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February 17, 1999 - Industry News

Ohio Lawmakers Attack Turnpike Commission

Two Ohio lawmakers plan to introduce a bill that would abolish the Ohio Turnpike Commission

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February 17, 1999 - Industry News

LTL Carriers Unveil Improved Web Sites

LTL rivals Yellow Freight and American Freightways have both added new customer features to their web sites

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February 16, 1999 - Industry News

Clinton’s Transportation Budget Has Some Upset

If President Clinton has his way, fuel taxes that are supposed to pay for improving the nation’s roadways could be put to other uses. Clinton’s budget for next year calls for diverting billions of dollars in fuel tax revenue from the highway trust fund to a variety of other transportation programs

February 16, 1999 - Industry News

South Dakota Wants Certified Scales’ Help On Overweight Crackdown

South Dakota legislators have heard an earful of opposition on a proposed plan that would use scale receipts to help track down overweight trucks

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February 16, 1999 - Industry News

Mid-West Truckers Hold Show This Week

The Mid-West Truckers Assn. is hosting its 36th annual truck show and convention this week in Springfield, IL

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February 16, 1999 - Industry News

Truck Net Forms Alliance With Kiosk Provider

Truck Net Inc., which has a popular trucking-related web site, has formed a strategic alliance with a company that makes public-access Internet devices or kiosks

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February 15, 1999 - Industry News

Volvo, Navistar Talk Merger

Sweden’s Volvo is talking to Navistar International about a possible buyout, merger or alliance, reports the London-based Financial Times newspaper

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February 15, 1999 - Industry News

New Safety Number For Ohio Highways

Ohio has a new toll-free number to report stranded motorists or road rage

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February 12, 1999 - Industry News

Arkansas Lawmakers Propose Weight-Distance Tax

The dreaded weight-distance tax has reared its ugly head in a bill in the Arkansas state Legislature

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February 12, 1999 - Industry News

Illinois Bill Would Require Emissions Tests

Trucks in the Chicago area would face both annual and random emissions tests under a new bill being drafted by state House speaker Michael Madigan

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February 12, 1999 - Industry News

Virginia Cracks Down On I-81 Speeders

Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore has ordered a state police crackdown on speeding on Interstate 81, where four people died last month in a multiple-vehicle crash

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February 12, 1999 - Industry News

FCC Lowers Payphone Surcharge

Citing “more up-to-date information” regarding the cost of providing payphone service, the Federal Communications Commission has lowered the surcharge on toll-free calls from 28.4 cents per call to 24 cents per call. The surcharge is the result

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February 11, 1999 - Industry News

House Committee Holds Truck Safety Hearing

Debate on the future of the Office of Motor Carriers opened yesterday with hearings before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. The status of OMC, the office in the Federal Highway Administration that enforces truck safety rules, is part of a general examination of trucking safety that will unfold in congressional hearings and federal investigations in the coming months

February 11, 1999 - Industry News

Smart Card Launched For Truckstop Industry

SmartStop’s new contactless “smart card” offers truck stop operators automated communication at the fuel pump, reduced or eliminated transaction fees, fast information and settlement, a way to implement and track loyalty programs, and a share of

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February 11, 1999 - Industry News

Smart Card Launched For Trucking Industry

SmartStop’s new contactless “smart card” can be used for just about anything drivers need at a participating truckstop: automatic fueling, c-store and restaurant purchases, making phone calls, participating in loyalty programs, and receiving cash advances. The card

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February 11, 1999 - Industry News

House Holds Truck Safety Hearing Today

Congress begins taking a closer look at trucking today with the first of several hearings scheduled to look at truck safety and hours of service rules. Also on the agenda of the House Ground Transportation Subcommittee is a discussion to possibly move the Office of Motor Carriers

February 10, 1999 - Industry News

FHWA Calls For Toll Road Proposals

The Federal Highway Administration has formally asked for proposals from states for conversion of free highways to tollroads

Tags: Highways

February 10, 1999 - Industry News

Truckers May Sue Engine Makers

Some truck owners are talking with attorneys about the possibility of suing engine makers over their recent multimillion-dollar settlement with the federal government on emissions

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February 9, 1999 - Industry News

South Carolina Considers Interstate Tolls

South Carolina’s new Transportation Commission chairman has proposed putting tollbooths on existing interstate highways

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February 9, 1999 - Industry News

RDO Buys Texas Volvo Dealership

RDO Equipment Co., Fargo, ND, has purchased a Volvo truck dealership with locations in Dallas and Fort Worth, TX. Ronald Offutt, chairman of RDO, notes that Dallas/Fort Worth is the second largest heavy duty truck market in

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February 8, 1999 - Industry News

Wolf Introduces Legislation To Move Office Of Motor Carriers

Rep. Frank Wolf, R-VA, has once again introduced legislation to move the Office of Motor Carriers from the Federal Highway Administration to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

February 8, 1999 - Industry News

Dallas Area Gets New Freightliner Dealerships

Around The Clock Freightliner Group, known as ATC, is building two new Freightliner truck dealerships in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, reports the Dallas Business Journal

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February 8, 1999 - Industry News

South Dakota Tax Repeal Fails

The South Dakota House last week killed a bill that would have repealed a tax on intrastate truck shipments

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February 5, 1999 - Industry News

Truck Traffic Still Avoids Ohio Turnpike

After two years of declines, Ohio Turnpike traffic reached a record high last year despite a continuing series of toll increases — but use by Class 8 trucks rose only 1.6% over last year, compared to a 6.2% increase for all vehicles

Tags: Highways

February 5, 1999 - Industry News

OOIDA Wins Round In Lumping Suit

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Assn. won a round in its lawsuit against a Michigan product packing house regarding a lumping complaint

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