian Freightliner Dealer

Freightliner Corp. has purchased Freightliner Mid-Ontario Inc., Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Freightliner Mid-Ontario is the largest Freightliner truck dealership in Canada with 255 employees and three locations in the Greater Toronto area. Freightliner Market Development Corporation, a

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March 15, 1999 - Industry News

Mapco Travel Centers Renamed Williams TravelCenters

The green-and-yellow Mapco Travel Centers are in the process of being renamed Williams TravelCenters, following Williams’ acquisition of Mapco Express-Mapco Inc. a year ago

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March 15, 1999 - Industry News

Bering Ships First Trucks

Bering Truck Corp. officially launched its new product line recently with 60 Bering MD Series Trucks, which arrived at the Port of Newark, NJ, after assembly in Korea to Bering’s U.S. specifications

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March 15, 1999 - Industry News

Washington Considers Road Rage Legislation

Washington is the latest state to consider a bill dealing with road rage

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March 11, 1999 - Industry News

Transit Group Outfits Fleets With Qualcomm

Transit Group has signed a contract to outfit its 13 trucking fleets with 3,000 OmniTRACS mobile satellite units. The company is in the business of acquiring and consolidating primarily truckload carriers. The company has completed 13

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March 11, 1999 - Industry News

Philly Police Stage Sixth Inspection Blitz

Philadelphia police staged their sixth truck crackdown in four months Tuesday, putting 11 trucks out of service in three hours on Girard Avenue near 38th Street. According to the Philadelphia Daily News, police pulled 40 trucks off

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March 10, 1999 - Industry News

HighwayMaster Signs Contract

HighwayMaster has signed an agreement with member companies of SBC Communications, extending a one-year contract to three years. Under the terms of the extended agreement, HighwayMaster has taken orders to install an additional 3,140 of its intelligent

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March 10, 1999 - Industry News

Freightliner Goes After Bus Market

Freightliner has signed a letter of intent with Mayflower to form a new joint venture company to manufacture and distribute commercial transit buses throughout North America. The new venture will join Freightliner subsidiary Thomas Built Buses with

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March 8, 1999 - Industry News

South Carolina Considers Speeding Truck Bill

South Carolina has joined Missouri and Arkansas in considering legislation that would target truckers with higher fines for speeding

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March 8, 1999 - Industry News

New Mexico Bills Crack Down On Truckers

The New Mexico Legislature is considering two bills targeting truckers. One would lower the speed limit for trucks from 75 mph to 65 mph on interstate highways. The other initially raised penalties for truckers for using

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March 8, 1999 - Industry News

PTDI Certifies Another 11 Schools

The Professional Truck Driver Institute has certified courses at another 11 truck driver training schools and recertified 10 under its revised certification standards. Forty-one schools across the United States and Canada now offer courses certified by PTDI

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March 8, 1999 - Industry News

South Dakota Legislature Passes Compromise Crackdown On Overweight Trucks

Overweight trucks will be subject to higher fines in South Dakota under a bill passed last week by the state Legislature

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March 8, 1999 - Industry News

Kansas City Tops Most Dangerous Cities – Or Does It?

An analysis of federal data by The Road Information Program shows Kansas City has the highest rate of traffic fatalities – but a Kansas City newspaper says the research is flawed

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March 8, 1999 - Industry News

Arkansas Weight-Distance Tax Moves Forward

Just two days after the Arkansas House overwhelmingly approved a 3-cent fuel tax increase backed by Gov. Mike Huckabee, a Senate panel endorsed a plan that would tax trucks for each mile traveled – the dreaded weight-distance tax

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March 8, 1999 - Industry News

Volvo, Suppliers Team Up For Training

Volvo Trucks North American (http://www.volvotrucks.volvo.com) will sponsor a series of sales training seminars in cooperation with component and body manufacturers. The two-day workshops, focusing on selling to vocational customers, will be conducted in 10 major cities

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March 5, 1999 - Industry News

Engines Face Cooling Challenge

New NOx emission limits placed on truck diesels built after October 2002 have engine and truck manufacturers scrambling. One of the biggest challenges they face is how to cool them

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March 5, 1999 - Industry News

Arkansas House Passes Fuel Tax Hike

The Arkansas House voted last week to raise state fuel taxes by 3 cents a gallon to pay for $44 million a year in improvements to non-interstate roads, as well as a bond issue that will pay for interstate repairs

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March 5, 1999 - Industry News

TA Revamps Web Site

TravelCenters of America has completely renovated its web site (http://www.tatravelcenters.com)

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March 4, 1999 - Industry News

Driver Wages Rise Faster Than Inflation

Driver pay continues to increase at levels above the inflation rate, according to The National Survey of Driver Wages – and it’s about time, says David Goodson, president of SignPost Inc., which published the quarterly survey

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March 3, 1999 - Industry News

Teamsters Local Declared Mob-Free

A New Jersey Teamsters local, considered the most mob-riddled union in the country for decades, has direct control for the first time in nearly 12 years

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March 2, 1999 - Industry News

TA To Offer Freightliner Service

TravelCenters of America locations will become official parts and service providers to Freightliner owners and drivers in a new deal with the truck manufacturer. As part of the deal, Freightliner will buy an interest in TravelCenters of America

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