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NLRB Backs Teamsters In Overnite Struggle

The National Labor Relations Board has issued a decision against Overnite Transportation for unfair labor practices

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Oregon House Votes For Higher Speed Limits

The Oregon House earlier this week approved a bill that would allow the state Department of Transportation to boost the current 65-mph speed limit to 75 on some rural interstates. Truck speed limits would rise to 70

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Comdata To Provide VSAT Systems To Truckstops

Comdata has signed an agreement with Hughes Network Systems that allows Comdata to become a value-added provider of very small aperture terminal (VSAT) systems to truckstops, travel plazas and card lock customers. Before VSAT systems were available,

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Oregon Senate Panel Approves Tax Bill

An Oregon Senate committee has approved a bill that would raise the state's gasoline tax by 5 cents a gallon and eliminate the state's weight-distance tax. But the bill's chances for passage are slim

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Overnite, Teamsters Talks Delayed

Contract talks scheduled to start Tuesday between the Teamsters and Overnite Transportation have been delayed until Wednesday, July 21. Overnite says it needed more time to complete research the union asked for; the Teamsters say it's because of last week's strike

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Deadline Extended For Paperless Log Pilot Project

Carriers that want to participate in the Federal Highway Administration's Global Positioning System pilot demonstration project now have until December 31,1999, to submit applications.

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Volvo Launches New Training Tool

Volvo Trucks North America has launched a new training program for dealer service technicians

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J.B. Hunt To Use New Trailer Tracking System

J.B. Hunt will start installing the new Orbcomm/Vantage trailer tracking system on its fleet of more than 14,000 trailers this month. The Vantage solution will let J.B. Hunt link trailer location and status information directly to its

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California Truckers Gear Up For Emissions Suit

Now that a judge has approved an agreement reached last fall between six truck engine makers and the federal government regarding violation of emissions standards, a class action suit is going forward in California against the engine makers

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Judge Approves Emissions Settlement

The $1.3 billion emissions settlement reached last fall between the Environmental Protection Agency and six engine makers has been approved

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