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January 13, 1999 - Industry News

McLeod Software, Comdata Offer Interactive Interface

McLeod Software and Comdata have completed an interactive interface between Comdata’s products and McLeod’s LoadMaster transportation management software. The new interactive interface offers users more options than the older one. For instance, a Dispatch Update feature sends

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January 12, 1999 - Industry News

New Group Pushing “Shore Power” At Truckstops

A new industry group has been formed to help truckstops develop an AC power system that lets trucks power air conditioners, engine block heaters and cab equipment using power supplied through the truckstop instead of engine idling

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January 12, 1999 - Industry News

Volvo, UAW Reach Tentative Labor Agreement

Volvo Trucks North America and the United Auto Workers yesterday reached a tentative agreement on another six-year contract for production and maintenance workers and a new six-year agreement for certain salaried workers at its New River

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January 12, 1999 - Industry News

Cummins Announces ISB Clean Fleet Certification

Cummins has announced the certification of four ISB diesel engine rating to the 1999 Environmental Protection Agency Clean Fuel Fleet Vehicle Low Emissions Vehicle standard

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January 12, 1999 - Industry News

South Dakota Governor Attacks Overweight Trucks

People who violate vehicle weight limits should be charged with a felony, says South Dakota Gov. Bill Janklow. The governor wants to crack down on overweight trucks before increasing road funding

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January 11, 1999 - Industry News

Supreme Court To Hear Driver Disability Case

Two cases related to trucking will be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court as it attempts to clarify the scope of the Americans with Disabilities Act

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January 11, 1999 - Industry News

Supreme Court To Hear Driver Vision Case

Two cases related to trucking will be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court as it attempts to clarify the scope of the Americans with Disabilities Act

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January 11, 1999 - Industry News

Celadon Offers Internet Ordering

Celadon Group, a truckload carrier based in Indianapolis, now offers load booking and rating for its customers via the Internet at http://www.celadontrucking.com. The new features will be integrated into the existing internet tracking system, Cela-Trac, which

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January 11, 1999 - Industry News

Maine Tolls To Go Up February 1

Truckers shouldn’t look for any breaks from tolls in Maine. Although there has been an outcry in the state legislature about the turnpike’s February 1 toll hikes, when the scheduled meeting of the Maine Turnpike Authority takes place tomorrow, they’ll only be looking at cutting back the increase for car drivers

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January 8, 1999 - Industry News

New Jersey Dump Truckers Protest Rates

More than a dozen dump trucks paraded into Atlantic City Wednesday, honking their horns and disrupting traffic as a protest against low rates, reports the Associated Press

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January 8, 1999 - Industry News

Weather Strands Truckers

A mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain stranded more than 100 tractor-trailers in western Kentucky Friday and led to accidents in other states

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January 8, 1999 - Industry News

Cummins, Scania Launch Joint Venture

Cummins Engine and Scania announced that they have formally signed a joint venture agreement to assemble and test a new fuel system for diesel engines developed by the two companies

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January 8, 1999 - Industry News

Ohio DOT Upgrades Winter Weather Site

The Ohio Department of Transportation yesterday has upgraded its computer-generated Ohio Transportation Information System to include news about the effects of winter weather on roads

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January 7, 1999 - Industry News

Volvo Could Sell Car Division, Focus On Trucks

Sweden’s Volvo appears to be considering selling its car division in order to focus on its higher-profit truck and heavy equipment divisions. The London-based Financial Times reports that Volvo has appointed a U.S. investment bank to explore a possible sale or merger of its car division

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January 7, 1999 - Industry News

Arkansas Interstate Opens Today

A new 42-mile section of Interstate 540 opening today in Arkansas will cut the travel time between I-40 and the state’s northwestern corridor nearly in half, reports the Associated Press

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January 6, 1999 - Industry News

I-80 Closed After Sniper Shooting

Jan. 7 – Interstate 80 was closed for five hours near Reno, NV, Monday after a sniper opened fire and hit at least five vehicles. Police arrested a suspect after a routine traffic stop in Las Vegas the next day

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January 6, 1999 - Industry News

New Georgia Governor Proposes Atlanta Traffic Solutions

Jan. 7 – Georgia’s new governor, Roy Barnes, has been meeting with state House and Senate budget writers about midyear budget changes to help tackle Atlanta’s traffic and pollution problems

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January 6, 1999 - Industry News

Overnite Adds Next-Day Lanes

Jan. 7 – Overnite Transportation Co. has launched its new “Northeast Advantage,” with shorter transit times on more than 800 lanes throughout the Northeast, including 518 new, next-day lanes. “We no longer are content to be just

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January 6, 1999 - Industry News

New Web Site Offers Bulk Load Postings

Jan. 7 – If you haul bulk freight, there’s a new Internet-based load-finding service designed especially for you

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January 5, 1999 - Industry News

Ford Head Nixes Volvo Truck Merger Rumors

Jan. 6 – Although Ford has an open mind about acquisitions, the company is not talking to Volvo about getting back into the heavy-duty truck business, Ford CEO Jacques Nasser said Monday at the North American International Auto Show

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January 3, 1999 - Industry News

Weekend Storm Wreaks Havoc

Jan. 4 – The eastern half of the country was hit with the first big storm of the winter over the New Year holiday and the weekend. The winter storm dumped as much as 2 feet of snow in some areas of the Midwest, with windy conditions making travel even more difficult. On I-75 near Grayling, MI, more than 100 vehicles crashed into each other last Thursday after a sudden snowstorm created whiteout conditions.

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January 3, 1999 - Industry News

Illinois Tollroads Need Repair

Jan. 4 – Illinois’ tollroad system is 40 years old, and tollway officials may have to look at raising taxes to rebuild it

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January 3, 1999 - Industry News

I-75 Near Detroit To Close For Construction

Jan. 4 – A stretch of Interstate 75 near downtown Detroit could be closed for construction as early as next month, reports the Associated Press. The 3.1-mile segment carries about 120,000 vehicles a day

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January 3, 1999 - Industry News

Roadway Invited To Join Mexican Trucking Assn.

Jan. 4 – Roadway Express has been invited to join Mexican’s trucking association, known as CANACAR. It is the first less-than-truckload motor carrier to become a member. Roadway recent entered into a contract agreement with two Mexican

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December 31, 1998 - Industry News

DOT Size-Weight Study Ignites Controversy

Jan. 1 – A new truck size and weight study released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Transportation is sure to add fuel to the controversy about longer combination vehicles. The book-length volume, while technically a draft,

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