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January 25, 1999 - Industry News

Fleets Could Get Funds For Emissions Projects

Fleets that want to test emission-reducing strategies may be able to get funding from the recent settlement between engine makers and the Environmental Protection Agency

January 25, 1999 - Industry News

Rolling Strong To Open Sixth Gym

Rolling Strong will open its sixth truckstop gym next month at The Giant in Jamestown, NM, on Interstate 40

January 22, 1999 - Industry News

Flying J To Distribute RoadStar

Flying J and Newport Communications have announced an agreement to distribute Newport’s new RoadStar magazine through Flying J’s network of travel plazas and fuel stops

January 22, 1999 - Industry News

Mack Has Sixth Straight Year Of Market Share Growth

Mack Trucks announced last week that it closed 1998 with 12.8% of the heavy truck market in the United States. That’s up from 12.5% in 1997, giving Mack six straight years of increased U.S. market share

January 21, 1999 - Industry News

Rollins Truck Leasing Reports Higher First Quarter Earnings

Rollins Truck Leasing reported 9% higher net earnings for the quarter ending Dec. 31, 1998, compared to the same quarter a year earlier

January 20, 1999 - Industry News

Flying J Plans $5 Million Montana Truckstop

Flying J plans to build a $5 million travel plaza on Interstate 15 at the south edge of Great Falls, MT

January 20, 1999 - Industry News

UAW Rejects Volvo Contract

On Sunday, United Auto Workers rejected a tentative six-year labor agreement covering employees of Volvo Trucks’ New River Valley Truck Assembly Plant in Dublin, VA

January 19, 1999 - Industry News

Remodeled Travelers’ Oasis To Celebrate Anniversary

Traveler’s Oasis in Eden, ID, will host a combination 20th anniversary celebration and grand opening Feb. 1-7, including two driver appreciation days on Feb. 3 and 4

January 18, 1999 - Industry News

1998 Truck Sales Set Record

Sales of heavy trucks broke the record in 1998, although they didn’t quite reach some predictions

January 18, 1999 - Industry News

California Targets Big Rigs

The California Highway Patrol is cracking down on speeding and tired truckers in the San Diego area

January 18, 1999 - Industry News

State Trucking Associations Attack ATA Reorganization

There is growing discontent with the American Trucking Assn.’s reorganization plans. Three state trucking association directors have told RoadStar the Wren Plan, designed to get the organization back on track, is in trouble. The ATA angered many

January 18, 1999 - Industry News

Truckstop Industry Selects Insurance Partner

NATSO, the association representing the truckstop and travel plaza industry, has chosen Truckstop Travel Plaza Insurance Specialists as its insurance partner. Truckstop Travel Plaza Insurance Specialists, based in Elm Grove, WI, was selected by a vote of

January 15, 1999 - Industry News

Scania Added To Volvo Rumor Mill

Volvo bought a 12.85% share in rival truck maker Scania, reports the Associated Press, and wants to discuss a merger of the companies

January 15, 1999 - Industry News

Penske Truck Leasing To Acquire Wisconsin Rental Company

Penske Truck Leasing has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of GMI Rental & Lease Inc., a utility truck rental company based in Waukesha, WI. The deal is expected to close in about a

January 13, 1999 - Industry News

New Web Site For Truck Sales

A 23-year veteran of the truck sales business has started a web site for truck sales professionals. The World Truck Center at is the creation of Charles “Chuck” Hirsch of Valley Forge, PA. Hirsch has worked

January 13, 1999 - Industry News

New Arkansas Highway Commissioner Speaks Out

The newest member of Arkansas’ Highway Commission said he’s open to many ways of financing highway improvements, including tollroads – but he says he wants trucking companies in the state to continue to make a profit

January 13, 1999 - Industry News

NATSO Elects Executive Committee

NATSO Inc., the association representing America's travel plaza and truckstop industry, announced that a new Executive Committee for the Board of Directors has been elected. William E. Haslam of Pilot Corp. in Knoxville, TN, will serve as

January 13, 1999 - Industry News

Iowa 80 Truckstop Celebrates 35th Anniversary

The Iowa 80 Truckstop in Walcott, IA, was founded when some of today’s drivers were just a gleam in their daddies’ eyes and Interstate 80 was not yet completed. This year, the truckstop is celebrating its 35th anniversary with special events for drivers throughout the year

January 13, 1999 - Industry News

Volvo Talking Merger; Speculation On Effect On Trucks

Sweden’s Volvo confirmed it was talking with Italy’s Fiat and other companies about a possible merger, according to a Reuters news report

January 13, 1999 - Industry News

McLeod Software, Comdata Offer Interactive Interface

McLeod Software and Comdata have completed an interactive interface between Comdata’s products and McLeod’s LoadMaster transportation management software. The new interactive interface offers users more options than the older one. For instance, a Dispatch Update feature sends

January 12, 1999 - Industry News

New Group Pushing “Shore Power” At Truckstops

A new industry group has been formed to help truckstops develop an AC power system that lets trucks power air conditioners, engine block heaters and cab equipment using power supplied through the truckstop instead of engine idling

January 12, 1999 - Industry News

Volvo, UAW Reach Tentative Labor Agreement

Volvo Trucks North America and the United Auto Workers yesterday reached a tentative agreement on another six-year contract for production and maintenance workers and a new six-year agreement for certain salaried workers at its New River

January 12, 1999 - Industry News

Cummins Announces ISB Clean Fleet Certification

Cummins has announced the certification of four ISB diesel engine rating to the 1999 Environmental Protection Agency Clean Fuel Fleet Vehicle Low Emissions Vehicle standard

January 12, 1999 - Industry News

South Dakota Governor Attacks Overweight Trucks

People who violate vehicle weight limits should be charged with a felony, says South Dakota Gov. Bill Janklow. The governor wants to crack down on overweight trucks before increasing road funding

January 11, 1999 - Industry News

Supreme Court To Hear Driver Disability Case

Two cases related to trucking will be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court as it attempts to clarify the scope of the Americans with Disabilities Act


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