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Mack Wins $29 Million Postal Order

Mack Trucks has been awarded a U.S. Postal Service contract worth approximately $29 million for 416 vehicles, with delivery expected to begin in the first quarter of 1999. The order includes 44 Mack MR 372 Mack CH

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Oklahoma City Cracks Down on Aggressive Drivers

Tired of four-wheelers who dart in and out of traffic at high speeds, browbeating drivers to let them by? So are Oklahoma City , OK, police. On Sept. 1, the police department started a new program

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July Heavy Truck Sales Jump

Sep. 3 — Sales of heavy trucks in July were 15% higher than a year earlier. Sales of 17,530 Class 8 trucks make for a year-to-date number of 116,079, according to figures from the Motor Vehicle

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Satellite Tracking for Small Fleets

Sep. 3 — Qualcomm has developed a mobile communications system for small fleets of less than 100 trucks. TruckMAIL offers two-way messaging and vehicle tracking at an affordable price, according to the company. It is targeted

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Arizona Raises Speed Limit on U.S. 89

Sep. 3 — The Arizona Department of Transportation raised the speed limit on about 130 miles of U.S. 89 from Flagstaff to the Utah border from 55 mph to 65 mph. The older, lower speed limit

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Carriers Make ‘Aggressive’ Driver Pay Increases

Sep. 3 — Many van and flatbed carriers who have resisted matching the well-publicized drive wage increases decided to raise driver pay in the second quarter, according to the latest National Survey of Driver Wages by

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Tropical Storm Disrupts Border Traffic

Truck traffic crossing into the United States from Mexico had to be rerouted last weekend after remnants of Tropical Storm Charley flooded the Rio Grande and forced the closing of the three bridges in Laredo, TX,

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California Names Toxic Particulates in Diesel Exhaust Compromise

Sep. 2 — After nine years of bitter debate, the trucking industry, environmentalists and the California Air Resources Board hammered out a compromise regarding whether diesel exhaust causes cancer. On Aug. 27, CARB issued its ruling that

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Overwhelming Vote Launches “New ATA”

By a 97 to 3 vote the executive committee of the American Trucking Associations adopted a plan to fundamentally restructure the 65 year-old organization. The Wren Committee Plan, as it is called, was adopted at

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Scale Bypass Becoming More Widespread

HELP Inc., the largest organization offering high-tech scale bypass, is experiencing rapid growth, according to officials at the HELP-sponsored Intelligent Transportation Systems/Commercial Vehicle Operations Freightvision seminar held August 9-11 in Nashville, TN. Tennessee is the newest state

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