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October 14, 1998 - Industry News

New York Symposium Addresses Driver Performance

Oct. 15 – Who’s responsible for commercial driver performance? About 130 representatives from the trucking industry, enforcement agencies, driving schools, the government and other organizations attended a symposium addressing that issue in Liverpool, NY, last month. The

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October 13, 1998 - Industry News

Landstar Says Bye-Bye To ATA

Oct. 14 – Faced with higher membership dues, the nation's third largest truckload carrier and largest user of owner-operators has pulled out of the American Trucking Assns. After 10 years' membership, Landstar System terminated its affiliation Oct.

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October 13, 1998 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Sues for Highway Damage

Oct. 14 – The state of Pennsylvania is suing the estate of a truck driver and his employer after a Memorial Day accident that caused $2.7 million in damage to Interstate 95. The suit accuses Samuel Coraluzzo

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October 13, 1998 - Industry News

Volvo, Cummins Join Forces

Oct. 14 – Volvo Trucks North America and Cummins Engine have announced they will join forces “to create innovative solutions for Volvo Trucks’ customers in North America.” The first project will be several new Volvo truck models

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October 12, 1998 - Industry News

Hoffa Won’t Debate In Teamsters Race

Oct. 13 – James P. Hoffa, widely considered the front-runner in the race for Teamsters president, doesn’t plan to participate in the Oct. 19 debate scheduled by the court-appointed officer overseeing the election, reports the Associated

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October 8, 1998 - Industry News

Old-Time Trucker Reunion Celebrates Proud Tradition

Oct. 12 – More than 40 years after they worked for Service Trucking Co. in Federalsburg, MD, more than 330 former employees and spouses came together for an Old-Time Truckers Reunion Sunday, Sept. 27, in Seaford,

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October 8, 1998 - Industry News

Fleet Management Seminar Offered

Oct. 12 – The College of Engineering at the University of Washington is offering Effective Fleet Maintenance Management, Oct. 23. The course will present a detailed explanation and review of the entire range of maintenance responsibilities,

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October 8, 1998 - Industry News

Southern Trucking Expo Reports Increased Attendance

Oct. 9 – Preliminary attendance figures from the second annual Southern Trucking Expo, held earlier this month in Atlanta, show a 40% increase over last year, according to Independent Trade Show Management spokeswoman Sue Fena. Registered guests

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October 8, 1998 - Industry News

Dallas Truck Park Project Dies

Oct. 12 – Arrow Truck Sales has canceled its plans for a $30 million truck-focused business park in southern Dallas, reports the Dallas Business Journal. The truck sales and maintenance park had been slated for the north

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October 8, 1998 - Industry News

Kenworth Rolls 150,000th Truck Off Ohio Line

Oct. 9 – Kenworth’s Chillicothe, OH, plant recently rolled its 150,000th truck off the production line. The 1999 T2000 with 75-inch Aerodyne sleeper was sold by Hissong-Kenworth of Richfield, OH, to Edwards Transportation, headquartered in Ravenswood, WV. Kenworth-Chillicothe

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October 6, 1998 - Industry News

TMC Unveils Revised VMRS

Oct. 8 – The Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Assns. has introduced a major upgrade to the Vehicle Maintenance Reporting Standards. The first products released under the new VMRS 2000 banner are Code Key 33

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October 6, 1998 - Industry News

Standard & Poor’s Puts Western Star On CreditWatch

Oct. 8 – On Oct. 1, Standard & Poor’s placed its double-B-plus corporate credit and senior unsecured debt ratings on Western Star Truck Holdings Ltd. on CreditWatch with negative implications. The CreditWatch placement follows Western Star’s release

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October 6, 1998 - Industry News

Navistar Workers Walk Out

Oct 7 – A strike by 150 workers at Navistar International’s truck customizing plant in Springfield, OH, is not expected to affect the company’s truck assembly and body plants, according to the Associated Press. The workers went

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October 5, 1998 - Industry News

OPIS Fleet Fueling Expo Draws 350-Plus Attendees

Oct. 6 – The third annual OPIS Fleet Fueling & Technology Conference, held last month at Nashville’s Opryland Hotel, drew more than 350 top transportation and petroleum professionals. The conference, hosted by Oil Price Information Service,

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October 5, 1998 - Industry News

Volvo Owners Say VN Is Best

Oct. 6 –Volvo VN Series owners love their trucks, according to a new survey by Volvo Trucks North America. The 1998 Class 8 Heavy Truck Customer Satisfaction Study measured customer satisfaction among recent purchasers of the three

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October 1, 1998 - Industry News

Hebe Says Bigger is Better at Southern Trucking Expo

Oct. 2 – Freightliner President and CEO Jim Hebe talked a lot about the benefits of size during his keynote address kicking off the Southern Trucking Expo in Atlanta yesterday. For instance, he spoke about Freightliner’s Argosy

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October 1, 1998 - Industry News

Bering Offers Sneak Preview At Southern Trucking Expo

Oct. 2 – The new Bering Truck Corp. offered a sneak preview of two new Class 3 and 4 truck models and announced its first dealer at the Southern Trucking Expo in Atlanta yesterday. Bering, established last

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September 29, 1998 - Industry News

Freightliner To Invest $40 Million In Parts Plant

Oct. 1 – Freightliner plans to invest $40 million in its Gastonia Parts Manufacturing Plant over the next three years. The plant produces parts for four Freightliner truck and chassis manufacturing plants, American LaFrance fire trucks,

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September 29, 1998 - Industry News

Travel Ports Reports Record Results

Oct. 1 – Despite lower gross profit margins from diesel fuel, Travel Ports of America reported record net income for its first quarter ended July 31 – the company’s 29th consecutive quarterly profit. The reason for the

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September 29, 1998 - Industry News

Southern Trucking Expo Starts Tomorrow

Sept. 30 – The second annual Southern Trucking Expo begins tomorrow in Atlanta. It will be held at the Georgia International Convention Center, near the Atlanta Hartsville International Airport and interstates 285, 85 and 75, at

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September 29, 1998 - Industry News

Volvo Trucks Returns To Super Bowl

Sept. 30 – We don’t know yet who’ll be playing the 1999 Super Bowl, but Volvo Trucks North America has announced it will return to the game with a new 30-second ad in the first quarter. Volvo’s

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September 29, 1998 - Industry News

Truckers Needed For Record Apple Crop

Sept. 30 – There aren’t enough trucks to ship Washington’s record apple crop. At the height of the season, more than 2,500 trucks a week leave Washington apple shipping docks. While truck shortages often come just before

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September 28, 1998 - Industry News

Innovative Opens Lab For Year 2000 Testing

Sept. 29 – Innovative Computing Corp., Oklahoma City, OK, has opened its testing lab for transportation software. Companies that are unsure of the Year 2000 fixes can use the lab to test their new software that

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September 28, 1998 - Industry News

Truckstop Shuttles To Run To Southern Trucking Expo

Sept. 29 – Several truckstops near the Atlanta Hartsville International Airport will be the pickup and dropoff place for shuttles to the second annual Southern Trucking Expo Thursday through Saturday. Free shuttle service will be available

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September 25, 1998 - Industry News

Truckers Compete For Charity at St. Ignace Truck Show

Sept. 28 – Truckers took over the main street of St. Ignace, MI, Sept. 18-20 for the third annual Richard Crane Memorial Truck Show, and raised more than $10,000 for charity in the process

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