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December 30, 1998 - Industry News

Floods, Mud Hit Northwest Roads

Dec. 31 – Three days of rain and melted snow in Oregon and Washington blocked roads with floods and mudslides this week

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December 30, 1998 - Industry News

First Bering Trucks Shipped

Dec. 31 – Monday, Korea’s Hyundai began exporting trucks to North America under the Bering name, according to published reports

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December 29, 1998 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Orders CDL Retests

Dec. 30 – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Monday announced plans to retest some commercial drivers who took their road skills test at PennDOT’s Schuylkill Haven Driver License Center between July 1993 and December 10, 1998

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December 28, 1998 - Industry News

Winter Storm Closes Washington Passes

Dec. 29 – Heavy snow and avalanche hazards closed two Washington passes Sunday and Monday, leaving thousands of cars and trucks stranded or having to make 100-mile detours

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December 28, 1998 - Industry News

Utah Wants To Privatize Rest Stops

Dec. 29 – Utah is experimenting with using private businesses to build and maintain its rest stops

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December 24, 1998 - Industry News

FHWA Hires Convenors To Look At Hour Of Service Rulemaking

Dec. 28 – The Federal Highway Administration announced last Wednesday that it has hired two “convenors” to consider the feasibility of negotiated rulemaking as an approach to developing hours-of-service rules

December 24, 1998 - Industry News

STB Tells Bureaus To Lower Base Rates

Dec. 28 – In most industries, competitors are barred from discussing prices by federal antitrust rules. But since the 1930s, motor carriers have been allowed to collectively set rates, as long as they did so through

December 24, 1998 - Industry News

Truckstop Chaplain Prompts Carjacker To Turn Himself In

Dec. 28 – A Kentucky man turned himself in to a truckstop chaplain last Tuesday, confessing to a carjacking. The Akron Beacon Journal reported that Mark Ladelphia told officers he stole the car in Louisville earlier this

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December 22, 1998 - Industry News

U.S. Xpress Moves Into New HQ

Dec. 23 – Chattanooga, TN-based U.S. Xpress is moving into new headquarters this week

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December 21, 1998 - Industry News

U.S. Xpress Launches Truck Purchase Program

Dec. 22 – Just months after it announced it was aggressively adding owner-operators to its fleet, U.S. Xpress Enterprises yesterday announced a new truck purchase program

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December 21, 1998 - Industry News

Oshkosh Wins Record Contract

Dec. 22 – Oshkosh Truck Corp. has landed the biggest contract in its history, according to published reports

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December 21, 1998 - Industry News

Truck Sales Hit Record

Dec. 22 – Heavy truck sales hit record levels in November, with sales of more than 18,000 heavy trucks up 32.5% from a year ago. Sales of 188,915 vehicles in the first 11 months of the year

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December 21, 1998 - Industry News

UPS Reports Good Year

Dec. 22 – Deliveries by United Parcel Service will probably will set a record this month, restoring business to levels the company has not seen since the Teamsters strike in August 1997, reports the Associated Press. UPS

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December 17, 1998 - Industry News

OOIDA Issues Call To Action On Arkansas Interstate Tolls

Dec. 18 – The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Assn. is urging truckers to write to the Arkansas State Highway Commission to protest its plan to put tolls on existing interstate highways

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December 17, 1998 - Industry News

CF Says No Merger

Dec. 18 – After rumors of a merger between LTL giants Consolidated Freightways and Yellow Corp. fed a stock-buying craze earlier this week, CF issued a statement that merger talks were off

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December 17, 1998 - Industry News

Ways Studied To Deter Trucks From Route 287 in New Jersey

Dec. 18 – A group of cities and transportation planners in Morris County, NJ, have applied for $600,000 in federal funding to study ways to reduce traffic on Route 287 – including charging tolls to deter truckers

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December 17, 1998 - Industry News

Freightliner To Upgrade Dealer Computer Systems

Dec. 18 – Moving dealer computer systems to an Internet technology platform is a key element of a new contract Freightliner has signed with debis IT Services North America. Under terms of the five-year agreement, debis will

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December 16, 1998 - Industry News

TCA To Survey Dry Van Drivers

Dec. 17 – Because of the interest shown in the results of the Truckload Carriers Assn. recent survey of refrigerated drivers, TCA will conduct a similar survey of dry van carriers

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December 16, 1998 - Industry News

Navistar, Delco Remy Form Remanufacturing Venture

Dec. 17 – Power Investments, a subsidiary of Delco Remy, and Navistar International announced they are forming a joint venture to provide remanufactured engines and component parts

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December 16, 1998 - Industry News

CF/Yellow Merger Rumored

Dec. 17 – The Journal of Commerce reported Tuesday that rumors of a possible merger between LTL giants Yellow Corp. and Consolidated Freightways Corp. led to heavy trading in both company’s stocks

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December 15, 1998 - Industry News

Kenworth Unveils Revamped Web Site

Dec. 16 – Kenworth has introduced a new look for its web site, http://www.kenworth.com. The totally upgraded Web site features a new Driver's Information Center, and major categories on Kenworth products, dealers, Total Customer Care Program, Used Truck Locator, news, events and promotions, and history

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December 14, 1998 - Industry News

More Delays On Hours Of Service Rules

Dec. 15 – New hours-of-service rules remain in the idle mode as the Federal Highway Administration continues to consider a negotiated rulemaking. New proposed rules were expected to be announced in the fall

December 14, 1998 - Industry News

Defense Department Changes Mileage Guides

Dec. 15 – Starting this March, carriers hauling military freight for the U.S. Department of Defense will have to calculate mileage with a new electronic system, the Defense Table of Official Distances

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December 14, 1998 - Industry News

Dixie Truckers Home Expands Into Pennsylvania

Dec. 15 – The owners of Dixie Truckers Home truckstops are buying the owners of the Green Shingle truckstop near Erie, PA

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December 14, 1998 - Industry News

Volvo Adds Massachusetts Dealer

Dec. 15 – Volvo Trucks North America has appointed McDevitt Truck Sales in Tewksbury, MA, as the Volvo franchise for northeastern Massachusetts. McDevitt Truck Sales is a family owned and operated business headquartered in Manchester, NH. According

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