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August 27, 1999 - Industry News

Illinois May Tighten License Loophole

An Illinois highway safety committee decided last week to push legislation this fall that would tighten a loophole that let a truck driver involved in a fatal Amtrak train crash last spring keep his license despite numerous traffic violations

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August 27, 1999 - Industry News

Williams To Open Travel Center In Mississippi

A new Williams Travel Center is scheduled to open in November off Interstate 10 in Biloxi, MS

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August 27, 1999 - Industry News

Four More Fleets Add Eaton Vorad

Four more major North American fleets have added the Eaton Vorad Collision Warning System to their trucks. This makes more than 10,000 Eaton Vorad units in service in North America

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August 27, 1999 - Industry News

Correction: Salt Lake Truck Show

The parade kicking off the Great Salt Lake truck show is tonight, Friday, Aug. 27, at 7 p.m., not Thursday as previously reported. The show will be open Saturday and Sunday

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August 26, 1999 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt To Spend $ 1 Billion Switching To Conventionals

J.B. Hunt announced yesterday that it will spend more than $1 billion to change all its highway tractors from cabovers to Freightliner Century Class conventionals over the next five years

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August 26, 1999 - Industry News

Truck Convoy Kicks Off Salt Lake Truck Show Friday

A convoy of more than 75 trucks is scheduled to parade through Salt Lake City Friday night to kick off the 10th annual Great Salt Lake Truck Show, held at the West Valley Truck Center at 5600 West and 2100 South

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August 26, 1999 - Industry News

CHP Says Truck Chases Endanger Public

Three high-speed truck chases in the last week prompted the California Highway Patrol to issue a press release condemning the "irresponsible" behavior

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August 26, 1999 - Industry News

Flying J To Build Two Locations In Toronto

Flying J plans to open at least two new travel plazas in Canada before the end of next year, both along Highway 401 on either side of metropolitan Toronto. "When we look at locations along strategic, high-traffic

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August 26, 1999 - Industry News

ABF Allows Customers To Personalize Web Pages

Customers of ABF Freight System, Fort Smith, AR, can now create personalized web pages that greatly simplify navigation of ABF's web site

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August 26, 1999 - Industry News

Roadrunner Trucking Launches Special Services Division

Roadrunner Trucking, Albuquerque, NM, has launched a specialized division that increases its operating tractor fleet by more than 20%

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August 25, 1999 - Industry News

California's "Most Dangerous Mile"

The Los Angeles Times has analyzed California Highway Patrol data and found the most dangerous one-mile section of interstate for truck accidents: Interstate 5, where northbound trucks leaving the Long Beach freeway must enter northbound I-5 in the fast lane and merge into heavy traffic

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August 25, 1999 - Industry News

Baltimore Truckers Threatening Walkout

Independent truckers who haul containers in and out of the Baltimore Port are threatening to withhold their services beginning Sept. 1 unless they get higher pay; reduced delays in picking up and delivering containers; and better maintained and safer container chassis

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August 25, 1999 - Industry News

Barjan Acquires Wilson Antenna, Unique Products

Barjan Products has acquired Wilson Antenna, the top CB radio antenna company in the country, as well as Unique Products, a specialty trucking merchandise firm. Barjan says these acquisitions will make it the top CB antenna manufacturer

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August 25, 1999 - Industry News

Mississippi Opens I-110 Bridge

All lanes are again open on the Interstate 110 bridge over the Back Bay in Biloxi, MS, which has been closed to southbound truck traffic for more than two months

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August 25, 1999 - Industry News

McLeod Software Plans Annual Software Conference

McLeod Software, Birmingham, AL, is planning its ninth annual Software Users Conference for Sept. 23-25 in Birmingham

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August 24, 1999 - Industry News

Harley-Davidson Driver Wins Second Consecutive Driving Championship

Marty Lawson, a driver for Harley-Davidson Transportation, was named Grand Champion for the second year in a row at the National Truck Driving Championships in Tampa, FL, last week

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August 24, 1999 - Industry News

Paccar Sells Retail Automotive Parts Group

Paccar has agreed to sell its retail automotive parts and accessories business

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August 24, 1999 - Industry News

Hundreds Of LA Area Bridges Too Low

Hundreds of bridges in Los Angeles and Orange counties are lower than modern standards, reports the Los Angeles Times in the wake of an investigation of accidents caused by oversized trucks hitting overpasses

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August 23, 1999 - Industry News

Vancouver Port Strike Yields Hourly Trucker Pay

A month-long strike at the port of Vancouver, British Columbia, has resulted in a deal that calls for truckers to be paid an hourly wage instead of a flat rate for each container handled

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August 23, 1999 - Industry News

Maverick Raises Driver Pay

Maverick Transportation, Little Rock, AR, has announced a new pay scale for drivers in its longhaul division

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August 23, 1999 - Industry News

CabCard Drivers Talk Free Tomorrow

Drivers with CabCard prepaid calling cards will enjoy Talk Free Day all day tomorrow, August 25, smack in the middle of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

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August 22, 1999 - Industry News

AFL-CIO Backs Seattle Port Truckers' Strike

AFL-CIO President John Sweeney last week joined a rally of striking owner-operators and supporters at the Port of Seattle

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August 22, 1999 - Industry News

Truck Drivers Get Appreciation Week

America's 3 million professional truck drivers are being honored this week during the American Trucking Assn.-sponsored annual National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

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August 22, 1999 - Industry News

California Task Force Discusses Truck Lane Options

A regional task force last week discussed ways to make more room on Southern California highways for big rigs

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August 22, 1999 - Industry News

New Jersey Truck Ban Shows Results, But Local Officials Want More

Truck traffic has decreased on key New Jersey roads since Gov. Christie Whitman announced a ban on through trucks on non-national highways last month. But some local officials want even tougher rules

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