July 28, 1999 - Industry News
A bill that passed the Oregon legislature last week abolishing the weight-distance tax in favor of a diesel fuel tax would not require truckers to pay their fair share, say opponents - and they want to take the issue to the voters
North Carolina's governor last week signed into law a "truck safety" measure that doubles fines for truckers
Tens of thousands of truckers in Brazil have shut down their trucks this week in protest of bad roads, high tolls and fuel prices
July 27, 1999 - Industry News
There appears to be a problem with "long life" or "extended life" coolants used in Cummins engines
July 26, 1999 - Industry News
California Department of Transportation permit writers have recently routed three oversized loads through overpasses that were too low, resulting in crashes and one fatality
Rush Enterprises, which operates the largest network of Peterbilt dealerships in North America, is buying two more Peterbilt dealers
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
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