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PTDI Certifies Another 11 Schools

The Professional Truck Driver Institute has certified courses at another 11 truck driver training schools and recertified 10 under its revised certification standards. Forty-one schools across the United States and Canada now offer courses certified by PTDI

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Will Border Open To NAFTA Trucking?

Rumors that the United States may open its border states to Mexican trucks by next year are premature, judging from reaction to the idea on Capitol Hill

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South Dakota Legislature Passes Compromise Crackdown On Overweight Trucks

Overweight trucks will be subject to higher fines in South Dakota under a bill passed last week by the state Legislature

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Kansas City Tops Most Dangerous Cities – Or Does It?

An analysis of federal data by The Road Information Program shows Kansas City has the highest rate of traffic fatalities – but a Kansas City newspaper says the research is flawed

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Arkansas Weight-Distance Tax Moves Forward

Just two days after the Arkansas House overwhelmingly approved a 3-cent fuel tax increase backed by Gov. Mike Huckabee, a Senate panel endorsed a plan that would tax trucks for each mile traveled – the dreaded weight-distance tax

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Volvo, Suppliers Team Up For Training

Volvo Trucks North American (http://www.volvotrucks.volvo.com) will sponsor a series of sales training seminars in cooperation with component and body manufacturers. The two-day workshops, focusing on selling to vocational customers, will be conducted in 10 major cities

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Engines Face Cooling Challenge

New NOx emission limits placed on truck diesels built after October 2002 have engine and truck manufacturers scrambling. One of the biggest challenges they face is how to cool them

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Arkansas House Passes Fuel Tax Hike

The Arkansas House voted last week to raise state fuel taxes by 3 cents a gallon to pay for $44 million a year in improvements to non-interstate roads, as well as a bond issue that will pay for interstate repairs

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TA Revamps Web Site

TravelCenters of America has completely renovated its web site (http://www.tatravelcenters.com)

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Driver Wages Rise Faster Than Inflation

Driver pay continues to increase at levels above the inflation rate, according to The National Survey of Driver Wages – and it’s about time, says David Goodson, president of SignPost Inc., which published the quarterly survey

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