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November 2, 1998 - Industry News

Collaboration Builds Larger Load Finder

Nov. 3 – Some 120,000 load and truck postings are now available daily on the Internet, thanks to a collaboration between U.S. and Canadian load-matching services. The North American Database combines forces of The Internet Truckstop,

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November 2, 1998 - Industry News

Wren Elected ATA Chairman

Nov. 3 – The American Trucking Assns. elected its new chairman at its 1998 management conference held last week in New Orleans. ATA’s new chairman is John E. Wren, chairman and chief executive officer of Lakeville

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October 30, 1998 - Industry News

Software Improves Fuel Management

Nov. 2 – North American Technology, Birmingham, AL, has developed fuel-auditing software designed to increase billing accuracy and improve fuel management. CFAS provides fuel accounting and auditing services such as transaction auditing, fuel management support, cost-plus

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October 30, 1998 - Industry News

California Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Over Diesel Exhaust Warnings

Nov. 2 -- A Los Angeles judge recently dismissed a lawsuit that accused four engine manufacturers of failing to warn the public about the health dangers of diesel exhaust. Environmental World Watch sued Cummins, John Deere, Detroit

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October 30, 1998 - Industry News

North Carolina Gets Tough On Drinking And Commercial Drivers

Nov. 2 – A new law in North Carolina makes it illegal to operate a commercial vehicle with even a trace of alcohol in the body. The measure drops the permissible concentration of alcohol from .04%

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October 29, 1998 - Industry News

Park ’N View To Provide Telecom Services Tor TA

Oct. 30 – Park ’N View, the in-cab cable TV and phone service provider, and TravelCenters of America announced a partnership specifying Park ’N View as the primary provider of TA’s internal and external telecommunications services

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October 29, 1998 - Industry News

Navistar To Form Joint Venture To Make Engines In Brazil

Oct. 30 – Navistar International has signed a letter of intent to form a joint venture with a Brazilian company to make diesel engines in South America.

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October 29, 1998 - Industry News

Fleet Management System Windows 98 Compatible

Oct. 30 – PeopleNet Communications Corp. has announced that the Intouch Fleet Management system is compatible with the Microsoft Windows 98 operating system. The Intouch system features an Internet-based customer interface that allows users to track

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October 28, 1998 - Industry News

Free Load Posting Site Launched

Oct. 29 – Truckloader, http://www.truckloader.com, is a new Internet database designed to help truck drivers, brokers and dispatchers with scheduling freight movement throughout North America. Truckloader is currently free to use, with no restrictions on searching or

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October 27, 1998 - Industry News

Engine Manufacturers To Pay $83.4 Million in EPA Fines

Oct. 28 – Six engine manufacturers will pay $83.4 million in fines in an agreement reached with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the government’s lawsuit over diesel emissions – the largest civil penalty ever for violation of environmental laws

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October 27, 1998 - Industry News

Grant To Help Train Displaced Workers As Truck Drivers

Oct. 28 – The American Trucking Assns. will use a $1.2 million Department of Labor grant to train workers who have lost jobs in other industries to become long haul truck drivers. The training will be done

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October 27, 1998 - Industry News

DaimlerChrysler Another Step Closer To Reality

Oct. 28 – Daimler-Benz is preparing for what it is calling “Day 1” – the transformation next month into DaimlerChrysler, the world’s biggest auto merger, reports the Associated Press. Daimler, which is the parent company of Freightliner,

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October 27, 1998 - Industry News

Navistar Strike Gets Nasty

Oct. 28 – A three-week-old strike at Navistar International’s truck-customizing plant in Springfield, OH, has been anything but calm. Clark County Sheriff’s deputies have been called to the picket line at least 10 times since the strike

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October 26, 1998 - Industry News

Kenworth Introduces Used Truck Locator On Internet

Oct. 26 – Kenworth’s new used truck locator on the Internet makes it easier for customers to find the used truck they’re looking for

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October 26, 1998 - Industry News

Paccar Announces Record Results

Oct. 27 – Paccar, which makes Peterbilt, Kenworth and DAF trucks, reported record sales and net income for the third quarter and first nine months

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October 26, 1998 - Industry News

New Jersey Cracks Down On Truck Pollution

Oct. 27 – Nearly 8% of trucks and buses tested randomly for emissions standards in New Jersey have flunked the test

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October 22, 1998 - Industry News

Truck Sales On Pace For Record Year

Oct. 23 – Sales of heavy duty trucks continue to surpass all expectations, with a 20.2% gain in September over last year’s figures

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October 21, 1998 - Industry News

Kentucky Lifts Overweight Fine Cap

Oct. 22 – A new Kentucky state law that took effect in July caught some truckers by surprise when they got overweight fines of $6,000 to $7,000. House Bill 495 gave county fiscal courts the leeway to

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October 19, 1998 - Industry News

New York To Test Truck Emissions

Oct. 20 – New York Gov. George Pataki signed legislation last week requiring trucks and buses to pass the same emission tests required for cars – the 15th state to do so, according to the Associated Press

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October 19, 1998 - Industry News

Cummins To Be Mack’s Exclusive Vendor Engine

Oct. 20 – Mack Trucks and Cummins Engine have announced a long-term agreement that will broaden Mack’s engine line-up and make Cummins its exclusive supplier of vendor engines

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October 19, 1998 - Industry News

Truck Beauty Show Rescheduled

Oct. 20 – After Hurricane George forced the cancellation of Lowboy’s Truck Show in Pensacola, FL, scheduled for Nov. 7-8, the National Assn. of Show Trucks rallied and scheduled a replacement show for the following weekend

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October 19, 1998 - Industry News

Teamsters Debate Canceled

Oct. 20 – After James P. Hoffa said he wouldn’t participate in a debate among candidates for the presidency of the Teamsters, a second candidate decided it wasn’t worth his time, and the event was canceled. Tom

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October 19, 1998 - Industry News

Wabash To Supply Yellow

Oct. 20 – Wabash National Corp. has formed a new supply partnership with Yellow Services of Overland Park, KS. The deal is expected to include several thousand DuraPlate trailers, smooth-sided aluminum vans and converter dollies over

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October 14, 1998 - Industry News

California to Close Drug-Testing Loopholes

Oct. 19 – California will close some loopholes that let drug-using drivers slip through the drug and alcohol testing process, under a bill recently signed by Gov. Pete Wilson

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October 14, 1998 - Industry News

Trucker Organization To Give To Truckers This Christmas

Oct. 16 – A trucker’s family support organization based on the Internet plans to give out hats, gloves and scarves to truckers who have to work this Christmas

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