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June 24, 1999 - Industry News

Big Rigs At Carlisle All Truck Nationals This Weekend

The Big Rig Competition is bigger and better than ever at the Carlisle All-Truck Nationals this weekend in Carlisle, PA

Tags: Events

June 24, 1999 - Industry News

Hispanic Truckers Assn. Formed In Florida

A group of Hispanic truckers in Florida have formed an association to help find affordable health insurance and cheaper truck parts. They are making their public debut tomorrow with a truck show in the Orlando area

June 24, 1999 - Industry News

Trucking Career Web Site Launched

Automotive Management Resources has launched a trucking-specific recruitment web site at Trucking professionals enter their resume on the site, then search for job opportunities by keyword, location, or type of business (dealers, suppliers, manufacturers, etc.) Listings

June 23, 1999 - Industry News

TCA Surprised By Long Dry Van Waits

Truckers pulling dry vans wait an average of 33.5 hours a week loading, unloading, and waiting to load or unload, according to a survey just released by the Truckload Carriers Assn

June 23, 1999 - Industry News

More Volvo Merger Rumors

While one industry observer is reporting that merger talks between Navistar and Volvo are "dead on the vine," DaimlerChrysler is denying a report that it is trying to buy the Swedish commercial vehicle manufacturer

June 23, 1999 - Industry News

Texas Governor Signs Uniform Speed Bill

It's official: As of Sept. 1, speed limits in Texas will be the same for heavy trucks and passenger vehicles on most highways. Gov. George W. Bush Sunday signed HB 676, ending split speed limits

June 23, 1999 - Industry News

Kenworth Names Salesmen Of The Year

Kenworth honored its heavy duty and medium duty truck salesmen of the year during the company's third annual "World's Best" meeting held recently in Indian Wells, CA. Robert Bowden of Texas Kenworth in Dallas was named 1998

June 23, 1999 - Industry News

New Jersey Community Speaks Out Against Fuel/Food Stop

A New Jersey businessman wants to build a Burger King and Citgo gas station-convenience store just north of a Route 287 interchange near Wanaque, NJ. But at a Planning Board hearing last week, nearby residents spoke out against the plan

June 23, 1999 - Industry News

Weight-Distance Tax Being Debated in New York, Oregon

The trucking industry is trying hard to get rid of weight-distance taxes in New York and Oregon, but it faces some stumbling blocks

June 22, 1999 - Industry News

DriverNet Reaches Out To Public

DriverNet, a system of interactive, touch-screen kiosks at close to 400 truckstops around the country, is reaching out to nontruckers with free e-mail through a travel site,

June 22, 1999 - Industry News

Bering Names Managers

Bering Truck Corp. has named an Eastern Regional manager and a National Service Manager. Paul Bien is Eastern Regional Manager for Bering, a new truck manufacturer. He joins Bering from Mitsubishi Fuso, where he has served in

June 21, 1999 - Industry News

Truckers-Only Truckstop Celebrates Grand Opening

Big Main Truck Stop near Albany, NY, celebrated its grand re-opening last week - no automobiles invited

June 21, 1999 - Industry News

C.R. England Rewards Veteran Drivers With Special Lounge

C.R. England has added a new feature to its Salt Lake City driver center: the "members only" Crown Room, built to recognize drivers with five or more years of service and master-level driver trainers

June 21, 1999 - Industry News

Ohio Turnpike Opens New Plazas

The Ohio Turnpike has opened two of the four service plazas it had closed for total reconstruction. Although not all the changes are finished, the seedy service plazas at the Commodore Perry Travel Center westbound and the Erie Islands Travel Center eastbound, near the 100 mile marker, have been closed for almost a year. They have been replaced by domed facilities with better lighting, more bathrooms and more parking spaces, reports the Akron Beacon Journal

June 21, 1999 - Industry News

Trucker Helps Plane Land On Freeway

An anonymous trucker helped the pilot of a small plane make an emergency landing on the Golden State Freeway Saturday morning

June 21, 1999 - Industry News

Borg-Warner Makes 4 Millionth Kysor Polymer Fan

A Sterling truck bought by Werner Enterprises will house the 4 millionth Kysor polymer heavy-duty truck fan, announced the Cooling Systems division of Borg-Warner Automotive Turbo Systems

June 20, 1999 - Industry News

Slater Asks ATA to Help Find Unsafe Truckers

Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater last week challenged the members of American Trucking Assns. to help put the brakes on unsafe truckers

June 20, 1999 - Industry News

Western States To Look At Standardizing Size Regulations

Trying to haul a load across the western United States can be a size and weight nightmare. Montana and Utah, for instance, both allow LCVs of up to 129,000 pounds. But to get from one state

June 17, 1999 - Industry News

Image, Legislation Key Topics At ATA Leadership Meeting

Image has been a key theme at the American Trucking Assns.' summer leadership meeting this week in Washington, DC, along with a number of important legislative issues currently being considered on Capitol Hill

June 16, 1999 - Industry News

Trucker Buddy Reorganizing

Newport Communications is temporarily taking over public relations and promotional duties for the Trucker Buddy program while new management is sought

June 16, 1999 - Industry News

Truck Driver, Company Targeted In Amtrak Crash Lawsuits

A truck driver and the company he drives for have been named in a lawsuit resulting from the tragic Amtrak derailment in Bourbonnais, IL, in early March

June 16, 1999 - Industry News

Retests Required At Michigan Driving School

More than 550 truck drivers who attended a Michigan truck driving school will have to retake their commercial driver's license tests after an investigation showed the tests were being sloppily administered, if at all

June 16, 1999 - Industry News Offers Backhaul Loads

A new Internet service,, lets truckers look for return loads to avoid deadhead miles

June 15, 1999 - Industry News

Shell SuperRigs Starts Tomorrow

The 17th annual Shell SuperRigs truck beauty contest gets under way tomorrow at the Iowa 80 TravelCenters of America in Walcott, IA

Tags: Events

June 15, 1999 - Industry News

Independent Truck Parts Companies To Merge

HDA Parts System Inc. and Quality Distribution Service Partners Inc. have agreed to merge as FleetPride, which they say will be the largest independent distributor in the heavy duty truck parts aftermarket


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