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July 14, 1999 - Industry News

Deadline Extended For Paperless Log Pilot Project

Carriers that want to participate in the Federal Highway Administration's Global Positioning System pilot demonstration project now have until December 31,1999, to submit applications.

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July 13, 1999 - Industry News

Volvo Launches New Training Tool

Volvo Trucks North America has launched a new training program for dealer service technicians

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July 13, 1999 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt To Use New Trailer Tracking System

J.B. Hunt will start installing the new Orbcomm/Vantage trailer tracking system on its fleet of more than 14,000 trailers this month. The Vantage solution will let J.B. Hunt link trailer location and status information directly to its

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July 12, 1999 - Industry News

California Truckers Gear Up For Emissions Suit

Now that a judge has approved an agreement reached last fall between six truck engine makers and the federal government regarding violation of emissions standards, a class action suit is going forward in California against the engine makers

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July 11, 1999 - Industry News

Judge Approves Emissions Settlement

The $1.3 billion emissions settlement reached last fall between the Environmental Protection Agency and six engine makers has been approved

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July 11, 1999 - Industry News

Guilty Plea, More Retests In Chicago CDL Scandal

The former manager of an Illinois truck licensing facility pleaded guilty last week in a commercial license-selling scheme, while nearly 200 more truckers have to retake their tests this week or lose their CDLs

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July 11, 1999 - Industry News

DaimlerChrysler-Volvo Merger Rumors Continue

A Swedish business paper reported Friday that DaimlerChrysler and Volvo are haggling over the price of a possible merger

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July 9, 1999 - Industry News

Teamsters End Overnite Strike

Yesterday afternoon, Teamsters President James P. Hoffa asked members who were on an unfair labor practice strike at 11 Overnite terminals to return to work

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July 8, 1999 - Industry News

Overnite Strike Broadens

Workers at two more Overnite terminals have joined a Teamsters strike protesting unfair labor practices

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July 8, 1999 - Industry News

Amtrak Train Hits Tanker Truck In Texas

At least four people were injured yesterday when an Amtrak train hit a tanker truck at a rural crossing near Eagle Lake, TX

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July 8, 1999 - Industry News

Strike Means Trucks Back Up At Oakland Port

A dock workers strike has practically closed down the Port of Oakland, CA, since Tuesday, resulting in tractor-trailers backing up for half a mile outside the port

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July 8, 1999 - Industry News

California Cuts Truck Licensing Fees

The governor of California has signed into law a budget that will mean a significant reduction in truck licensing fees

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July 7, 1999 - Industry News

Engine Manufacturers Assn. Offers New Info On Toxicity Of Diesel Exhaust

The Engine Manufacturers Assn. has petitioned the California Air Resources Board to reconsider its proposed designation of diesel particulate emissions as a toxic air contaminant

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July 7, 1999 - Industry News

PrePass Announces More Locations

PrePass, a high-tech weigh-in-motion and credential preclearance system, recently announced the addition of more locations

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July 7, 1999 - Industry News

Truckers Strike In Argentina

While a proposed wildcat strike fizzled and Overnite delivered freight despite Teamsters picketing six locations, Argentina sent troops to thwart a massive trucker's strike that threatened to create food and fuel shortages

July 6, 1999 - Industry News

Trucker Shutdown Fizzles

A proposed trucker shutdown that was scheduled to begin at noon July 5 appears to have fizzled

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July 6, 1999 - Industry News

Teamsters Strike Overnite Terminals

Workers at six Overnite terminals began an unfair labor practice strike Monday evening

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July 4, 1999 - Industry News

Shutdown Scheduled To Start Today

A loosely organized trucker's strike is scheduled to begin today at noon central time, but there does not appear to be a majority of truckers behind the effort

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July 4, 1999 - Industry News

Border War Heats Up as DOT Finds Illegal Mexican Trucks in U.S.

Mexican trucking companies are operating illegally outside the limits set by the North American Free Trade Agreement, said Kenneth Mead, inspector general of the U.S. Department of Transportation

July 1, 1999 - Industry News

Volvo Breaks Ground On Plant Expansion

Volvo broke ground yesterday for a $148 million expansion of its New River Valley Assembly Plant in Dublin, VA

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June 30, 1999 - Industry News

Park 'N View Changes Name, Broadens Services

Park 'N View, which provides telecommunications and entertainment services provider to the long-haul trucking market, is changing its name and broadening its services

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June 30, 1999 - Industry News

Ohio Revokes Illegal Licenses

Ohio officials have revoked 12 commercial drivers licenses believed to have been obtained illegally in a cash-for-license scheme. The Ohio State Highway Patrol says others could follow

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June 29, 1999 - Industry News

Renting, Leasing Companies Applaud Liability Legislation

Congress is considering legislation that would free truck renting and leasing companies from the unlimited liability imposed on them by some states. Eleven states have "vicarious liability" laws that say renting and leasing companies are liable

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June 28, 1999 - Industry News

Driver Trainees Warned Of Scam

The Commercial Vehicle Training Assn. is warning new driver training school graduates of a scam that is fleecing trainees out of hundreds of dollars

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June 28, 1999 - Industry News

International On The Road With Eagle Tour

International is on the road again as its sixth annual Eagle Tour gets into high gear

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