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March 28, 1999 - Industry News

Driver In Amtrak Crash Will Get License

Illinois will grant a commercial driver’s license to the driver of the truck that was struck by an Amtrak train that killed 11 people, Secretary of State Jesse White said Thursday. But White, who had been looking for ways to pull the driver’s license after the crash, is not happy about the decision

March 28, 1999 - Industry News

Oregon Lawmakers Consider Dropping Weight-Distance Tax

A proposal to replace Oregon’s weight distance tax with a combination of fuel taxes and higher registration fees is set for legislative review next week. A 4-cent gas tax increase is currently working its way through the state’s House of Representatives, but the issue of truck taxes still sits with the House Transportation Committee

March 26, 1999 - Industry News

Renault-Nissan Deal Imminent

Mack officials confirmed at a press conference at the Mid-America Trucking Show today that parent company Renault has made a formal offer to purchase what is reported to be about a 35% stake in Japan’s Nissan, including its Nissan Diesel truck operations

March 24, 1999 - Industry News

Mid-America Trucking Show Starts Today

The 27th annual Mid-America Trucking Show gets under way today at the Louisville Fair and Expo Center in Louisville, KY

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March 24, 1999 - Industry News

Illinois Targets Trucker License In Amtrak Crash

The Illinois secretary of state’s office was reviewing state law Tuesday to see if it could revoke the driver’s license of the trucker involved in last week’s deadly Amtrak crash, reports the Associated Press

March 24, 1999 - Industry News

Roadway Signs Tire Management Contract With Bandag

Roadway Express and Bandag have signed a deal that will see a new Bandag subsidiary handling all Roadway’s tire management, from purchasing to mounting to maintenance to retreading. Bandag, primarily known for its retread offerings, says outsourcing

March 22, 1999 - Industry News

TMC Members Voice Concerns On ATA Restructuring

American Trucking Assns. head Walter McCormick was the featured speaker at the annual meeting of the ATA’s Maintenance Council last week in Nashville, TN. After his speech on the benefits of ATA membership, about half a

March 22, 1999 - Industry News

TMC Panel Addresses Emissions Technology

During a technical program at The Maintenance Council’s annual meeting in Nashville last week, a panel of representatives from engine manufacturers talked about the impact of their engine emissions settlement with the EPA and how they may meet upcoming stricter emissions regulations

March 22, 1999 - Industry News

Judge Affirms Hoffa As Teamsters President

James P. Hoffa promised to guide the Teamsters union “back to greatness” after a federal judge affirmed his election win as president of the union once led by his father

March 22, 1999 - Industry News

Illinois House Passes Emissions Testing Bill

Heavy trucks registered in the Chicago area would have to undergo annual pollution tests under legislation that easily passed the Illinois House on Friday

March 22, 1999 - Industry News

Arkansas 4-Cent Diesel Tax Hits Snag

A plan by the Arkansas Senate to tax truckers more than the motoring public failed to get the three-fourths majority it needed to pass in the House Friday. However, the 71-22 vote was close enough for supporters to say they will try again to get the needed 75 votes this week

March 19, 1999 - Industry News

Truck Writers Honor Cummins

The Cummins Signature 600 engine has won the eighth annual Truck Writers of North America Technical Achievement Award, awarded for products introduced in 1998

March 19, 1999 - Industry News

Rand McNally Introduces IntelliRoute

Rand McNally introduced IntelliRoute at the Truckload Carriers Assn. meeting last week. IntelliRoute’s advanced routing applications combine comprehensive highway data with high-speed routing and mobile communications integration to deliver the benefits of pinpoint satellite-based tracking. IntelliRoute

March 19, 1999 - Industry News

Researchers Turn Used Frying Oil Into Diesel

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy have developed a new way to turn used french fry oil into an environmentally friendly diesel fuel

March 18, 1999 - Industry News

Volvo To Acquire Stake In Petro

Volvo Trucks North America announced yesterday that it has agreed to acquire an ownership interest in Petro Stopping Centers

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

March 18, 1999 - Industry News

Web Site Offers Free Trucker E-Mail has launched a free web-based e-mail service called LayoverMail

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

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

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

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

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

March 15, 1999 - Industry News

Washington Considers Road Rage Legislation

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

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

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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