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March 8, 1999 - Industry News

South Carolina Considers Speeding Truck Bill

South Carolina has joined Missouri and Arkansas in considering legislation that would target truckers with higher fines for speeding

March 8, 1999 - Industry News

New Mexico Bills Crack Down On Truckers

The New Mexico Legislature is considering two bills targeting truckers. One would lower the speed limit for trucks from 75 mph to 65 mph on interstate highways. The other initially raised penalties for truckers for using

March 8, 1999 - Industry News

PTDI Certifies Another 11 Schools

The Professional Truck Driver Institute has certified courses at another 11 truck driver training schools and recertified 10 under its revised certification standards. Forty-one schools across the United States and Canada now offer courses certified by PTDI

March 8, 1999 - Industry News

South Dakota Legislature Passes Compromise Crackdown On Overweight Trucks

Overweight trucks will be subject to higher fines in South Dakota under a bill passed last week by the state Legislature

March 8, 1999 - Industry News

Kansas City Tops Most Dangerous Cities – Or Does It?

An analysis of federal data by The Road Information Program shows Kansas City has the highest rate of traffic fatalities – but a Kansas City newspaper says the research is flawed

March 8, 1999 - Industry News

Arkansas Weight-Distance Tax Moves Forward

Just two days after the Arkansas House overwhelmingly approved a 3-cent fuel tax increase backed by Gov. Mike Huckabee, a Senate panel endorsed a plan that would tax trucks for each mile traveled – the dreaded weight-distance tax

March 8, 1999 - Industry News

Volvo, Suppliers Team Up For Training

Volvo Trucks North American ( will sponsor a series of sales training seminars in cooperation with component and body manufacturers. The two-day workshops, focusing on selling to vocational customers, will be conducted in 10 major cities

March 5, 1999 - Industry News

Engines Face Cooling Challenge

New NOx emission limits placed on truck diesels built after October 2002 have engine and truck manufacturers scrambling. One of the biggest challenges they face is how to cool them

March 5, 1999 - Industry News

Arkansas House Passes Fuel Tax Hike

The Arkansas House voted last week to raise state fuel taxes by 3 cents a gallon to pay for $44 million a year in improvements to non-interstate roads, as well as a bond issue that will pay for interstate repairs

March 5, 1999 - Industry News

TA Revamps Web Site

TravelCenters of America has completely renovated its web site (

March 4, 1999 - Industry News

Driver Wages Rise Faster Than Inflation

Driver pay continues to increase at levels above the inflation rate, according to The National Survey of Driver Wages – and it’s about time, says David Goodson, president of SignPost Inc., which published the quarterly survey

March 3, 1999 - Industry News

Teamsters Local Declared Mob-Free

A New Jersey Teamsters local, considered the most mob-riddled union in the country for decades, has direct control for the first time in nearly 12 years

March 2, 1999 - Industry News

TA To Offer Freightliner Service

TravelCenters of America locations will become official parts and service providers to Freightliner owners and drivers in a new deal with the truck manufacturer. As part of the deal, Freightliner will buy an interest in TravelCenters of America

March 2, 1999 - Industry News

Leaking Truck Forces Truckstop Evacuation

A Missouri truckstop was shut down last week and local residents evacuated for six hours because of a leak of a suspected hazardous material from a tractor-trailer’s cargo

March 2, 1999 - Industry News

Missouri House Passes Speeding Trucker Bill

Although a measure calling for $1,000 fines for truckers driving 6 mph over the speed limit in Missouri is stuck in committee, another bill targeting speeding truckers has been passed by the state House and is heading to the Senate

March 2, 1999 - Industry News

Wisconsin Cracks Down On I-94 Speeders

The Racine County, WI, Sheriff’s Department has netted nearly 200 speeders doing 80 mph or faster during a crackdown the past five weeks on Interstate 94

March 1, 1999 - Industry News

Arkansas Bill Would Punish Speeding Truckers

A bill in Arkansas would mandate a stiff penalty for speeding truckers -- $500 to $1,000 for driving over 70 mph on Arkansas roads

March 1, 1999 - Industry News

TravelCenters Of America To Acquire Travel Ports

TravelCenters of America and Travel Ports of America yesterday announced a merger agreement

February 26, 1999 - Industry News

Congress Wraps Up Teamsters Investigation

The leadership of the Teamsters union mismanaged its financial affairs, bringing it to the brink of bankruptcy. That’s the finding of a Michigan congressman who has wrapped up his 17-month investigation of the corrupt 1996 Teamsters election.

February 26, 1999 - Industry News

Oklahoma House Addresses Speed Traps

The Oklahoma House last week overwhelmingly approved a bill designed to cut down on the state’s speed traps

February 25, 1999 - Industry News

New Dual Fuel System Completed

Alternative Fuel Systems says it has successfully completed the next generation dual natural gas/diesel system designed for OEM use with new electronically controlled diesel engines

February 24, 1999 - Industry News

Bering Makes Deal With Ford Credit

Coinciding with the distribution of its first truck models to dealers, U.S. truck newcomer Bering Truck has formed a strategic alliance with Ford Credit

February 23, 1999 - Industry News

OOIDA Sues States Over Fuel Taxes

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Assn. has filed class action lawsuits against four states, seeking refunds of fuel taxes collected for miles driven on the states’ tollroads

February 23, 1999 - Industry News

Volvo, Scania Break Off Negotiations

Sweden’s Volvo has broken off negotiations to buy rival Swedish truck maker Scania

February 22, 1999 - Industry News

Training Groups Attack CDL Mills

Four North American truck driver training groups are calling for standards that would discourage “CDL mills,” which turn out licensed truck drivers in two or three days


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