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June 29, 1999 - Industry News

Parking Forum Struggles To Find Solutions

Nearly everyone in trucking agrees that in many parts of the country, finding a parking space to sleep at night is difficult, if not impossible, for long-haul truckers. But developing concrete solutions to the problem is a complex process, as attendees at the Federal Highway Administration's rest area forum in Atlanta have been finding out this week

June 29, 1999 - Industry News

Renting, Leasing Companies Applaud Liability Legislation

Congress is considering legislation that would free truck renting and leasing companies from the unlimited liability imposed on them by some states. Eleven states have "vicarious liability" laws that say renting and leasing companies are liable

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June 29, 1999 - Industry News

Werner Heads For Earnings Milestone

Werner Enterprises, Omaha, NE, is approaching the milestone of $1 billion in annual revenues

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June 29, 1999 - Industry News

Trucks Rerouted Around I-110 Bridge In Biloxi

Commercial trucks are being detoured around the I-110 southbound bridge over the Back Bay in Biloxi, MS, while the damaged bridge is being repaired. It could be a month or more before the route is open again

Tags: Highways

June 29, 1999 - Industry News

Truck Safety Corridor Signs Go Up In Oregon

New signs on some stretches of Oregon highway warn of areas with high rates of truck-related accidents

Tags: Highways

June 29, 1999 - Industry News

St. Louis Company Looks To Caribbean For Drivers

Citing Missouri's low unemployment rate, one St. Louis based trucking company is hiring 75 to 100 drivers from the Caribbean island nation of Barbados

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June 28, 1999 - Industry News

Driver Trainees Warned Of Scam

The Commercial Vehicle Training Assn. is warning new driver training school graduates of a scam that is fleecing trainees out of hundreds of dollars

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June 28, 1999 - Industry News

International On The Road With Eagle Tour

International is on the road again as its sixth annual Eagle Tour gets into high gear

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June 28, 1999 - Industry News

International Eagle Tour To Visit Dealers

For the first time in its six-year history, Navistar's International Eagle Tour will visit more than 125 International dealer locations. The extended tour gives customers more opportunities to get behind the wheel of the new models and

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June 28, 1999 - Industry News

California Highway Patrol Using Radar On Freeways

By next year, all California Highway Patrol units will be using radar to enforce speed limits, reports the Los Angeles Times

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June 28, 1999 - Industry News

Atlanta Road Building Update

Three environmental groups have settled a lawsuit against Georgia and federal transportation agencies, allowing 17 road project to go forward while 44 will get no federal funding until they can show they will help reduce Atlanta's ozone levels

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June 28, 1999 - Industry News

Clean Diesel Technologies To License NOx Reduction Technology

Clean Diesel Technologies has announced that it will license distributors for its ARIS 2000 diesel NOx reduction technology. The ARIS 2000 is a patented urea injection and control system. NOx reductions of 70% to 90% have been

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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

Tags: Events

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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