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July 28, 1999 - Industry News

Jubitz Plans Major Expansion

Jubitz Truckstop, Exit 307 off I-5 in Portland, OR, began a full-scale expansion and renovation June 30

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July 28, 1999 - Industry News

Volvo Trucks Receives Advertising Award

The New York American Marketing Assn. has honored Volvo Trucks North America with a 1999 EFFIE advertising award. Volvo received a bronze EFFIE in the Automobiles/Vehicles category for its 1998 Super Bowl commercial and accompanying promotion. The

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July 28, 1999 - Industry News

Comdata, Pacific Pride To Develop Automated Fueling Equipment

Pacific Pride Services and Comdata have announced an agreement to develop new automated fueling equipment, known as SmartLock, which will be used throughout the Pacific Pride Commercial Fueling System. This equipment will be designed to accept the

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July 28, 1999 - Industry News

California Approves Lift Axles For Overweight Vehicles

California now allows lift axles on trucks that weigh more than highway-legal weights

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July 28, 1999 - Industry News

Proposed Georgia Truck Stop Dealt Zoning Blow

Planners of a proposed truckstop in Conyers, GA, failed to win a zoning change needed to build the facility at I-20 and Sigman Road

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July 28, 1999 - Industry News

Oregon Gas Tax Bill Faces Opposition

A bill that passed the Oregon legislature last week abolishing the weight-distance tax in favor of a diesel fuel tax would not require truckers to pay their fair share, say opponents - and they want to take the issue to the voters

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July 28, 1999 - Industry News

North Carolina Increases Trucking Fines

North Carolina's governor last week signed into law a "truck safety" measure that doubles fines for truckers

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July 27, 1999 - Industry News

Battle Brewing Over Long-Life Coolants

There appears to be a problem with "long life" or "extended life" coolants used in Cummins engines

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July 27, 1999 - Industry News

Improved Meal Tax Deduction a Possibility

A better meal tax deduction is still part of the congressional tax package -- but its chances for survival appear slim

July 27, 1999 - Industry News

Exemptions, But Not Necessarily Jobs, For Vision-Impaired Drivers

The Federal Highway Administration will continue to exempt qualified truck drivers from vision rules, but the Supreme Court says that carriers don't have to hire those drivers. "We never said this was a guarantee of a job," says Sandra Zywokarte, Office of Motor Carrier Research and Standards

July 27, 1999 - Industry News

Preston Trucking Closes Its Doors

Just a year after the management of Preston Trucking bought the operation from Yellow Corp. and turned it into an independent company, the Maryland-based company ceased operations effective July 26

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July 26, 1999 - Industry News

House Still Working on Truck Safety Bill

A U.S. House of Representatives panel is considering several different truck safety proposals, including one that would create a separate administration for trucks and buses within the Department of Transportation

July 26, 1999 - Industry News

Permit Errors Result In Overpass Crashes

California Department of Transportation permit writers have recently routed three oversized loads through overpasses that were too low, resulting in crashes and one fatality

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July 26, 1999 - Industry News

New Jersey Turnpike Plans Rest Stop Improvements

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority plans to spend $41 million to improve 11 of its service areas

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July 26, 1999 - Industry News

Rush Enterprises To Buy Two More Peterbilt Dealers

Rush Enterprises, which operates the largest network of Peterbilt dealerships in North America, is buying two more Peterbilt dealers

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July 25, 1999 - Industry News

TA-Freightliner Sign Truck Service Pact

Freightliner and TravelCenters of America have signed an operating agreement creating a nationwide truck service network

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July 25, 1999 - Industry News

Oregon Drops Weight-Distance Tax

In the final days of the state Legislature, Oregon lawmakers approved a measure that will replace the state's weight-distance tax with a diesel fuel tax

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July 25, 1999 - Industry News

Road Blockade Avoided In St. Louis

A threatened blockade of Highway 40/Interstate 64 in St. Louis last Thursday did not materialize after a group of minority contractors reached a deal with state highway officials and road builders

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July 25, 1999 - Industry News

ATA Looking For Road Team Members

The American Trucking Assns. Friday announced that it has opened the selection process for members of its 2000 America's Road Team

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July 22, 1999 - Industry News

DOT Drops Idea To Restrict Access To Carrier Data

The Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics has withdrawn its proposal to restrict access to individual carrier data

July 22, 1999 - Industry News

Parent Of Kenworth & Peterbilt Reports Record Numbers

Paccar Inc. posted record sales and profits for second quarter 1999. Sales were $2.2 billion versus $1.8 billion in second quarter 1998. Profits were $139.5 million versus $104.9 million for the same period last year

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July 22, 1999 - Industry News

Paccar To Reopen Canadian Plant

Paccar Inc., parent of Kenworth and Peterbilt, is set to reopen its Ste.Therese, Quebec, plant in late September.

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July 21, 1999 - Industry News

New Jersey Adds More Routes To Truck Ban

New Jersey's ban on interstate trucks just got a whole lot bigger. Route 1 and Route 130, both old U.S. Highway designations, have been placed on the list of forbidden roads

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July 20, 1999 - Industry News

Feds Considering Graduated CDL

The Federal Highway Administration is planning a survey to determine how the trucking industry feels about allowing younger drivers to obtain commercial licenses

July 20, 1999 - Industry News

Protesters Threaten To Block St. Louis Interstate

Protesters who blocked I-70 in St. Louis during rush hour a couple weeks ago are threatening to hit another highway tomorrow

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