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Illinois House Passes Emissions Testing Bill

Heavy trucks registered in the Chicago area would have to undergo annual pollution tests under legislation that easily passed the Illinois House on Friday

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Arkansas 4-Cent Diesel Tax Hits Snag

A plan by the Arkansas Senate to tax truckers more than the motoring public failed to get the three-fourths majority it needed to pass in the House Friday. However, the 71-22 vote was close enough for supporters to say they will try again to get the needed 75 votes this week

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Truckers Protest Tax Increase In London

Truck drivers took to the streets in London yesterday to protest increased taxation

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Truck Writers Honor Cummins

The Cummins Signature 600 engine has won the eighth annual Truck Writers of North America Technical Achievement Award, awarded for products introduced in 1998

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Rand McNally Introduces IntelliRoute

Rand McNally introduced IntelliRoute at the Truckload Carriers Assn. meeting last week. IntelliRoute’s advanced routing applications combine comprehensive highway data with high-speed routing and mobile communications integration to deliver the benefits of pinpoint satellite-based tracking. IntelliRoute

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Researchers Turn Used Frying Oil Into Diesel

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy have developed a new way to turn used french fry oil into an environmentally friendly diesel fuel

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Volvo To Acquire Stake In Petro

Volvo Trucks North America announced yesterday that it has agreed to acquire an ownership interest in Petro Stopping Centers

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Arkansas Senate Raises Diesel Tax

The Arkansas Senate passed a highway bill with higher diesel taxes than the House version – a change that Gov. Mike Huckabee says could wreck the whole program

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Web Site Offers Free Trucker E-Mail

Layover.com has launched a free web-based e-mail service called LayoverMail

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TCA And ATA Agree To Work Together

The board of directors of the Truckload Carriers Assn. voted to accept a new strategic plan Wednesday during TCA’s annual meeting in Las Vegas

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