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May 26, 1999 - Industry News

Mineta Recommends Higher Status For Safety In DOT

Norman Mineta has added a new wrinkle to the debate over truck safety. The former congressman yesterday proposed yet another solution to the federal government's performance problem: Give safety and highways equal status in the same office in the Department of Transportation

May 26, 1999 - Industry News

Pay Race Still On Among Flatbed And Reefer Carriers

Driver pay increases among truckload carriers slowed some in fourth-quarter 1998, but wage hikes among flatbed and refrigerated carriers continued at a rather brisk pace, according to the National Survey of Driver Wages, conducted by SignPost Inc

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May 25, 1999 - Industry News

Slater Acts to Keep OMCHS Where It Is

Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater is committing the Department of Transportation to an ambitious safety action plan, with the objective of reducing truck-related highway fatalities by 50% over the next 10 years

May 25, 1999 - Industry News

South Dakota Task Force Addresses Overweight Trucks

South Dakota Gov. Bill Janklow's pet issue of overweight trucks is causing headaches for the task force that has to find ways to enforce the new law

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May 25, 1999 - Industry News

Missouri Plans Improvements To Highway 40 In St. Louis

The Missouri Department of Transportation is planning the biggest highway reconstruction project the region has seen — a $300 million renovation of Highway 40 in St. Louis

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May 24, 1999 - Industry News

Bill Would Restore 80% Meal Tax Deduction

Truck drivers would get a bigger tax break for the meals they eat on the road, under new legislation proposed on Capitol Hill

May 24, 1999 - Industry News

Bill Would Revise Independent Contractor Status

A bill that would revise the definition of an independent contractor is worrisome to employers and owner-operators alike

May 24, 1999 - Industry News

Illinois Cracks Down On License Loopholes

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced last week several measures he is taking to tighten up the state's licensing, including studying whether minimum training standards should be required for truckers seeking a commercial driver's license

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May 24, 1999 - Industry News

Peterbilt Adds Used Truck Locator To Web Site

Peterbilt had added a pre-owned truck locator to its web site at http://www.peterbilt.com

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May 23, 1999 - Industry News

National Weight-Distance Tax Proposed

There's a move in Congress to reform truck taxes by replacing three separate levies with a weight-mile tax

May 23, 1999 - Industry News

Illinois Passes Truck Emissions Bill

The fate of emissions testing in the Chicago and East St. Louis areas is in the hands of Illinois Gov. George Ryan

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May 23, 1999 - Industry News

Southwest International Dealers Attend Sales Fair

Close to 400 dealers, customers and vendors converged on Corpus Christi, TX, last week to attend the International Southwest Region sales fair. One of the trucks on display that caught dealers' eyes was the Diamond Back 9900i

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May 18, 1999 - Industry News

FHWA Proposes More Vision Exemptions

The Federal Highway Administration has announced its intention to exempt another 33 truck drivers from federal vision requirements

May 18, 1999 - Industry News

Navistar Posts Highest Second-Quarter Earnings In 25 Years

Navistar International reported its highest second-quarter earnings in more than 25 years, with diluted per share earnings up nearly 60% over the same period a year ago. Net income for the quarter ended April 30, 1999

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May 18, 1999 - Industry News

LTL Carrier Adds Online Tracking

G.I. Trucking, a less-than-truckload carrier based in La Mirada, CA, has added online tracing and tracking to its web site

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May 18, 1999 - Industry News

FHWA Sees No Hope for Hours of Service Negotiation

An attempt to negotiate reforms to the truck driver hours-of-service rules appears to have failed

May 18, 1999 - Industry News

Teamsters Vote To Strike Against Car Haulers

The Teamsters have overwhelmingly voted to strike car hauling companies if new contract negotiations aren't agreed upon before the current contract runs out May 31

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May 18, 1999 - Industry News

Illinois Looks At Higher Truck Fees For Public Works Plan

Illinois Gov. George Ryan's proposal for an ambitious $12 billion public works program would have relied heavily on money raised by doubling license plate fees for passenger cars. But opposition to the fee hike has lawmakers looking at other ways to fund the program, including raising truck license fees even further than the 15% proposed by Ryan

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May 17, 1999 - Industry News

EPA Overstepped Its Authority On Setting Clean Air Policy

The trucking industry's biggest association is applauding a U.S. federal appeals court ruling that the Environmental Protection Agency's setting of air pollution rules amounts to an "unconstitutional delegation of legislative power."

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May 17, 1999 - Industry News

Illinois Could Retest Thousands More Truckers

The Illinois Secretary of State wants to retest more truckers who may have gotten their commercial driver's licenses in a bribery scandal

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May 16, 1999 - Industry News

OOIDA Denounces Trucker's Strike

As talk continues to grow, especially on the Internet, about a proposed truck shutdown scheduled for July 5, the country's largest organization of owner-operators and truck drivers has spoken out against the action

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May 16, 1999 - Industry News

Movers Unveil Certification Program

The moving industry has a new tool to battle the black eye to its image delivered by so-called "rogue movers" - a certification program

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May 16, 1999 - Industry News

Truck Sales On Way To Beat Record

U.S. heavy truck sales for the first four months of the year were more than 27% higher than the same time last year, putting us well on the way to another record-breaking year

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May 13, 1999 - Industry News

Teamster Car Haulers Voting On Strike

Teamster car haulers are voting through Sunday on whether to authorize a strike of the vehicle transport industry

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May 12, 1999 - Industry News

British Columbia Buys Stake In Western Star

The Canadian province of British Columbia has purchased a $60 million (Canadian) stake in the BC-based Western Star Trucks

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