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November 5, 1999 - Industry News

New Study Says Diesel A Cancer Threat

A new study shows that diesel exhaust is the most dangerous cancer-causing toxin in the Los Angeles area reports the Orange County Register

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November 5, 1999 - Industry News

Arkansas To Get New Weigh Stations

Arkansas is building two new weigh stations to target truckers entering the state on Interstates 40 and 55

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November 5, 1999 - Industry News

Hyundai Adds Trailer Dealers

Hyundai Precision America has entered the Canadian trailer market with two new dealerships, Ft. Gary Industries, with locations in Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Regina and Calgary, and West Van Inc. in Mississauga, ON. The company has also added

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November 4, 1999 - Industry News

Arctic Circle Truckstop Closes For Winter

The Coldfoot Truck Stop in Barrow, AK, shut down its restaurant and hotel rooms Monday for the winter. The truckstop will run through the winter, selling fuel for just eight hours a day with a skeleton staff of three

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November 4, 1999 - Industry News

FleetPride Buys Wheels And Brakes

FleetPride, the nation's largest aftermarket distributor of heavy-duty truck parts, is expanding in the Southeast with the acquisition of Atlanta-based Wheels and Brakes Inc

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November 4, 1999 - Industry News

Detroit Diesel Posts Record Earnings in Third Quarter

Detroit Diesel Corp. posted record third quarter net income of $11.9 million, up 18% from third quarter 1998

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November 4, 1999 - Industry News

Licensing Goes Online

It seems that every day there’s another way for the Internet to make trucking more efficient. Lockheed Martin IMS, the company that offers the PrePass weigh station preclearance service, says it is developing an Internet-based system that takes time and labor out of registration, permitting and fuel tax compliance

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November 4, 1999 - Industry News

Ring-Around-Qualcomm at ATA

Challengers surrounded Qualcomm on the American Trucking Assns. convention exhibit floor in Orlando, FL, this week. American Mobile Satellites Corp.'s exhibit was closest, and AMSC was gunning for Qualcomm's popular OmniTRACS product. In sit-downs with AMSC COO

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November 3, 1999 - Industry News

Cirillo Probe Dropped

Rep. Frank Wolf withdrew his request that the Department of Transportation investigate Julie Cirillo, chief of the Department of Transportation’s truck and bus safety program

November 3, 1999 - Industry News

Silver Eagle Clears Air Over Army Contract

Trailers built for the U.S. Army’s Humvees have become a “political football” with Silver Eagle Manufacturing caught in the middle, says the company’s president, Gary Gaussoin

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November 3, 1999 - Industry News

ATA Supports 14 On, 10 Off

As the federal government’s proposed new hours of service regulations wind their way through the tedious review process at the Department of Transportation, the American Trucking Assns. has made it clear what it wants

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November 3, 1999 - Industry News

Oregon Voters Approve Fair Tax Amendment

Oregon voters Tuesday approved a constitutional amendment requiring cars and trucks to pay their fair share of highway construction and maintenance costs. It’s unclear how the vote will affect a spring referendum that would raise the gas tax and do away with the state’s weight-distance tax

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November 3, 1999 - Industry News

Crete Buys Hunt Transportation

Crete Carrier Corp., Lincoln, NE, has bought Omaha, NE-based Hunt Transportation

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November 2, 1999 - Industry News

Volvo: Internet Will Change Industry

Today's distribution system for trucks and components is ripe for overhaul and the Internet is the force that can do it, says Marc Gustafson chief executive of Volvo Trucks North America

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November 2, 1999 - Industry News

Cobra Launches New Accessories Division

Cobra Electronics has announced its new HighGear Accessories Division. The first products to be produced by the new division will be a line of high-end CB radio accessories, including antennas, microphones and speakers

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November 2, 1999 - Industry News

McCain Pressing for Passage of Safety Bill

At the request of Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater, Sen. John McCain “will do his best” to get truck safety reform through Congress before the end of the session next week

November 2, 1999 - Industry News

What Is a Black Box Anyway?

Black boxes. Onboard recorders. Data recorders. Onboard computers. Tachographs. Paperless logs. Technically, these terms do not all mean the same thing. But they're all being tossed around, practically interchangeably, as the federal government wrestles with how to

November 1, 1999 - Industry News

EPA Will Ask for Supreme Court Ruling on Authority Case

The battle over stricter emissions standards and the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to impose those standards may end up with the U.S. Supreme Court

November 1, 1999 - Industry News

Driver Pay Must Change, Says OOIDA's Spencer

It is time to change the way truck drivers are paid, says Todd Spencer, vice president of the Owner-Operators Independent Drivers Assn

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November 1, 1999 - Industry News

Ryan's Office Knew About CDL Crimes, Alleges Tribune

The Chicago Tribune reported Sunday that aides to Illinois' then-Secretary of State George Ryan had evidence six years ago that license employees were selling driver's licenses - long before federal officials started indicting employees in a CDLs-for-cash scandal

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November 1, 1999 - Industry News

Caltrans In Hot Water Over Permitted Loads - Again

The California Department of Transportation, already under fire for issuing oversize load permits and routing that resulted in overpass crashes, is coming under more scrutiny after a bridge collapsed

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November 1, 1999 - Industry News

Cirillo: Hours Proposal Won't Please Everyone

The still-unpublished proposal on driver hours of service "will not suit those who want an 8-hour driving day, and it won't suit those who want no change," says Julie Cirillo, head of the Office of

November 1, 1999 - Industry News

FHWA Looks at Use of Police at Construction Sites

The Federal Highway Administration is studying the use and effectiveness of uniformed police officers on federal-aid highway construction projects

November 1, 1999 - Industry News

International Changes Strategy: Take More Risks

International has changed from a company that was internally focused and "risk-averse" to one that is externally focused and ready to make the changes that the market demands. That's the word from Steve Keate, recently appointed president of the company's truck group

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November 1, 1999 - Industry News

Rates: The Internet Factor

There was no trucking activity on shipping-auction.com (www.shipping-auction.com) last week, but then this latest transportation auction site on the World Wide Web just opened for business. In a news release, shipping-auction.com's president said, "This site is

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