July 25, 1999 - Industry News
Freightliner and TravelCenters of America have signed an operating agreement creating a nationwide truck service network
In the final days of the state Legislature, Oregon lawmakers approved a measure that will replace the state's weight-distance tax with a diesel fuel tax
The American Trucking Assns. Friday announced that it has opened the selection process for members of its 2000 America's Road Team
July 22, 1999 - Industry News
Paccar Inc. posted record sales and profits for second quarter 1999. Sales were $2.2 billion versus $1.8 billion in second quarter 1998. Profits were $139.5 million versus $104.9 million for the same period last year
Paccar Inc., parent of Kenworth and Peterbilt, is set to reopen its Ste.Therese, Quebec, plant in late September.
July 18, 1999 - Industry News
Forty-five years of a truckstop legacy came to a close recently at Kelly's Truck Terminal in Shreveport, LA
Eighteen of the most electronically sophisticated vehicles ever developed - including several heavy trucks - will be part of a special Intelligent Transportation Systems demonstration next Monday in Ohio
An independent trucker pleaded guilty last week to extortion conspiracy for his part in a commercial-licenses-for-sale scheme in Chicago
July 15, 1999 - Industry News
Consolidated Freightways, one of the country's largest less-than-truckload carriers, has stopped paying its dues to the American Trucking Assns. and is no longer a member
The National Labor Relations Board has issued a decision against Overnite Transportation for unfair labor practices
The Oregon House earlier this week approved a bill that would allow the state Department of Transportation to boost the current 65-mph speed limit to 75 on some rural interstates. Truck speed limits would rise to 70
Comdata has signed an agreement with Hughes Network Systems that allows Comdata to become a value-added provider of very small aperture terminal (VSAT) systems to truckstops, travel plazas and card lock customers.
Before VSAT systems were available,
July 14, 1999 - Industry News
An Oregon Senate committee has approved a bill that would raise the state's gasoline tax by 5 cents a gallon and eliminate the state's weight-distance tax. But the bill's chances for passage are slim
Contract talks scheduled to start Tuesday between the Teamsters and Overnite Transportation have been delayed until Wednesday, July 21. Overnite says it needed more time to complete research the union asked for; the Teamsters say it's because of last week's strike
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.
July 13, 1999 - Industry News
Volvo Trucks North America has launched a new training program for dealer service technicians
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
July 12, 1999 - Industry News
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
July 11, 1999 - Industry News
The $1.3 billion emissions settlement reached last fall between the Environmental Protection Agency and six engine makers has been approved
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
A Swedish business paper reported Friday that DaimlerChrysler and Volvo are haggling over the price of a possible merger
July 9, 1999 - Industry News
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
July 8, 1999 - Industry News
Workers at two more Overnite terminals have joined a Teamsters strike protesting unfair labor practices
At least four people were injured yesterday when an Amtrak train hit a tanker truck at a rural crossing near Eagle Lake, TX
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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