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First Arrests In Philadelphia Truck Crackdowns

In the latest of a series of surprise truck inspection blitzes in the Philadelphia area, authorities for the first time arrested truckers

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Ohio Lawmakers Attack Turnpike Commission

Two Ohio lawmakers plan to introduce a bill that would abolish the Ohio Turnpike Commission

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South Dakota Wants Certified Scales’ Help On Overweight Crackdown

South Dakota legislators have heard an earful of opposition on a proposed plan that would use scale receipts to help track down overweight trucks

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Truck Net Forms Alliance With Kiosk Provider

Truck Net Inc., which has a popular trucking-related web site, has formed a strategic alliance with a company that makes public-access Internet devices or kiosks

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Volvo, Navistar Talk Merger

Sweden’s Volvo is talking to Navistar International about a possible buyout, merger or alliance, reports the London-based Financial Times newspaper

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Arkansas Lawmakers Propose Weight-Distance Tax

The dreaded weight-distance tax has reared its ugly head in a bill in the Arkansas state Legislature

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Illinois Bill Would Require Emissions Tests

Trucks in the Chicago area would face both annual and random emissions tests under a new bill being drafted by state House speaker Michael Madigan

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Virginia Cracks Down On I-81 Speeders

Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore has ordered a state police crackdown on speeding on Interstate 81, where four people died last month in a multiple-vehicle crash

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FCC Lowers Payphone Surcharge

Citing “more up-to-date information” regarding the cost of providing payphone service, the Federal Communications Commission has lowered the surcharge on toll-free calls from 28.4 cents per call to 24 cents per call. The surcharge is the result

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Smart Card Launched For Truckstop Industry

SmartStop’s new contactless “smart card” offers truck stop operators automated communication at the fuel pump, reduced or eliminated transaction fees, fast information and settlement, a way to implement and track loyalty programs, and a share of

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