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April 22, 1999 - Industry News

Cirillo to Truckers: Be Safe - Or Else

The new boss of the federal government’s truck safety program, Julie Anna Cirillo, has a message for unsafe truckers: Go ahead, make my day

April 22, 1999 - Industry News

Oregon House Debates Weight-Distance Tax

Oregon truckers are hoping for relief from the state's notoriously complex weight-distance tax

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April 22, 1999 - Industry News

Oregon Lawmakers Target Truckers With Urine Bottle Bill

The Oregon legislature may try to curb roadside disposal of urine-filled bottles with fines and stiff penalties for truckers.

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April 21, 1999 - Industry News

Florida Fires Continue To Cause Problems

Even though Florida firefighters say they have more control over the wildfires raging in the state, it's still guesswork as to when I-75's Alligator Alley will reopen

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April 21, 1999 - Industry News

Truck Sales Surging Ahead

Truck and component manufacturers are predicting that this year's heavy truck sales will blast last year's record out of the water

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April 20, 1999 - Industry News

New Sterling Dealer Opens In Alabama

One of the Southeast's largest sellers of vocational trucks has opened the first stand-alone Sterling dealership to be planned and built from the ground up as a Sterling facility in the U.S

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April 20, 1999 - Industry News

Ohio House Considers Speed Limit Changes

Ohio lawmakers may consider raising the speed limit for truckers from 55 to 65 mph to match the speed of cars sharing the highways

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April 19, 1999 - Industry News

Five Plead Innocent In CDLs-For-Sale Case

Four current and former state officials and a truck driver have pleaded innocent on charges of participating in an Illinois scheme to sell commercial driver's licenses to unqualified drivers

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April 19, 1999 - Industry News

J-Mar Web Site Features Racing, Trucking

J-Mar Express, the Arkansas-based trucking company headed by NASCAR driver Mark Martin, has a new web site featuring both the trucking company and Martin's racing career

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April 19, 1999 - Industry News

Illinois Officials Want Tighter Trucking Controls

The poor record of the trucker involved in last month's tragic Amtrak crash has led to calls from Illinois leaders to tighten commercial truck licensing procedures in the state

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April 19, 1999 - Industry News

Florida Wildfires Shut Down Alligator Alley

Wildfires in South Florida are causing traffic problems, with Alligator Alley, a 100-mile stretch of I-75, shut down since Saturday

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April 18, 1999 - Industry News

Safety Agency Drafts Truck Safety Plan

The government's truck safety agency is moving quickly to revitalize a regulatory program that many consider to be seriously flawed

April 16, 1999 - Industry News

Cummins Reports First-Quarter Profits

Cummins Engine Co. reports its first-quarter profits more than tripled from last year, despite nearly flat sales

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April 16, 1999 - Industry News

DOT Proposes New Hazmat Requirements

The U.S. Department of Transportation is proposing a change in hazardous materials transportation registration and fees program that would cost hazmat haulers in the form of higher fees

April 15, 1999 - Industry News

Mississippi Residents Object To Planned Truckstop

Williams Travel Centers (formerly Mapco Express) wants to build a new truckstop on I-10 in Biloxi, MS, but local residents want the county to deny the company a construction permit

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April 15, 1999 - Industry News

San Antonio Dealer Expands

A San Antonio, TX, area truck dealer plans to open a $3.3 million dealership and service center on the city's south side

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April 15, 1999 - Industry News

TMC Schedules Summer Meeting

The Maintenance Council will hold its 1999 Summer Meeting June 28-30 at the Renaissance Esmeralda Hotel in Indian Wells, CA. TMC, a technical council of the American Trucking Assns., will give members the opportunity to learn the

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April 15, 1999 - Industry News

Cummins Announces Products Are Y2K-Compliant

Cummins has announced that all its products, including electronically controlled engines, generator sets, information products and service tools, are year-2000-compliant. For two years, a dedicated team of engineers and information technology partners representing customer applications and markets

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April 14, 1999 - Industry News

Federal Safety Chief Plans Tougher Enforcement

The new manager of the federal truck safety agency says her office is going to increase enforcement by doing more compliance reviews

April 13, 1999 - Industry News

Mineta Selects Truck Safety Roundtable

Norman Y. Mineta has selected his roundtable of advisers and is on track to submit his report on truck safety by mid-May, according to Mineta assistant Tom Edick

April 12, 1999 - Industry News

Trism Announces Two New Driver Referral Bonus Programs

Trism Inc., Kennesaw, GA, has announced an aggressive, two-part driver referral/recruitment program that will run through June 30

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April 12, 1999 - Industry News

Mississippi Reduces Truck Sales Tax

Truck dealers in Mississippi should benefit from a new law that reduces the tax on trucks bought for interstate commerce

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April 12, 1999 - Industry News

California Legislation Would Encourage Alternative Fuels

Legislation proposed last week in California would encourage the use of alternative fuels by giving financial help to owners of diesel trucks and buses when they convert to cleaner-burning fuels such as natural gas

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April 12, 1999 - Industry News

Qualcomm To Develop Mobile Vehicle Computer

Qualcomm and Symbol Technologies are teaming up to develop a mobile vehicle computer and "integrated technology solution" for the transportation industry

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April 12, 1999 - Industry News

Kansas Transportation Bill On Hold

Passage of a transportation plan for Kansas will have to wait until the state Legislature comes back for a wrap-up session later this month

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