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March 31, 1999 - Industry News

Kenworth Names Dealer Of Year

Kenworth named Truck Enterprises-Harrisonburg (VA) its Dealer of the Year for 1998 at Kenworth's recent Dealer Meeting in San Antonio

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March 31, 1999 - Industry News

Western Star Goes Online

Western Star offers a new web site at http://www.wstar.com

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March 30, 1999 - Industry News

Maine Truck Enforcement Has Mixed Results

Five years after a series of fatal truck crashes focused scrutiny on driver fatigue, led by Parents Against Tired Truckers, Maine has increased the number of troopers, inspectors and hours commercial trucking laws are enforced. But the results are mixed

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March 30, 1999 - Industry News

Volvo Chief Talks About The Future At HDMA

Big changes are coming in the way we spec, buy and sell trucks, said Marc Gustafson, president and CEO of Volvo Trucks North America, in a speech to the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Assn. Friday at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, KY last week

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March 30, 1999 - Industry News

Volvo Chief Talks Information Technology At HDMA

With the U.S. economy in the midst of its longest peacetime expansion, Marc Gustafson, president and CEO of Volvo Trucks North America, questioned why truck stocks have not performed better in his speech to the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Assn. Friday at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, KY, last week

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March 29, 1999 - Industry News

Arkansas To Raise Diesel Tax 4 Cents

Thursday, Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee will sign a highway bill passed by the state Legislature that will raise the diesel tax by 2 cents immediately and 2 cents next year

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March 29, 1999 - Industry News

Tennessee Trucker Wins $120,000 Volvo Truck

A trucker from Hermitage, TN, won his choice of any Volvo truck Saturday night at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, KY. It was the conclusion of Volvo Trucks North America’s “Best Drive in the Game II” sweepstakes, a seven-month, $3 million promotion featuring its 1999 Super Bowl commercial

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March 29, 1999 - Industry News

Illinois Trying To Pull License From Trucker In Amtrak Crash

Last week, the Illinois secretary of state’s office begrudgingly restored the commercial driver’s license of John Stokes, the trucker whose steel-loaded rig caused an Amtrak train to derail, killing 11 people. But Secretary of State Jesse White is still looking for ways to pull Stokes’ license

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March 29, 1999 - Industry News

Penske To Provide Bering Parts, Distribution Services

Bering Truck Corp. has named Penske Logistics to provide national parts, warehousing, distribution and customer support for Bering truck dealers. Through this agreement, Bering also will be able to provide its dealers and customers a toll-free,

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March 29, 1999 - Industry News

TMC/ASE Honor Technician Of Year

The Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Assns. and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence presented the TMC/ASE Technician of the Year Award to Steven Chojnacky at TMC’s Annual Meeting last week in Nashville, TN. Chojnacky,

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March 28, 1999 - Industry News

Mid-America Trucking Show Wraps Up

Unusually sunny skies reigned over this year’s Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, KY, which wrapped up Saturday evening with a Brooks & Dunn concert

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March 28, 1999 - Industry News

Volvo Goes High-Tech With Internet-Ready Truck, Kiosks

Volvo Trucks North America, which was the first heavy truck manufacturer to sell trucks on the Internet, continues its high-tech focus with plans to build the first Internet-ready truck and “virtual dealer” kiosks to be installed in truckstops. The announcement was made at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, KY, last week

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March 28, 1999 - Industry News

DOT Announces Trailer Reflector Retrofit

A new Federal Highway Administration requirement will make trucking companies install reflective tape or reflectors on trailers

March 28, 1999 - Industry News

Driver In Amtrak Crash Will Get License

Illinois will grant a commercial driver’s license to the driver of the truck that was struck by an Amtrak train that killed 11 people, Secretary of State Jesse White said Thursday. But White, who had been looking for ways to pull the driver’s license after the crash, is not happy about the decision

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March 28, 1999 - Industry News

Oregon Lawmakers Consider Dropping Weight-Distance Tax

A proposal to replace Oregon’s weight distance tax with a combination of fuel taxes and higher registration fees is set for legislative review next week. A 4-cent gas tax increase is currently working its way through the state’s House of Representatives, but the issue of truck taxes still sits with the House Transportation Committee

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March 26, 1999 - Industry News

Renault-Nissan Deal Imminent

Mack officials confirmed at a press conference at the Mid-America Trucking Show today that parent company Renault has made a formal offer to purchase what is reported to be about a 35% stake in Japan’s Nissan, including its Nissan Diesel truck operations

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March 24, 1999 - Industry News

Mid-America Trucking Show Starts Today

The 27th annual Mid-America Trucking Show gets under way today at the Louisville Fair and Expo Center in Louisville, KY

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March 24, 1999 - Industry News

Illinois Targets Trucker License In Amtrak Crash

The Illinois secretary of state’s office was reviewing state law Tuesday to see if it could revoke the driver’s license of the trucker involved in last week’s deadly Amtrak crash, reports the Associated Press

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March 24, 1999 - Industry News

Roadway Signs Tire Management Contract With Bandag

Roadway Express and Bandag have signed a deal that will see a new Bandag subsidiary handling all Roadway’s tire management, from purchasing to mounting to maintenance to retreading. Bandag, primarily known for its retread offerings, says outsourcing

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March 22, 1999 - Industry News

TMC Members Voice Concerns On ATA Restructuring

American Trucking Assns. head Walter McCormick was the featured speaker at the annual meeting of the ATA’s Maintenance Council last week in Nashville, TN. After his speech on the benefits of ATA membership, about half a

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March 22, 1999 - Industry News

TMC Panel Addresses Emissions Technology

During a technical program at The Maintenance Council’s annual meeting in Nashville last week, a panel of representatives from engine manufacturers talked about the impact of their engine emissions settlement with the EPA and how they may meet upcoming stricter emissions regulations

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March 22, 1999 - Industry News

Judge Affirms Hoffa As Teamsters President

James P. Hoffa promised to guide the Teamsters union “back to greatness” after a federal judge affirmed his election win as president of the union once led by his father

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March 22, 1999 - Industry News

Illinois House Passes Emissions Testing Bill

Heavy trucks registered in the Chicago area would have to undergo annual pollution tests under legislation that easily passed the Illinois House on Friday

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March 22, 1999 - Industry News

Arkansas 4-Cent Diesel Tax Hits Snag

A plan by the Arkansas Senate to tax truckers more than the motoring public failed to get the three-fourths majority it needed to pass in the House Friday. However, the 71-22 vote was close enough for supporters to say they will try again to get the needed 75 votes this week

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March 19, 1999 - Industry News

Truck Writers Honor Cummins

The Cummins Signature 600 engine has won the eighth annual Truck Writers of North America Technical Achievement Award, awarded for products introduced in 1998

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