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Ticketed Driver Says Fluent English Shouldn’t Be Required

Sept. 14 – A Cuban-born truck driver who was ticketed for not speaking English well enough is fighting the charge. Rogelio Compos, 61, was driving a dump truck in Yonkers, NY, in July when he was stopped

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Ohio Targets Road Rage

Sept. 16 – The Ohio Highway Patrol is using 12 planes and two helicopters to help fight road rage. After more than a year in operation, Operation Triad — Targeting Reckless, Intimidating and Aggressive Drivers — has

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Arkansas Gets Tough On 57-Footers

Sept. 14 – The Arkansas Highway Department has told state patrol officers to start enforcing a regulation that trailers more than 53 feet, 6 inches in length carry overdimensional “long load” markings. Up until now, the regulation

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Rolling Strong Opens Fifth Gym In Atlanta

Sept. 14 – Rolling Strong’s fifth trucker gym opened last week at the Petro Stopping Center in Atlanta, off I-285. Along with the new gym, Rolling Strong facilities are located at a Pilot truckstop in North Little

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Delay Sought In Teamsters Election

Sept. 11 – A court-appointed monitor yesterday requested another postponement in the long-delayed rerun election of the Teamsters union, according to Reuters. Election officer Michael Cherkasky wants to delay mailing ballots until Nov. 2. They were

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Qualcomm’s CabCard Popularity Growing

Qualcomm reports the number of carriers offering its CabCard driver e-mail system to drivers has doubled since it was introduced in October 1996. More than 70,000 drivers now have access to the program. Among the OmniTRACS-equipped carriers

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Kenworth Honors Dealer for Customer Support

Recognizing the increasing importance of quality service to the buying decision, Kenworth Truck Co. recently recognized its top customer service dealers. Colorado Kenworth in Denver was named Kenworth Customer Support Dealer of the Year for 1997. “Dedication

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Volvo Tour Highlights VN Series

Volvo Trucks North America’s “This You Gotta See” tour will visit 20 Petro Stopping Centers between Sept. 9 and Nov. 19. The tour trucks will be pulling trailers displaying a closeup of a person’s eyes looking toward

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Investment Group Buys Tampa Volvo Dealership

Pritchett Investment Group has bought Tampa Volvo and GMC Trucks. The previous owners, Teresa Flowers and Keith Rucker, will continue to manage the dealership’s daily operations for Pritchett. This is Pritchett Investment’s first ownership of a

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European Truck Drivers Strike for Shorter Work Week

Sep. 9 – European truckers, especially those in France, held up traffic yesterday as part of a protest against long working hours. According to reports from Britain’s BBC, UK truck drivers arriving at major French ferry ports

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