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December 11, 1998 - Industry News

New OSHA Rules Require Driver Training On Lift Trucks

Dec. 14 – New federal regulations regarding lift truck operator training also apply to truck drivers who may occasionally use the equipment for loading or unloading

December 11, 1998 - Industry News

FHWA Sets Waiver/Exemption Application Procedures

Dec. 14 – Under new authority granted by last year’s highway bill, the Federal Highway Administration has formally opened the door to waivers and exemptions from federal safety regulations

December 11, 1998 - Industry News

New OSHA Rules Require Forklift Training

Dec. 14 – If you occasionally use forklifts, new federal regulations require you to get training

December 11, 1998 - Industry News

Freightliner Delivers 100,000th Truck Of Year

Dec. 14 – For the first time, Freightliner has built more than 100,000 trucks in one year. The 100,000th truck of the year, a Class 8 Century Class tractor, rolled off the line Nov. 19 and

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December 10, 1998 - Industry News

Dealers Prevail On Incentive Pay Issue

Dec. 11 – The American Truck Dealers Assn. reports that the IRS is abandoning efforts to require dealers to withhold taxes from manufacturer incentive payments paid to dealer personnel. According to ATD’s “American Truck Dealer” newsletter, vehicle

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December 10, 1998 - Industry News

Nebraska Adds PrePass Station

Dec. 11 – Nebraska has added a high-tech scale bypass system at its eastbound North Platte weigh station on Interstate 80.

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December 9, 1998 - Industry News

Teamsters Strike ANR, Chicago UPS

Dec. 10 – New Teamsters President James P. Hoffa promised a more militant union, and it appears the union’s not wasting any time. After sending strike threat letters to Overnite customers Monday, the union is now striking United Parcel Service in Chicago and ANR Advance Transportation

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December 9, 1998 - Industry News

Arizona Abandons Toll-Route Proposal

Dec. 10 – Trucking industry opposition was a key factor in the Arizona Department of Transportation’s decision not to pursue the idea of building a Hoover Dam bypass as a toll route

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December 9, 1998 - Industry News

Volvo Outsources Rear Axles To Meritor

Dec. 10 – Meritor Automotive is buying Volvo’s heavy truck axle manufacturing operations for approximately $135 million. Meritor will become the primary supplier of heavy-duty axles for Volvo’s global heavy truck operations – a shift in

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December 9, 1998 - Industry News

Eaton Fuller New Name For Spicer Clutches

Dec. 10 – Eaton has announced its new Eaton Fuller clutch brand name, replacing the Spicer name used by Dana for more than 50 years. (Eaton bought Dana’s clutch division in August 1997.) “Particularly in North America,

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December 8, 1998 - Industry News

Hoffa Promises More Militant Union

Dec. 9 – James P. Hoffa, newly elected Teamsters president, promises to return the union to its glory days and urges more militancy in re-negotiating contracts. And the day after he declared victory, the union issued a strike warning to shippers using Overnite Transportatio

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December 8, 1998 - Industry News

Volvo, Arrow Truck Sales Make Deal

Dec. 9 – Volvo Trucks North America has finalized the purchase of 50% of Arrow Truck Sales, the Kansas City, MO-based seller of used truck and trailers

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December 8, 1998 - Industry News

Western Star To Build In U.S.

Dec. 9 – Western Star Trucks plans to start building a new truck manufacturing facility next month in North Charleston, South Carolina

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December 7, 1998 - Industry News

Hoffa Wins Teamsters Election

Dec. 8 – Although the votes were not completely counted, James P. Hoffa declared victory Sunday in the election for Teamsters president. His opponent, Tom Leedham, conceded defeat Saturday afternoon

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December 4, 1998 - Industry News

Freightliner Of Chattanooga Holds Grand Opening

Dec. 7 – Freightliner of Chattanooga hosted an impressive grand opening celebration last Thursday at its massive new dealership in north Georgia, just south of Chattanooga, TN. Father-and-son team Buddie and Pat Carroll, who have operated

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December 4, 1998 - Industry News

Teamsters Vote Results Near

Dec. 7 – The results of the Teamsters presidential election could be announced as early as today, according to published reports

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December 2, 1998 - Industry News

FHWA To Issue Vision Waivers

Dec. 3 – Citing new authority granted with this year’s highway bill, the Federal Highway Administration has announced its intention to exempt 24 truck drivers from federal vision requirements

December 2, 1998 - Industry News

Celadon Merger Off

Dec. 3 – Indianapolis-based Celadon Group announced Tuesday that its proposed merger with Laredo Acquisition Corp. is off. The company is reviewing its alternatives, which could include a revised deal with Laredo, a subsidiary of Odyssey

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December 1, 1998 - Industry News

Freightliner Sells Army Glider Kits

Dec. 2 – Freightliner has landed a $122.8 million contract with the U.S. Army Reserves for glider kids to rebuild as many as 2,000 of its aging truck tractors through 2003, reports The Business Journal of Portland

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December 1, 1998 - Industry News

Philly Stages Second Truck Crackdown

Dec. 2 – Philadelphia staged its second truck crackdown in two weeks Monday morning.

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November 30, 1998 - Industry News

National Survey Launches Driver Wage Index

Dec. 1 – The National Survey of Driver Wages, published by Wisconsin-based SignPost Inc., has developed the Major Carriers Wage Index

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November 30, 1998 - Industry News

Volvo Announces Layoffs

Dec. 1 – Despite a good year Volvo plans to cut 5,300 jobs worldwide, including 1,000 in North America and 1,000 in its truck division

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November 27, 1998 - Industry News

Trucker Awarded $2.2 Million In Wal-Mart Suit

Nov. 30 – A former truck driver from Charlotte, NC, has been awarded $2.2 million for injuries he received when 1,000 pounds of Sam’s Club merchandise fell on him nearly eight years ago, reports the Charlotte Observer

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November 27, 1998 - Industry News

Opening of Arkansas Interstate Delayed

Nov. 30 – The final leg of Arkansas’ new $450 million Interstate 540 from Alma to Fayetteville won’t be open until after the first of the year

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November 27, 1998 - Industry News

Roberts Express Offers Internet Tracking

Nov. 30 – Roberts Express now offers real-time shipment tracking via its web site at http://www.roberts.com. The company has had Internet-based tracing capability since 1997. But this is a significantly upgraded service, more extensive and easier

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