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September 11, 1998 - Industry News

Daimler-Benz Offers Wares To Other Manufacturers

Sept. 14 – Daimler-Benz has established its Powertrain Business Unit as an independent entity offering engines, transmissions, axles and steering systems to other truck manufacturers worldwide. One of its first customers is Freightliner Corp., which announced earlier

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September 11, 1998 - Industry News

Study Examines Bedbugger Revenue

Sept. 16 – Owner-operators in the moving industry made an average of $30,938 net income during the last five years, reports the American Moving and Storage Assn. AMSA’s annual survey asks owner-operators for a profit and loss

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September 11, 1998 - Industry News

Ticketed Driver Says Fluent English Shouldn’t Be Required

Sept. 14 – A Cuban-born truck driver who was ticketed for not speaking English well enough is fighting the charge. Rogelio Compos, 61, was driving a dump truck in Yonkers, NY, in July when he was stopped

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September 11, 1998 - Industry News

Ohio Targets Road Rage

Sept. 16 – The Ohio Highway Patrol is using 12 planes and two helicopters to help fight road rage. After more than a year in operation, Operation Triad — Targeting Reckless, Intimidating and Aggressive Drivers — has

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September 11, 1998 - Industry News

Arkansas Gets Tough On 57-Footers

Sept. 14 – The Arkansas Highway Department has told state patrol officers to start enforcing a regulation that trailers more than 53 feet, 6 inches in length carry overdimensional “long load” markings. Up until now, the regulation

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September 11, 1998 - Industry News

Rolling Strong Opens Fifth Gym In Atlanta

Sept. 14 – Rolling Strong’s fifth trucker gym opened last week at the Petro Stopping Center in Atlanta, off I-285. Along with the new gym, Rolling Strong facilities are located at a Pilot truckstop in North Little

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September 10, 1998 - Industry News

Delay Sought In Teamsters Election

Sept. 11 – A court-appointed monitor yesterday requested another postponement in the long-delayed rerun election of the Teamsters union, according to Reuters. Election officer Michael Cherkasky wants to delay mailing ballots until Nov. 2. They were

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September 10, 1998 - Industry News

Trucking Events Heat Up September

The weather may be cooling down, but it’s a busy month of trucking events. Sept. 10, a convoy of trucks is scheduled to roll into Nashville with food for Feed the Children as part of the 18

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September 9, 1998 - Industry News

Qualcomm’s CabCard Popularity Growing

Qualcomm reports the number of carriers offering its CabCard driver e-mail system to drivers has doubled since it was introduced in October 1996. More than 70,000 drivers now have access to the program. Among the OmniTRACS-equipped carriers

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September 9, 1998 - Industry News

Kenworth Honors Dealer for Customer Support

Recognizing the increasing importance of quality service to the buying decision, Kenworth Truck Co. recently recognized its top customer service dealers. Colorado Kenworth in Denver was named Kenworth Customer Support Dealer of the Year for 1997. “Dedication

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September 9, 1998 - Industry News

Volvo Tour Highlights VN Series

Volvo Trucks North America’s “This You Gotta See” tour will visit 20 Petro Stopping Centers between Sept. 9 and Nov. 19. The tour trucks will be pulling trailers displaying a closeup of a person’s eyes looking toward

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September 9, 1998 - Industry News

Investment Group Buys Tampa Volvo Dealership

Pritchett Investment Group has bought Tampa Volvo and GMC Trucks. The previous owners, Teresa Flowers and Keith Rucker, will continue to manage the dealership’s daily operations for Pritchett. This is Pritchett Investment’s first ownership of a

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September 8, 1998 - Industry News

Mack Wins $29 Million Postal Order

Mack Trucks has been awarded a U.S. Postal Service contract worth approximately $29 million for 416 vehicles, with delivery expected to begin in the first quarter of 1999. The order includes 44 Mack MR 372 Mack CH

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September 8, 1998 - Industry News

Oklahoma City Cracks Down on Aggressive Drivers

Tired of four-wheelers who dart in and out of traffic at high speeds, browbeating drivers to let them by? So are Oklahoma City , OK, police. On Sept. 1, the police department started a new program

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September 3, 1998 - Industry News

July Heavy Truck Sales Jump

Sep. 3 — Sales of heavy trucks in July were 15% higher than a year earlier. Sales of 17,530 Class 8 trucks make for a year-to-date number of 116,079, according to figures from the Motor Vehicle

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September 3, 1998 - Industry News

North Texas Transportation Summit Scheduled

Sep. 3 — The 1998 North Texas Regional Transportation Summit will be held Sept. 10-11 at the Omni Mandalay Hotel in Irving, TX. Hosting the event are the city of Irving and U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice

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September 3, 1998 - Industry News

Satellite Tracking for Small Fleets

Sep. 3 — Qualcomm has developed a mobile communications system for small fleets of less than 100 trucks. TruckMAIL offers two-way messaging and vehicle tracking at an affordable price, according to the company. It is targeted

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September 3, 1998 - Industry News

Arizona Raises Speed Limit on U.S. 89

Sep. 3 — The Arizona Department of Transportation raised the speed limit on about 130 miles of U.S. 89 from Flagstaff to the Utah border from 55 mph to 65 mph. The older, lower speed limit

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September 3, 1998 - Industry News

Carriers Make ‘Aggressive’ Driver Pay Increases

Sep. 3 — Many van and flatbed carriers who have resisted matching the well-publicized drive wage increases decided to raise driver pay in the second quarter, according to the latest National Survey of Driver Wages by

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September 1, 1998 - Industry News

California Names Toxic Particulates in Diesel Exhaust Compromise

Sep. 2 — After nine years of bitter debate, the trucking industry, environmentalists and the California Air Resources Board hammered out a compromise regarding whether diesel exhaust causes cancer. On Aug. 27, CARB issued its ruling that

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September 1, 1998 - Industry News

Overwhelming Vote Launches “New ATA”

By a 97 to 3 vote the executive committee of the American Trucking Associations adopted a plan to fundamentally restructure the 65 year-old organization. The Wren Committee Plan, as it is called, was adopted at

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September 1, 1998 - Industry News

Commercial Driver Performance Symposium Scheduled

The “human factors” of driver performance will be examined during a commercial driver symposium next month in New York. “Commercial Driver Performance: A Shared Responsibility” is being held September 14-15 at the Four Points Hotel in Liverpool,

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September 1, 1998 - Industry News

Scale Bypass Becoming More Widespread

HELP Inc., the largest organization offering high-tech scale bypass, is experiencing rapid growth, according to officials at the HELP-sponsored Intelligent Transportation Systems/Commercial Vehicle Operations Freightvision seminar held August 9-11 in Nashville, TN. Tennessee is the newest state

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August 31, 1998 - Industry News

Truckerfest Show Winners Announced

About 40 trucks competed in the truck beauty competition at Newport Communications’ Truckerfest August 13-15 at The Alamo Travel Plaza in Reno, NV. Brad Vandyke from Tangent, OR, of George Vandyke Trucking, took home the trophy for

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August 31, 1998 - Industry News

Harley Driver Wins National Truck Driving Championships

Marty Lawson Jr., a driver for Harley Davidson Transportation Co., was named Grand Champion of the 1998 National Truck Driving Championships, held August 13-15 in Long Beach, CA. Lawson took first place in the twins class. He

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