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New Web Site For Truck Sales

A 23-year veteran of the truck sales business has started a web site for truck sales professionals. The World Truck Center at http://www.worldtruckcenter.com is the creation of Charles “Chuck” Hirsch of Valley Forge, PA. Hirsch has worked

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New Arkansas Highway Commissioner Speaks Out

The newest member of Arkansas’ Highway Commission said he’s open to many ways of financing highway improvements, including tollroads – but he says he wants trucking companies in the state to continue to make a profit

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NATSO Elects Executive Committee

NATSO Inc., the association representing America's travel plaza and truckstop industry, announced that a new Executive Committee for the Board of Directors has been elected. William E. Haslam of Pilot Corp. in Knoxville, TN, will serve as

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Iowa 80 Truckstop Celebrates 35th Anniversary

The Iowa 80 Truckstop in Walcott, IA, was founded when some of today’s drivers were just a gleam in their daddies’ eyes and Interstate 80 was not yet completed. This year, the truckstop is celebrating its 35th anniversary with special events for drivers throughout the year

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Volvo Talking Merger; Speculation On Effect On Trucks

Sweden’s Volvo confirmed it was talking with Italy’s Fiat and other companies about a possible merger, according to a Reuters news report

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McLeod Software, Comdata Offer Interactive Interface

McLeod Software and Comdata have completed an interactive interface between Comdata’s products and McLeod’s LoadMaster transportation management software. The new interactive interface offers users more options than the older one. For instance, a Dispatch Update feature sends

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New Group Pushing “Shore Power” At Truckstops

A new industry group has been formed to help truckstops develop an AC power system that lets trucks power air conditioners, engine block heaters and cab equipment using power supplied through the truckstop instead of engine idling

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Volvo, UAW Reach Tentative Labor Agreement

Volvo Trucks North America and the United Auto Workers yesterday reached a tentative agreement on another six-year contract for production and maintenance workers and a new six-year agreement for certain salaried workers at its New River

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Cummins Announces ISB Clean Fleet Certification

Cummins has announced the certification of four ISB diesel engine rating to the 1999 Environmental Protection Agency Clean Fuel Fleet Vehicle Low Emissions Vehicle standard

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South Dakota Governor Attacks Overweight Trucks

People who violate vehicle weight limits should be charged with a felony, says South Dakota Gov. Bill Janklow. The governor wants to crack down on overweight trucks before increasing road funding

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