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
February 3, 1999 - Industry News
Goodyear, in a deal the Wall Street Journal says will make it No. 1 among world tire makers, announced a broad alliance with Japan’s Sumitomo Rubber Industries
A federal election monitor has given James P. Hoffa approval to assume the Teamsters presidency, but barred one of Hoffa's running mates from taking office
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