February 22, 1999 - Industry News
Four North American truck driver training groups are calling for standards that would discourage “CDL mills,” which turn out licensed truck drivers in two or three days
South Dakota Gov. Bill Janklow’s plan to crack down on overweight trucks was approved by the South Dakota Senate Friday after senators removed a controversial provision that would have allowed state officials to look at weigh scale tickets from elevators and other commercial businesses
After a difficult financial year, FieldWorks is moving to a more service-oriented approach, reports the Minneapolis/St. Paul CityBusiness journal. The company will still turn out its “ruggedized” laptop computers, focusing on a few vertical markets such
February 19, 1999 - Industry News
Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee’s bond issue and 3-cent diesel tax are moving forward in the state Legislature, while Highway Commission members want time to look over a draft plan to put tollbooths on existing interstates
February 17, 1999 - Industry News
In the latest of a series of surprise truck inspection blitzes in the Philadelphia area, authorities for the first time arrested truckers
Two Ohio lawmakers plan to introduce a bill that would abolish the Ohio Turnpike Commission
February 16, 1999 - Industry News
South Dakota legislators have heard an earful of opposition on a proposed plan that would use scale receipts to help track down overweight trucks
The Mid-West Truckers Assn. is hosting its 36th annual truck show and convention this week in Springfield, IL
Truck Net Inc., which has a popular trucking-related web site, has formed a strategic alliance with a company that makes public-access Internet devices or kiosks
February 15, 1999 - Industry News
Sweden’s Volvo is talking to Navistar International about a possible buyout, merger or alliance, reports the London-based Financial Times newspaper
February 12, 1999 - Industry News
The dreaded weight-distance tax has reared its ugly head in a bill in the Arkansas state Legislature
Trucks in the Chicago area would face both annual and random emissions tests under a new bill being drafted by state House speaker Michael Madigan
Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore has ordered a state police crackdown on speeding on Interstate 81, where four people died last month in a multiple-vehicle crash
Citing “more up-to-date information” regarding the cost of providing payphone service, the Federal Communications Commission has lowered the surcharge on toll-free calls from 28.4 cents per call to 24 cents per call.
The surcharge is the result
February 11, 1999 - Industry News
SmartStop’s new contactless “smart card” offers truck stop operators automated communication at the fuel pump, reduced or eliminated transaction fees, fast information and settlement, a way to implement and track loyalty programs, and a share of
SmartStop’s new contactless “smart card” can be used for just about anything drivers need at a participating truckstop: automatic fueling, c-store and restaurant purchases, making phone calls, participating in loyalty programs, and receiving cash advances.
February 10, 1999 - Industry News
Some truck owners are talking with attorneys about the possibility of suing engine makers over their recent multimillion-dollar settlement with the federal government on emissions
February 9, 1999 - Industry News
South Carolina’s new Transportation Commission chairman has proposed putting tollbooths on existing interstate highways
RDO Equipment Co., Fargo, ND, has purchased a Volvo truck dealership with locations in Dallas and Fort Worth, TX.
Ronald Offutt, chairman of RDO, notes that Dallas/Fort Worth is the second largest heavy duty truck market in
February 8, 1999 - Industry News
Around The Clock Freightliner Group, known as ATC, is building two new Freightliner truck dealerships in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, reports the Dallas Business Journal
The South Dakota House last week killed a bill that would have repealed a tax on intrastate truck shipments
February 5, 1999 - Industry News
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Assn. won a round in its lawsuit against a Michigan product packing house regarding a lumping complaint
Eaton’s Trucking Information Services Div. has produced a multimedia, interactive compact disc that shows the benefits of the Eaton Fleet Advisor Transportation Logistics Management System.
The seven-minute CD shows how the Fleet Advisor system helps fleets capture
Boston-based Chancellor Corp. has acquired Atlanta-based Tomahawk Truck & Trailer Sales, which will continue to operate under its name as a wholly owned subsidiary.
Tomahawk was founded in 1991 and has grown from a single retail sales
February 4, 1999 - Industry News
Freightliner customers can now use the Internet to get information on operating and maintaining Freightliner, Sterling, American LaFrance and Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. vehicles
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