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Carriers Make ‘Aggressive’ Driver Pay Increases

Sep. 3 — Many van and flatbed carriers who have resisted matching the well-publicized drive wage increases decided to raise driver pay in the second quarter, according to the latest National Survey of Driver Wages by

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California Names Toxic Particulates in Diesel Exhaust Compromise

Sep. 2 — After nine years of bitter debate, the trucking industry, environmentalists and the California Air Resources Board hammered out a compromise regarding whether diesel exhaust causes cancer. On Aug. 27, CARB issued its ruling that

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Overwhelming Vote Launches “New ATA”

By a 97 to 3 vote the executive committee of the American Trucking Associations adopted a plan to fundamentally restructure the 65 year-old organization. The Wren Committee Plan, as it is called, was adopted at

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Commercial Driver Performance Symposium Scheduled

The “human factors” of driver performance will be examined during a commercial driver symposium next month in New York. “Commercial Driver Performance: A Shared Responsibility” is being held September 14-15 at the Four Points Hotel in Liverpool,

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Scale Bypass Becoming More Widespread

HELP Inc., the largest organization offering high-tech scale bypass, is experiencing rapid growth, according to officials at the HELP-sponsored Intelligent Transportation Systems/Commercial Vehicle Operations Freightvision seminar held August 9-11 in Nashville, TN. Tennessee is the newest state

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Truckerfest Show Winners Announced

About 40 trucks competed in the truck beauty competition at Newport Communications’ Truckerfest August 13-15 at The Alamo Travel Plaza in Reno, NV. Brad Vandyke from Tangent, OR, of George Vandyke Trucking, took home the trophy for

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Ohio Plans to Add Toll Road

An Ohio roadway under construction is slated to be Ohio's first toll road outside of the Ohio Turnpike. The Butler Regional Highway is an 11-mile road scheduled to open in 2000 about 25 miles north of Cincinnati,

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Harley Driver Wins National Truck Driving Championships

Marty Lawson Jr., a driver for Harley Davidson Transportation Co., was named Grand Champion of the 1998 National Truck Driving Championships, held August 13-15 in Long Beach, CA. Lawson took first place in the twins class. He

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Landstar Gets Out of Truck Owning

Landstar Systems has completed the sale of its Poole subsidiary to Schneider National for approximately $41 million in cash. This sale makes Landstar an entirely owner-operator company. “The sale of the Landstar Poole business will remove Landstar

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Roadway honors safe drivers with new Volvos

DUBLIN, VA (Aug. 18, 1998) - Roadway Express gave the keys to new Volvo VNM tractors to 55 of its drivers during ceremonies at Volvo’s New River Valley truck assembly plant. The drivers, honored for driving

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