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November 25, 1998 - Industry News

Meritor To Acquire Brake Business

Nov. 27 – Meritor Automotive plans to acquire Lucas-Varity Heavy Vehicle Braking Systems

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November 25, 1998 - Industry News

Ford Credit Acquires AMI Leasing

Nov. 27 – Ford Credit Wednesday announced its planned acquisition of the AMI Leasing Group. AMI, a full-service commercial leasing company for cars, trucks and equipment, will become a part of Ford Credit’s lending operations

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November 25, 1998 - Industry News

LoadMaster Version 5.3

Nov. 27 – Tom McLeod Software has released Version 5.3 of its LoadMaster transportation management software. A new Container Module ties in to the latest version of the software. Enhancements of Version 5.3 include improved standard

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November 24, 1998 - Industry News

Freightliner Offers Peek Into Future At SAE

Nov. 25 – Freightliner President and CEO Jim Hebe spoke about the future of trucking and of Freightliner products at the Society of Automotive Engineers annual Truck and Bus meeting last week in Indianapolis – a future that includes fuel cells, more aerodynamic trailers, voice-activated accessories, side air bags and collision avoidance technologies, among others

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November 24, 1998 - Industry News

Driver Pay Leaders Increase Lead

Nov. 25 – Most of the driver pay increases in the third quarter came from trucking companies already in the top half of wage rates, reports SignPost in its Third Quarter results of The national Survey of Driver Wages

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November 24, 1998 - Industry News

UAW Announces Tentative Agreement With Peterbilt

Nov. 25 – United Auto Workers officials announced yesterday that a tentative agreement has been reached between UAW Local 1832 and Peterbilt Trucks after extensive negotiations in the Nashville, TN, area.

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November 23, 1998 - Industry News

Heavy Truck Sales In High Gear

Nov. 24 – October deliveries of heavy-duty trucks set another record as the industry headed toward an all-time high in annual sales

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November 19, 1998 - Industry News

Cobra Safety Alert Now In 50 States

Nov. 23 – Cobra Electronics’ patented, FCC-approved Safety Alert Traffic Warning System is now being used by municipalities in 50 states

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November 19, 1998 - Industry News

CVSA Offers Inspection Seminars

Nov. 20 – The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance is offering an extensive six-hour seminar on passing roadside inspections and earning a CVSA decal

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November 19, 1998 - Industry News

Free Eats Until the Year 2000

Nov. 20 – Petro Stopping Centers are giving truckers the chance to eat free until the year 2000 with a month-long promotion that kicks off Jan. 4

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November 18, 1998 - Industry News

Philly Pulls Surprise Inspections

Nov. 19 – Philadelphia police Tuesday staged a surprise crackdown on the Schuylkill Expressway, report the city’s newspapers. It was the first time city police have teamed up with state inspectors for a large-scale truck strike since Police Commissioner John Timoney ordered officers in July to get tough on truckers

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November 18, 1998 - Industry News

Arkansas Governor to Propose Diesel Tax

Nov. 19 – Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee last week said he would propose a diesel tax increase to repair roads instead of supporting toll booths on Arkansas interstate highways, reports the Associated Press

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November 18, 1998 - Industry News

Pilot Opens Columbus Facility

Nov. 19 – Pilot Corp. has opened its newest travel center in Columbus, OH.

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November 18, 1998 - Industry News

J.D. Power Reports Freightliner Tops in Medium-Duty Satisfaction

Nov. 19 – Freightliner returns to the top position as best conventional medium-duty truck in customer satisfaction, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 1998 Medium-Duty Truck Customer Satisfaction Study – but scored below average in dealer service.

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November 17, 1998 - Industry News

Dixie Truckers Home Rents Trucks

Nov. 18 – Dixie Truckers Home (http://www.dixietruckershome.com), McLean, IL, has started a new short-term truck rental program for owner-operators and fleets left stuck because of equipment breakdowns.

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November 17, 1998 - Industry News

Penske Truck Leasing To Acquire Young NationaLease

Nov. 18 – One of the nation's largest providers of transportation services has agreed to purchase Young NationaLease Inc. of Canton, Ohio. The purchase is subject to due diligence

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November 17, 1998 - Industry News

Meritor Exec Speaks To SAE On Brake Systems

Nov. 18 – Leonard Buckman, president of Meritor Wabco (http://www.meritorauto.com), will address truck braking and antilock brakes today at the 1998 Society of Automotive Engineers Truck & Bus meeting in Indianapolis.

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November 17, 1998 - Industry News

Free Trial Available Of Prophesy FuelLogic

Nov. 18 – Prophesy is offering free 30-day trials of its FuelLogic fuel optimization software. By visiting http://www.fuellogic.com, you can get a free 30-day trial password to access the Internet version

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November 16, 1998 - Industry News

Navistar Drops Cabover

Nov. 17 – Citing low demand for cabover products in North America, Navistar International has announced that it will stop production of its International 9800 model cabover truck at its plant in Springfield, OH, effective March 31

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November 12, 1998 - Industry News

Environmental Advocates Fight Atlanta Road Projects

Nov. 16 – Environmental groups last week said they plan to sue over 61 new road construction projects in the Atlanta area, saying they will make the city’s air pollution problem worse, reports the Associated Press.

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November 12, 1998 - Industry News

TMW Introduces PowerSuite Version 5.0

Nov. 16 – TMW Systems has launched the latest version of PowerSuite, its Windows-based client/server operations system. Version 5.0 features Visual Dispatch, which allows dispatchers to have individual views so they see only they fields they

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November 12, 1998 - Industry News

New Jersey Tries E-Z Pass

Nov. 13 – An electronic toll system went into effect this week on New Jersey’s smallest toll road

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November 12, 1998 - Industry News

Gamber-Johnson Introduces Mobile Docking Stations

Nov. 13 – Gamber-Johnson has introduced the NotePort line of mobile docking stations. Available for the Panasonic CF-25, Fujitsu 1000 and 1200 and the IBM Think Pad, the stations provide full-featured internal power supply, expanded and

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November 11, 1998 - Industry News

Oregon Trucking Assn. Posts Tax Proposal On Web

Nov. 12 – The Oregon Trucking Assn. wants to replace the state’s weight-distance tax with a diesel fuel levy and higher vehicle registration fees. OTA says while this would generate the same amount of revenue for

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November 10, 1998 - Industry News

Meritor Parallelogram Named PACE Finalist

Nov. 11 – Ernst & Young LLP and Automotive News have announced 20 finalists for the prestigious 1999 Automotive News PACE (Premier Automotive Suppliers’ Contributions to Excellence) Awards, and Meritor’s revolutionary RHP Highway Parallelogram trailer air suspension is one of them

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