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Driver Pay Leaders Increase Lead

Nov. 25 – Most of the driver pay increases in the third quarter came from trucking companies already in the top half of wage rates, reports SignPost in its Third Quarter results of The national Survey of Driver Wages

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UAW Announces Tentative Agreement With Peterbilt

Nov. 25 – United Auto Workers officials announced yesterday that a tentative agreement has been reached between UAW Local 1832 and Peterbilt Trucks after extensive negotiations in the Nashville, TN, area.

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Heavy Truck Sales In High Gear

Nov. 24 – October deliveries of heavy-duty trucks set another record as the industry headed toward an all-time high in annual sales

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European Union Proposes New Working Time Rules For Truckers

Nov. 23 – The European Commission last week adopted a proposal that would limit truck drivers’ working time to an average of 48 hours per week. The commission hopes this move will resolve issues that have caused trucker strikes over the last few years, but some British truckers aren’t too happy about it

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Cobra Safety Alert Now In 50 States

Nov. 23 – Cobra Electronics’ patented, FCC-approved Safety Alert Traffic Warning System is now being used by municipalities in 50 states

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CVSA Offers Inspection Seminars

Nov. 20 – The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance is offering an extensive six-hour seminar on passing roadside inspections and earning a CVSA decal

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Free Eats Until the Year 2000

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

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Philly Pulls Surprise Inspections

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

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Arkansas Governor to Propose Diesel Tax

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

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Pilot Opens Columbus Facility

Nov. 19 – Pilot Corp. has opened its newest travel center in Columbus, OH.

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