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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

February 22, 1999 - Industry News

South Dakota Senate Passes Overweight Truck Bill

South Dakota Gov. Bill Janklow’s plan to crack down on overweight trucks was approved by the South Dakota Senate Friday after senators removed a controversial provision that would have allowed state officials to look at weigh scale tickets from elevators and other commercial businesses

February 22, 1999 - Industry News

FieldWorks Shifts To Service Strategy

After a difficult financial year, FieldWorks is moving to a more service-oriented approach, reports the Minneapolis/St. Paul CityBusiness journal. The company will still turn out its “ruggedized” laptop computers, focusing on a few vertical markets such

February 19, 1999 - Industry News

Arkansas Tolls On Hold, Diesel Tax Moves Ahead

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

First Arrests In Philadelphia Truck Crackdowns

In the latest of a series of surprise truck inspection blitzes in the Philadelphia area, authorities for the first time arrested truckers

February 17, 1999 - Industry News

Ohio Lawmakers Attack Turnpike Commission

Two Ohio lawmakers plan to introduce a bill that would abolish the Ohio Turnpike Commission

February 16, 1999 - Industry News

South Dakota Wants Certified Scales’ Help On Overweight Crackdown

South Dakota legislators have heard an earful of opposition on a proposed plan that would use scale receipts to help track down overweight trucks


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