October 30, 1998 - Industry News
Nov. 2 -- A Los Angeles judge recently dismissed a lawsuit that accused four engine manufacturers of failing to warn the public about the health dangers of diesel exhaust.
Environmental World Watch sued Cummins, John Deere, Detroit
Nov. 2 – A new law in North Carolina makes it illegal to operate a commercial vehicle with even a trace of alcohol in the body. The measure drops the permissible concentration of alcohol from .04%
October 29, 1998 - Industry News
Oct. 30 – Park ’N View, the in-cab cable TV and phone service provider, and TravelCenters of America announced a partnership specifying Park ’N View as the primary provider of TA’s internal and external telecommunications services
Oct. 30 – Navistar International has signed a letter of intent to form a joint venture with a Brazilian company to make diesel engines in South America.
Oct. 30 – PeopleNet Communications Corp. has announced that the Intouch Fleet Management system is compatible with the Microsoft Windows 98 operating system. The Intouch system features an Internet-based customer interface that allows users to track
October 28, 1998 - Industry News
Oct. 29 – Truckloader, http://www.truckloader.com, is a new Internet database designed to help truck drivers, brokers and dispatchers with scheduling freight movement throughout North America.
Truckloader is currently free to use, with no restrictions on searching or
Oct. 29 – The grand opening of a new, interstate-grade highway connecting the Arkansas River valley with northwestern Arkansas should take place sometime before Christmas.
The four-lane highway that winds from Interstate 40 at Alma 10 miles
October 27, 1998 - Industry News
Oct. 28 – Six engine manufacturers will pay $83.4 million in fines in an agreement reached with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the government’s lawsuit over diesel emissions – the largest civil penalty ever for violation of environmental laws
Oct. 28 – The American Trucking Assns. will use a $1.2 million Department of Labor grant to train workers who have lost jobs in other industries to become long haul truck drivers.
The training will be done
Oct. 28 – Daimler-Benz is preparing for what it is calling “Day 1” – the transformation next month into DaimlerChrysler, the world’s biggest auto merger, reports the Associated Press.
Daimler, which is the parent company of Freightliner,
Oct. 28 – A three-week-old strike at Navistar International’s truck-customizing plant in Springfield, OH, has been anything but calm.
Clark County Sheriff’s deputies have been called to the picket line at least 10 times since the strike
October 26, 1998 - Industry News
Oct. 26 – Kenworth’s new used truck locator on the Internet makes it easier for customers to find the used truck they’re looking for
Oct. 27 – Paccar, which makes Peterbilt, Kenworth and DAF trucks, reported record sales and net income for the third quarter and first nine months
Oct. 27 – Nearly 8% of trucks and buses tested randomly for emissions standards in New Jersey have flunked the test
October 22, 1998 - Industry News
Oct. 23 – Sales of heavy duty trucks continue to surpass all expectations, with a 20.2% gain in September over last year’s figures
Oct. 23 – A mudslide that cut U.S. 95 in two near Bonners Ferry, ID, last week is causing a 112-mile detour for commercial traffic.
Some people have been complaining that it’s taking too long to make
October 21, 1998 - Industry News
Oct. 22 – U.S. Rep. Bud Shuster, a republican and chairman of the House Transportation Committee, is virtually guaranteed re-election Nov. 3 – he faces himself on the ballot.
Shuster is on the ballot as both the
Oct. 22 – U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Chattanooga, TN, announced record revenue, income and earnings for the quarter that ended Sept. 30.
The company reported operating revenue for the third quarter of $150.2 million, a 30.2% increase from
Oct. 22 – A new Kentucky state law that took effect in July caught some truckers by surprise when they got overweight fines of $6,000 to $7,000.
House Bill 495 gave county fiscal courts the leeway to
October 20, 1998 - Industry News
Oct. 21 – After intense lobbying by the trucking industry, the Office of Motor Carriers will stay where it is
Oct. 21 – M.S. Carriers, Memphis, TN, plans to purchase certain operating assets of Interstate Trucking Corporation of America, a dry van truckload carrier based in Merrill, WI
October 19, 1998 - Industry News
Oct. 20 – New York Gov. George Pataki signed legislation last week requiring trucks and buses to pass the same emission tests required for cars – the 15th state to do so, according to the Associated Press
Oct. 20 – Mack Trucks and Cummins Engine have announced a long-term agreement that will broaden Mack’s engine line-up and make Cummins its exclusive supplier of vendor engines
Oct. 20 – After Hurricane George forced the cancellation of Lowboy’s Truck Show in Pensacola, FL, scheduled for Nov. 7-8, the National Assn. of Show Trucks rallied and scheduled a replacement show for the following weekend
Oct. 20 – After James P. Hoffa said he wouldn’t participate in a debate among candidates for the presidency of the Teamsters, a second candidate decided it wasn’t worth his time, and the event was canceled.
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