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August 17, 1999 - Industry News

Intermodal Strike Spreads To Seattle

Owner-operators at seaports in Seattle and Tacoma, WA, are striking for union representation and an hourly wage. Truckers at the Port of Seattle stopped work yesterday morning. Their colleagues in Tacoma were expected to follow suit starting today

August 17, 1999 - Industry News

Alabama Truckstop Hosts Grand Re-Opening

Jack's Truckstop, an Alabama truckstop tradition for 40 years, is hosting its grand re-opening today

August 16, 1999 - Industry News

Teamsters Add Another Overnite Terminal

The National Labor Relations Board has certified Overnite Transportation's Lexington terminal for Teamster representation

August 14, 1999 - Industry News

Farm Laborers' Families Sue After Fatal Truck Crash

The families of 13 farm laborers killed when their van crashed into a tractor-trailer in California last Monday are suing the driver and two trucking companies - despite the fact that the driver of the farm van was unlicensed and there were 15 farm workers crammed into a van with no seat belts

August 14, 1999 - Industry News

Petro Income Reflects Volvo Transaction

Petro Stopping Centers reported increased revenues for the third quarter compared to last year, but notes that income was affected by a recently completed deal with Volvo

August 12, 1999 - Industry News

DOT Warns Of Possible GPS Problems

The U.S. Department of Transportation is recommending that users of the Global Positioning System (GPS) contact the manufacturers of their receivers before Aug. 19 because of a possible malfunction on that date

August 12, 1999 - Industry News

Overnite Workers File for Teamster Representation

Workers at Overnite Transportation's Laredo, TX, terminal have filed an election petition for Teamster representation

August 11, 1999 - Industry News

Truckers' Strike Crippling Canadian Port

Independent drivers who haul containers at the Port of Vancouver, British Columbia, have been on strike for the past two weeks, and some shipping lines are thinking about switching ports

August 11, 1999 - Industry News

Peterbilt Makes Parts ID Easier

Peterbilt has made parts identification easier and faster for its dealers by enhancing its electronic catalog system

August 10, 1999 - Industry News

Cummins, Equilon Offer Coolant Problem Suggestions

Cummins has recommended against factory fills of extended-life coolants in its engines until a solution to a seal problem can be found

August 10, 1999 - Industry News

NLRB Dismisses Another Overnite Decertification Petition

The National Labor Relations Board has dismissed a decertification petition filed by Overnite Transportation's St. Louis terminal. It's the ninth one, and the Teamsters union says it is preparing for a national strike against the company

August 9, 1999 - Industry News

TCA Accepting Nominations For Driver, Contractor Contests

The Truckload Carriers Assn. is taking nominations for its annual Independent Contractor of the Year and Company Equipment Driver of the Year contests

August 9, 1999 - Industry News

Canadian Truck Traffic Spurs Demand In North Dakota

An increasing number of trucks coming into North Dakota from Canada is boosting demand for truckstops along Interstate 29

August 8, 1999 - Industry News

Volvo To Buy Scania

Sweden-based Volvo has reached a deal with the major shareholder of rival Swedish truck maker Scania to buy a controlling interest in the company

August 5, 1999 - Industry News

Illinois Truckers To Fight Emissions Law

The Illinois Transportation Assn. is planning to file a lawsuit against the state's new truck emissions testing law that goes into effect next year

August 5, 1999 - Industry News

Freightliner Trucks Recalled

More than 600 Freightliner FLN and Cargo trucks and more than 500 Freightliner Argosy units have been recalled

August 5, 1999 - Industry News

DAT Services Signs Up New Credit Reporting

Load-finding company DAT Services has parted ways with CompuNet and launched a new partnership with TransCredit for its credit reporting services

August 3, 1999 - Industry News

Three Dealers Team Up In Memphis

Memphis, TN, is now the headquarters of one of the largest dealers of Navistar International trucks

August 2, 1999 - Industry News

Don't Drain Coolant, Cummins Says

Equilon Lubricants and Cummins Engine Co. say they're closer to a solution to a seal problem caused by extended-life coolants (ELCs) that we reported last week. In the meantime, they say it doesn't make sense for Cummins owners to drain the coolant

August 1, 1999 - Industry News

Teamsters Aim To End Union Oversight

Teamsters President James P. Hoffa announced Thursday that the union is undertaking a new anti-corruption initiative in order to end oversight by the federal government

August 1, 1999 - Industry News

Volvo, Petro Finalize Deal

Volvo Trucks North America announced the acquisition of an ownership interest in Petro Stopping Centers, a deal first announced in March

August 1, 1999 - Industry News

Brazilian Truckers End Strike

Brazilian truckers Thursday agreed to end a four-day strike after the government promised to suspend a planned hike in tolls, improve federal highways and work on a separate points system for truckers

July 28, 1999 - Industry News

Jubitz Plans Major Expansion

Jubitz Truckstop, Exit 307 off I-5 in Portland, OR, began a full-scale expansion and renovation June 30

July 28, 1999 - Industry News

Volvo Trucks Receives Advertising Award

The New York American Marketing Assn. has honored Volvo Trucks North America with a 1999 EFFIE advertising award. Volvo received a bronze EFFIE in the Automobiles/Vehicles category for its 1998 Super Bowl commercial and accompanying promotion. The

July 28, 1999 - Industry News

Comdata, Pacific Pride To Develop Automated Fueling Equipment

Pacific Pride Services and Comdata have announced an agreement to develop new automated fueling equipment, known as SmartLock, which will be used throughout the Pacific Pride Commercial Fueling System. This equipment will be designed to accept the


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