November 19, 1998 - Industry News
Nov. 23 – Cobra Electronics’ patented, FCC-approved Safety Alert Traffic Warning System is now being used by municipalities in 50 states
Nov. 20 – The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance is offering an extensive six-hour seminar on passing roadside inspections and earning a CVSA decal
Nov. 20 – Petro Stopping Centers are giving truckers the chance to eat free until the year 2000 with a month-long promotion that kicks off Jan. 4
November 18, 1998 - Industry News
Nov. 19 – Philadelphia police Tuesday staged a surprise crackdown on the Schuylkill Expressway, report the city’s newspapers. It was the first time city police have teamed up with state inspectors for a large-scale truck strike since Police Commissioner John Timoney ordered officers in July to get tough on truckers
Nov. 19 – Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee last week said he would propose a diesel tax increase to repair roads instead of supporting toll booths on Arkansas interstate highways, reports the Associated Press
Nov. 19 – Pilot Corp. has opened its newest travel center in Columbus, OH.
Nov. 19 – Freightliner returns to the top position as best conventional medium-duty truck in customer satisfaction, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 1998 Medium-Duty Truck Customer Satisfaction Study – but scored below average in dealer service.
November 17, 1998 - Industry News
Nov. 18 – Dixie Truckers Home (http://www.dixietruckershome.com), McLean, IL, has started a new short-term truck rental program for owner-operators and fleets left stuck because of equipment breakdowns.
Nov. 18 – One of the nation's largest providers of transportation services has agreed to purchase Young NationaLease Inc. of Canton, Ohio. The purchase is subject to due diligence
Nov. 18 – Leonard Buckman, president of Meritor Wabco (http://www.meritorauto.com), will address truck braking and antilock brakes today at the 1998 Society of Automotive Engineers Truck & Bus meeting in Indianapolis.
Nov. 18 – Prophesy is offering free 30-day trials of its FuelLogic fuel optimization software. By visiting http://www.fuellogic.com, you can get a free 30-day trial password to access the Internet version
November 16, 1998 - Industry News
Nov. 17 – Citing low demand for cabover products in North America, Navistar International has announced that it will stop production of its International 9800 model cabover truck at its plant in Springfield, OH, effective March 31
November 12, 1998 - Industry News
Nov. 16 – Environmental groups last week said they plan to sue over 61 new road construction projects in the Atlanta area, saying they will make the city’s air pollution problem worse, reports the Associated Press.
Nov. 16 – TMW Systems has launched the latest version of PowerSuite, its Windows-based client/server operations system. Version 5.0 features Visual Dispatch, which allows dispatchers to have individual views so they see only they fields they
Nov. 13 – A recent rash of truck crashes in Ontario has generated a lot of discussion about what should be done. Truck driver training officials have said the problem is poor training. Canadians for Reliable and Safe Highways says it’s unsafe trucks. The Ontario Trucking Assn. wants hours-of-service regulations to be changed, and the provincial police say “black boxes” should be required on trucks.
Nov. 13 – An electronic toll system went into effect this week on New Jersey’s smallest toll road
Nov. 13 – Gamber-Johnson has introduced the NotePort line of mobile docking stations. Available for the Panasonic CF-25, Fujitsu 1000 and 1200 and the IBM Think Pad, the stations provide full-featured internal power supply, expanded and
November 11, 1998 - Industry News
Nov. 12 – The Oregon Trucking Assn. wants to replace the state’s weight-distance tax with a diesel fuel levy and higher vehicle registration fees. OTA says while this would generate the same amount of revenue for
November 10, 1998 - Industry News
Nov. 11 – Canadian trucks and truckers are the safest vehicles on Canadian roads, according to a report on commercial vehicle safety prepared by Transport Canada for the years 1992-1996
Nov. 11 – Ernst & Young LLP and Automotive News have announced 20 finalists for the prestigious 1999 Automotive News PACE (Premier Automotive Suppliers’ Contributions to Excellence) Awards, and Meritor’s revolutionary RHP Highway Parallelogram trailer air suspension is one of them
November 9, 1998 - Industry News
Nov. 10 – Tom Leedham, viewed as the underdog in the Teamsters election against James P. Hoffa, urged supporters to toss out the union’s “old guard” as he campaigned in Milwaukee this weekend.
Ballots went out last
Nov. 10 – Innovative Computing Corp. and MBA Inc. have introduced LoadXpress, an Internet-based service that gives shippers immediate access to load status regardless of fleet operating hours. Working in conjunction with the Innovative Transportation System,
November 6, 1998 - Industry News
Nov. 9 – Trucking accidents have reached epidemic proportions on highways in the Toronto, Ontario, area, reports The Toronto Star, and inexperienced and undertrained drivers are getting much of the blame.
There have been 40 rollovers
Nov. 9 – Kenworth announced the five regional winners of its 1998 Walkaround Sales Training Contest, which focused on the Kenworth W900L model with Studio AeroCab.
The contest name is coined from the way the salesperson and
November 5, 1998 - Industry News
Nov. 6 – The federal government is taking comments from the public through Dec. 3 on the agreement reached last month between engine manufacturers, the federal Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Justice Department.
The deadline for
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