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October 6, 1998 - Industry News

Hurricane Georges May Hasten I-49

Oct. 8 – Hurricane Georges, which prompted the largest evacuation in Gulf Coast history, may help people who want to upgrade U.S. Route 90 in Louisiana to extend I-49 to New Orleans. During the evacuation, water covered

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October 6, 1998 - Industry News

Navistar Workers Walk Out

Oct 7 – A strike by 150 workers at Navistar International’s truck customizing plant in Springfield, OH, is not expected to affect the company’s truck assembly and body plants, according to the Associated Press. The workers went

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October 5, 1998 - Industry News

CFI Website Offers Proof Of Delivery

Oct. 6 – The CFI NetLink site now features Online Proof of Delivery for its customers. Located at http://www.cfi-us.com, the site now allows customers to retrieve, view and print bill of lading documents and delivery receipts

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October 5, 1998 - Industry News

FHWA Restructures Field Offices

Oct. 6 – The Federal Highway Administration is streamlining its field organization, replacing its nine regional offices with four “virtual” resource centers. The centers are: Eastern, located in Baltimore; Southern, located in Atlanta; Midwestern, located in

October 5, 1998 - Industry News

OPIS Fleet Fueling Expo Draws 350-Plus Attendees

Oct. 6 – The third annual OPIS Fleet Fueling & Technology Conference, held last month at Nashville’s Opryland Hotel, drew more than 350 top transportation and petroleum professionals. The conference, hosted by Oil Price Information Service,

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October 5, 1998 - Industry News

Volvo Owners Say VN Is Best

Oct. 6 –Volvo VN Series owners love their trucks, according to a new survey by Volvo Trucks North America. The 1998 Class 8 Heavy Truck Customer Satisfaction Study measured customer satisfaction among recent purchasers of the three

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October 1, 1998 - Industry News

Hebe Says Bigger is Better at Southern Trucking Expo

Oct. 2 – Freightliner President and CEO Jim Hebe talked a lot about the benefits of size during his keynote address kicking off the Southern Trucking Expo in Atlanta yesterday. For instance, he spoke about Freightliner’s Argosy

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October 1, 1998 - Industry News

Bering Offers Sneak Preview At Southern Trucking Expo

Oct. 2 – The new Bering Truck Corp. offered a sneak preview of two new Class 3 and 4 truck models and announced its first dealer at the Southern Trucking Expo in Atlanta yesterday. Bering, established last

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September 29, 1998 - Industry News

Government Project to Improve Driver History Tracking

Oct. 1 – Although the federal commercial driver’s license system was supposed to end the problems of duplicate licenses and truckers on the road with multiple traffic convictions, there have been some problems. To combat this,

September 29, 1998 - Industry News

Freightliner To Invest $40 Million In Parts Plant

Oct. 1 – Freightliner plans to invest $40 million in its Gastonia Parts Manufacturing Plant over the next three years. The plant produces parts for four Freightliner truck and chassis manufacturing plants, American LaFrance fire trucks,

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September 29, 1998 - Industry News

Travel Ports Reports Record Results

Oct. 1 – Despite lower gross profit margins from diesel fuel, Travel Ports of America reported record net income for its first quarter ended July 31 – the company’s 29th consecutive quarterly profit. The reason for the

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September 29, 1998 - Industry News

Southern Trucking Expo Starts Tomorrow

Sept. 30 – The second annual Southern Trucking Expo begins tomorrow in Atlanta. It will be held at the Georgia International Convention Center, near the Atlanta Hartsville International Airport and interstates 285, 85 and 75, at

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September 29, 1998 - Industry News

Volvo Trucks Returns To Super Bowl

Sept. 30 – We don’t know yet who’ll be playing the 1999 Super Bowl, but Volvo Trucks North America has announced it will return to the game with a new 30-second ad in the first quarter. Volvo’s

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September 29, 1998 - Industry News

Truckers Needed For Record Apple Crop

Sept. 30 – There aren’t enough trucks to ship Washington’s record apple crop. At the height of the season, more than 2,500 trucks a week leave Washington apple shipping docks. While truck shortages often come just before

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September 28, 1998 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Roads Checked After Quake

Sept. 29 – Inspectors are checking Pennsylvania’s roads and bridges for damage after an earthquake Friday. State Department of Transportation employees headed out right after Friday’s quake to make quick checks of major roads, carrying lists of

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September 28, 1998 - Industry News

Innovative Opens Lab For Year 2000 Testing

Sept. 29 – Innovative Computing Corp., Oklahoma City, OK, has opened its testing lab for transportation software. Companies that are unsure of the Year 2000 fixes can use the lab to test their new software that

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September 28, 1998 - Industry News

Truckstop Shuttles To Run To Southern Trucking Expo

Sept. 29 – Several truckstops near the Atlanta Hartsville International Airport will be the pickup and dropoff place for shuttles to the second annual Southern Trucking Expo Thursday through Saturday. Free shuttle service will be available

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September 25, 1998 - Industry News

Truckers Compete For Charity at St. Ignace Truck Show

Sept. 28 – Truckers took over the main street of St. Ignace, MI, Sept. 18-20 for the third annual Richard Crane Memorial Truck Show, and raised more than $10,000 for charity in the process

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September 25, 1998 - Industry News

Amtralease Expands Emergency Roadside Support

Sept. 28 – Amtralease, an association of truck leasing and rental companies, is expanding its emergency roadside support for members. A new program lets stranded truckers get round-the-clock assistance with breakdowns and accidents using a single

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September 25, 1998 - Industry News

Space Still Available For ATA Management Conference

Sept. 28 – The American Trucking Assns. says there is still limited space available at its 1998 Management Conference & Exhibition, to be held Oct. 25-28 in New Orleans at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside & Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

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September 25, 1998 - Industry News

Teletrac Launches Website

Sept. 28 – Teletrac, Kansas City, MO, has launched an improved website at http://www.teletrac-online.com. In addition to detailed information and graphics on the company’s products, the site will feature service locations, current news, corporate background information

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September 25, 1998 - Industry News

Blue Beacon Opens Vegas Location

Sept. 28 – Blue Beacon has opened its 78th location in Las Vegas. Located near the Flying J at Exit 46 of I-15, the facility can accommodate doubles and triples with its two 130-foot wash bays.

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September 24, 1998 - Industry News

I-Sim Simulator Contract

Sept. 25 – I-Sim Corp., Murray, UT, has been awarded a contract to deliver two driving simulators to the Commercial Trucking Academy of Bossier City, LA. The contract will provide one I-Sim/Eaton TranSim transmission simulator and

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September 24, 1998 - Industry News

Kenworth Honors Custom Truck Sales

Sept. 25 – Custom Truck Sales Ltd. of Winnipeg, Manitoba, was named Kenworth Dealer of the Year for 1997. The award recognizes the top performing Kenworth dealership that has excelled in several areas, including customer service

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September 24, 1998 - Industry News

LubeZone Opens Two New Locations

Sept. 25 – LubeZone, Flint, MI, has opened two new truck fastlube centers offering quick oil changes in 20 minutes or less. Pennzoil Products Co., LubeZone Corp., Speedway Truck Stops and Baldwin Filters now offer their

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