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July 15, 1999 - Industry News

NLRB Backs Teamsters In Overnite Struggle

The National Labor Relations Board has issued a decision against Overnite Transportation for unfair labor practices

July 15, 1999 - Industry News

Oregon House Votes For Higher Speed Limits

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

July 15, 1999 - Industry News

Comdata To Provide VSAT Systems To Truckstops

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

Oregon Senate Panel Approves Tax Bill

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

July 14, 1999 - Industry News

Overnite, Teamsters Talks Delayed

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

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.

July 13, 1999 - Industry News

Volvo Launches New Training Tool

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

July 8, 1999 - Industry News

Overnite Strike Broadens

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

July 6, 1999 - Industry News

Teamsters Strike Overnite Terminals

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

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

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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