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May 5, 1999 - Industry News

Bill Would Restrict New Interstate Tolls

Two U.S. Senators have introduced a bill that would limit the authority of states to establish tolls on the Interstate Highway System

Tags: Highways

May 5, 1999 - Industry News

Make-A-Wish Convoy This Weekend

The 10th annual Make-A-Wish Mother's Day Convoy will take place this Sunday, May 9, in Lancaster, PA

Tags: Events

May 5, 1999 - Industry News

Woodrow Wilson Bridge Project Battles Obstacles

Federal officials are trying to get a new 12-lane Woodrow Wilson Bridge built before heavy trucks are banned from the existing bridge, but continuing legal action may make that impossible

Tags: Highways

May 4, 1999 - Industry News

Arkansas Studies New Highway

The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department has ordered a $2.3 million study of building a new interstate-grade highway to connect what is now U.S. 65 at Pine Bluff with the proposed extension of Interstate 69 near

Tags: Highways

May 4, 1999 - Industry News

Safety Agency Drafts Plan to Fix CDL

The Office of Motor Carrier and Highway Safety aims to plug the holes in the Commercial Driver's License program

May 4, 1999 - Industry News

Volvo Launches "Mix Smart" Program

Volvo Trucks North America, Inc. has partnered with London Machinery of London, Ontario, Canada, to market a fast-delivery "work ready" mixer truck to construction fleets in five Southern U.S. states

Tags: Industry

May 4, 1999 - Industry News

Private Truck Council Approves Reorganization

Members of the National Private Truck Council unanimously approved a restructuring designed to attract members. The vote was held during the NPTC's annual meeting in Long Beach, CA

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May 4, 1999 - Industry News

Volvo Launches "Mix Smart" Program

Volvo Trucks North America, Inc. has partnered with London Machinery of London, Ontario, Canada, to market a fast-delivery "work ready" mixer truck to construction fleets in five Southern U.S. states

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May 3, 1999 - Industry News

McClendon Looking For Owner-Operators

McClendon Trucking, a 66-year-old family-owned fleet in Lafayette, AL, plans to add at least 150 tractors to its fleet in the next few months, primarily through owner-operator units

Tags: Fleets

May 2, 1999 - Industry News

CVSA Bids For Center Stage In Truck Safety

The people who do the hands-on work of truck safety enforcement intend to assert themselves more in the national dialogue on highway safety

Tags: Industry

May 2, 1999 - Industry News

First Shipper/Receiver Panel Successful

The Truckload Carriers Assn. held the first meeting of its new Shipper/Receiver Panel April 13 in Chicago. TCA says progress was made in finding ways to reduce driver waiting time at loading and unloading docks

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May 2, 1999 - Industry News

Volvo Buys More Scania Stock

Volvo AB has raised its voting stake in Scania AB to 15.1%, elevating tension between Sweden's rival truck makers

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May 2, 1999 - Industry News

Help On The Way For Tracking Untethered Trailers

Drivers who lose unpaid hours searching for company trailers may be getting a break. Satellite tracking may soon help them locate trailers, wherever they may be, whether hooked up to a power unit or not

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April 29, 1999 - Industry News

Safety Agency Gets Stricter

The cost of breaking federal safety rules just went up. This week, the staff of the Office of Motor Carrier and Highway Safety was told it could start charging trucking companies as much as $10,000 for

April 29, 1999 - Industry News

DaimlerChrysler Ponders Fate of Detroit Diesel Stake

Less than a week after Detroit Diesel Corp. reported record first-quarter net income, DaimlerChrysler Chairman Jurgen Schrempp said his company was debating whether to increase its 20% stake in the engine maker or sell out altogether

Tags: Industry

April 29, 1999 - Industry News

Supreme Court Wrestles With Disability Issue

Is a condition a disability if it can be corrected? And if so, what's to stop everyone with dentures or eyeglasses from suing under the Americans with Disabilities Act? These are some of the issues the U.S. Supreme Court has been wrestling with this week as they heard ADA-related cases involving a UPS mechanic with high blood pressure and a truck driver blind in one eye

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April 29, 1999 - Industry News

Werner Orders Driver Simulator

Werner Enterprises has signed a $750,000 contract with Lockheed Martin for a motion-based driver trainer system

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April 29, 1999 - Industry News

Chicago Starts Ryan Repairs Tonight

A $14 million road resurfacing project begins on Chicago's Dan Ryan Expressway tonight

Tags: Highways

April 28, 1999 - Industry News

New Alabama Dealer Offers "Mini-Truckstop"

Some visitors to Tuesday's open house at the new Volvo and GMC dealership in Fultondale, AL, compared the facility to a miniature truckstop

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April 28, 1999 - Industry News

HighwayMaster Signs Contract With CFI

HighwayMaster has signed a two-year extended agreement with Contract Freighters Inc., which is also buying more HighwayMaster mobile units. All 1,975 of CFI's trucks are equipped with the HighwayMaster Series 5000 mobile communications and information system. This

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April 28, 1999 - Industry News

NATSO Apologizes For Causing DC Traffic Congestion

Last week, as the nation's capital braced for business and traffic disruptions Friday when NATO convened its 50th anniversary summit, NATSO, a Washington, DC-based trade association representing America's travel plaza and truckstop industry, decided to maintain

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April 27, 1999 - Industry News

DOT Inspector General Suggests Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The idea of putting federal enforcement of truck safety into a separate motor carrier administration within the Department of Transportation appears to be gaining tractio

April 27, 1999 - Industry News

Court Could Open Pennsylvania Turnpike Plaza To Truckers

Truckers looking for a place to rest along the Pennsylvania Turnpike could soon see some relief if a court case goes their way

Tags: Highways

April 27, 1999 - Industry News

Navistar Makes Plans To Avoid Hostile Takeover

Navistar International Corp. indicated that it has no intention of being a takeover target with the adoption of a "poison pill" strategy last week to help ward off an unsolicited offer. The provision would be triggered

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April 27, 1999 - Industry News

Rihm Kenworth Celebrates 50th Anniversary As KW Dealer

In 1949, Harry S. Truman was inaugurated as president of the United States. The same year, Rihm Motor Co. (now known as Rihm Kenworth) was appointed as Kenworth's first truck dealership east of the Mississippi. Fifty

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