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June 25, 1999 - Industry News

House Bill Would Stall OSHA's Ergonomics Rule

A U.S. House committee voted to apply to brakes to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's proposed ergonomics rule

June 24, 1999 - Industry News

House Passes Transport Funding Bill

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that authorizes funds for highways and transportation next fiscal year -- but not including money for the federal truck safety agency

June 24, 1999 - Industry News

Big Rigs At Carlisle All Truck Nationals This Weekend

The Big Rig Competition is bigger and better than ever at the Carlisle All-Truck Nationals this weekend in Carlisle, PA

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June 24, 1999 - Industry News

Hispanic Truckers Assn. Formed In Florida

A group of Hispanic truckers in Florida have formed an association to help find affordable health insurance and cheaper truck parts. They are making their public debut tomorrow with a truck show in the Orlando area

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June 24, 1999 - Industry News

Trucking Career Web Site Launched

Automotive Management Resources has launched a trucking-specific recruitment web site at http://www.truckingcareernet.com. Trucking professionals enter their resume on the site, then search for job opportunities by keyword, location, or type of business (dealers, suppliers, manufacturers, etc.) Listings

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June 23, 1999 - Industry News

TCA Surprised By Long Dry Van Waits

Truckers pulling dry vans wait an average of 33.5 hours a week loading, unloading, and waiting to load or unload, according to a survey just released by the Truckload Carriers Assn

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June 23, 1999 - Industry News

More Volvo Merger Rumors

While one industry observer is reporting that merger talks between Navistar and Volvo are "dead on the vine," DaimlerChrysler is denying a report that it is trying to buy the Swedish commercial vehicle manufacturer

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June 23, 1999 - Industry News

Texas Governor Signs Uniform Speed Bill

It's official: As of Sept. 1, speed limits in Texas will be the same for heavy trucks and passenger vehicles on most highways. Gov. George W. Bush Sunday signed HB 676, ending split speed limits

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June 23, 1999 - Industry News

Kenworth Names Salesmen Of The Year

Kenworth honored its heavy duty and medium duty truck salesmen of the year during the company's third annual "World's Best" meeting held recently in Indian Wells, CA. Robert Bowden of Texas Kenworth in Dallas was named 1998

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June 23, 1999 - Industry News

New Jersey Community Speaks Out Against Fuel/Food Stop

A New Jersey businessman wants to build a Burger King and Citgo gas station-convenience store just north of a Route 287 interchange near Wanaque, NJ. But at a Planning Board hearing last week, nearby residents spoke out against the plan

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June 23, 1999 - Industry News

Weight-Distance Tax Being Debated in New York, Oregon

The trucking industry is trying hard to get rid of weight-distance taxes in New York and Oregon, but it faces some stumbling blocks

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June 22, 1999 - Industry News

Supreme Court Rules ADA Doesn't Apply To Driver Vision

The Supreme Court yesterday ruled that the Americans with Disabilities Act does not protect people with poor eyesight or other conditions that can be corrected. The rulings bar discrimination lawsuits by a truck driver almost blind in one eye, a mechanic with high blood pressure and two nearsighted pilots

June 22, 1999 - Industry News

CF Gets Into The Moving Business

Giant LTL carrier Consolidated Freightways is using e-commerce to get into the household goods business

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June 22, 1999 - Industry News

DriverNet Reaches Out To Public

DriverNet, a system of interactive, touch-screen kiosks at close to 400 truckstops around the country, is reaching out to nontruckers with free e-mail through a travel site, http://www.freetrip.com

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June 22, 1999 - Industry News

Bering Names Managers

Bering Truck Corp. has named an Eastern Regional manager and a National Service Manager. Paul Bien is Eastern Regional Manager for Bering, a new truck manufacturer. He joins Bering from Mitsubishi Fuso, where he has served in

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June 22, 1999 - Industry News

Transit Group Acquires Fox Midwest

Atlanta-based Transit Group has agreed to acquire its 19th company - Fox Midwest Transport of Green Bay, WI, along with its affiliate Shippers Distribution Services

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June 21, 1999 - Industry News

Truckers-Only Truckstop Celebrates Grand Opening

Big Main Truck Stop near Albany, NY, celebrated its grand re-opening last week - no automobiles invited

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June 21, 1999 - Industry News

C.R. England Rewards Veteran Drivers With Special Lounge

C.R. England has added a new feature to its Salt Lake City driver center: the "members only" Crown Room, built to recognize drivers with five or more years of service and master-level driver trainers

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June 21, 1999 - Industry News

Ohio Turnpike Opens New Plazas

The Ohio Turnpike has opened two of the four service plazas it had closed for total reconstruction. Although not all the changes are finished, the seedy service plazas at the Commodore Perry Travel Center westbound and the Erie Islands Travel Center eastbound, near the 100 mile marker, have been closed for almost a year. They have been replaced by domed facilities with better lighting, more bathrooms and more parking spaces, reports the Akron Beacon Journal

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June 21, 1999 - Industry News

Trucker Helps Plane Land On Freeway

An anonymous trucker helped the pilot of a small plane make an emergency landing on the Golden State Freeway Saturday morning

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June 21, 1999 - Industry News

Borg-Warner Makes 4 Millionth Kysor Polymer Fan

A Sterling truck bought by Werner Enterprises will house the 4 millionth Kysor polymer heavy-duty truck fan, announced the Cooling Systems division of Borg-Warner Automotive Turbo Systems

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June 20, 1999 - Industry News

Slater Asks ATA to Help Find Unsafe Truckers

Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater last week challenged the members of American Trucking Assns. to help put the brakes on unsafe truckers

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June 20, 1999 - Industry News

Western States To Look At Standardizing Size Regulations

Trying to haul a load across the western United States can be a size and weight nightmare. Montana and Utah, for instance, both allow LCVs of up to 129,000 pounds. But to get from one state

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June 17, 1999 - Industry News

Hill Aide Sees Support for Weight-Distance Taxes

There may be a new highway tax structure in your future, a Capitol Hill insider told truckers

June 17, 1999 - Industry News

Image, Legislation Key Topics At ATA Leadership Meeting

Image has been a key theme at the American Trucking Assns.' summer leadership meeting this week in Washington, DC, along with a number of important legislative issues currently being considered on Capitol Hill

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