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January 18, 1999 - Industry News

1998 Truck Sales Set Record

Sales of heavy trucks broke the record in 1998, although they didn’t quite reach some predictions

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January 18, 1999 - Industry News

California Targets Big Rigs

The California Highway Patrol is cracking down on speeding and tired truckers in the San Diego area

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January 18, 1999 - Industry News

State Trucking Associations Attack ATA Reorganization

There is growing discontent with the American Trucking Assn.’s reorganization plans. Three state trucking association directors have told RoadStar the Wren Plan, designed to get the organization back on track, is in trouble. The ATA angered many

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January 18, 1999 - Industry News

Truckstop Industry Selects Insurance Partner

NATSO, the association representing the truckstop and travel plaza industry, has chosen Truckstop Travel Plaza Insurance Specialists as its insurance partner. Truckstop Travel Plaza Insurance Specialists, based in Elm Grove, WI, was selected by a vote of

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January 15, 1999 - Industry News

Is Reagle On His Way Out?

Rumors abound that George Reagle, associate administrator for motor carriers with the Federal Highway Administration, is on his way out.

January 15, 1999 - Industry News

Scania Added To Volvo Rumor Mill

Volvo bought a 12.85% share in rival truck maker Scania, reports the Associated Press, and wants to discuss a merger of the companies

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January 15, 1999 - Industry News

Penske Truck Leasing To Acquire Wisconsin Rental Company

Penske Truck Leasing has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of GMI Rental & Lease Inc., a utility truck rental company based in Waukesha, WI. The deal is expected to close in about a

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January 15, 1999 - Industry News

Ice, Rain Hit Northeast

Snow and freezing rain closed highways and caused accidents in the Northeast, East and Midwest Friday

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January 15, 1999 - Industry News

Is Reagle On The Way Out?

Rumors abound that George Reagle, associate administrator for motor carriers with the Federal Highway Administration, is on his way out

January 13, 1999 - Industry News

Wisconsin Counties Trying New Winter Tactics

This winter, 12 Wisconsin counties are trying new ways to keep roads from icing

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January 13, 1999 - Industry News

New Web Site For Truck Sales

A 23-year veteran of the truck sales business has started a web site for truck sales professionals. The World Truck Center at http://www.worldtruckcenter.com is the creation of Charles “Chuck” Hirsch of Valley Forge, PA. Hirsch has worked

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January 13, 1999 - Industry News

New Arkansas Highway Commissioner Speaks Out

The newest member of Arkansas’ Highway Commission said he’s open to many ways of financing highway improvements, including tollroads – but he says he wants trucking companies in the state to continue to make a profit

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January 13, 1999 - Industry News

NATSO Elects Executive Committee

NATSO Inc., the association representing America's travel plaza and truckstop industry, announced that a new Executive Committee for the Board of Directors has been elected. William E. Haslam of Pilot Corp. in Knoxville, TN, will serve as

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January 13, 1999 - Industry News

Iowa 80 Truckstop Celebrates 35th Anniversary

The Iowa 80 Truckstop in Walcott, IA, was founded when some of today’s drivers were just a gleam in their daddies’ eyes and Interstate 80 was not yet completed. This year, the truckstop is celebrating its 35th anniversary with special events for drivers throughout the year

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January 13, 1999 - Industry News

Volvo Talking Merger; Speculation On Effect On Trucks

Sweden’s Volvo confirmed it was talking with Italy’s Fiat and other companies about a possible merger, according to a Reuters news report

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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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