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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

February 16, 1999 - Industry News

Mid-West Truckers Hold Show This Week

The Mid-West Truckers Assn. is hosting its 36th annual truck show and convention this week in Springfield, IL

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February 16, 1999 - Industry News

Truck Net Forms Alliance With Kiosk Provider

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

Volvo, Navistar Talk Merger

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

Arkansas Lawmakers Propose Weight-Distance Tax

The dreaded weight-distance tax has reared its ugly head in a bill in the Arkansas state Legislature

February 12, 1999 - Industry News

Illinois Bill Would Require Emissions Tests

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

February 12, 1999 - Industry News

Virginia Cracks Down On I-81 Speeders

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

February 12, 1999 - Industry News

FCC Lowers Payphone Surcharge

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

Smart Card Launched For Truckstop Industry

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

February 11, 1999 - Industry News

Smart Card Launched For Trucking Industry

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. The card

February 10, 1999 - Industry News

Truckers May Sue Engine Makers

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 Considers Interstate Tolls

South Carolina’s new Transportation Commission chairman has proposed putting tollbooths on existing interstate highways

February 9, 1999 - Industry News

RDO Buys Texas Volvo Dealership

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

Dallas Area Gets New Freightliner Dealerships

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

February 8, 1999 - Industry News

South Dakota Tax Repeal Fails

The South Dakota House last week killed a bill that would have repealed a tax on intrastate truck shipments

February 5, 1999 - Industry News

OOIDA Wins Round In Lumping Suit

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Assn. won a round in its lawsuit against a Michigan product packing house regarding a lumping complaint

February 5, 1999 - Industry News

Eaton CD Shows Benefits of Fleet Advisor

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

February 5, 1999 - Industry News

Chancellor Acquires Tomahawk Truck & Trailer Sales

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 Introduces Online Manuals

Freightliner customers can now use the Internet to get information on operating and maintaining Freightliner, Sterling, American LaFrance and Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. vehicles


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